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Hobart: Bruny Island Gourmet Sightseeing Day Tour

1. Hobart: Bruny Island Gourmet Sightseeing Day Tour

Explore Bruny Island’s spectacular landscapes, gourmet produce, and inspiring locals on a small group tour of around 20 passengers, plus your 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. Your return ferry crossing departs at 4:30 PM for a 5:00 PM arrival in Kettering, followed by a short 30-minute drive back to Hobart, where hotel drop offs are available on request.

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Drink Tasmania Signature Tour: Wine, Cider, Beer and Whisky

2. Drink Tasmania Signature Tour: Wine, Cider, Beer and Whisky

Start the day at Brooke Street Pier on the picturesque Hobart Waterfront. The morning half of the tour takes place in the beautiful Huon Valley, home to Tasmania’s bountiful apple and cherry orchards. Sample award-winning wines at Home Hill Winery, including sparkling, chardonnay, pinot noir, dessert wines and more while taking a leisurely stroll through the vineyards. At Pagan Cider Cellar Door, experience traditional farmhouse-style organic apple ciders and compare them to more modern examples made from a variety of fruits from the valley. Local produce from the valley will be on offer for lunch at Willie Smith's Apple Shed. After lunch, start the whisky and beer tour. Visit the Lark Distillery Cellar Door and taste the famous Lark Classic Cask whisky. Taste three impressive whisky varieties at Sullivans Cove Distillery before enjoying craft beer at the Last Rites Brewing Company. The tour concludes at Hobart Brewing Company where you can enjoy a drink of your choice.

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Hobart: Best of Tasmanian Wine Day Tour

3. Hobart: Best of Tasmanian Wine Day Tour

Your full-day wine tour begins as you depart from the Brooke Street Pier. From there, begin your visit to 5 of Southern Tasmania’s best wine producers, all within a short drive of Hobart. Have the opportunity to meet some of the winemakers and taste a wide range of award-winning, hand-crafted, cool climate wines. Taste world-class sparkling wines, crisp cool-climate white wines, and velvety, seductive reds. See grapes being processed, wines being fermented in the wineries, grapes growing in the vineyard, and wines maturing in barrel rooms. You may even be lucky enough to try wine direct from the tanks, or even from the barrels. Expect a day packed full of wine tasting, tours, conversations, and even some local cheese thrown in for good measure. At the conclusion of your experience, return to the Hobart Brewing Company to continue your evening.

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Hobart: Half-Day Vineyard Tour with Tastings and Pizza

4. Hobart: Half-Day Vineyard Tour with Tastings and Pizza

Spend an afternoon with some of Tasmania's most charming wine producers as you sample local wine, learn about the wine-making process, see Australia's oldest bridge, and, to round things off, enjoy some homemade pizza. Following pickup from your Hobart accommodation, you'll visit three different wine producers. Start with Derwent Estate and enjoy a tasting session inside a charming heritage cottage that overlooks the River Derwent Estuary. The next stop is at one of the many vineyards nestled in the Coal River Valley, home to numerous celebrated wine producers. Enjoy a short stopover in Richmond Village, where you can view Australia's oldest bridge. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at Everyman and His Dog Vineyard. Meet the makers and hear stories about operating Tasmania's smallest commercial vineyard. Finally, enjoy homemade pizza and a relaxing atmosphere to finish up the day of tastings.

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From Hobart: Full-Day Tour of Maria Island National Park

5. From Hobart: Full-Day Tour of Maria Island National Park

Enjoy an early-morning coffee or tea while learning about the history of the island. Hear tales of the Aboriginal people, about whaling cultures, convicts, of the industrial effects, and of the wildlife sanctuary of today. Enjoy a scenic drive and passenger ferry trip across Mercury Passage. Spend the morning walking to Fossil Cliffs during a 1.5-hour hike. Enjoy the views of Bishop and Clerk and watch the local wildlife in their natural environment.  Enjoy a freshly-prepared lunch inside a heritage-listed building that once processed convicts. All produce is locally sourced and represents Tasmania's fresh, world-class reputation for fine food. Afterward walk to the vibrant Painted Cliffs, while learning of the rich and natural history of the island. Spend the remaining time on the island looking for more wildlife or taking a quick swim in the cool waters of Darlington Beach.

