The Official Sightseeing
TOUR OF HOBART

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City Stops

Stop A.
TASMANIAN TRAVEL CENTRE

Stop Location: Corner of Elizabeth & Davey Street (20 Davey Sreet), HOBART

Tasmania's award winning visitor centre is your one stop shop for tour information and bookings for Hobart, its surrounds and for tours state wide.

What to see and do:

  • Short walk to award winning restaurants and bars.
  • Stop here for Mawson’s Hut, Tasmanian souvenirs, antiques, antique maps and books.
  • First departure point for the city loop, and the Red Decker Mount Wellington and Cascade Brewery combination tours.

 

Stop B.
MONA FERRY TERMINAL

Stop Location: Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf, HOBART

Brooke Street Pier is a four storey floating pontoon building. It is a building and a boat. Since its completion in February 2015, it has won architectural awards and become aptly known by the locals as the Glasshouse.

What to see and do:

  • Location of the Red Decker Shop. Visit our friendly staff at the Red Decker Shop for all your Red Decker tour information and bookings. Open 9am-4pm daily.
  • Departure point for the Red Decker City Loop tour.
  • Booking and departure point for MONA Ferry and Peppermint Bay Cruise.
  • TRADE stalls selling Tasmanian products and produce.
  • Cafés and restaurants.

 

Stop C.
SALAMANCA PLACE

Stop Location: Outside the entrance to Princes Wharf Shed 1, Castray Esplanade, HOBART

Warehouses originally built in the 1840s for the port of Hobart, this stop is situated in Hobart's picturesque waterfront area. The warehouses have been converted into cafés, restaurants, art galleries and boutique shops. It is the site of Australia’s largest outdoor market, Salamanca Market.

What to see and do:

  • Salamanca Market. More than 300 stalls. Open every Saturday of the year 8.30am - 3.00pm.
  • Award winning cafés, restaurants and bars.
  • Informal dining options.
  • Locally crafted gifts in wood, fabric and glass.
  • Studio jewellers and boutique clothing.
  • Art galleries and book shops.
  • Chocolatier.
  • Family Activities: 7D Cinema, The Faerie Shop, Socrates for Curious Minds, Salamanca Square Fountain.

 

Stop D.
PRINCES PARK

Stop Location: Castray Esplanade (opposite CSIRO), HOBART

Set in a beautiful bower of trees, Princes Park is a popular stop to hop off at for all ages. The oldest building in Battery Point, the semaphore station. The signal mast on the edge of the gardens, once signalled boats entering the harbour and was part of a series of stations that sent and received messages from the Port Arthur Penal Settlement.

What to see and do:

  • Beautifully maintained heritage gardens and trees.
  • Historic site of the Mulgrave Battery.
  • Historic battery and signal station (C1820s).
  • Family Activities: The pirate ship playground.

 

Stop E.
BATTERY POINT

Stop Location: Corner of Hampden Road & Colville Street, BATTERY POINT

Named after a battery of guns established near this location in 1818, Battery Point is Hobart's oldest and most historic suburb. Once home to sailors, whalers and shipwrights, today step back in time and visit the old homes that have been converted into restaurants, gift shops and museums.

What to see and do:

  • Restaurants, cafés, bakeries and bars.
  • Narryna Heritage Museum (c1830s). Georgian mansion managed by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4.30pm. Sunday 12pm - 4.30pm. Admission fees apply. Phone (03) 6234 2791.
  • The historic Arthur Circus, a ring of old cottages surrounding an old village green, often described as the “heart” of Battery Point.
  • Short walk to the historic Kelly's Steps, taking you back down to Salamanca Place.
  • Boutique clothing stores, jewellery shops and an antique shop.

 

Stop F.
ST GEORGES CHURCH

Stop Location: Dewitt Street (near Cornwell Street intersection), BATTERY POINT

The magnificent church (c1830s), designed by Colonial Architect John Lee Archer and built in the neo-classical style.

What to see and do:

  • Visit the church with its birch box pews imported from England in the 1830s.
  • Walk to the original Battery Point shipyards.
  • Short walk to Nanny Goat Lane, a Battery Point icon.

