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Hobart's long history and natural beauty make it one of the most charming capitals in Australia- everything you want in a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Feel the hospitality of this little city on the island of Tasmania from the moment you board your Hobart Explorer open-top double-decker bus. A full circuit of the city lasts around 90 minutes, during which time you will be entertained and informed by a passionate English-speaking guide. Hear the story of the famous Apple Isle and visit top landmarks and attractions such as the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
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Season:

All Year Round, Daily.

Commentary:

  • 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.

Departure Point:

Various, see Map Download.

Duration:

90 minutes.


Ticket Types:

  • 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.

Itinerary

Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops:

  • A, Travel Centre (Corner of Davey & Elizabeth Street).
  • B, MONA Ferry Terminal (Brooke Street Pier).
  • C, Salamanca Place (Outside Princes Wharf Shed 1 Entrance).
  • D, Princes Park (Castray Esplanade - Opposite CSIRO).
  • E, Battery Point (Corner of Hampden Road & Colville Street).
  • F, St. George's Church (Near Cromwell Street Intersection).
  • G, St. George's Terrace (Near Sandy Bay Road).
  • H, West Point Casino (Drysdale Place).
  • I, Sandy Bay Village (Corner of Sandy Bay Road & Queen Street).
  • J, Cascade Brewery (Outside Cascade Visitor Centre).
  • K, Female Factory (Corner of Cascade Road & McRobies Road).
  • L, South Hobart Village (Corner of Macquarie Street & Weld Street).
  • M, Village Cinema (Collins Street).
  • N, Hobart CBD (Corner of Elizabeth Street & Macquarie Street).
  • A, Travel Centre (Corner of Davey & Elizabeth Street).
  • O, Tasmanian Museum (Argyle Street near Davey Street Intersection).
  • P, Maritime Museum (Argyle Street near Davey Street Intersection).
  • Q, Old Hobart Gaol (Corner of Brisbane Street & Campbell Street).
  • R, Aquatic Centre (Liverpool Street - Opposite ABC Building).
  • S, Botanical Gardens (Lower Domain Road).
  • T, Victoria Docks (Outside Zero Davey).
  • A, Travel Centre (Corner of Davey & Elizabeth Street).

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and present it to a member of the Hobart Explorer tour staff at any stop (see map in downloads tab). The first stop is the Tasmanian Travel Centre (Corner of Davey & Elizabeth St.).

Your tickets are usable on any day 3 months from date of purchase.