All Year Round, Daily.
- Digital Audio: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish.
- Live English-speaking tour guide.
Tour Times / Frequency:
- November - April: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
- May - October: 10:00, 11:30, 13:30 and 15:00.
Note: No 10:00 loops on Saturdays.
Various, see Map Download.
- Adult tickets aged 17-59 years.
- Child tickets aged 6-16 years.
- Concession tickets include any person aged 60+ years and students (Australian or international ID required).
- Family tickets include 2 adults, 2 children maximum.
Children aged 5 years and under travel free.
Hobart Explorer Bus Tour | Highlights:
Nothing worth visiting in Hobart is out of reach of the Hobart Explorer hop-on hop-off bus tour. To experience the journey in full start by boarding the bus at the Tasmanian Travel Centre, from here you can soak up the sights while deciding which of the 20 stops you want to disembark at most.
Stop off at Battery Point to see an incredible array of historical houses that date as far back as the 1830s and enjoy the area's fine old restaurants, pubs and lovely views of Sandy Bay. Don't miss a chance to stroll around the Botanical Gardens, this popular Hobart attraction is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon, with its Japanese garden, Lily Pond, Herb Garden and much more.
Dedicate some time on one of your tour days to visiting the Female Factory, a former woman's prison from whence you can set out on the popular Louisa's Walk tour. Louisa's Walk is essentially an immersive piece of outdoor promenade theater where the audience follows actors as they recant the story of Louisa Ragan, an Irish convict who was deported on a seven year sentence in 1841 for stealing a loaf of bread.
In Hobart there's no shortage of culture. If you feel like reveling in the cinematic heritage of Errol Flynn's hometown then treat yourself at the Village Cinema on Collins Street, a location which is home to four Traditional Cinemas and three Gold Class Cinemas. If you seek everything from decorative arts to geology then look no further than the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, where exhibits range from Australian colonial art to taxidermy and natural environment recreations.
Finally, we'd recommend checking out the Cascade Brewery. Established in 1824 it is the oldest brewery in Australia and visitors are welcome to join one of its regular year-round tours.