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Outdoor Adventures from Hobart

By Viator, April 2018

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With ocean views and mountain vistas right on the city’s doorstep and easy access to Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness, Hobart offers plenty to tempt adventurous travelers. Here are your options for outdoor activities in Australia’s southernmost city.

Boat Tours
Perched on the banks of the River Derwent and just minutes from the Tasman Sea coast, there are plenty of options for day tours from Hobart. Ride the ferry to Bruny Island or Maria Island National Park, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, or enjoy a scenic lunch or sunset cruise along the River Derwent. Alternatively, opt for a full-day sailing cruise along the D’Entrecasteaux Channel or fly over to the west coast to cruise the Gordon River. Cruises may include lunch; time to swim and dive; and opportunities to view the limestone sea caves, granite cliffs, and wildlife such as dolphins, fur seals, and albatross.

Kayaking
Tall ships, adventure boats, and luxury catamarans aren’t the only way to get on the water. Admire views of Hobart on a kayaking tour along the River Derwent; paddle your way around the cliffs, caves, and beaches of the Tasman Peninsula; or venture off the beaten track in the Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve. 

Hiking
Tasmania is one of the best places for hiking in Australia and there are many trails to discover. Hiking the summit of Mount Wellington is a popular choice for visitors to Hobart, but Mount Field National Park, Huon River Valley, and the Tasman Peninsula are also great options for a day hike. Alternatively, challenge yourself to a 4-day Freycinet Experience trek, one of the Great Walks of Australia; fly out to enjoy bush walking in the Southwest National Park, or take a multi-day hiking tour of Bruny Island.

Biking 
Mountain biking is another fun way to explore. Cycle around Forestier Peninsula and Cape Frederick Hendrick on a full-day bike tour or take in the views from the summit of Mount Wellington, then get your adrenaline pumping on a thrilling downhill bike ride.

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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart Including Guided Lighthouse Tour, Hobart, null
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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart Including Guided Lighthouse Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 246 Reviews

Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with this Sightseeing, Food & Lighthouse Tour departing Hobart, including a scrumptious island lunch. ...  Read more

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

From USD $110.92
Full-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Full-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart

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Discover Tasmania’s Bruny Island on this full-day tour from Hobart. Feel the awesome power of the Southern Ocean on a three-hour coastal wilderness cruise ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $167.49
Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

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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 $193.54
Full-Day Tasman Peninsula Tour from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Full-Day Tasman Peninsula Tour from Hobart

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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 $167.49
Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Southwest National Park by Air with Bush Walk and Harbor Cruise, ... 
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Tasmania Wilderness Experience: Southwest National Park by Air with Bush Walk and Harbor Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

Fly to Southwest National Park, Tasmania’s largest national park, and discover the beauty of this Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Enjoy views of ...  Read more

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

From USD $294.04
Half-Day Sailing on the Derwent River from Hobart, Hobart, Air Tours
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Half-Day Sailing on the Derwent River from Hobart

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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 $104.22
Hobart Kayak Tour, Hobart, Sailing Trips
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Hobart Kayak Tour

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Hop in a kayak to explore the gorgeous waterways around Hobart. Choose from three options: a shorter tour that leaves from the center of Hobart, or one of the ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $67.00
The Peppermint Bay Lunch Cruise from Hobart, Hobart, Kayaking & Canoeing
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The Peppermint Bay Lunch Cruise from Hobart

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Take a 5-hour lunch cruise on the River Derwent from Hobart. As you enter the d’Entrecasteaux Channel, dolphins will guide you into the pristine waters of ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.84
Fresh from the Ocean: Tasmanian Seafood Gourmet Lunch Cruise, Hobart, Lunch Cruises
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Fresh from the Ocean: Tasmanian Seafood Gourmet Lunch Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover the underwater culinary treasures of Tasmania on a full-day gourmet seafood cruise. Help your expert guide catch fish, lobster, abalone and other ...  Read more

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

From USD $509.91
Full-Day Sailing Cruise from Hobart, Hobart, Lunch Cruises
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Full-Day Sailing Cruise from Hobart

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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 $297.76

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