Ten of the best Hobart bus tours and experiences
Hobart offers an array of tours and guided experiences. Here are ten top options that will show you the best of the Tasmanian capital.
1. Hobart Morning City Tour by Tram Coach
This Hobart Morning City Tour on the Explorer Coach Tram — a heritage 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
Nothing brings the history of a destination to life like expert local insights. This Hobart walking tour with a knowledgeable guide will transport you back in time to the Tasmanian capital’s colonial days.
3. Old Hobart Pub Tour
Immerse yourself in 200 alcohol-soaked years of enterprise, hardship and hilarity on a tour of some of Hobart most historic waterfront taverns, pubs and bars. You’ll explore the murky yet fascinating backstory of this seafaring city.
4. Port Arthur Tour
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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Welcome to The Big Bus tour and travel guide’s YouTube channel. In this video, we head to the fascinating Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula i…
5. Richmond and Wine Tour
Sample the cool climate wines of the picturesque Coal River Valley and enjoy a platter lunch at Puddleduck Vineyard on this superb day out from the Tasmanian capital. There’s also time to explore the historic town of Richmond, with its fabulous colonial-era architecture, and eclectic boutiques and galleries. Snap a selfie in front of the convict-built Richmond Bridge — the oldest surviving large stone arch bridge in the country.
6. 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!
7. Russell Falls Tour
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!
8. Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Tour
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.
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Welcome to The Big Bus tour and travel guide’s YouTube channel.In this video, we take you to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, located just 30 minutes’ drive nort…
9. 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.
10. 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.
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