Hobart, Australia

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.

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Points of Interest

  • Wildlife Parks (Bonorong Sanctuary)
  • Richmond
  • Mount Field National Park & Russell Falls
  • Port Arthur
  • Tour sites at guest's discretion
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • Mt. Nelson Signal Station

More about Hobart, Australia Points of Interest

  • Wildlife Parks (Bonorong Sanctuary)

    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.

  • Richmond

    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.

  • Port Arthur

    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

  • 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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Port Arthur Historic Site

8 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 1 0
  • Port Arthur

Guided tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, home to Australia's last penal settlement. Photo opportunity at Pirates Bay Lookout. Light lunch is included.

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Huon Valley & Tahune Airwalk

8 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 2 0

Thrill to Tahune Forest Airwalk, 120 feet above the forest floor and the longest treetop walk in the world. Explore the Huon Valley, known as the hub of the apple industry. Includes morning tea.

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FEMALE FACTORY, City Highlights & a taste of Huon Valley

4.5 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 2 5

Historic locations of Salamanca, Battery Point and Hobart City. After the city we take a scenic drive along the coastline to pristine Long Beach and Sandy Bay. Then we head down south to the beautiful Huon Valley and Willie Smiths Apple Shed. On the way back we stop at Mt Nelson Signal Station for some history and amazing views. The tour concludes with a visit to the World Heritage listed FEMALE FACTORY.

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mt. Field Park & Curringa Farm

8 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 3 5
  • Wildlife Parks (Bonorong Sanctuary)
  • Mount Field National Park & Russell Falls

Explore Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet some of the natives, including the Tasmanian devil. Venture to Mt. Field National Park and see the world's tallest hardwood trees and spectacular Russell Falls. Visit a sheep station for a demonstration of sheep-ranching skills. Includes lunch.

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Wildlife & Waterways

8.5 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 4 5
  • Wildlife Parks (Bonorong Sanctuary)
  • Mount Field National Park & Russell Falls

Explore Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet some of the natives, including the Tasmanian devil. Venture to 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. Includes lunch.

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Mt. Field National Park

5 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 5 0

Take a guided walk around the beautiful grounds of the oldest trout hatchery, Salmon Ponds, in the Southern Hemisphere followed by a visit to the Mt. Field National Park.

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Mt Wellington & Royal Botanic Gardens

4 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 9 0
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Travel by motorcoach ride through the streets of Hobart and up to the summit of Mount Wellington for picture-perfect views. Admire the beautiful blooms at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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City and Anglesea Barracks

4 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 9 5

Travel by motorcoach through the streets of Hobart and up to the outlook on Mt. Nelson for panoramic views. Tour the Anglesea Barracks, the oldest army base in Australia, filled with a fascinating collection of military memorabilia and uniforms.

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3.5 hours | Hobart | H B A - 2 0 0
  • Wildlife Parks (Bonorong Sanctuary)

Explore Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet some of the natives, including the Tasmanian devil. Take in panoramic vistas from Rosny Point Lookout.

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary & Historic Richmond

4 hours | Hobart | H B A - 2 1 5
  • Wildlife Parks (Bonorong Sanctuary)
  • Richmond

Explore Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet some of the natives, including the Tasmanian devil. Discover Richmond, a beautifully preserved Georgian village. Take in panoramic vistas from Rosny Point Lookout. Photograph St. John's Church, the oldest Roman Catholic church in Australia.

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Tempting Taste Trail to Richmond

4.5 hours | Hobart | H B A - 3 1 0

Indulge your taste buds and discover some of Tasmania's best local and gourmet delicacies, from fine wine, chocolate and cheese to oyster and abalone. A short drive introduces some of Hobart's top attractions.

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Hobart Private Touring - Half Day (Car)

4 hours | Hobart | H B A - 9 0 0
  • Tour sites at guest's discretion

Car class vehicle with a driver and an English-speaking guide on a half-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Hobart Private Touring - Full Day (Car)

8 hours | Hobart | H B A - 9 0 5
  • Tour sites at guest's discretion

Car class vehicle with a driver and an English-speaking guide on a full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Hobart Private Touring - Half Day (Minivan)

4 hours | Hobart | H B A - 9 1 0
  • Tour sites at guest's discretion

Minivan class vehicle with a driver and an English-speaking guide on a half-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Hobart Private Touring - Full Day (Minivan)

8 hours | Hobart | H B A - 9 1 5
  • Tour sites at guest's discretion

Minivan class vehicle with a driver and an English-speaking guide on a full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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