Map of Hobart & Southern Tasmania Explorer including Australia

A short coastal adventure that’s big on local culture and cuisine

Taking you from the heart of Hobart to the tip of the Tasman Peninsula, this 4-day explorer tour packs in all the highlights of south eastern Tasmania. With a friendly leader to guide the way, you’ll chat with friendly locals in the capital city’s markets, sample the homegrown flavours of Bruny Island, learn about the region’s colonial past and explore a rugged, wild coastline shaped over the centuries by the southern seas. This is the perfect adventure to see the best of the Hobart area in a short amount of time.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Hobart, Australia
Finish
Hobart, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Comfort
Code
PUKH
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Experience the best of southern Tasmania, from the bustling capital to the quiet seaside, with plenty of options for customising your trip to suit your interests.

  • Explore local life in historic Hobart as you browse through the markets and chat directly with producers about their locally sourced goods.

  • See the highlights of the picturesque Tasman Peninsula, such as the rocky formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, the secluded Crescent Bay and the tragically historic Port Arthur.

  • Discover the rugged beauty and delicious flavours of Bruny Island as you sample local delicacies and explore national parkland where towering cliffs fall away into the crashing sea.

  • Visit a fourth-generation family-run orchard to learn about the history of apple farming on Tasmania and try locally produced cider.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

  • This trip is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Please note that it includes several guided walks, allowing you to get among nature. Most are relatively short and easy although there are some more challenging options. However, joining a walk is always up to you. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

Itinerary

Welcome to Hobart! Your tour starts at 10:30 am with a trip to the summit of kunyanyi (Mount Wellington) for spectacular, sprawling views of the city and southern Tasmania. Back in town, grab lunch at one of the many restaurant options along the Hobart waterfront, where local fishermen, sailors and travellers have gathered for more than 200 years. In the afternoon, catch the ferry to the quirky Museum of Old and New Art, home to an eclectic collection of pieces – such as a man named Tim, whose tattooed back has been on display since 2011 as living art. You’ll take the ferry back to check into your hotel, where you are free to relax for the evening or head out and explore local Hobart nightlife.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hobart - Ferry Ride & Visit to Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Hobart - Excursion to the Summit of Mt Wellington
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you meet the group this morning at 10:30am to begin your tour. Find more details in the ‘Joining Point Instructions’ section of your Essential Trip Information. We recommend spending a night in Hobart before your tour begins.
Today, the Salamanca Markets await, ready to tempt you with local delights – everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts. We’ll spend 2 hours exploring the market, then head to the historic town of Richmond. With over 40 heritage buildings, Richmond gives you the impression that you’ve landed back in the colonial 1800s. From there, head down the peninsula to the southern tip at Port Arthur. Driving down the beautiful Forestier and Tasman peninsulas, you’ll pass through the narrow sliver of land that is Eaglehawk Neck and stop at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, where the surging sea meets stunning rock formations. Once you reach Port Arthur, you can opt to hike from the aptly named Remarkable Cave, a picturesque sea cave shaped by ancient earthquakes, out to the breathtaking Crescent Bay, surrounded by steep sand dunes and offering awesome views along the coastline and sea cliffs. Or, you may want to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, a former convict settlement with a horrific past (extra cost). We’ll return to Hobart for the night.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tasman Peninsula - Tasman Arch
  • Hobart - Salamanca Markets
  • Tasman Peninsula - Devils Kitchen
  • Tasman Peninsula - Eaglehawk Neck
  • Richmond - Colonial Village Visit
  • Tasman Peninsula - Crescent Bay
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Feast on local delights at the Hobart farmers’ market, where you can meet local producers and browse for seasonal Tassie produce like gooseberries, pine mushrooms or fresh oysters, depending on the time of year. Depart for the Huon Valley and the riverside town of Franklin where we’ll visit the Wooden Boat Centre, to learn the fine art of hand-crafted timber boats. From here we’ll go to Geeveston, a small township known for its forestry heritage and gateway to the Hartz Mountains wilderness, where you'll explore this remote and rugged place shaped by ancient glaciers. Our last stop in the Huon Valley is to learn about the history of local apple farming, maybe with a few cider samples, at a fourth-generation orchard and cidery. Return to Hobart for the evening to enjoy dinner at an iconic Battery Point pub.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hobart - Farmers' Market
  • Huon Valley - Willie Smith’s Cider Apple Museum
  • Huon Valley - Wooden Boat Centre Tour
  • Huon Valley - Geeveston & Hartz Mountains National Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Hop on the ferry over to Bruny Island. Climb 279 steps to reach Truganini Lookout at The Neck for sweeping views and wildlife-spotting. Explore South Bruny National Park, where the Cape Bruny Lighthouse perches high above the wild waves of the Southern Ocean. Visit Cloudy Bay, at the southernmost tip of the island, where whaling stations operated in the mid-1800s. See the beautiful coastline of Adventure bay, and stop in at a few local Bruny Island shops for tastings of locally sourced products such as cheese, oysters, honey, beer and/or wine. Your tour concludes upon return to Hobart at 5.30pm, and you are free to depart at your leisure.
Included Activities
  • Bruny Island - Truganini Lookout
  • Bruny Island - South Bruny National Park
  • Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay
  • Bruny Island - Day Trip by Ferry
  • Bruny Island - Adventure Bay
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Please note that your trip comes to an end upon arrival back in Hobart, at approximately 5:30pm. Please consider this when booking onward travel. We recommend you stay an additional night in Hobart.

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights)

Included activities

  • Hobart - Ferry Ride & Visit to Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Hobart - Excursion to the Summit of Mt Wellington
  • Tasman Peninsula - Tasman Arch
  • Hobart - Salamanca Markets
  • Tasman Peninsula - Devils Kitchen
  • Tasman Peninsula - Eaglehawk Neck
  • Richmond - Colonial Village Visit
  • Tasman Peninsula - Crescent Bay
  • Hobart - Farmers' Market
  • Huon Valley - Willie Smith’s Cider Apple Museum
  • Huon Valley - Wooden Boat Centre Tour
  • Huon Valley - Geeveston & Hartz Mountains National Park
  • Bruny Island - Truganini Lookout
  • Bruny Island - South Bruny National Park
  • Bruny Island - Cloudy Bay
  • Bruny Island - Day Trip by Ferry
  • Bruny Island - Adventure Bay

Dates & availability

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Important notes

All travellers on Intrepid trips (outside Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travellers on Intrepid trips, including in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement is available for every night on this trip

START & END TIME
This trip begins with a Welcome Meeting at 10:30am on day 1 in Hobart and finishes upon arrival back into Hobart on the last day at approximately 5:30pm

Essential trip information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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