Top attractions in Tasmania
Our most recommended things to do in Tasmania
1. Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch
Experience a multi-award-winning cruise in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Depart from Strahan on Tasmania's west coast and embark on a half-day adventure on the Gordon River aboard a sleek, purpose-built tour vessel, the "Spirit of the Wild". Cruise across Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then on to Gordon River while taking in the tranquil surroundings. Listen as your dedicated guides and character-based interpretation will take you through the history of this remarkable place.
Later, enjoy a buffet lunch or snack of local Tasmanian foods and beverages.
Complimentary Tasmanian red, white, and sparkling wines are available for Premiere Upper Deck guests, as well as beer, juice, tea, and espresso coffee. A cash bar is available on the vessel's Main Deck. This Gordon River cruise uniquely offers commentaries in German, French, Cantonese,...
We were welcomed and assisted by happy, friendly & knowledgeable people. Everything was clean and our buffet lunch was spot on. Lovely vessel and staff. Stunning part of the world! Thank you so much
2. From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience Wineglass Bay from the water. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable 4.5-hour cruise. During the tour, 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 nature's best wine bar. The Vista Lounge offers floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable indoor and spacious outdoor viewing decks, baby changing facilities, and di...
Crew and staff were knowledgeable and so friendly made the day fun and an amazing day so glad to have experienced so much
3. 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 3-hour activity, you’ll 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. After the cruise, enjoy time to explore Bruny Island.
The team on board our cruiser were informative, funny and helpful. The scenery down the coast was breathtaking, highly recommended
4. Tasman Island: 3-Hour Wilderness Cruise
The cruise travels beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar. Guests explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves. The coastline is part of the Tasman National Park. It is home to a variety of wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant sea birds in their thousands. At any time of year you're likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatross and sea eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting cormorants and peregrine falcons, or a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat. The custom built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of the Tasman Peninsula. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on th...
This is an experience that all Tasmanians and future tourists should do. It was absolutely amazing
5. Strahan: World Heritage Cruise on Gordon River with Lunch
Your cruise includes lunch, a 1-hour guided tour on Sarah Island, a 30-minute walk at Heritage Landing on the Gordon River and a tour of Huon Pine Sawmill on return to Strahan. When booking, you can choose standard, premium or gold seating. Climb aboard a purpose-built catamaran that departs from Strahan Wharf and heads towards Hells Gates, the narrow-channel entrance to Macquarie Harbor. Pass ocean trout and Atlantic salmon farms en-route to Sarah Island. Take a 1-hour guided tour of the island to learn about the harsh conditions of Tasmania's first penal settlement. From Sarah Island, travel into the majestic world heritage listed Gordon River. Rediscover serenity while gliding deep into the ancient rainforest. Disembark at Heritage Landing for a stroll through the hushed, lichen-covered rainforest. Marvel at one of the forest's oldest inhabitants, a 2000-year-old Huon Pine. Your c...
A wonderful day spent gliding down the picturesque Gordon River. So peaceful and the crew were absolutely amazing. We were served a scrumptious lunch and had drinks available. What more could we ask for??
6. 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 B...
Short but on point. Really enjoyed the view and weather through the double decker bus. Will definitely do this again on my next visit!
7. Bruny Island: Full-Day Food, Lighthouse & Sightseeing Tour
The ultimate way to experience Bruny Island’s wild beauty, history, and delicious foods! Hotel pick-up and drop-off, roundtrip ferry ride, a lighthouse tour, tastings and lunch included. Marvel at the views from scenic lookouts at Adventure Bay, The Neck Lookout, Cape Bruny. Spot echidnas, white wallabies, seabirds and wildflowers. Be guided through the Mount Mangana Rainforests and tour the inside of Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Savor a delicious lunch featuring locally caught fish, Tasmanian beef and lamb. Taste locally-made artisan cheeses, chocolates, fudge, and honey. Enjoy some short walks or a paddle in the cool ocean waters of the Tasman Sea. Enjoy locally-grown island produce at lunch.
Enjoyed the visit to Bruny Island. Guide was good, food excellent the only thing missing was no tea or coffee offered at morning tea.
8. Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket
Enjoy full access to Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula with an entry ticket valid for daytime entry for two consecutive days. Located 90 minutes from Hobart, the Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Discover fun, interactive experiences for all ages such as the Lottery of Life and the Museum and Convict Study Centre in the Asylum building. Explore the Convict Water Supply Trail and the Dockyard. Allow plenty of time to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer! Your admission includes a visitor guide with a map and a 40-minute guided walking tour that gives you a great introduction to Port Arthur, its people, and its past. As part of your admission, you can also enjoy a 25-minute harbor cruise on the MV Marana. The walking tours and cruises run several times a day, subject to availabil...
Easy to find. Very clean. Beautiful big reception and friendly helpful staff. Introductory tour was great
9. Hobart: kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Pass
Hop aboard the Explorer Bus nearby Hobart’s waterfront and begin the 1270 meter ascent up kunanyi/Mt. Wellington. As you make the upward journey, you’ll be treated to spectacular views over Hobart and deep into the horizon. At the summit, explore the lookouts and observation shelter. Enjoy the freedom of being able to hop-on and hop-off the bus at whatever stop you choose. If you like, instead of taking the bus straight to the top you can get off at some of the stops along the way and then hop back on a later bus. Explore stops including Fern Tree Park, The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend, and The Pinnacle. Discover a wide range of bushwalking tracks throughout Wellington Park, suitable for all ages and abilities. Afterward, hop-on a later bus to return to Hobart. Listen to an informative commentary as travel. Buses are wheelchair accessible and can carry mountain bikes, providing easie...
Great trip as long or as short as you make it. Experienced & knowledgeable drivers & commentary was interesting & told well. So glad we went with this company instead of hiring a car. Would highly recommend!
10. Hobart: Sunset Dinner Cruise
Prepare to discover the very best of Hobart by night on a sunset cruise around the river and harbor aboard a charming boat while you indulge in a tasty 3-course meal. Admire historic buildings and features of geographical interest and while cruising at a relaxed pace See local hotspots such as the Botanical Gardens, Government House, Battery Point, Sandy Bay, and the casino. Sit back and unwind as the onboard skipper enthralls you with comprehensive commentary about the Port of Hobart and highlights various points of interest before you are treated to the delicious food that is prepared and served on board.
The Sunset Dinner Cruise was excellent. The meal was excellent. The fillet of salmon was huge and so delicious. The only problem we had was when dining, we could not hear the commentary because of a niisy tanle of women next to us. The waiter did offer to Sk them to tone it down. Everything was really great. I would highly recommend this trip.
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What people are saying about Tasmania
Amazing tour with such a friendly, excited and kind tourguide and the views are stunning. I was travelling by muself and this tour was very nice. Alex gave me a lot of tips about places and tour for do during my trip. I also made new friends and learned so much about Tasmania
Don’t have breakfast and chances are you won’t need dinner either. So much beautiful food to taste. Our guide was fantastic and made sure we didn’t miss anything.
Awesome tour guide, and the best scenery of the island. Can’t wait to book again in the coming holidays with my daughter..
This is an experience that all Tasmanians and future tourists should do. It was absolutely amazing
Very interesting house and distillery. Friendly staff and great food.