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Ultimate Hobart Tour: City Highlights, Richmond, Female Factory & Bonorong Sanctuary

  • When does it run?

    May - October: Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays  

    November - April: Daily except Saturday and Sunday

  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Duration

    8 Hours

Inclusions
  • Explorer Coach Tram tour (Your ride’s on us!)
  • Entry to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (Into the wild, we go!)
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (4-14)
  • Infant (0-3)

Key Highlights

  • Embark on the ultimate tour of Hobart and its surroundings
  • Meet a ton of incredible wildlife, including the famous Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong
  • Dig into spectacular views of the city from Mt Wellington
  • Soak up the romance and vintage vibes of Richmond’s historic past
  • See all the major highlights in Hobart, from Salamanca Place to Franklin Square
  • Learn about the history of female convicts in the country at Female Factory

Overview

The ultimate tour that covers the entire city of Hobart and its surrounding charms - all in a single day, this full day tour takes you on a trail across the city highlights, Mt Wellington, Richmond village and the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary! From meeting the Tasmanian Devil to learning the history of female convicts, the journey presents an unforgettable day filled with history, culture and some incredible wildlife.

Take a sneak peak into all the memorable experiences we have for you!

Mt Wellington - traditionally called kunanyi in the indigenous Palawa Kani language

  • Pass through various ecosystems, feeling up the harsh alpine environment of the mountain.

  • Witness a panoramic spectacle of Hobart town, its surrounding suburbs and vast waterways of the Derwent River from the summit

  • See St David’s Park and the massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes as well as pass by Anglesea Barracks - Australia’s oldest Army facility

  • Head to Cascade Valley, take a walk if you want around the stunning surroundings and admire the Cascade Brewery from the outside

  • Take a stroll through the Cascade Gardens and drop by at the Cascades Female Factory, formerly a female prison where you can get an insight into the lives of women convicts

Hobart - the capital of Tasmania

  • See Sullivans Cove which is the birthplace Hobart and currently houses the city’s ferry terminal, as well as a selection of the best highlights in the city, especially the Parliament House

  • Check out the charming Salamanca Place where Georgian style warehouses have now been restored as restaurants, galleries and pubs

  • Get a peek of South Hobart at the foot of Mt. Wellington

  • Relax with some free time while rambling around at the exquisite Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Richmond - one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns dating from the 1820s

  • Travel across the Tasman Bridge into the beautiful Coal River Valley

  • Cross the Richmond Bridge, the oldest convict built road bridge in Australia, while introducing yourself to the adorable local ducks foraging for food 

  • Explore the Derwent Entertainment Centre and the Richmond Gaol too, perhaps, which has been operational from 1826

  • Visit the oldest operating Catholic Church in the area

  • Sample some incredible wines and local produce from the Coal Valley region, if you want (at your own expense), or head out shopping, take some time out to relax, or just explore the village along with its quaint cottages and classic Georgian Mansions - all at your own pace

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Drive into the Brighton Valley, where the park is located, to get up close with a wild and equally fragile ecosystem

  • Learn all about the successful breeding of the Tasmanian Devil (Palawa Kani name: purinina) at the sanctuary

  • Wander along the sanctuary, getting up close with ‘The Devil’ as well as a bunch of other native animals from both Australia and Tasmania, and hand feeding the delightful animals that roam free here

About the Supplier: Fulfilling the globetrotting dreams of wide-eyed travellers for over a 100 years, Gray Line is one of the leading travels and tours services in the world, serving up the perfect local-meets-global travel activities - from VIP tours to shore excursions.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    May - October: Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays  

    November - April: Daily except Saturday and Sunday

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Brooke Street Pier

  • Ending Point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Explorer Coach Tram tour (Your ride’s on us!)
  • Entry to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (Into the wild, we go!)
  • Gratuities (If you are still feeling generous though, go right ahead!)
  • Meals (It’s still a feast for your senses!)

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but you will need to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we promise we are working on changing this). Unfortunately, at this time, we will not be able to give anyone a refund without a printed copy of his/her voucher. 

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm. 

Please understand that the itinerary around kunanyi/Mt Wellington may vary due to weather conditions and that the operator might have use other vehicles due to unforeseen operational requirements.

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