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Tasmanian Devils – Hobart

Tasmanian Devils – Hobart
Overlooking the Brighton Valley, Bonorong Wildlife Park offers close – up experiences of Australian native animals. Richmond, a Georgian style village resplendent with mellow stone cottages will take you back in time to the convict days.
Highlights:

  • Constitution Dock
  • ABC buildings – Hobart’s original sandstone railway station
  • Head out the Brooker Highway passing North Hobart and New Town
  • Derwent Entertainment Centre
  • Bonorong Wildlife Park overlooking the Brighton Valley, offering close – up experiences of Australian native animals
  • Get warm and friendly with a Tasmanian Devil!
  • Take a guided tour of Bonorong and learn of the habits of our native animals
  • Quolls, wombats, sugar gliders
  • Koalas, cockatoos, echidnas
  • Kangaroos, wallabies and more
  • Visit Richmond – one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns
  • Time to explore Richmond – the bridge, the Gaol, convict built homes, small cottages, unique shops and restaurants.
Operates: – – Tue. – Thur. Fri. Sat.
Departs & Returns: 13:20:00 – 17:00:00
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Russell Falls (Includes Lunch) – Hobart

Russell Falls (Includes Lunch) – Hobart
Wilderness, waterfalls and wildlife…Experience the tranquility of pristine rainforest, tall tree ferns and majestic Russell Falls at Mt Field National Park. Follow the Tyenna River to Something Wild, a wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary and encounter Australian native animals close – up.
Highlights:

  • Constitution Dock
  • Downtown Hobart and shopping precincts
  • Travel north west skirting Mt Wellington and follow the Derwent River
  • Suburbs of Glenorchy and Claremont – the home of Cadbury’s
  • Look for native birds along the shores of the Derwent River
  • The beautiful Derwent Valley – tiny towns and agriculture
  • New Norfolk – heart of the Derwent Valley
  • Pass through the Hop fields
  • Experience the stillness of rainforest fern glades at Mt Field National Park
  • Majestic tall tree ferns provide a canopy for a delightful walk alongside a forest stream
  • Witness the spectacle of Russell Falls
  • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Waterfalls Cafe of fresh local Tasmanian Salmon complimented by a glass of wine
  • Visit Something Wild set alongside Mt Field National Park, offering close up experiences of Australian native animals
  • Get warm and friendly with a Tasmanian Devil!
  • Look for the shy and wary platypus from the viewing platform
  • Take a guided tour of Something Wild and learn of the habits of our native animals
  • Wombats, sugar gliders, koalas, platypus
  • Cockatoos, echidnas, kangaroos
  • Return alongside the Derwent River crossing the Bowen Bridge overlooking the Incat catamaran factory.
Operates: Sun. – – Wed. – – –
Departs & Returns: 09:15:00 – 16:00:00
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Mt Wellington – Hobart

Mt Wellington – Hobart
Crowned by alpine vegetation, dusted by snow in winter, Mt Wellington enables the visitor to glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and the aquatic setting of Hobart town.
Highlights:

  • St David’s Park
  • Battery Point – charming historic houses, boutique shops and pubs
  • Arthur’s Circus
  • Anglesea Barracks – Australia’s oldest Army facility
  • South Hobart – fine examples of early Hobart homes
  • Cascade Valley – home of Cascade Brewery and Gardens
  • Pretty mountain town of Ferntree
  • Pass through various eco systems as we ascend the mountain
  • Massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes
  • Mt Wellington Summit – a harsh rocky alpine environment affording unsurpassed views on a clear day
  • Witness the panoramic spectacle of Hobart, its surrounding suburbs, towns and vast waterways
  • Visit remains of the Female Factory – a one time female prison
  • Macquarie Street.
Operates: – – Tue. – Thur. Fri. Sat.
Departs & Returns: 09:15:00 – 11:15:00
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Launceston Highlights – Hobart

Launceston Highlights – Hobart
Tour the highlights of Launceston then take in the pleasures of the delectable and storybook Tamar Valley. Follow the tranquil yet spectacular Tamar River amongst vineyards, bird havens, elegant country houses, fruit orchards and fishing villages – all set against the rolling hills of the Australian bush. Sample Tasmania’s fine wine, indulge yourself at Grindelwald Swiss Village and explore the historic village of Evandale, host to the internationally renowned Penny Farthing Bike race.
Highlights:

