Feel the sense of history as we travel past the Georgian sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place and into the picturesque suburb of Battery Point. Settled in the early 1800’s, Battery Point has retained the colonial architecture and seafaring historical ambience. We make our way to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington for spectacular views over Hobart, the River Derwent, the Tasman Bridge and Bruny Island. It’s hard to believe this sub-alpine mountain is so close to the heart of the city.
Tasmania is a natural haven for Australian wildlife and we have species that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Get up close and personal with the notorious Tasmanian Devil, cute wombats, fluffy quolls, possums, wallabies and a large variety of birdlife at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Then step back in time in the pretty historic village of Richmond. See a convict-constructed sandstone bridge, browse through antique shops, and call in to the oldest Catholic Church in Australia. If time permits, we will visit Kangaroo Bluff Gun Battery which was built in 1884 in response to the threat of a foreign warship attack. There are great views over Hobart, the river and kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
9am – meet on Davey Street next to the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (near the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Streets, Hobart). If you are staying in the CBD we can pick you up outside your hotel. Simply enter your hotel name when completing the booking online. Our guide will notify you the day before as to exact pick-up time.
See why the pretty city of Hobart is so loved as we drive past the Georgian sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place and into the winding streets and small laneways of Battery Point with its perfectly restored colonial buildings.
Enjoy the ride up to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The 21-kilometre drive goes through temperate rainforest and sub-alpine flora and past glacial rock formations. At the summit you will have spectacular panoramic views of Hobart, the River Derwent, Bruny Island and the Huon Valley. If the weather doesn’t permit, we will head to Mount Nelson Signal Station instead which offers stunning views at a lower level.
Meet our unique fluffy creatures at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. See famous Tasmanian Devils, waddling wombats, fluffy quolls and hand-feed wallabies.
Step back into the convict era at the pretty historic town of Richmond. Walk over and under the oldest convict-constructed sandstone bridge in Australia, and peruse the antique shops and galleries. Oh, and there’s an old-school lolly shop for those with a sweet tooth.
If time allows, we will visit Kangaroo Bluff Gun Battery which was built in 1884 in response to the threat of a foreign warship attack. Here you can explore the subterranean passages and armouries and learn about the history of the site. There are great views over Hobart, the Tasman Bridge and kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
In Tasmania you can experience four seasons in one day. We love our changeable weather. Our east coast is often dry while our west coast is wet. Wear layers. Our sun can get hot, but once it goes down, the cool can set in fast. We recommend you bring a sunhat (and beanie), sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket.
There is minimal walking on this tour, however, we recommend that if you have serious medical conditions you call us first to discuss. We would be happy to see how we can accommodate you.
For their safety, we kindly ask that children be accompanied by an adult.
Child age: 16 year old or younger
You can cancel your tour booking up to 7 days prior to the scheduled departure and receive a full refund less a 2% booking fee. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee refunds for tours cancelled by you within 6 days of your departure date.
Giving you an enjoyable experience touring you around Tasmania is our first priority, however in rare and unfortunate circumstances there might be a possibility of cancellation after confirmation should there not be enough passengers on a particular tour. In the event of this occurring, we will give you a full refund or work with you to arrange an alternative tour.
You will also receive a full refund should you not be able to travel due to government COVID-19 related travel restrictions, however we ask that you please let us know if you are unable to travel prior to the scheduled departure date.