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Bruny Island Day Trip from Hobart

1. Bruny Island Day Trip from Hobart

Get back to nature on a full-day trip to Bruny Island, tailored to the day's weather conditions to create the most enjoyable experience.  Catch the ferry from Hobart to go on a nature walk in the temperate rainforest, or enjoy a swim in a hidden lagoon or the ocean, weather permitting. Encounter unique wildlife, such as the rare albino wallaby as your guide shows you some of the hiding spots of this elusive creature. Soak up the panoramic views from the Neck and Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and marvel at the picturesque beaches along the way. Stop to sample local produce, including award-winning cheeses, wines, beers, ciders, berries, chocolates, and oysters at your own cost. There will be a lunch stop where you can enjoy locally cooked and farmed produce from the land and the sea at you own expense, or bring your own picnic if you prefer.

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Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Eco-Tour from Hobart

2. 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 at 7:30 AM then 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. Be dropped back to your hotel around 5:30 PM.

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Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

3. Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

Travel aboard a brand new vessels in a small group of up to 12 passengers. The spacious enclosed cabin contains comfortable leather seats. Large awning windows provide a great view and allow you to immerse yourself in the surroundings. Cruising down the Derwent River you'll pass historic Battery Point, now one of Tasmania's premium residential addresses. You'll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Further south, you'll truly appreciate the scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city. Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse, you'll be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart's early settlement. Cruising into Storm Bay, you'll reach Betsey Island. This uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including gulls, cormorants and the majestic white bellied sea eagle. As you circumnavigate Betsey Island, Hope Beach comes into view. This isolated beach is known for its large breaks and offshore winds. You'll cruise close in to the shore and feel the swell surging straight from the Southern Ocean; these conditions make this a favorite spot with local surfers. After 2.5 hours on the water you'll return to Hobart refreshed, with a newfound appreciation for this beautiful harbor city.

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Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

4. Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

Departing daily from Cambridge, fly towards and over the top of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s East Coast. Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s very first National Parks (est. 1916) and is home to dramatic pink granite mountains, secluded bays, crystal clear waters and pristine white beaches. Freycinet is home to Tasmania’s and arguably Australia’s most iconic white sands beach – Wineglass Bay, the aerial view of this sight is something truly spectacular and unforgettable. From the Freycinet Peninsula, fly over the seal colony of Ile Des Phoques, then continue your scenic flight towards your destination, Maria Island. Here land and set off on an exploration of the island national park. It’s tranquility combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place. Maria Island’s pristine untouched beaches, the crystal clear waters of the surrounding marine reserve and scenery like the magnificent Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks will take your breath away. Have a chance while on the Island to wander through forests of magnificent blue and white gums, some of them over 400 years old and unique to Maria Island. Step back in time and walk where convicts and explorers have walked before you. At the Fossils Cliffs see shellfish fossil beds unlike any other in the world. Maria Island is also famous for its abundance of wildlife being home to rare and endangered species like the Swift Parrot and Cape Barron Goose, Wombats, Kangaroos and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. It’s difficult to describe the beauty of Maria Island, you really have to see it to believe it. As you interact with the Maria Island’s local wildlife and take in the spectacular scenery your guide will prepare a bountiful Tasmanian picnic looking over the Northern end of the majestic national park. This feast is full of some of Tasmania’s finest offerings, consisting of fresh Oysters, Mussels, Salmon, Mackerel, Scallops, Octopus, all locally sourced from Tasmanian’s beautiful and clean waterways, this seafood smorgasbord is accompanied with paired Tasmanian premium white wine. Please note, if seafood isn’t to your liking that’s not a problem at all, just let the tour operator know at the time of booking and they can happily source a beautiful mix of different Tasmanian produce. After your time on Maria board your aircraft once again return to Hobart. Tour highlights • Aerial eye view of • Freycinet National Park • Wineglass Bay • Maria Island • Chance to interact (without fences) with wildlife such as • Tasmanian devils • Wombats • Forester (Eastern grey) Kangaroos • Wallabies • Gourmet Seafood Platter and Tasmanian Premium Wine Tour runs for approximately 3 hours and departs daily from Cambridge Aerodrome (20-minute drive from the Hobart CBD), Hotel Pick up and Drop off available.

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Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

5. Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

This nature lover’s day trip begins with pickup from Hobart hotel. Then, journey through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Drive past Australia's oldest operating pub. Continue on to Mt. Field National Park, where Russell Falls is a must-see. Stroll underneath enormous fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees to the waterfall. Next, follow the freshwater back to New Norfolk, where your guide will explain its interesting history.   Stretch and grab a bite to eat before the next stop. Head to a Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hand-feed kangaroos and discover Tasmanian devils. End your day in the picturesque town of Richmond before returning to Hobart. The Mt Wellington summit time depends on the weather (cloud cover) and will either be early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

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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 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 bow wave of the boat.  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 return journey to Hobart. Be dropped back to your hotel around 6 pm. 

