Hobart Dark Past City Walk

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Explore the darker side of Hobart’s convict and colonial past on this exciting evening tour. Spook yourself out during a fascinating visit to the cemetery after dark.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy a grim and grisly tour dripping with dark humor
  • Dark visit to Hobart’s city-centre cemetery
  • See convict landmarks including where the gallows and gibbet stood
  • Invasions, executions, smugglers, criminals, convicts, escapees and bush-rangers
Full description
This 1.5 hour after dark walking tour will show you the hidden dark secrets within the streets of Hobart. The tour starts on historic Hunter Street where the dark history truly began, continuing along the Hobart waterfront and concluding in Salamanca Square, with plenty of corruption and shocking stories along the way.
You will be able to learn about many of the more colorful characters who walked before us, one in particular who was known for his lovely art work, and his hobby involving poison.
The buildings and monuments that are standing in Hobart today are incredibly different to the jails and sites of punishment that were originally built around Hobart. Visiting the cemetary after dark has never been more interesting.
  • Friendly, knowledgable guide
  • Lots of stories accompanied with old images, maps and photographs to enhance the story telling
What’s Not Included
  • In order to keep the cost of your tour as low as possible, hotel pick-up or drop off is not included
  • Food and beverages are not included, but recommendations can be made

When you get there

Meeting point

25 Hunter Street, Hobart. Outside the Henry Jones Art Hotel

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Know before you go
Meet your guide in front of the Henry Jones Art Hotel, 25 Hunter St Hobart 7001.

Your guide will be wearing a bright blue hat and carrying a bright blue folder with Hobart Walking Tours printed on it - you can't miss us, we really stand out!

Parking is available outside TMAG - Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery in Dunn Place which is just a short walk from the start of the tour.

The tour finishes at Salamanca Place, where your guide will be able to recommend some great eating and drinking spots.

Things To Bring:

You only need to bring things for your own comfort while outdoors for 2-3 hours.
Hobart is well known for its glorious range of weather conditions – often on the same day – so check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.