Start with a hop on/hop off bus tour or a historical walking tour of the city centre. Tasmania is renowned for its cool climate wines and combining a wine tour to the Coal River Valley with a visit to MONA is a popular option. You can explore further afield on day tours to Richmond, the Port Arthur Penal Settlement and Bruny Island. The majority of our top Hobart tours offer a small group size of 14 guests or less.
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Ten top Hobart tours & experiences
Looking for things to see and do during your visit to Hobart?
Here are ten top Hobart tours and experiences to consider.
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.
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.
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.
Richmond and Wine Tour
Visit the historic village of Richmond and some top local vineyards on this superb day tour. Richmond is home to shopping boutiques, galleries and some of the oldest colonial buildings in the country – including the famous Richmond Bridge. You’ll spend time exploring the town and visiting three premium vineyards to sample a selection of fine wines. A light platter lunch at Puddleduck winery is included.
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!
Hobart City Kayak Tour
Nestled between the River Derwent and Mount Wellington, Hobart has one of the most stunning natural harbours anywhere in the world. Get a different perspective of this working waterway by kayak. Join a 2.5-hour city paddle and discover the true heart of Hobart. Glide past prestigious homes and marvel at Hobart’s wooden tall sailing ships. You may see seals and even dolphins!
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Tour
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Hobart’s must-see attractions and performs vital work rescuing injured or orphaned native animals. This day tour includes transport to Bonorong, commentary on the history of Hobart along the way, and entry to the sanctuary. Feed kangaroos, get up close with wombats, and meet the famous Tasmanian Devil!
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.
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.
Moorilla’s ‘Posh As’ Day at MONA
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is Australia’s largest privately owned cultural institution, and Hobart’s top attraction. Enjoy this day of delicious decadence at the museum, including ‘Posh Pit’ ferry transfers from the CBD, museum entry, a tutored wine tasting and a two-course lunch at the acclaimed Source Restaurant with matched wines.
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**Applies to tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours offered via affiliate websites, including Viator. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. To claim, please call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email [email protected]. The tour must be available for booking on the date you have selected on the competitor’s website. We do not offer the guarantee where a discount or promotional code from the competitor has been applied.
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