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Hobart: Historic Lunch Cruise

1. Hobart: Historic Lunch Cruise

Starting from Murray Street Pier, the cruise heads south to Battery Point and Sandy Bay, passing by the oldest casino in Australia. You'll then cruise across the Derwent River to the Eastern Shore, Bellerive, and Kangaroo Bluff, before travelling under the Tasman Bridge. You'll head back via the Royal Botanic Garden and Government House. The boat trip will take about 1.5 hours, with the captain providing an interesting live commentary to tell you what to look out for. Onboard, you'll enjoy a one-course meal. Choose from steak, crumbed fish, chicken schnitzel or a veggie patty.

Hobart: 30-Minute Seaplane Scenic Flight

2. Hobart: 30-Minute Seaplane Scenic Flight

Enjoy a scenic flight to see Hobart and the surrounding area from the skies. Meet at the waterfront in Hobart and board the comfortable seaplane. After take off, get a bird’s-eye view over the beautiful city before heading south to follow the River Derwent’s western shore as far as North West Bay. Continue east to the rugged cliffs and white sandy beaches of the northern tip of Bruny Island. Head back up the river’s eastern shore to the famous Tasman Bridge and experience views of the majestic kunanyi/Mount Wellington. Finish with a river landing and return to dock at Franklin Wharf.

Hobart: Richmond Village Shuttle

3. Hobart: Richmond Village Shuttle

We'll travel by bus through the Coal River Valley, Southern Tasmania's premier wine region. Journey back in time, to the historical village of Richmond, home to Australia's oldest bridge, Catholic Church, and gaol. Richmond is a little village full of historical sites, antique and giftware shops and great cafes. Its a 3.5 hour return tour with 2.5 hours (approx.) in Richmond Village to explore at your own leisure. Passengers also receive a handy walking map with exclusive discounts for some of Richmond’s best shops, cafes, and attractions! Show your ticket and save.

Battery Point: Hastings Caves, Thermal Springs, & Airwalk

4. Battery Point: Hastings Caves, Thermal Springs, & Airwalk

Go an adventure in southern Tasmania with this day trip from Battery Point. Visit old trees and walk across swinging bridges. Explore Hastings cave and take a dip in a warm thermal pool. Learn about local produce at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed.  Be picked up from your accommodation and sit back and enjoy the views as you descend into the beautiful Huon Valley on a winding road. Stop at Tahune Adventures, where can walk among the treetops on the Airwalk, a steel canopy that hangs 50 meters above ground.  Cross the river on a swinging bridge before following the Huon Pine Trail. Breathe the fresh forest air and stop to touch one of Australia’s oldest living trees. Find out how fire has affected the forest and see firsthand the natural regeneration that occurs in a forest environment.  Choose to purchase a Cable Eagle Hang Glider ride that will whisk you 250 meters across the the Huon River at speeds of up to 40 km per hour. Have the chance to buy lunch a the café which serves local produce along with Tassie wine and cider. Continue on a drive through the deep south on the way to the Hastings Caves. Journey underground with a guide to see the largest dolomite cave open to visitors in Australia. Admire spacious caverns, stalactites, columns, shawls, and stalagmites.  Head to a nearby swimming pool which is fed by thermal springs which has year-round 28 degrees Celsius water. After a relaxing soak, make your way to Willie Smith’s Apple Shed.  Enjoy the atmosphere of this rustic barn house, cidery, and restaurant where you can purchase a tasting paddle or hear about the Huon Valley’s history of apple growing. Return to your accommodation in Battery Point. 

Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5. Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Spend an unforgettable day exploring Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and admire a variety of Australian wildlife including animals that went extinct a long time ago in other parts of Australia. Throughout your experience, feed the free-roaming kangaroos with the provided bag of food and discover other Australian animals such as the cute sugar gliders or the eastern quoll. Join one of the tours to learn about these precious species, their threats, and how Tasmania’s unique wildlife can be conserved. The knowledgeable keepers will show you their favorite species, feed them, and explain how they are being protected. Capture incredible photos with the animals and marvel at the diversity of Australian wildlife.

