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  • Address: Sullivans Cove
  • Admission: Free

Hobart is set on the Derwent River estuary, which sets it apart as one of the world’s great sailing cities and harbors.

Take a cruise by jet boat or ferry on the Derwent, or cross the water by water-taxi. Cruises go upriver to Moorilla Winery or the Cadbury Factory, or out to Iron Pot Lighthouse near Bruny Island.

The harbor is indented with sandy bays and beaches and crossed by several bridges. From the water you can see Mount Wellington, the docks, botanical gardens and suburbs.

Sea kayaking is another way of experiencing the Derwent, leaving from the Hobart docks and paddling around the city.

Practical Info

The Derwent River rises in Lake St Clair in the mountainous heart of Tasmania, and flows 240 km (148 miles) to reach the sea.

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Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour and Derwent River Cruise from Hobart

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 77 Reviews

Visit the Cadbury chocolate factory’s visitor center for a fun excursion while in Hobart and a perfect trip for chocolate-lovers. Learn about the history of ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.23

Seaplane Tour over Hobart and River Derwent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Experience the thrill of flying in a seaplane on a scenic flight over Hobart. With every seat a window seat, you’ll have unparalleled views of Hobart’s ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.93

Bonorong Wildlife Park , Derwent River Cruise and Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour from Hobart

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Discover Hobart on this full-day tour. Begin with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate at the Cadbury Chocolate Factory. Travel to Bonorong Wildlife Park to ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 7.75 hours

From USD $133.33

Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Combine a Hobart city sightseeing tour with a Derwent River cruise and visit to Australia’s newest and most controversial art museum, MONA, the Museum of Old ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.43

Full-Day Sailing Cruise from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy a day of sailing from Hobart's spectacular, natural harbor aboard a luxury Sydney to Hobart maxi yacht. Take the helm and help trim the sails or just ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $348.58

Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

See the beautiful city of Hobart from the summit of Mount Wellington, then experience a different perspective on art at the Museum of Old and New Art, the ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.79

Half-Day Sailing on the Derwent River from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy a three-hour sailing adventure in a luxury ocean racer on Hobart's Derwent River. See nature at its best, with stunning coastal scenery and an abundance ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.00

Hobart City Flight Including Mt Wellington and Derwent River

See Hobart from above on a 30-minute scenic flight in a small plane. Photograph spectacular views of the city of Hobart nestled along the Derwent River as you ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.79

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