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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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Summary

Tickets are valid for 72 hours!

Hop-on and off as many times as you like during your chosen ticket validity period.

Pricing Conditions

Child tickets aged 5-16 years. Senior tickets aged 60+. Student tickets require valid student ID at redemption point. Family tickets include 2 adults, 2 children maximum. Children under 5 years travel free. 

Commentary

Live English-speaking guides.

Season

All Year Round

Duration

90 minutes

Frequency

Daily, four departures (see tour times)

Departure point

Tasmanian Travel Centre

Tour Times

10:00*, 11:30, 13:30 & 15:00

 

*No 10:00 loop on Saturdays.

 

Details

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 each and every sight while deciding which of the 20 hop-on hop-off 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:

  • 1, Tasmanian Travel Centre
  • 2, MONA Ferry Terminal
  • 3, Salamanca Place
  • 4, Princes Park
  • 5, Battery Point
  • 6, St. George's Church
  • 7, St George's Terrace
  • 8, Wrest Point
  • 9, Sandy Bay Shopping Village
  • 10, Cascade Brewery
  • 11, Female Factory
  • 12, South Hobart Village
  • 13, Village Cinema
  • 14, Hobart CBD
  • 15, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
  • 16, Maritime Museum
  • 17, Old Hobart Gaol
  • 18, Aquatic Centre
  • 19, Botanical Gardens
  • 20, Victoria Docks

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Important Information & Usage instructions

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to any one of the hop-on hop-off bus stops listed below. The first stop is the Tasmanian Travel Centre (Corner of Davey & Elizabeth St.). Explorer staff will exchange it for bus tickets which you can use at any hop-on hop-off point during the validity period. Your ticket voucher is valid for redemption up to 3 months from date of purchase.

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