Map of Hobart and 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.

Flexi Pledge

Travel local with peace of mind - $99 deposits, the ability to change your dates or to cancel up until 24 hours before departure.

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’.

Itinerary

Welcome to Hobart! Your tour starts at 10:30 am with a hike up Mount Wellington for spectacular, sprawling views of the city and southern Tasmania. 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.
Included Activities
  • MONA Museum Entry & Ferry
  • Mt Wellington Guided Hike
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you meet the group early this morning to begin your tour. Find more details in the ‘Joining Point Instructions’ section of your Essential Trip Information. If you are going to be late, we recommend spending a night before your tour begins in Hobart. If so, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).
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, we’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 we 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.
Included Activities
  • Tasman Arch
  • Eaglehawk Neck
  • Salamanca Market
  • Remarkable Cave
  • Devils Kitchen
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. You’ll then hop the ferry over to Bruny Island and climb 279 steps to reach The Neck lookout for sweeping views of the area. Explore the striking coastal beauty of 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. You’ll visit a few local Bruny Island shops for tastings of locally sourced products such as cheese, oysters, honey, beer and/or wine. In the evening, enjoy an included group dinner at an atmospheric pub on Bruny Island.
Included Activities
  • Cloudy Bay
  • Bruny Island Ferry
  • Hobart Farmers Market
  • South Bruny National Park
  • Truganini Lookout
  • Bruny Island - Bruny Island Pub Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Today you have two options. The group could head to Adventure Bay on the island’s east coast for a walk along the beautiful Fluted Cape trail and an optional boat cruise (extra cost) for those who’d like to get right out onto the water. Or, we could depart Bruny after breakfast and head to Cygnet, a small township known for its forestry heritage. Visit the Wooden Boat Centre, to learn the fine art of hand-crafted timber boats, then head to Hartz Mountains National Park, a remote and rugged place shaped by ancient glaciers. On the way back to Hobart, stop to learn about the history of local apple farming, maybe with a few cider samples, at a fourth-generation orchard and cidery. Your tour concludes upon return to Hobart and you are free to depart at your leisure.
Included Activities
  • Willy Smith’s Cider Apple Museum
  • Fluted Cape Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Included activities

  • MONA Museum Entry & Ferry
  • Mt Wellington Guided Hike
  • Tasman Arch
  • Eaglehawk Neck
  • Salamanca Market
  • Remarkable Cave
  • Devils Kitchen
  • Cloudy Bay
  • Bruny Island Ferry
  • Hobart Farmers Market
  • South Bruny National Park
  • Truganini Lookout
  • Bruny Island - Bruny Island Pub Dinner
  • Willy Smith’s Cider Apple Museum
  • Fluted Cape Walk

Dates & availability

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement is available for every night on this trip

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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