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Hobart has it all

History, art, adventure and beauty

So much to see and do

Hobart, Australia’s southernmost capital is a dynamic city that cares about its history, looks after its natural attractions, and welcomes visitors with a warm smile. Hobart is an easy, safe, and exciting city to spend a day (or more) exploring. There are Hobart bus tours that travel to every attraction and Hobart boat tours that traverse the peaceful Derwent River.

Visitors enjoy strolling through the streets, parks, and markets, along the waterfront, or past Battery Point’s beautifully restored buildings and homes. The diversity on offer is quite staggering. Day trips from Hobart can take guests to Bruny Island, Port Arthur Historic Site, Mona – Museum of Old and New Art, or to the historic towns of New Norfolk and Richmond.

Take time to explore Hobart on a Tasmanian holiday tour

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Treat yourself this Christmas with the awe-inspiring sights and tastes of Tasmania with 11 days discovering Port Arthur Penal Settlement, Tasman Arch, Derwent Valley, Eaglehawk Neck, Bruny Island and more. We celebrate Christmas in Hobart with a long sumptuous lunch and spend New Years Eve in Launceston. You’ll be tempted by heritage, culture, taste sensations and glorious natural scenery whilst also visiting Cradle Mountain, Strahan and Launceston.

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Tour duration:
11
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See the icons of the Apple Isle on this in-depth tour of Tasmania. Fly into Hobart for 2-nights and explore the Port Arthur Historic Site. Enjoy an epic Gordon River Cruise travelling to Strahan and Queenstown. Enjoy a train journey on the West Coast Wilderness Railway line before arriving into Tullah. Take in all the sights of Wine Glass Bay with an aerial view whilst exploring the Freycinet Peninsula before heading back to Hobart.

How to spend a day in Hobart

Mount Wellington/Kunanyi is an ever-present, ever-changing Hobart landmark and a good place to start. Hobart bus tours take visitors to the summit where the view is truly breathtaking, and the cold may take your breath away too so be prepared!  

At the foothills of the mountain is the famous Cascade Brewery. Established in 1824, it’s Australia’s oldest operating brewery. While in Hobart, visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania’s largest wildlife rescue service, home to many threatened species. It’s also worth spending time at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – a feast for the senses.

If you’re visiting Hobart on a Saturday, Salamanca Market is a must. Extending the length of historic Salamanca Place, the 50-year-old market has become a Hobart icon, with a vibrant atmosphere and over 300 stalls filled with local arts, crafts, and produce. Also along the waterfront is Mawson's Huts Replica Museum and nearby, the impressive Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

History, art, adventure and beauty
History, art, adventure and beauty

Great places within an hour of Hobart

Day trips from Hobart take visitors to Port Arthur Historic Site, one of Australia’s most important convict penal settlements operating between 1830 and 1877. Set on 40 landscaped hectares there are over 30 buildings and ruins to explore.

Historic Richmond has Australia’s oldest bridge still in use. The majestic sandstone arches of the convict-built bridge have spanned the Coal River since 1825. New Norfolk on the banks of the Derwent River was settled in 1807 by Norfolk Island evacuees and claims to be the antique capital of Tasmania.

Bruny Island is a real feast for the eyes and the stomach. It’s a place of farmers, brewers, bakers, and cheesemakers, and an island of stunning natural beauty. Tours include Cape Bruny Lighthouse, the second oldest surviving lighthouse in Australia. Other interesting places to stop on a day tour are Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, Eaglehawk Neck, and the lush Huon Valley.

Frequently asked questions

How long do you need on a holiday in Hobart?

If you want to cover all the best destinations and enjoy all the Hobart bus tours, Hobart boat tours, and Hobart day tours, allow five to six days. In that time, you should be able to tick off the best of the best that Hobart and its surroundings have to offer.

What’s the population of Hobart?

Hobart is the most populated city in Tasmania. In the 2021 census, just over 247,000 people called Hobart home.

Is Hobart a safe city?

Hobart is ranked as the safest capital city in Australia with other Tasmanian cities - Launceston and Burnie - ranked in Australia's top six safest cities.

How long does it take to get from Hobart to Bruny Island?

Hobart Day trips to Bruny Island take visitors on a 30-minute drive to the ferry terminal in Kettering, then a 20-minute ferry ride to Bruny Island. The vehicular ferry runs several times a day.

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