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Hobart Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

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From the weekend market of Salamanca Place to cute colonial Battery Point, the call of the sea and colonial history are never far from mind in the yachties’ haven of Hobart. The Georgian warehouses lining Sullivans Cove form the focus of Hobart’s historic docks precinct, and towering Mount Wellington is an ever-present backdrop. Australia’s second-oldest city, Hobart has a swag of warm sandstone Georgian architecture and a growing reputation for fine restaurants and wine bars.

Day 1: Historic Hobart


You won’t find a more charming urban enclave than lovely Battery Point, perched above the Salamanca Place warehouses and Sullivans Cove. The tiny streets are lined with gorgeous early-19th-century cottages, each boasting pristine flower beds and more than likely a resident tabby cat sunning itself on the brick wall, waiting for a pat. To get to Battery Point from Salamanca Place, follow the time-worn Kellys Steps. You’ll also get a rich sense of the colonial past at the Penitentiary Chapel site, especially if you take an atmospheric evening ghost tour.

Day 2: Museums and Galleries


To get to grips with Hobart’s history, dive into the Maritime Museum of Tasmania and its collection of seafaring memorabilia. Aboriginal art and colonial relics are displayed at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, and the role of the army in colonial times is explored at the Military Museum. There’s more colonial history at Narryna Heritage Museum, giving you the chance to explore an 1836 Georgian mansion. For a real taste of history, take a tour of the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or see beer being brewed at the 1832 Cascade Brewery.

Day 3: Colonial Past

It’s impossible not to feel a frisson of dread when you enter Port Arthur Historic Site. The 1830s convict penitentiary built on the Tasman Peninsula, 60 km (37 miles) south-east of Hobart, is now a ghostly collection of neo-Gothic ruins. The history seems more benign at the lovely town of Richmond, famous for its convict-built bridge and duck-filled village pond. Other colonial towns with lovely colonial buildings include Oatlands, Ross and Campbell Town, with its convict trail.

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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 54 Reviews

Eat your way around Bruny Island on a gourmet and sightseeing tour from Hobart. Visit scenic lookouts overlooking Adventure Bay and Cloudy Bay, and spot ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $141.39

Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

Explore the Tasman Peninsula from both land and sea on a full-day excursion from Hobart. See the Tasman Peninsula from the water on a three-hour wilderness ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $213.50

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 $93.94

Tasmania Super Saver: Hobart Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour plus Port Arthur Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Over two days, enjoy a half-day tour of Hobart’s major city-center attractions, plus a full-day walking tour of Port Arthur! Ideal for first-time visitors to ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $119.18

Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 89 Reviews

Welcome to Hobart, Tasmania! A city of yachts and spinnakers; gardens and galleries; sandstone cottages and stately Georgian Homes - a city built on the pain ...  Read more

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

From USD $42.70

Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Set off on a full day trip from Hobart and discover Port Arthur Convict Site, Tasman National Park and the Isle of the Dead! Suitable for the whole family, ...  Read more

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

From USD $131.90

Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 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 $85.40

Full-Day Tasman Peninsula Tour from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Leave Hobart behind and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, exploring its stunning scenery and learning about its historical past. Enjoy a three-hour ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $185.03

Huon Valley and Tahune Forest Airwalk Tour from Hobart

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

A Natural Tasmanian Escape! Walk the tree tops of pristine forest at Tahune Forest Airwalk, having traveled the Huon River Valley, a region of tended fields, ...  Read more

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

From USD $151.82

Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Explore Hobart at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off pass, valid for three days at select departure times. See the fabulous views of Hobart from an open-top ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.47

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