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Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Eco-Tour from Hobart

1. Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Eco-Tour from Hobart

Experience Bruny Island on a full-day eco-adventure from Hobart. Experienced guides will make your adventure fun, entertaining, and informative. The meeting point is quite central, just a short walk or taxi ride from most Hobart hotels. Check in and enjoy a scenic bus tour from Hobart to Bruny Island. After the ferry crossing, savor sightseeing and morning tea on Bruny Island. Morning tea is a freshly baked blueberry muffin and a hot or cold drink. Listen to live commentary on the bus on the way to the cruise departure point at Adventure Bay. Embark on a 3-hour wilderness cruise on a custom-built boat. Explore the rugged coastline, cruising beneath high sea cliffs and entering deep sea caves. Encounter seals, dolphins, and whales. At the end of your cruise, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before a sightseeing bus tour of Bruny Island. Savor homemade pumpkin soup and a gourmet salad roll with your choice of Tasmanian Salmon or local ham (gluten-free & vegetarian options available). After the ferry crossing, relax on the return journey to Hobart and be dropped off back at your hotel.

Hobart: Bruny Island Gourmet Sightseeing Day Tour

2. Hobart: Bruny Island Gourmet Sightseeing Day Tour

Discover Bruny Island’s spectacular landscapes, gourmet produce, and inspiring locals on a guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Tours depart daily from Hobart and local accommodation. Relax and enjoy this fully inclusive experience showcasing the best of Bruny Island. Try cheeses, oysters, fudge, premium wines, honey, and mead. Meet some of the island’s artisan producers, people who put their energy and spirit into handcrafting these renowned products. Stop for a delicious lunch at Pennicott’s beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.  Throughout the day you'll see incredible scenery. At The Neck, see the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves. Take a stroll and leave your footprints in the sand of a deserted beach. The light bush of the northern island gives way to the dense rainforest of the south's Mavista Rainforest - a pristine environment home to diverse wildlife including rare white wallabies. Board the ferry for a return crossing to Kettering, followed by a short drive back to Hobart, where hotel drop-offs are available on request.

From Hobart: Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

3. From Hobart: Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

Choose to begin your tour on Bruny Island or from Hobart. Cruise by some of Australia's highest sea cliffs and drift up close to listen to the awesome Breathing Rock. Enter deep-sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and The Monument, and feel the power of nature where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. On this activity, search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales, and sea birds with an interpretive guide. At the Friars, drift quietly past rare nesting seabirds and a large haul-out home to thousands of seals. The custom-built yellow boats feature open-air tiered seating providing excellent all-round views. When the cruise finishes, disembark and have time to explore Bruny Island. After, enjoy a guided bus tour as you return to Hobart (if option selected).

Tasmania: 7-Day Tasmania Highlights Tour

4. Tasmania: 7-Day Tasmania Highlights Tour

Day 1: Hobart to Strahan The journey through the Western Wilds starts by taking you to the picturesque harborside village of Strahan on the West Coast. At Mt Field NP, walk among some of the world’s tallest flowering trees and admire the wonderful Russell Falls. Later, stop at Lake St. Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, and the wild Franklin-Gordon NP. For the last stop before Strahan, visit Queenstown for a glimpse of Tassie’s mining history. Day 2: Wild West Coast In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall — Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Return to your accommodation in Strahan in the evening. Day 3: Cradle Mountain to Launceston Discover the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where you can choose a walk to suit you. Stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. Afterward, take a short drive through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’ and then to Launceston where you will spend the night. Day 4: Launceston to Bicheno Today make your way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim or simply wander along one of the world's most stunning beaches. This evening you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal). Spend the night in Bicheno. Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Hobart An early start means you are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mount Amos or a beach walk. Continue your journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford before arriving at your accommodation in Hobart. Day 6: Bruny Island Journey south of Hobart to Kettering and board the vehicular ferry to cross the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to North Bruny Island. On the island, stop at "The Neck", home to the Truganini Lookout and its spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Bruny Island coastline. Also, visit South Bruny Island and Adventure Bay- hike to Fluted Cape, or a more relaxed Grass Point. Look for some local wildlife (including the white Bennetts wallabies), and sample some fresh local produce including oysters and cheese before returning to your accommodation in Hobart. Day 7: Tasman Peninsula Start with a visit to Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond, before heading south to explore the incredible coastline of Tasman National Park with a number of stops at geological formations like Tasman Arch. Join a guided walk from Remarkable Cave to Crescent Bay, or, visit Port Arthur Historic Site to gain insights into Tasmania's ruthless convict history, at your own expense.

Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

5. Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

Depart Hobart on a full-day tour exploring Tasmania’s ruthless convict past and experience the rugged landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula. Start with a visit to the well-preserved colonial village of Richmond. Admire sights like Australia's oldest bridge that is still in use. Head south to the Tasman Peninsula and enter the Tasman National Park for some amazing views of the coastline and sea. Upon arrival at the Port Arthur Historic Site, learn the story of the convict settlement. Listen to stories about the chilling realities of life as a prisoner amid the preserved jail ruins on a guided tour. Hear more about the penal colony's terrible past. Take a cruise of the harbor to see the site from a different perspective, and get a look at the Isle of the Dead where those who died at the prison were laid to rest in mass graves. Return to Hobart and benefit from the opportunity to stop by the remarkable geological formations of the Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and Blow Hole. Get dropped off in Hobart in the early evening.

