Tasmania's capital Hobart is an intriguing city defined by river and sea, lying at the foot of Mt Wellington.
With a thriving arts scene and a number of attractions there is so much to see and do. Be sure to explore historic Battery Point and the docks, stroll through the beautiful parks and gardens, take in the views of Hobart from Mt Wellington and sample the delights of the Cadbury Factory and Cascade Brewery.
A visit to Southern Tasmania would not be complete without spending some time in the Tasman Peninsula. Discover heritage buildings, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and plenty of adventure. Overlooking the quiet waters of the bay is Australia's most significant historic site, Port Arthur.
For relaxation or adventure, Tasmania's East Coast is sure to please.
Discover the beauty of Douglas-Aspley National Park and the Freycinet Peninsula. The sea cliffs, forests and beaches are breathtaking. Visit Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world's best beaches, and marvel at the spectacular pink and grey granite rocks of the Hazards from above the bay. The contrasts of this region will amaze you.
Experience the powerful sense of Australia's past convict era and of the early settlement heritage that the Port Arthur Historic Site evokes. Sitting tranquilly amidst English oaks and gardens it is a harsh contrast to the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula.
Your tour starts in Hobart travelling across the Tasman Bridge, through Eaglehawk Neck, onto the Tasman Peninsula. Wonder at the spectacle of Tasman Arch and the magnitude of Devils Kitchen and enjoy superb views of the rugged coastline. Take a guided walking tour of Port Arthur with access to over 30 ruins and restored buildings.
Take a full day tour from Hobart and spend a day on Bruny Island including guided return bus tour, three hour cruise, morning tea and lunch. Robert Pennicott's multi-award winning wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along Bruny Island's rugged coast beneath some of Australia's highest sea cliffs to enter deep sea caves and join in the search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins and birds of prey. The custom built boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife with covered open-aired seating providing an excellent all round view and connection with the environment.
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