  • Discover the highlights of Launceston
  • Victorian streetscapes and historical architecture
  • Follow the Tamar Valley North West of Launceston
  • Pass through Riverside with its charming historic houses
  • Tamar Island – an important habitat for water birds
  • Look for black and white swans and seabirds feeding on the wetlands
  • Panoramic views of the spectacular Tamar Valley
  • Visit a winery and taste from a selection of fine Tamar Valley wines
  • Take in the relaxing atmosphere and superb views of the Tamar Valley
  • Picturesque Grindelwald Swiss Village – a charming Swiss replica
  • Lakeside Swiss Village – offering local craft, souvenirs, Swiss chocolate (own expense)
  • Tour the spectacular Tamar Valley and take in a panoramic overview from Brady’s Lookout
  • Visit the historic Georgian village of Evandale – originally established as a military post
  • Time to browse in antique galleries and art and craft shops
  • Perhaps enjoy a delightful afternoon tea (own expense).
Operates: Daily
Departs & Returns: 13:30:00 – 17:00:00
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Huon Valley – Hobart

Huon Valley – Hobart
Walk the tree tops of pristine forest at Tahune Forest Airwalk having travelled the Huon River Valley, a region of tended fields, superb forest clad rivers and fishing villages set by picturesque inlets.
Highlights:

  • Historic Salamanca Place – crafts and restaurants
  • Spectacular views of Hobart, the Derwent River and Wrest Point Casino
  • Kingston – Hobart’s fastest growing town
  • Lush rolling hills and valleys of the Derwent and Huon Valleys
  • Rural town of Huonville – hub of the Huon Valley
  • Franklin on the Huon River noted for wooden boat building
  • Experience the country town of Geeveston
  • Head deep into Aussie bush at the Tahune Airwalk with stunning views over the Huon River
  • Walk on the valley floor at the Huon Pine walk
  • Walk under tall tree fern canopies and alongside the tannin coloured Huon River
  • Experience the stillness of pristine Australian bush
  • Enjoy maximum time at the airwalk or there is an opportunity to visit Peppermint Bay at Woodbridge for afternoon tea (own expense) when dropping off Tour 773 cruise return passengers.
Operates: Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. – 01 Sept – 30 Apr, – -Tue – Thur. Fri. – 01 May – 31 Aug
Departs & Returns: 09:15:00 – 17:00:00
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Hobart Highlights – Hobart

Hobart Highlights – Hobart
Tour the highlights of Hobart then travel to Richmond, one of Australia’s most original historic villages. Nowhere else in Tasmania is the romance and nostalgic charm of the colonial days more alive than in the village of Richmond.
Highlights:

  • Sullivan’s Cove – Hobart’s birthplace and ferry terminal
  • Parliament House
  • Salamanca Place – Georgian style warehouses
  • Battery Point – charming historic houses, pubs and boutique shops
  • Constitution Dock
  • ABC Buildings – Hobart’s original sandstone railway station
  • Head out the Brooker Highway passing North Hobart and New Town
  • Derwent Entertainment Centre
  • Visit Richmond – one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns dating from the 1820’s
  • Cross the Richmond Bridge – the oldest road bridge in Australia
  • Richmond Gaol – operational from 1826
  • Excellent photo opportunity from our specially selected vantage point for that perfect shot
  • Time to explore Richmond – convict built homes, classic Georgian mansions and small cottages, many unique shops, galleries and restaurants.
Operates: – – Tue. – Thur. Fri. Sat.
Departs & Returns: 13:20:00 – 17:00:00
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Hobart City Tour (Morning) – Hobart

Hobart City Tour (Morning) – Hobart
Welcome to Hobart. 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.
Highlights:

  • 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
  • Anglesea Barracks
  • South Hobart at the foot of Mt Wellington
  • Cascade Gardens and Brewery
  • Visit the remains of the Female Factory – a one time female prison and Island Produce Fudge Factory
  • 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.
Operates: Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. –
Departs & Returns: 09:45:00 – 12:45:00
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Grand Port Arthur – Hobart

Grand Port Arthur – Hobart
Rich in visual history, the Port Arthur Historic Site evokes a powerful sense of our past convict era and of early Australian settlement heritage. Sitting tranquilly amidst English oaks and gardens, Port Arthur is a harsh contrast to the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula.
Highlights:

