Map of Hobart & Southern Tasmania Explorer including Australia

A short coastal adventure that’s big on 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.


Start
Hobart, Australia
Finish
Hobart, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Explorer
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?

  • 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

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Jul 2023 to 30 Jun 2024.
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Your adventure begins in Hobart (nipaluna in the language of the muwinina and palawa peoples, who are the traditional owners of the land on which Hobart is now located) at 11:00 am with a trip 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. Join your group for lunch at Pooley Wines then drive to the Tasman Peninsula where you may like to visit the aptly named Remarkable Cave. Or, you may want to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, a former convict settlement with a horrific past (extra cost). After you have checked into your hotel at Eaglehawk Neck, join your group for a delicious, included dinner.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tasman Peninsula - Eaglehawk Neck
  • Richmond - Colonial Village Visit
  • Richmond - Winery Visit & Lunch
Optional Activities
  • Port Arthur - Historic Site Entry, Guided Walk & Harbour Cruise - AUD47
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
It’s very important that you meet the group this morning at 11:00am to begin your tour as we will head out to the Tasman Peninsula straight after. 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.
Drive down the beautiful Tasman Peninsula, passing through the narrow sliver of land that is Eaglehawk Neck. Stop at Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Tessellated Pavement to view the unusual rock formations. On your return to Hobart, the Salamanca Markets await, ready to tempt you with local delights – everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts. In the afternoon, drive to the quirky Museum of Old and New Art, home to an eclectic collection of pieces. Tonight you are free to relax for the evening or perhaps head out with your group for dinner.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tasman Peninsula - Tasman Arch
  • Hobart - Salamanca Markets
  • Tasman Peninsula - Devils Kitchen
  • Hobart - Visit to Museum of Old & New Art (MONA)
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. After driving to the top of kunanyi/Mount Wellington to savour some magnificent views over the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways, you’ll depart for the Huon Valley. Stop in 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 on a number of short walks. 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.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hobart - Farmers' Market
  • Huon Valley - Willie Smith’s Cider Apple Museum
  • Huon Valley - Geeveston & Hartz Mountains National Park
  • Hobart - Excursion to the Summit of Mt Wellington
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
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. 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 - 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 the night in Hobart. If you would like to do this, we can book additional accommodation for you (pending availability).

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights)

Included activities

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

Dates & availability

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips that start on or before 31 December 2022 are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

START & END TIME
This trip begins with a Welcome Meeting at 11:00am 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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