Tasman Peninsula Day Trip with Cruise & Devils from Hobart

6. Tasman Peninsula Day Trip with Cruise & Devils from Hobart

Experience the highlights of the Tasman Peninsula on a day trip from Hobart. Journey 1.5-hours from Hobart to Port Arthur by a comfortable coach. Enjoy morning tea on the Tasman Peninsula. Climb aboard a custom-built boat for an unforgettable 3-hour wilderness cruise. Explore the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck, from rugged sea cliffs to waterfalls, rock formations, archways, and deep-sea caves. You might see seals, migrating whales, seabirds, or even a pod of playful dolphins surfing the boat's bow wave.  At the end of your cruise, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park. Spend part of the afternoon at the Park before the returning journey to Hobart. Be dropped back to your hotel around 6 pm. 

From Hobart: Bruny Island Highlights Day Trip

7. From Hobart: Bruny Island Highlights Day Trip

This day trip to Bruny Island provides a terrific balance of scenery, guided nature walks, wildlife, and local produce tastings. Departing Hobart, travel 40km south to Kettering and take the ferry across the D’Entrecastreaux channel to Bruny Island for a fun-filled day. The scenic drive from North Bruny Island to South Bruny National Park reveals Bruny's coastal beauty, featuring wild coves and beaches. At Cape Bruny, learn the history behind the convict-built lighthouse and enjoy views of the Southern Ocean and of Lighthouse Beach. Tastings of local produce begin at historic Two Tree Point in Adventure Bay, with morning tea time made up of freshly baked sourdough bread, cheese, and oysters. Next, choose a walking option, such as an adventurous hike to Fluted Cape with its impressive dolerite cliffs, ocean views, and eucalyptus forest, or take an easy stroll out to Grass Point. If you prefer an even more relaxed time, wander along the bay’s white sands. Climb the steps to the top of Truganini Lookout at the Neck, for memorable panoramic vistas. Try Bruny’s other local specialties like leatherwood honey (included) or opt for a craft beer before returning to Hobart in the evening (at your own expense). With luck, sightings of local wildlife such as echidna and white wallabies on the return ferry back will round off your trip.

From Hobart: 5-Day Tasmania West & East Coast Tour

8. From Hobart: 5-Day Tasmania West & East Coast Tour

Departing from Hobart, escape into Tasmania's wilderness and travel coast to coast to explore and experience the best of the island on this 5-day tour. Journey to the wild and rugged West Coast for waterfalls, rainforest and wildlife. Then experience the startling change of scenery as the tour continues on through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain to the white sands of the Bay of Fires. Full of famous attractions, fun and adventure, this tour will show you the best of Tasmania! Day 1: Hobart to Strahan Depart Hobart at 7:00 AM and drive through the Derwent Valley, traveling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan where you will stay overnight. Day 2: Wild West Coast (B)   In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then, continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall Montezuma Falls. Or choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Stay overnight at Strahan. Day 3: Cradle Mountain to Launceston (B) Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes you through Sheffield, the "town of murals", to Launceston. Stay overnight at Launceston. Day 4: Launceston to Bicheno (B) Head to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim in turquoise waters, with plenty of time to enjoy the pristine white sands and orange lichen-clad boulders. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to the seaside town of Bicheno. Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal). Stay overnight in Bicheno. Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Hobart (B) An early start means you are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mount Amos or Hazards Beach walk. Continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford on the way to Hobart.

Hobart City 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

9. Hobart City 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

On this 2.5-hour tour you’ll be able to enjoy Hobart’s iconic waterfront from a different perspective, as you paddle along in a sea kayak. Departing from Sandy Bay with a local guide, you’ll pass historic Battery Point, now one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Hobart. Glide under fishing wharves before entering the bustling Hobart docks area. Get up close to sleek yachts, elegant tall ships, working fishing boats, modern cruisers and possibly even a cruise ship. After working up an appetite, you’ll get to enjoy Hobart’s legendary fish and chips from the comfort of your kayak as your guide entertains you with some local stories. No kayaking experience is necessary and the tour is suitable for younger participants who can team up with an adult or one of the guides.

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area: Day Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Hobart

This all day tour to the Tasman peninsula and Port Arthur was fabulous. Our guide Justin was amazing, hilarious and very knowledgeable. There was a long bush walk to one site on the way which we weren’t expecting but still very well worthwhile. Very much recommend this tour and company. Great communication.

Excellent tour, brilliant guide who was v informative and funny keeping energy levels up all the way. Weather was rain but even so tour was worth it. Learning about convict life was both fascinating and disturbing.

Absolutely brilliant. David was Amazing! Funny and full of information. We 3 old girls had the best day . We had so many laughs and learnt so much . Such a good driver and highly recommend . Best day ever

Anthony was a wonder driver and guide , full of information. We lucked out with the weather and got some fantastic photos on our hike

The boat tour was so fun! we saw sea lions, whales, and pods of dolphins.