Hobart: Port Arthur & Three Capes Panorama by Seaplane

6. Hobart: Port Arthur & Three Capes Panorama by Seaplane

Enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic flight experience that will leave you feeling enriched and connected to nature. Depart from Franklin Wharf and head southeast to the spectacular Tasman Peninsula. From here take in the famous Three Capes from a perspective that not many people get to experience. Touch down at Port Arthur to view the UNESCO World Heritage listed convict site and its surroundings from the water. You’ll then make your way towards Cape Raoul and return to Hobart with fantastic views of the capital city and Kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Hobart: Mount Wellington and Richmond Village Shuttle

7. Hobart: Mount Wellington and Richmond Village Shuttle

On this combination tour, you will start the day with our kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour, offering a breath-taking journey to the mountain summit. Here you'll have 30 minutes to explore the spectacular views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Return to the Hobart waterfront with an hour to explore before commencing the afternoon Richmond Village Tour. Richmond historical village is home to Australia’s oldest bridge, Catholic Church and gaol. This part of the tour offers a generous 2.5 hours to explore this historical town at your own pace.

Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

8. Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

A combined ticket for two iconic Hobart sightseeing tours. Board the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and travel 1270 metres above sea level to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. It's a 2 hour return tour with 30 minutes at the summit to visit the observation shelter and lookouts. Experience panoramic views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Hop back on the bus for the return journey down the mountain to Hobart. Next it's time to join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart! Hop-on and hop-off at 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around the city. Or stay on board and do the full 90-minute city loop tour. The choice is yours! Red Decker’s open-top double decker buses provide unrivalled views of this beautiful city, including local landmarks such as the River Derwent, Tasman Bridge and kunanyi/Mt Wellington as well as an abundance of colonial architecture and city streetscapes.

Hobart: kunyanyi/Mt Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo Half-Day Tour

9. Hobart: kunyanyi/Mt Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo Half-Day Tour

Discover Tasmania's vistas and wildlife on this combination half-day tour of kunanyi/Mt. Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo. Drive to the top of kunanyi/Mt. Wellington, see panoramic views of southern Tasmania and meet Tasmania's native wildlife at the Zoodoo Zoo. Begin your day with the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour. Relax on a comfortable shuttle ride directly to the top of this 1270 meter mountain. As you drive, hear about Hobart's fascinating history. At the summit, enjoy 30 minutes to visit the observation shelter and take in panoramic views. Head back down the mountain and explore the Hobart Waterfront on your own for an hour before meeting your guide to begin your Zoodoo Zoo Tour. At the zoo, get up-close and personal with native animals and exotic species. Explore the zoo on your own for 2 hours before returning to Hobart with your driver.

Hobart: Roundtrip Shared Bus Transfer to Zoodoo Zoo

10. Hobart: Roundtrip Shared Bus Transfer to Zoodoo Zoo

Take the stress out of your holiday with a pre-booked roundtrip bus transfer from  the city of Hobart to Zoodoo Zoo. Skip the hassle of arranging transportation. Save 20% on standard Zoodoo entry tickets when you show your shuttle ticket. Board the comfortable bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Hobart. Sit back and relax as you take in the views on the scenic drive through the Coal River Valley. Stop at the park where you can purchase your discounted tickets. Have 2 hours of free time to get up close and personal with animals like the famous Tasmanian devil, lions, zebras, and meerkats. After your visit, hop back on the bus and embark on your trip back to your meeting point in Hobart.

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What people are saying about Tasmania

When driver Neil picked me up on Saturday, I knew it was going to be a great day. I'd had him 3 times during my visit here to Tasmania. His customer service is A1 and I thoroughly enjoyed Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Thank you once again for making my holiday so special. Kind regards Renee Martin

It was great. I would like the tour to be a little longer, as I did not have much time to feed the kangaroos. And also I felt it was a bit rushed in Richmond. But overall it was great, and the driver/guide is an amazing friendly person. Totally recommend it!

A Lovely excursion with a very knowledgable and friendly driver/ guide (Tim). Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary was fantastic. The work they do there is amazing and interacting with the animals and birds was a great experience. Highly recommended.

We were so enjoyed the tour by Tim. He was so informative, humorous and thinking best for travellers. My kids had great time. Thank you.

the guide is very kind.wonderful‼️

I had precious experience to meet the animals of tasmanian❗️