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Tasmania in 3.5 Days: Strahan, Cradle Mountain, and Mt Field

6. Tasmania in 3.5 Days: Strahan, Cradle Mountain, and Mt Field

Day one: Hobart to Strahan Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM and drive through the Derwent Valley. Travel east to west across the island. 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 two: 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 at your own expense. Stay overnight again in Strahan.  Day three: Cradle Mountain to Launceston Around 950 meters above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park. Here, choose a walk to take. With an extensive range of tracks, you can stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. After, take a short drive through Sheffield, the town of murals, to Launceston for your overnight stay.  Day four: Launceston to Hobart This morning, take your transfer through the historic Tasmanian Midlands back to Hobart for 12:30 PM.

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From Hobart: Tasmanian Whisky Distillery Tour

7. From Hobart: Tasmanian Whisky Distillery Tour

Discover the best of Tasmania's booming whisky distillery scene on this full-day tour. With natural advantages of pure clean mountain water, cool climate conditions and fields of barley and peat, this boutique industry is now being heralded for creating some of the finest single malt whiskys being produced anywhere in the world today. Departing from Hobart, drive through spectacular Tasmanian landscapes from the Coal Valley to the Southern Midlands to the Tasmanian Highlands. Different distilleries will be visited on different days of the week depending on availability, however, a diverse and entertaining experience is guaranteed.    Kick-off your tour with a breakfast whisky upon arrival at the first distillery then enjoy samples of over a dozen different varieties throughout the day, including samples straight from the cask. Stop for lunch at a restaurant serving only the finest seasonal local produce. You will enjoy a guided tour of each of the distilleries and learn all about the brewing process from the distillers themselves.

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From Hobart: Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Derwent Valley Tour

8. From Hobart: Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Derwent Valley Tour

Start with pickup from your Hobart accomodation, and take a scenic drive along the Derwent River.  Arrive at the Glen Derwent Tea Rooms to enjoy traditional Devonshire Tea, scones with fresh local jam and cream, with your choice of coffee or tea. Afterwards, explore the beautiful historic township of New Norfolk, where your guide informs you of the colourful history of the area. Stop for lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery. Enjoy a delicious 2-course menu complimented with a glass of Tasmanian wine. After lunch, browse the famous antique shops of New Norfolk before sampling some of Tasmania's best wines at Derwent Estate and Clemens Hill Vineyards. Tasmania's iconic scallop pies are next at the Mures Fish Restaurant on the picturesque Hobart foreshore. Finally, wash it all down with some vodka, gine, and one of Tasmania's best cheeses from Grandvewe Cheeses.

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Hobart: Kunanyi/Mount Wellington Guided Hike

9. Hobart: Kunanyi/Mount Wellington Guided Hike

You will be picked up from your accomodation from your expert guide and drive from Hobart to the leafy suburb of Fern Tree, via historic South Hobart. There, view the walking map and learn the minimal impact walking principles of leave no trace. You will hike a mixture of mountain trails and explore lush foothills, rainforests, and waterfalls. Visit Silver Falls along the lush Pipeline track. The morning part of your Mount Wellington hike ascends up via mixed wet and dry forest. Grab a coffee or tea from the lovely lost freight cafe. With sensational views over Southern Tasmania, the trail is a mix of steep stairs and moderate uphill sections. Enjoy the panoramic views, sub-alpine flora and history of Wellington Park. View the spectacular rock columns, the Organ Pipes, popular with dare-devil climbers. Soak up the views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania from 4 lookouts. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.

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Hobart: Craft Beer Walking Tour with Local Guide

10. Hobart: Craft Beer Walking Tour with Local Guide

Starting off at a cozy local pub titled the New Sydney Hotel, you will enjoy warm hospitality as your guide introduces you to the Hobart craft beer scene. Visit a variety of local breweries, bars, and pubs with many beers to choose from. After a 10-minute walk along the North Hobart strip, reach a micro-brewery. Here you can see the working brewery and enjoy a tasting paddle of 4 beers produced right on site. The next venue is another 10 to 15-minute walk to the top end of Elizabeth Street. Visit a local institution serving their own beers. This is where the tour concludes, at which point you will be free to enjoy one of the other fine establishments within walking distance, or return back to the city with a 30-minute walk or 5-minute car ride.

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What people are saying about Hobart

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 342 reviews

Cant recommend this tour highly enough! From start to finish it was professional, informative, fun and everything I was hoping for. LOTS of tastings and a great lunch! Tim, our guide, was professional and entertaining at the same time! Would highly recommend this for anyone wanting a full but relaxing day! Excellent! 11 out of 10!!!

Tim was very informative and organised! Great experience for people who like a bit of history on the side of their alcoholic beverages:)

A well constructed tour with engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining hosts showing us around a unique island. Highly recommended.

An excellent day. Brilliant guide and exceptional value. So glad we went.

Kate was a very good guide,friendly and a wealth of knowledge.