Hobart
02/16/2020 12:00 AM
02/16/2020 12:00 AM
Explore the fabled island of Tasmania, Australia's smallest state. It was named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. The capital, Hobart, was founded as a penal colony for some 300 inmates. Today, Hobart is a charming city with a mild climate and a picturesque natural setting on the banks of the Derwent River. Its historic neighborhoods and traditional pubs are best explored on foot. You might wish to tour the former penal colony of Port Arthur, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an open-air museum chronicling the relocation of convicts here by the British Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Hobart - Half Day Sightseeing Tour - HD Tour
Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington. It is a provocative mix of historic and contemporary art and culture.
 
Highlights:
  • Walk through Royal Botanic Garden
  • Visit Mt Wellington summit for a photo opportunity
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive through Hobart
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide and vehicle
Not Included:
  • Lunch or morning tea
Hobart: Highlights and MONA - 8 hours
You will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a city sights tour of Hobart.

Spend the morning exploring Hobart’s city sights and vibrant waterfront, taking in Sullivan’s Cove, Salamanca Place with its Georgian sandstone buildings and historic Battery Point which was a maritime village in colonial times. Windy streets with small wooden cottages and large houses reflect the character and varying lifestyles of the inhabitants of that period.

 
Enjoy a scenic drive to the alpine wilderness of Mt Wellington, the 1270m peak, which provides the dramatic backdrop to the city and offers stunning views (weather dependent).
 
Then travel to MONA, the Museum of Old &New Art (MONA), one of the world’s most unique and controversial museums which houses one of the largest private art collections on the globe. After lunch at MONA’s flagship restaurant, the Source, you will have time viewing the museum with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern art before you are returned to your cruise vessel in Hobart.

Tour duration: approximately 8 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch, entry to MONA
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Hobart: Tasmania's History and Devils - 8.5 hours
You will be met at the cruise terminal by your guide and driver and transported to Port Arthur, Tasmania’s famous historical convict settlement. The buildings and the setting are quite beautiful, and your guide will bring the history alive ensuring a memorable experience.
 
Continue to travel to the historic village of Richmond with its picture-perfect scenery, before meeting Tasmania’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil. Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to experience the Tasmanian Devils, wombats, wallabies, echidnas, quolls, koalas and other Tasmanian animals first hand.

Lunch is included today, and there are plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos and customise the tour to your preferences.

At the conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal to reboard your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch, entry to Port Arthur historic site and wildlife sanctuary
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
 
Hobart: Tasmania
Your private guide and driver will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full-day tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Field National Park to explore some of Tasmania’s best wildlife and wildernesses.
 
Travel to Mount Field National Park, part of a vast wilderness on Tasmania’s south-western corner. You will walk through the forest to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees. It is here you will have a picnic lunch, surrounded by towering pine trees, and time to enjoy this spectacular wilderness.

After lunch travel to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which gives you the chance to see Tasmanian Devils, wombats, wallabies, echidnas, quolls, koalas and other Tasmanian animals up close. You can spend time learning more about how these animals have adapted to their environments.

At the end of your touring, you will be transferred back to your cruise vessel in Hobart.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch, entry to the wildlife sanctuary, national parks pass
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch

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