Tasmania's capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony - and its natural setting is just as impressive. Seen from its fine deep-water harbor, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city's heritage is centered on the historic waterfront. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen's Domain. Many of Tasmania's other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.
With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle.
This sanctuary is dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing Tasmania's injured and orphaned animals, including one of the largest kangaroo and wallaby free-ranging refuges, Tasmanian Devils, Koalas, Wombats, Wallabies and Golden Possums.
Settled in the early 1800s, this Georgian town has preserved much of its historic charm and is home to the oldest working bridge in Australia, as well as the oldest Roman Catholic church.
Mount Field National Park & Russell Falls
Discover an amazing diversity of plant life, from enormous tree ferns to alpine vegetation. Take a trail walk through the rainforests here and find some of the tallest trees in the world.
Once Australia's largest penal colony with upwards of 12,000 hardened British convicts that passed through its gates, now a tourist attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tour sites at guest's discretion
The Agrarian Kitchen
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Australia's second oldest botanical gardens (established in 1818) features the nation's widest collection of temperate climate plants, Chinese collections, a Japanese garden and a Fuchsia house.
Mt. Nelson Signal Station
This semaphore station, with panoramic views of Hobart and the Derwent Estuary, was established in the 19th century to relay messages, such as a prisoner escaping, as quickly as possible between Hobart and the Port Arthur Penal Settlement.
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Hobart Historic Walking Tour
1.5 hours | Hobart | HBA-855
Journey into Hobart's fascinating past. Discover how and why the island was first settled and hear tales of the struggles of early settlers. Walk past St David's Cathedral, the old gaol and treasury, into the lovely park that was the first burial ground.
Depart from the pier by foot and allow yourself to be professionally guided on a 2 hour walking tour in the ghostly footsteps of convict and bushrangers, whalers and sailors, barmaids and prostitutes, cannibals and criminals. Walk amongst the dead from Hobarts legendary past. Walking in the footsteps of outrageous characters, exploring their haunts, feeling their presence. Some of our Ghosts love to perform for the camera too! The tour takes you up and around the narrow steep streets of Battery Point so prepare well with comfortable walking shoes.
Meet the Tasmanian devil and other picturesque natives including wombats, wallabies, kangaroos and koalas at this popular wildlife Sanctuary. Sanctuary rangers hold and feed many of the animals allowing them to be touched and photographed.
Your tour of Hobart's highlights includes historic old Hobart, and panoramic views from an outlook on Mt. Nelson. Among Hobart's historic sites is the Anglesea Barracks-the oldest Army base in Australia filled with a fascinating collection of military memorabilia and uniforms.
Historic Richmond is noted for its Georgian buildings, boutiques and galleries. Pass by the 1825 Gaol and view Richmond Bridge, built by convict labor in 1834. Meet the natives at Bonorong Sanctuary including wombats and wallabies. Rangers hold and feed many of the animals allowing them to be photographed and touched.
The wild and scenic Tasman Peninsula was home to Australia's last penal settlement - the infamous Port Arthur. Visit the Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided tour of the open-air ruins and restored buildings.
Curated and led by local experts to provide a unique culturally-enriching experience, a tour through the historic Henry Jones Art hotel, a luxury waterfront establishment, showcases the works of emerging and established Tasmanian artists. Then, delve into the Australian whisky industry on an Old Kempton Distillery tour and tasting.
This departure is space set aside on lift-equipped vehicles for wheelchair confined passengers - please be sure to read the Notes section of the tour description regarding requesting this space. The wild and scenic Tasman Peninsula was home to Australia's last penal settlement - the infamous Port Arthur. Visit the Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided tour of the open-air ruins and restored buildings.
Sample Tasmania's history along with its wildlife and its wines. View the grandeur of Shene Estate and explore historic Richmond, home to Georgian buildings, chic galleries, boutiques - and an 1825 Gaol. Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet some of the natives including the Tasmanian devil. Sample the vintages at a premium Tasmanian winery.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mt. Field Park & Curringa Farm
8 hours | Hobart | HBA-135
Wildlife Parks (Bonorong Sanctuary)
Mount Field National Park & Russell Falls
Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet some of the natives including the Tasmanian Devil, wombats and wallabies. Explore Mt. Field National Park and see the world's tallest hardwood trees and spectacular Russell Falls. Visit one of the oldest sheep stations in Tasmania for a demonstration of traditional sheep-ranching skills.
Explore Mt. Field National Park and see the world's tallest hardwood trees and spectacular Russell Falls. Visit Meadowbank, a working sheep farm that also produces premium wines. Tour Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where native species including kangaroos and wallabies wander free in their natural habitat.