 

Stop G.
ST GEORGES TERRACE

Stop Location: St Georges Terrace (near Sandy Bay Road), BATTERY POINT

Once home to ships captains, rascals, heroes and gentry of influence, the grand boulevard of St Georges Terrace stretches from the River Derwent to Sandy Bay Road. The St Georges Terrace bus stop is where the suburb of Battery Point crosses into the suburb of Sandy Bay.

What to see and do:

  • Boarding location for Battery Point and Sandy Bay accommodation.
  • Short walk to Sandy Bay shopping village.
  • Battery Point walks (ask driver for further details).
  • Army Museum of Tasmania. Open Tuesday - Saturday 9am-1pm. Phone (03) 6237 7160.

 

Stop H.
WREST POINT

Stop Location: Drysdale Place (outside main tower entrance), SANDY BAY

Wrest Point is Australia's first casino, opened in 1973, it was built on the site of an earlier hotel called the "Wrest Point Riviera". The iconic tower nestled along the River Derwent, is an absolute waterfront location for a variety of restaurants, bars, live and vibrant casino entertainment.

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Stop I:
SANDY BAY SHOPPING VILLAGE

Stop Location: Corner of Sandy Bay Road & Queen Street, SANDY BAY

Sandy Bay is Hobart's most exclusive shopping precint. Home to fine clothing boutiques, homewares, restaurants, coffee shops and bars.

What to see and do:

  • Award winning cafés, bars, bakeries, patisseries and Hobart's largest and diverse array of restaurants serving cuisines from different regions throughout Asia.
  • Designer label, flagship stores and independent clothing boutiques.
  • Homeware shops selling a range of special gifts.
  • Everyday conveniences including supermarkets, major banks, ATMs and pharmacies.
  • Speciality supermarket selling a large range of Asian grocery items.

 

Stop J.
CASCADE BREWERY

Stop Location: Outside Cascade Visitor Centre, Cascade Road, SOUTH HOBART

Cascade Brewery is Australia’s oldest brewery.  It was established on this site in 1824 as a sawmill by Peter Degreaves. The sawmill was converted into a brewery in 1832 and since that time they have been brewing Australia’s oldest beer, Cascade Pale Ale. The brewery is open for tours, pre-booking is essential on this website, at our Red Decker Shop or ask your driver.

What to see and do:

  • Take a tour of the brewery and learn about the brewery, the beer and the brewing process, followed by a tasting at the bar. Pre-booking is essential.
  • Sample a range of Cascade beers by the glass, as a tasting paddle or paired with lunch at the Cascade bar and café.
  • Take a stroll through three acres of heritage gardens.
  • Short walk to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site (ask your driver for a walking map).
  • Follow the Hobart Rivulet Walking Track, a gentle downhill walk along the Hobart Rivulet taking you back into the city centre. Ask your driver for details.

 

Stop K.
FEMALE FACTORY

Stop Location: Corner of Cascade Road & McRobies Road, SOUTH HOBART

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site was the site of a workhouse for female convicts which operated between 1828 and 1856. The prison once extended the full length of the valley. At any one time, it could accommodate up to 1200 female convicts and children. Today the site is managed by the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority and is open for tours which provide a full insight into the ladies' lives at the Cascades Female Factory.

What to see and do:

  • Open daily 9.30am-4pm for self-guided tours. Phone 1800 139 478.
  • Heritage tours operate 7 days per week at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm – in all weathers. Duration approximately 45 minutes. Admission fees apply.
  • Her Story dramatised tour is performed daily at midday (except on Saturdays during winter). Duration approximately 45 minutes. Admission fees apply.

 

Stop L.
SOUTH HOBART VILLAGE

Stop Location: Corner of Macquarie Street & Weld Street, SOUTH HOBART

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Wellington, South Hobart is one of the city’s oldest suburbs.  Once home to the wealthy of the city, today it is home to chic shopping, coffee shops, gift stores and great walks.

What to see and do:

  • Cafés, restaurants and eateries.
  • Eclectic shops offering a wide choice of crafts, homewares and second hand goods.
  • Walk the streets and explore the grand old homes of Davey Street.
  • Follow the Hobart Rivulet Walking Track, a gentle downhill walk along the Hobart Rivulet taking you up to Cascade Brewery or back into the city centre. Ask your driver for details.

