This tour is the perfect welcome to Hobart with a lot of useful information about Hobart and its history. A city of yachts and spinnakers; gardens and galleries; sandstone cottages and stately Georgian homes – a city built on the pain and toil of yesteryear English convicts.
Drive along Sullivans Cove – Hobart’s birthplace, pass by Parliament House, the Georgian style warehouses of Salamanca Place and through charming and historic Battery Point.
Travel to the suburb of South Hobart and stop at the Cascade Gardens with an option to walk and view the exterior of the historic Cascade Brewery building. Visit the remains of the Female Factory – a one time female prison – featured in Bryce Courtenay’s novel The Potato Factory.
Experience the city, parks, historic churches and buildings including the Hobart Town Hall, Penitentiary Chapel. Pass by Government House crossing the Tasman Bridge to stop at Rosny Hill lookout for stunning views of Hobart, Sandy Bay and Mt Wellington. Enjoy some free time to see the exquisite Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
-Sullivan’s Cove – Hobart’s birthplace and ferry terminal
-Parliament House; Salamanca Place – Georgian style warehouses now restored as restaurants, galleries and pubs
-Princes Park – a one time gun battery
-Battery Point – charming historic houses, pubs, boutique shops and restaurants
-St George’s Church
-Views of Wrest Point Casino and exclusive Sandy Bay
-St David’s Park
-South Hobart at the foot of Mt Wellington
-Visit the remains of the Female Factory – a one time female prison
-St David’s Cathedral
-Treasury Building and Franklin Square
-GPO and Hobart Town Hall
-Penitentiary Chapel and Court
-Hobart Aquatic Centre
-Queen’s Domain and Government House
-Cross the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River
-Views over Kangaroo Bay Marina and Bellerive
-Stop at Rosny Hill Lookout for stunning views of Hobart, Sandy Bay, Mt Wellington, The Tasman Bridge and Glenorchy
-Victoria Dock and Constitution Dock
-See the exquisite Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens featuring ‘Pete’s Vegie Patch’, made famous by Peter Cundall of ABC’s Gardening Show
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays
Tour does not operate on Christmas Day
1/2 Day Tour
9:30am – 12:45pm
Explorer Coach Tram Tour (Due to operational requirements, sometimes other vehicles may be used)
Need to Know
-Must make own way to Brooke Street Pier for tour departure.
Image Credit: Tourism Tasmania