Looking for things to see and do during your visit to Hobart?
Here are ten top Hobart tours and guided experiences that you should definitely consider. They will show you the very best of the Tasmanian capital and the surrounding region.
1. Hobart Morning City Tour by Tram Coach
This Hobart Morning City Tour on the Explorer Coach Tram — a historical tram that’s been converted into a motorised coach — is the perfect introduction to the Tasmanian capital for first time visitors. You’ll enjoy the services of a passionate local driver/guide to show you many of the city’s landmarks. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!
2. Grand Hobart Walk
Learn more about Hobart’s history on this fascinating city walking tour. Find out how Tasmania’s capital was established and how it became the cultural mecca it is today. This tour is led by a local guide with plenty of knowledge and wonderful stories to share.
3. Old Hobart Pub Tour
Let a local guide transport you back in time through 200 alcohol-soaked years of enterprise, hardship and hilarity at some of Hobart most historic waterfront taverns, pubs and bars. You’ll gain a real insight into the murky yet fascinating history of this seafaring city.
4. Wine and MONA Experience Tour
On this fabulous tour you’ll sample some of Tasmania’s finest cool climate wines in the picturesque Coal River Valley and enjoy a light lunch platter at Puddleduck winery. After lunch you’ll travel to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), to spend the afternoon in the world-renowned museum or tasting the range of Moorilla wines (optional extra). Finally, travel back to Hobart on the MONA ROMA ferry.
5. Bruny Island Food, Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour
Bruny Island is located south of Hobart and makes the perfect day tour destination. On this guided tour you’ll taste local fresh produce, spot wildlife, walk on pristine beaches, climb The Neck Lookout and tour the iconic Cape Bruny lighthouse. It’s an action packed day out!
6. Russell Falls Tour from Hobart
This Russell Falls Tour from Hobart will delight nature lovers and sooth your senses as you delve deep into the temperate rainforest of one of Tasmania’s most exquisite wilderness regions. Your guide will point out places of interest en route to Mount Field National Park — home to the tumbling waters of Russell Falls. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the falls lie deep in an almost prehistoric world of soaring tree ferns, mossy logs and babbling streams. Enjoy this truly sublime experience!
7. Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Tour from Hobart
For those who love wildlife and history, this Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Tour from Hobart is a match made in heaven! Explore the heritage colonial town of Richmond, before heading to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for a variety of Australian animal encounters.
8. Tasmanian Full Day Whisky Tour
Hobart is famous for its whiskys and this tour will take you to three or four distilleries to taste up to ten Tasmanian single malts. Meet the whisky makers and learn about the distillation process. You’ll also get to enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the Derwent Valley, Central Highlands and Tasman Peninsula.
9. Tasmanian Full Day Wine Tour
This tour will introduce you to some of Tasmania’s most interesting winemakers. Learn why the state’s cool-climate wines are internationally renowned, and sample vintages from some of the region’s top cellar doors. From new-world sparklings to old-world pinots, there’s something to suit every palate on this tour.
10. Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
This Port Arthur Tour from Hobart offers a comprehensive introduction to one of the world’s best preserved convict-built settlements — now one of Tasmania’s top attractions. You’ll enjoy an informative guided walk around the historic settlement and a cruise past the aptly named Isle of the Dead. This is a day out that history lovers will absolutely adore. For others, it’s a chance to see some of the most beautiful parts of Tasmania.
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