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Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington and Bonorong Tour from Hobart

7. Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington and Bonorong Tour from Hobart

Following pick-up from Hobart's CBD, transfer to Mt. Field National Park. Here, you will take a series of walks in Tasmania’s oldest national park. Famous for Russell Falls and the tall gum trees along its scenic walks, Mt. Field National Park is only a 90-minute drive from Hobart. With its 3-tiered drop, Russell Falls is easily Tasmania’s most recognizable waterfall. It's an easy and enjoyable walk along a beautiful track to Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls beyond. Make your way along the Tall Trees Track to see the 80-meter tall Swamp Gum trees. Enjoy the cool, quiet rainforest atmosphere of eucalyptus, streams and local wildlife. Then join the Pandani Grove Trail around the alpine Lake Dobson. Soak up the wilderness and surrounding mountain air in a lesser-visited area of the park. Lake Dobson is often covered in a layer of ice and surrounded by snow in the winter. During the summer you can spot platypus. The vegetation dates back to the Gondwanaland era to give the area an enchanting and ancient feel. Enjoy a lunch break in one of the numerous beautiful settings of Mt. Field. Then visit Bonorong Wildlife Park to explore the home of rescued wildlife. Get up close to Tasmanian Devils and see wallabies freely hopping around the park. End with a striking view from the top of Mt. Wellington. Head to the summit (1,271 meters) for an expansive vista. Then return to your hotel in Hobart's CBD at around 17:30.

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Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

8. Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

The Bonorong Night Tour is a group feeding tour with a guide just for your group. Group sizes are kept small to ensure every participant has plenty of opportunity to interact with the critters. You will enter the animals’ world and experience hand-feeding weird and wonderful creatures like Eastern quolls, tawny frogmouths and sugar gliders. You will also be able to help your guide feed the Tassie devils their dinner! In fact, you are going to help feed almost all of the animals in the sanctuary. First it’s dinner time for the daylight dwellers and then the nocturnal animals get their breakfast. A special highlight is meeting the mob of friendly Forester kangaroos. You are also going to meet some incredible survivors as many of the animals are recovering from injury or are orphans. Your guide will show you how you are helping to get the animals back into the wild.

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Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

9. Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

Day one: Port Arthur Historic Site Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM. After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. A guided walk and harbor cruise are included. Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life of a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins. Day two: Hobart to Strahan 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 three: 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. Stay overnight again in Strahan.  Day four: 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 five: Launceston to Bicheno Start the day with a journey to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires, where the beaches are gleaming and the is water inviting. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno. Explore a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil and other iconic Tasmania wildlife. You will stay overnight at accommodation in Bicheno. Day six: Freycinet National Park to Hobart After breakfast, get ready for an early start to be the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout at the Freycinet National Park. Beat the crowds and the heat for that picture postcard photograph. Relax on a 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. Return to Hobart for 5:30 PM. 

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Bruny Island Highlights Day Trip from Hobart

10. Bruny Island Highlights Day Trip from Hobart

Located at the mouth of the River Derwent, Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s best natural highlights. Bruny Island is home to some splendid wildlife (including the white Bennetts wallabies), amazing scenery, rich indigenous history and delicious produce. After a short ferry ride across the D’entrecasteaux Channel, you'll head to Cape Bruny and the Bruny Island Lighthouse, stopping along the way for some spectacular views at the Neck lookout.  Next, you will enjoy great coastal walks and stunning beaches, including Adventure Bay for a quick swim (conditions permitting), before looking for the local white Bennetts wallabies. The highlights continue throughout the afternoon as you sample some of the best produce the island has to offer, including cheese and oysters.

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What people are saying about Hobart

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 269 reviews

We all had a perfect day from beginning to end. Jamie and the other guides were all great and knowledgeable. The bus trip was interesting learning about the little towns along the way. The boat trip was amazing, getting up close to wild life such as the seals, dolphins, mutton birds was a highlight. Having the opportunity to view the magnificent cliffs, caves and rock formations was great. Highly recommend this tour.

Excellent relaxing tour, no rush, beautiful walk through the bush to the Falls. The guide- Jarrod knowledge about area, history was exceptional. He was making sure everyone stay well and go home safely.

Peter is a great tour guide! He took us to many beautiful secret look out! He explained well at ever single spot! Hes friendly and professional! We really enjoyed it

Our guide was informative and funny. He let us know the plan for the day but happy if we need more or less time at each stop.

Great experience…experienced operators…awesome lunch