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Hobart: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Hobart: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Get the perfect introduction to Hobart aboard the official sightseeing bus and see the best sights and attractions on a 90-minute loop. Enjoy unobstructed views from the top deck of the open-top double decker bus, and avail of the informative commentary in English, with an 7 additional languages on selected buses. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first board, and buses run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 7 days a week. Hop on and off at your leisure to discover a range of visitor attractions to suit everyone! • Brooke Street Pier • Salamanca Place • Princes Park • Battery Point • St Georges Church • St Georges Terrace • Wrest Point Casino • Sandy Bay Village • Cascade Brewery • Female Factory • South Hobart Village • Village Cinema • Hobart CBD • Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Maritime Museum of Tasmania • Hobart Convict Penitentiary • Aquatic Centre • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens • Victoria Docks

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area: Day Tour

2. Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area: Day Tour

Depart Cambridge Aerodrome, located 20-minutes drive from central Hobart, for an unforgettable tour by air to a remote area of Tasmania’s South West coast. It is one of only two places in the world that have 7 out of 10 criteria for world heritage listing. Fly over Hobart’s eastern suburbs and the Derwent River along the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.  On the 50-minute scenic flight, fly past Recherche Bay to Tasmanian’s most southern point, South East Cape. Leave the city behind as the aircraft enters the vast south-west west wilderness following the South Coast Track to Melaleuca. Land in Melaleuca and board a boat for a short cruise into Bathurst Harbor.  See the remote Celery Top Islands and take a short bush walk in the wilderness. Experience untouched landscape while breathing the cleanest air in the world. Enjoy a delicious lunch of Tasmanian produce and wine in a special remote location. Returning to Melaleuca, explore the area, visit the Deny King Bird Hide, and enjoy the Needwonnee Aboriginal Walk, an interpretive boardwalk. Later in the afternoon, board the aircraft for the return 50-minute scenic journey to Hobart.

Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

3. Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

A combined ticket for two iconic Hobart sightseeing tours. Board the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and travel 1270 metres above sea level to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. It's a 2 hour return tour with 30 minutes at the summit to visit the observation shelter and lookouts. Experience panoramic views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Hop back on the bus for the return journey down the mountain to Hobart. Next it's time to join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart! Hop-on and hop-off at 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around the city. Or stay on board and do the full 90-minute city loop tour. The choice is yours! Red Decker’s open-top double decker buses provide unrivalled views of this beautiful city, including local landmarks such as the River Derwent, Tasman Bridge and kunanyi/Mt Wellington as well as an abundance of colonial architecture and city streetscapes.

48 Hour Hobart City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4. 48 Hour Hobart City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart, choose from 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around Hobart. Hop-on and Hop-off as many times as you like, or stay on board and do the 90 minute city loop tour, the choice is yours. The open top double decker bus provides unrivalled views of all the top attractions.  Enjoy professional and informative commentary that is available in English or, on select buses, a choice of 7 additional languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver. The City Loop operates between 20 popular locations including the MONA ferry terminal at Brooke Street Pier, Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay Village, Cascade Brewery, Cascades Female Factory, Hobart CBD, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Maritime Museum of Tasmania, The Tench Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart Aquatic Centre, The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and Victoria Docks. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board. Red Decker operates 7 days a week. City Loop buses operate between 9:00 to 16:30. Board the bus at any of our stops throughout the day.

Freycinet National Park Scenic Flight - Freycinet Air

5. Freycinet National Park Scenic Flight - Freycinet Air

Discover the highlights of Freycinet National Park from the air on a 30 minute scenic flight. Take off from Friendly Beaches and marvel at the natural beauty of Moulting Lagoon and the Friendly Beaches. Fly down the coastline past The Hazards and get spectacular views of Wineglass Bay. Discover why it's considered one of the best views in Tasmania as you see the beautiful white sand beaches of Freycinet National Park below. After plenty of photo opportunities, continue flying above the untouched beaches of the west coast peninsula of Freycinet National Park which are almost inaccessible by foot.