  • Aquatic Centre and Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Government House
  • Cross the Tasman Bridge
  • Head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula
  • Pristine Pirates Bay
  • Eaglehawk Neck
  • Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
  • Find out what’s unique about Doo Town
  • Port Arthur – historic convict site
  • Take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead
  • See Port Arthur from a different perspective on an “Isle of the Dead” walking tour
  • Take a guided walking tour of historic Port Arthur with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins
  • See the Penitentiary – a one time granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant’s House, the church and more
  • Visit highlights of Tasman National Park
  • Wonder at the spectacle of Tasman Arch
  • Superb views of the rugged coastline
  • Be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil’s Kitchen.
Operates: Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. – 26 Dec to 30 Apr, Sun .Mon. – Wed. – Fri. – 01 May to 24 Dec
Departs & Returns: 09:15:00 – 17:00:00
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Grand Hobart – Hobart

Grand Hobart – Hobart
Tour 797 Grand Hobart is a combination tour of Mt Wellington, the Hobart City tour and the afternoon City Highlights/Richmond tour. You can discover Hobart in a day – Mt Wellington summit, Hobart city and Richmond, one of Australia’s most original historic villages.
Highlights:

  • St David’s Park
  • Battery Point – charming historic houses, boutique shops and pubs
  • Arthur’s Circus
  • Anglesea Barracks – Australia’s oldest Army facility
  • South Hobart – fine examples of early Hobart homes
  • Cascade Valley – home of Cascade Brewery and Gardens
  • Pretty mountain town of Ferntree
  • Pass through various eco systems as we ascend the mountain
  • Massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes
  • Mt Wellington Summit – a harsh rocky alpine environment affording unsurpassed views on a clear day
  • Witness the panoramic spectacle of Hobart, its surrounding suburbs, towns and vast waterways
  • Visit remains of the Female Factory – a one time female prison
  • Macquarie Street.
  • 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
  • Anglesea Barracks
  • South Hobart at the foot of Mt Wellington
  • Cascade Gardens and Brewery
  • Visit the remains of the Female Factory – a one time female prison and Island Produce Fudge Factory
  • 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.
  • Sullivan’s Cove – Hobart’s birthplace and ferry terminal
  • Parliament House
  • Salamanca Place – Georgian style warehouses
  • Battery Point – charming historic houses, pubs and boutique shops
  • Constitution Dock
  • ABC Buildings – Hobart’s original sandstone railway station
  • Head out the Brooker Highway passing North Hobart and New Town
  • Derwent Entertainment Centre
  • Visit Richmond – one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns dating from the 1820’s
  • Cross the Richmond Bridge – the oldest road bridge in Australia
  • Richmond Gaol – operational from 1826
  • Excellent photo opportunity from our specially selected vantage point for that perfect shot
  • Time to explore Richmond – convict built homes, classic Georgian mansions and small cottages, many unique shops, galleries and restaurants.
Operates: – – Tue. – Thur. Fri. Sat.
Departs & Returns: 09:15:00 – 17:00:00
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Cradle Mountain National Park – Hobart

Cradle Mountain National Park – Hobart
Awaken your senses to the magnificent splendour that is Cradle Mountain… Go deep into the Tasmanian forest and experience the solitary wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest, wildlife and unsurpassed beauty of this World Heritage listed National Park. Discover many walks throughout the rainforest – catch your breath as you first glimpse the craggy outcrop of majestic Cradle Mountain towering above sparkling Dove Lake plateau.
Highlights:

  • Travel through green pastures South West of Launceston
  • The mountains of the Great Western Tiers guide you towards Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Pass quaint and historical towns of Carrick, Hagley and Westbury
  • Scenic town of Deloraine – hub between Launceston and Devonport
  • Travel further inland passing Australian Blue Gum and pine plantations
  • Tour Sheffield – the town of murals
  • Traverse through dense forest and mountainous terrain
  • Cross the beautiful Cethana Dam made to support hydro scheme
  • Look for wombats, potaroos and wallabies in Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Stop at Cradle Village Cafe for lunch (own expense)
  • Visit the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre for an appreciation of the Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Take a short stroll along the Enchanted Forest Walk viewing pencil pine, lush forest and a spectacular waterfall
  • Stand in awe as you take in the powerful and majestic Cradle Mountain reigning over the picturesque Dove Lake
  • Take a short walk around Dove Lake taking in the views of Cradle Mountain (weather permitting)
  • Visit Waldheim Chalet (the forest home) of Gustav Weindorfers
  • Stop at Ashgrove Cheese Farm for some famous Tasmanian cheese
  • Learn how cheese is made and sample the numerous varieties of cheese made on the premises.
Operates: Sun. Mon. – Wed. – Fri. –
Departs & Returns: 08:30:00 – 17:00:00
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