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Hobart Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

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From the weekend market of Salamanca Place to cute colonial Battery Point, the call of the sea and colonial history are never far from mind in the yachties’ haven of Hobart. The Georgian warehouses lining Sullivans Cove form the focus of Hobart’s historic docks precinct, and towering Mount Wellington is an ever-present backdrop. Australia’s second-oldest city, Hobart has a swag of warm sandstone Georgian architecture and a growing reputation for fine restaurants and wine bars.

Day 1: Historic Hobart


You won’t find a more charming urban enclave than lovely Battery Point, perched above the Salamanca Place warehouses and Sullivans Cove. The tiny streets are lined with gorgeous early-19th-century cottages, each boasting pristine flower beds and more than likely a resident tabby cat sunning itself on the brick wall, waiting for a pat. To get to Battery Point from Salamanca Place, follow the time-worn Kellys Steps. You’ll also get a rich sense of the colonial past at the Penitentiary Chapel site, especially if you take an atmospheric evening ghost tour.

Day 2: Museums and Galleries


To get to grips with Hobart’s history, dive into the Maritime Museum of Tasmania and its collection of seafaring memorabilia. Aboriginal art and colonial relics are displayed at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, and the role of the army in colonial times is explored at the Military Museum. There’s more colonial history at Narryna Heritage Museum, giving you the chance to explore an 1836 Georgian mansion. For a real taste of history, take a tour of the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or see beer being brewed at the 1832 Cascade Brewery.

Day 3: Colonial Past

It’s impossible not to feel a frisson of dread when you enter Port Arthur Historic Site. The 1830s convict penitentiary built on the Tasman Peninsula, 60 km (37 miles) south-east of Hobart, is now a ghostly collection of neo-Gothic ruins. The history seems more benign at the lovely town of Richmond, famous for its convict-built bridge and duck-filled village pond. Other colonial towns with lovely colonial buildings include Oatlands, Ross and Campbell Town, with its convict trail.

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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart Including Guided Lighthouse Tour, Hobart, null
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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart Including Guided Lighthouse Tour

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Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with this Sightseeing, Food & Lighthouse Tour departing Hobart, including a scrumptious island lunch. ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.75
Port Arthur Ghost Tour, Port Arthur, Day Trips
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Port Arthur Ghost Tour

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Take a lantern-lit ghost tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of the most haunted locations in Australia! Hear spooky tales about this UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Port Arthur, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart, Hobart, Ghost & Vampire ... 
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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

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Explore the Tasman Peninsula from both land and sea on a full-day excursion from Hobart. See the Tasman Peninsula from the water on a three-hour wilderness ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass, Port Arthur, Day Trips
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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass

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Take a walk into the past at the Port Arthur Historic Site! With a two-day pass to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll go on a guided walking tour, have ...  Read more

Location: Port Arthur, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $29.25
Full-Day Tasman Peninsula Tour from Hobart, Hobart, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Full-Day Tasman Peninsula Tour from Hobart

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Leave Hobart behind and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, exploring its stunning scenery and learning about its historical past. Enjoy a three-hour ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Fresh from the Ocean: Tasmanian Seafood Gourmet Lunch Cruise, Hobart, Day Trips
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Fresh from the Ocean: Tasmanian Seafood Gourmet Lunch Cruise

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Discover the underwater culinary treasures of Tasmania on a full-day gourmet seafood cruise. Help your expert guide catch fish, lobster, abalone and other ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $513.76
Moorilla Estate Winery Tour Including Wine Tasting, Lunch and Mona Admission, Hobart, Lunch Cruises
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Moorilla Estate Winery Tour Including Wine Tasting, Lunch and Mona Admission

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Experience a wine tasting, lunch and museum like no other on a day trip to the sensational Moorilla Estate. After an entertaining ferry ride, start by perusing ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: Flexible

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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour, Hobart, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour

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Welcome to Hobart, Tasmania! A city of yachts and spinnakers; gardens and galleries; sandstone cottages and stately Georgian Homes - a city built on the pain ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.25
Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission, Hobart, Half-day Tours
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Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

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Combine a Hobart city sightseeing tour with a Derwent River cruise and visit to Australia’s newest and most controversial art museum, MONA, the Museum of Old ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission, Hobart, City Tours
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Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission

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See the beautiful city of Hobart from the summit of Mount Wellington, then experience a different perspective on art at the Museum of Old and New Art, the ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.50

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