 

Stop M.
VILLAGE CINEMA

Stop Location: Collins Street (near Barrack Street intersection), HOBART

If you are wanting to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster, hop-off at the Village Cinema stop. The Village Cinema includes two gold class cinemas and an intensity gaming zone.

What to see and do:

  • Watch a movie - why not spoil yourself and go gold class!
  • Short walk to Centrepoint Shopping Centre and the retail shops that boarder the southern part of the CBD shopping precedent.

Family Activities: Village Cinemas, Intensity Gaming, Zone 3 Laser Games and The Teddy Bear Shop.

 

Stop N.
HOBART CBD

Stop Location: Corner of Elizabeth Street & Macquarie Street, HOBART

Hobart's city centre with its 495 specialty shops, 89 fashion stores and 78 cafes and restaurants. A surprise awaits at every turn, from large department stores to intimate cafes, everybody will find what they are looking for in Hobart's city centre.

What to see and do:

  • Elizabeth Street Shopping Mall.
  • Stroll through the Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart's style capital!
  • Restaurants, cafes, bars, fast food outlets.
  • Everyday conveniences including major banks, foreign currency exchange, ATMs, supermarket and pharmacies.
  • Retail outlets, department stores and independent speciality shops.

 

Stop O/P.
TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY/ MARITIME MUSEUM

Stop Location: Argyle Street (near Davey Street intersection), HOBART

The city's museums holding collections from Tasmania and all around the world.

What to see and do:

 

Stop Q.
PENITENTIARY CHAPEL

Stop Location: Corner of Brisbane Street & Campbell Street, HOBART

Designed by colonial architect John Lee Archer and built in the 1830s as a church for both free settlers and convicts, the Tench or Penitentiary Chapel is one of Australia's most significant historic convict precincts. The site later became the Hobart Goal. An 1834 tower and the original court houses below remain virtually unchanged in 150 years.

What to see and do:

  • Access by guided tours: Monday - Friday at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, and 2.30pm. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 2.30pm. Duration approx. 90 minutes. Admission fees apply.
  • Ghost tours available Monday and Friday at 9pm (8pm in Winter). Duration approx. 90 minutes. Admission fees apply.
  • For enquiries or tour bookings: Phone (03) 6231 0911.

 

Stop R.
AQUATIC CENTRE

Stop Location: Liverpool Street (Opposite ABC building), HOBART

Visit the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, where the water temperature is 27 degrees celcius all year round. The aquatic centre is located on the Queens Domain, a public open space given to the people of Tasmania as a park of recreation by Queen Victoria in the 1850s.

What to see and do:

  • All your fitness needs under one roof, including an olympic size pool, leisure pools, large modern gym, a wide variety of classes, spa, sauna and steam room. Open daily. Admission fees apply. Phone (03) 6222 6999.
  • Soldiers Memorial Walk.
  • Hobart Cenotaph.
  • University Rose Garden.

 

Stop S.
BOTANICAL GARDENS

Stop Location: Lower Domain Road (main entrance), HOBART

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens were established in 1818 and are situated on 14 hectares of sheltered landscaped grounds. Within its convict built walls, are vast collections of Tasmanian, Australian and International plant collections and gardens.

What to see and do:

  • Highlights include an exquisite Japanese garden, the sub-Antarctic house, spectacular floral displays in the conservatory, and the largest collection of conifers in the southern hemisphere. Open daily, free entry.
  • Botanical gift shop, Sprout Café and Succulent Restaurant.
  • Short walk to the Tasman Bridge.

 

Stop T.
VICTORIA DOCKS

Stop Location: Davey Street (outside Zero Davey), HOBART

One of Tasmania’s oldest docks, Victoria dock is a where Hobart's commercial fishing fleet, and Australian and International Antarctic vessels and their crew come to rest and restock their supplies.
It is also the location of the best seafood restaurants in the city.

What to see and do:

  • Seafood restaurants and bars.
  • Fish punts (fresh and cooked fish).
  • Victoria Dock and Constitution Dock.
Tasmanian Travel Centre
Mona Ferry Terminal
Salamanca Place
Princes Park
Battery Point
St Georges Church
St Georges Terrace
Sandy Bay Shopping Village
Cascade Brewery
Female Factory
South Hobart Village
Village Cinema
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery/Maritime Museum
Old Hobart Gaol
Aquatic Centre
Victoria Docks