Welcome to the Port of Hobart

Get the most out of your short stay in port with our Hobart hop-on hop-off shore excursion. Our iconic red open-top double decker buses are the best way to see and explore Hobart’s sights and attractions. Stay on board for the complete 90-minute city loop tour or hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like – the choice is yours!


Departure Location & Times

Red Decker buses departs from the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre in Hobart. Most importantly, it’s a short 10 minute walk from the Cruise Ship Terminal. On cruise ship days, our entire fleet of 6 iconic red open-top and closed-top double decker buses can be seen touring the city.

Departs 7 days a week, including public holidays.

Summer timetable (October – April): 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Buses will depart every 30 minutes, between 9.00am - 3.00pm from the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre when the following crusie ships are in port: 

•Carnival Spirit

•Carnival Splendour

•Celebrity Solstice

•Explorer Dream

•Golden Princess

•Majestic Princess

•MSC Magnifica


•Ocean Dream

•Pacific Aria

•Pacific Explorer

•Queen Elizabeth

•Radiance of the Seas

•Ruby Princess

•Sea Princess

•Voyager of the Seas

Bookings are recommended on cruise ship days. Save time on the day and BOOK NOW.


Shore Excursion Options

All Red Decker ticket options are available for our Hobart hop-on hop-off shore excursion. In short, our tours operate everyday regardless of which cruise ships are in port.
City Loop Tour: Tickets are valid for 24 hours (ideal for short port stays) or 48 hours (ideal for overnight port stays) from the time you first board the bus.
City Loop + Cascade Brewery Combo: Join the City Loop Bus bound for Australia’s oldest Brewery for a thirst quenching tour.
•  City Loop + Mt Wellington Combo:  A combined ticket for two of Hobart’s most iconic sightseeing tours!