Hobart Highlights

special offer banner Hobart Highlights Tour (Tasman Bridge, Cascade Gardens, Battery Point)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Explore the historic city of Hobart, known for its quaint cottages and Georgian mansions, with an expert guide
  • Wander through Salamanca Place, filled with restored sandstone warehouses
  • Visit the Cascade Gardens at the foot of the historic Cascade Brewery
  • Step back in time at the ruins of the Female Factory, a former prison for female convicts
  • Don't miss out on the stunning views of Mount Wellington from the Rosny Park Lookout
Price: $75.00   Sale Price: $65.00   Save: $10.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 15 to 20 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over pavement, gravel, and packed dirt. There are some steps. A fold up wheelchair can be stored on the vehicle.

Hobart Highlights

Welcome to Hobart, a city of yachts and spinnakers, gardens and galleries, sandstone cottages and stately Georgian homes, a city built on the pain and toil of yesteryear English convicts.

Your tour of Hobart begins as you join an experienced and knowledgeable local driver guide, who will share tales of life in the city. Pass through Salamanca Place with its restored sandstone warehouses, now repurposed as cafes, galleries and shops. Continue then through Battery Point, an area filled with historic quaint cottages, Georgian mansions and cafes.

Proceed on through the suburb of South Hobart to the Cascade Gardens at the foot of the historic Cascade Brewery building. View the outside of this unique example of early architecture in a lovely garden setting. Your next stop in this tour of Hobartis at the ruins of the Female Factory, a one-time prison for female convicts and mentioned in Bryce Courtenay's novel, "The Potato Factory."

Your journey returns to the city streets before heading across the Tasman Bridge, which spans the Derwent River and stops at Rosny Park Lookout. Views of Hobart from the Eastern Shore with Mount Wellington as a backdrop make for a great photo opportunity. The next stop will allow you free time to explore the exquisite Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, before returning to the Hobart CIty waterfront and your ship.

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5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  15 ReviewsReview This Tour
Hobart Highlights tour
January 11, 2020
An excellent comprehensive tour. Very informative pleasant tour driver. Several stops also. Would recommend this tour. Small number of people which we enjoyed.
Reviewer: Florence
5 Stars
January 10, 2020
Oh, what can I say! It was a fabulous tour. Great driver, gave us lot of information about the city. A beautiful city, I could live there.
Reviewer: Kerstin Egborg Rogers
5 Stars
Hobart Highlights
January 02, 2020
Excellent in every way. Our guide was extremely familiar with the area and showed so many interesting places, explaining the history behind each place and cracking many jokes along the way. We were completely entertained. As a result, we came home with a special love for Hobart and its beautiful sandstone buildings and its history.
Reviewer: Joy Shaw
5 Stars
Hobart Tasmania
November 25, 2019
This was such a tremendously educational event. Our guide was very knowledgeable and extremely kind. We really enjoyed it.
Reviewer: Elissa Biren
5 Stars
Review Hobart Highlights
May 16, 2019
Great tour guide interesting informative and fun
Reviewer: Donna Zingel
5 Stars
Hobart Highlights was the best!
April 13, 2019
We loved the comfortable coach, with a very friendly driver who gave us a fine commentary and definitely showed us some of the highlights of Hobart
Reviewer: CJantzen
5 Stars