Hobart City Tour
Hobart City has an amazing array of attractions and places where you can have the absolute best time! In this Hobart City tour itinerary, we’ve spliced together the best places to visit on a trip to the charming capital city of Tasmania. Take a tour (including taste tests) at the Cascade Brewery and stroll through the stunningly peaceful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Taste some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever ingest at Barilla Bay Oysters.
Check out the historical town of Richmond Village just 20 minutes out of Hobart City itself. Tasmania may not be as big as some of the other Australian states and territories, but it sure has just as much (if not more) to offer. We hope you’re just as excited as us to check out what’s in store on this Hobart City tour…
- Salamanca Place
- Royal Tasmanian Botanical Park
- Barilla Bay Oysters
- Mt Wellington
- Casecade Brewery
- Hotel Transfers
- Friendly Guide
- Parking fees
- Toll Fees
- Bottled Water
- Child Safety Chair (if required)
- Heaps of Fun
Our guide will greet you at the hotel in the morning. Upon return to Hobart, you can choose to be transferred to either hotel or any restaurant around Hobart CBD
for 8 seater vehicle
(Suitable for 1 to 7 passengers)
for 12 seater vehicle
(Suitable for 8 to 11 passengers)
Previously known as “The Cottage Green”, Salamanca Place is a precinct within Hobart City itself. Rows of historic sandstone buildings line the streets. These buildings were once warehouses for the Port of Hobart Town and have since been converted into a lively place full of galleries, craft shops, restaurants, bars and offices. Every Saturday, the Salamanca market stall holders set up shop and provide a wonderful selection of homewares, clothing, flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and much more. Fun fact: Salamanca Place is actually featured as one of the properties on the Australian Monopoly board. You can’t get much more iconic than that!
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
These glorious botanic gardens are the second oldest of their kind in Australia! They feature the largest public collection of conifers in the entire southern hemisphere and a stunningly peaceful Japanese garden. There’s also a delightfully aromatic herb garden and the community food garden known as “Pete’s Patch”. With a delightful little café and activities like birdwatching available to enjoy, these gardens are a must for any Hobart tour. Entry costs just a gold coin donation that goes directly towards the upkeep and maintenance of the gardens.
Barilla Bay Oysters
$1 oysters, tea-smoked Tasmanian octopus, kilpatrick brisket, smoked oyster tacos, crumbed flathead fillets – what a menu! And that’s just the beginning. Barilla Bay Oysters have such an amazing selection of Tasmania’s best local delicacies. You’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice. Their onsite shop has a range of local cheeses, homemade relishes, delicious honey and gorgeous South Sea Shell Pearls. If you’ve got time, you can book in a Barilla Bay Oyster Farm, Gillespies Ginger Beer and Candy Abalone tour. You’ll even get to taste 6 of Barilla Bay’s finest, freshest, plump oysters once you finish the tour. Yum!
This is a must visit in Hobart, Wellington Park hosts an outrageous amount of activities. From four wheel driving over mountainous terrain to traversing the range on horseback, you can always find something new to experience here. There’s no entry fee and the park is open all day, every day! You can easily access Mount Wellington from Hobart, Glenorchy and other surrounding regions. You can also clearly view them from the scenic Pinnacle observation shelter right at the very summit of Mount Wellington. The panoramic views of Hobart city and Derwent River are simply stunning! There are various viewpoints for visitors to fully appreciate its gorgeousness. With picnic grounds and barbecues, it’s no wonder people flock here at all times of the year to enjoy a wonderful day out in the park.
Once the site of a sawmill, Cascade Brewery is now known as the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia. They produce beer, cider and more recently, non-alcoholic beverages. A tour of the brewery can take approximately 2-3 hours and will provide you with an interesting dose of some of the finest beer crafting Australia has to offer. You can sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful lunch with some Cascade beverages. Then take a stroll through the 3 acres of heritage gardens. Once you’re ready to leave, make sure you stop in at their on-site retail store and bag yourself some awesome Cascade merch!
This quaint little piece of historical goodness is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s conveniently nestled just 20 minutes out of Hobart and 15 minutes from the airport. Full of gorgeous Georgian architecture heritage buildings that date back to the 1820s, you’ll find yourself transported back in time, adoring the amazing history of this little town. It’s fun for the whole family with craft boutiques, museums, tea shops and much more on offer. Well-established vineyards are just a hop, skip and a jump away, making a cheeky winery tour absolutely on the cards. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a fun family holiday.
ADDITIONAL TOUR OPTIONS:
Tas Live Abalone is the place to go to find fresh, delicious, Tasmanian abalone. Visit their factory outlet and pick up some dried black lip abalone, greenfish sea cucumber or frozen green lip abalone, plus more! Take a guided tour of the factory where the passionate staff will explain the entire abalone journey from top to bottom. The tour is such a unique experience that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. And don’t worry – if you find that you love their products, you can always purchase more online via their website once you get home from your visit to Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect place for families to learn and have an absolute blast doing so! You can take yourself through the museum or book in for a guided tour. Either way, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in history, arts and discovery. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm and has no admission or booking fees. It’s simply a wonderful place to learn and have fun, without a high price tag. It’s located in Hobart City near Franklin Wharf, directly across from the Dunn Street car park, which is super convenient.
The Museum of Old and New Art is located on the shores of the River Derwent near Berriedale, just north of Hobart City. It offers a wide range of exhibitions, amazing architecture and much more. Take a tour of this magnificent place and then sit down to delicious lunch in any one of their conveniently located restaurants or cafes. They even have a cellar door for people who don’t mind a sip of wine with their artwork. Aside from the museum itself, MONA offers luxury accommodation nearby at the MONA Pavillions. It’s the perfect place for artsy couples or individuals to bask in the history of art, both old and new.
You’re all likely familiar with the well-known aurora borealis that lights up the sky in the northern hemisphere (extra points if you quote the line from The Simpsons every chance you get). Well, did you know that the southern hemisphere has its own version that can be viewed from Tasmania? The aurora australis is just as beautiful as its northern equivalent with a gorgeous display of multicolour lights illuminating the dark night sky. The best places to view these lights are in the southern parts of Tasmania where no light pollution is visible. Huon Bush Retreats is one of the best places to stay if you want the best chance at viewing this amazing natural phenomenon.