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Hobart City Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
  • Book early and receive discounts
  • Price same or lower than local rates
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  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Morning Tour: Daily except Saturday
    Afternoon Tour:
    01 Jan - 31 Mar: Daily
    01 Apr - 31 Dec: Saturday

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    Morning Tour: 09:45am
    Afternoon Tour: 1:05pm

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from Tasmanian Travel Centre, Corner of Elizabeth and Davey Streets, Hobart.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original departure point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Explore the Tasmanian capital city of Hobart and learn more about its convict past on this tour. Australia’s second oldest city, Hobart lies at the flanks of the 1270 meter high Mt Wellington, skirting Derwent River. From majestic mansions to tiny little cottages and one of the finest deep-water harbours, Hobart will captivate you from the word ‘go’. Visit Battery Point, originally home to the worker’s and travel back in time as you walk along quaint narrow avenues lined with doll like houses.

    Salamanca Place is the cultural hub of the city. There are dozens of cafes, restaurants, galleries and craft shops here and you can stroll around and pick up souvenirs or just absorb the atmosphere of Hobart. You will also visit the Female Factory, once a prison to house women convicts. End your tour with a stop at Rosny Hill lookout for a commanding view of Hobart and its scenic environs.

    Itinerary

    Please reach the departure point for this tour, Tasmanian Travel Centre, Corner of Elizabeth and Davey Streets in time to board the coach tram which will take you around the city. There will be some stops along the way where you will have the opportunity to get off the tram and visit the attraction.

    The highlights of this tour include:

    Sullivan’s Cove: This ferry terminal has great historical significance. It was here that the first settlement took place and thousands of convicts from England landed here.

    Salamanca Pace: An old Georgian-style warehouse which after restoration houses restaurants, pub and galleries.

    Princes Park: This was once a gun battery (a unit of guns grouped together for command and control).

    Battery Point: Once a station of keeping arms and ammunition, today it is home to pubs, boutique shops and restaurants.

    Parliament House: Parliament House has been the meeting place of the Government of Tasmania since 1841. The building was originally designed as a customs house, and from 1841 until 1904 when the customs offices were relocated, the building served both purposes.

    St. David’s Cathedral: The St. David’s Cathedral in Hobart is the principal Anglican church in Tasmania. St David's is the Bishop of Tasmania's principal place of teaching. It is a cathedral because it is the place where the bishop's cathedra or seat is placed. It is also the venue for great occasions of diocese, city and state.

    Cross the Tasman Bridge over Derwent River and see panoramic views over Kangaroo Bay Marina and Bellerive.

    Visit the remains of the Female Factory, once a fudge factory and prison for women and stop at the Rosny Hill Lookout for stunning views of Hobart and Sandy Bay.

    After the tour, you will return to the original departure point where the tour ends.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Entrance fee
    • Touring in the Coach Tram

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. If you book this tour and the minimum of 2 passengers is not met then you will be given the option to move to another departure date or a full refund will be given.

    Due to various security requirements and unexpected closures, we will now just tour past Anglesea Barracks to avoid disappointment from guests who may expect to visit this venue. Information and commentary will still be provided on Anglesea Barracks.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.