48-Hour Hobart City Loop Tour and Mt Wellington

6. 48-Hour Hobart City Loop Tour and Mt Wellington

Rising 1270 meters above sea level to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, you complete a 2-hour return tour which includes 30 minutes to explore the summit. Or if you’re looking for a little more adventure, you have the option to hop-on and hop-off at five Wellington Park bus stops to explore a wide range of short walks or mountain bike trails on Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The mountain features a surprisingly diverse landscape from shaded fern gullies to tall eucalypt forests and alpine boulder fields. Enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington at your own pace and then hop-on a later bus to return to Hobart. Bus stops include Fern Tree Park, The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend, and The Pinnacle. Tour includes professional and informative commentary in English. The Kunanyi/Mt Wellington city to summit shuttle operates between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Use your 48 hour City Loop ticket to join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart; choose from 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around Hobart. Hop-on, hop-off as many times as you like or stay on board and do the 90-minute city loop tour – the choice is yours. The open-top double decker buses provide unrivaled views of this beautiful city. Enjoy professional and informative commentary that is available in English or, on select buses, a choice of 7 additional languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board. City Loop buses operate between 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Board the bus at any of our stops throughout the day.  Tours operate 7 days a week and on all public holidays (except Christmas Day).

Hobart: Port Arthur & Three Capes Panorama by Seaplane

7. Hobart: Port Arthur & Three Capes Panorama by Seaplane

Enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic flight experience that will leave you feeling enriched and connected to nature. Depart from Franklin Wharf and head southeast to the spectacular Tasman Peninsula. From here take in the famous Three Capes from a perspective that not many people get to experience. Touch down at Port Arthur to view the UNESCO World Heritage listed convict site and its surroundings from the water. You’ll then make your way towards Cape Raoul and return to Hobart with fantastic views of the capital city and Kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Hobart: Day Trip to Mt Wellington and MONA with Ferry Ride

8. Hobart: Day Trip to Mt Wellington and MONA with Ferry Ride

Join a guided day trip from Hobart to drive through the alpine environment of Mt Wellington. Take a ferry along the Derwent River to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and enjoy its various exhibits with a touchscreen guide. Meet your guide at Brooke Street Pier in Hobart and start your drive to Mt Wellington. As you go up the mountain, view the massive rock formation of Organ Pipes. Once at the summit, take in a panoramic spectacle of Hobart City, surrounding suburbs, and the vast waterways of the Derwent River. Next, enjoy a short guided walk at the summit to the observatory. Start your descent from the mountain, and visit the Cascade Brewery for a stroll in their lush gardens. Continue to the Cascades Female Factory Pay for a brief visit. See the former female prison for an insight into the lives of the women convicts once imprisoned there. Returning to the Hobart waterfront, jump on board a ferry from Sullivans Cove and cruise along the Derwent River to MONA. Once at the museum, observe ancient, modern, and contemporary art and thought-provoking exhibits. Explore the museum at your own pace with a handheld touch screen device that assists your learning of the exhibits. Following a sensory overload, take in the beautiful surroundings of the museum, and enjoy a meal at the Source Restaurant, Museum Cafe, or the Wine Bar (at your own expense). Finish the day with a return cruise back to Brooke Street Pier in Hobart.

Hobart Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Hobart Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the eccentric seaside city of Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city. In this audio tour, walk through the sunny city and enjoy the wonderful views of Mount Wellington in the distance. Here you will learn about its turbulent history at the Angelsea Barracks and Battery Point, before going on to enjoy the relaxing Franklin Square. You will also see the Salamanca Square, St David's Cathedral, the William Crowther Statue, the Royal Theatre, the Penitentiary Chapel, the Tasman Bridge, and the Hobart Cenotaph. There is also an optional addition to see the Cascades Female Factory if desired.

Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Sky Lounge Adults-Only Cruise

10. Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Sky Lounge Adults-Only Cruise

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience Wineglass Bay from the water on this adults-only cruise. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable journey. During the cruise, an experienced and friendly crew will guide you through the sights and history of the Freycinet Peninsula.  Depart from Freycinet National Park, located approximately 2.5 to 3-hours drive from Hobart. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Gaze at the sheer granite cliffs, get up close to the wildlife and learn about the landmarks, wildlife, and history during an informative on-board commentary. Enjoy a ploughman's style lunch. Local beverages and wines are available for purchase in the wine bar. The Sky Lounge is an adults-only area that offers privacy, comfort, direct access to the bridge, and stunning views from the top deck. You are also welcome to use the downstairs areas. During your experience, you will receive morning tea, freshly shucked oysters, a generous ploughman's style lunch of smoked salmon and meats, Tasmanian cheeses, salad and bread, and all drinks.

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What people are saying about Tasmania

great way to get the feel and research the city. Defiantly planning my next adventure with these guys. Well organised ,well done indeed

The commentary from our driver was highly entertaining and provided useful information/tips on what to see.

This was a great way to see some beautiful and important places around Hobart.

Tour was good, excellent views and important to learn more about Tasmania

This was a wonderful activity to do with the family.