City Stops

Stop A.

Stop Location: Corner of Davey & Elizabeth Street, HOBART

Close to Hobart’s bustling waterfront precinct, this is the start and finish of our Hop-on Hop-off City Loop Tour.

Departure point for our Mount Wellington Tour.

  • Easy walking distance to souvenir shops.
  • Walk along the waterfront for a large variety of cafés, restaurants and bars.
  • Explore the life of Antarctic expeditioners at Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum.


Stop B.

Stop Location: Franklin Wharf (Near Brooke Street Intersection), HOBART

  • Visit our friendly staff at the Red Decker Shop to book your Mount Wellington or Cascade Brewery Tours, or purchase some Red Decker souvenirs. Open 9am-4pm daily.
  • Brooke Street Pier is a floating structure, both a building and a boat, which rises and falls with the tide.
  • The departure point for the MONA ferry and Peppermint Bay cruise.
  • Find unique Tasmanian wares along with cafés and restaurants with magnificent waterside views.


Stop C.

Stop Location:  Princes Wharf No. 1 (Outside Main Entrance), Castray Esplanade, HOBART

Salamanca Place is where you’ll find Salamanca Market – Australia’s largest outdoor market. Held every Saturday, rain hail or shine.

The row of 1840s Georgian sandstone warehouses have been converted into cafés, restaurants, bars, galleries and boutique retail stores.

The perfect place to find a special handcrafted gift or memento of your holiday.

  • A short walk up the historic Kelly’s Steps takes you into historic Battery Point.


Stop D.

Stop Location: Castray Esplanade (Outside CSIRO), BATTERY POINT

Located at Princes Park, Hobart Signal Station is the oldest building in Battery Point. Built in 1818 as part of a series of semaphore stations that sent and received messages.

Historic site of the Mulgrave, Prince of Wales and Albert Batteries, condemned in 1878.

  • Stroll through the heritage gardens and trees and admire the view overlooking the finish line for the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht race.
  • The pirate ship playground is loads of fun for the kids.


Stop E.

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

Step back in time as you wander through the narrow streets and laneways.

Visit Narryna Heritage Museum for a rich experience of early colonial life.

  • Spend some time in the old Georgian cottages that have been converted into cafés, restaurants and gift shops.
  • Visit the iconic Arthur Circus, a quaint street with a ring of old cottages surrounding the village green.
  • Walk down the historic Kelly’s Steps into Salamanca.


Stop F.

Stop Location: De Witt Street (Near Cromwell Street Intersection), BATTERY POINT

Admire the architectural, historical and spiritual significance of St Georges Anglican Church.

Follow Cromwell Street down to the original site of the Battery Point Shipyards where river steamers, trading ketches and whaling ships were built from Tasmanian timbers, such as huon pine.

  • Discover Hobart’s historic network of laneways including Nanny Goat Lane, a Battery Point icon.


Stop G.

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

Enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding Sandy Bay, Dynnyrne and Lower Sandy Bay suburbs.

A short walk from the outer reaches of Battery Point to the suburb of Sandy Bay.

Discover Hobart’s historic network of laneways including Nanny Goat Lane, a Battery Point icon.

  • Visit the Army Museum of Tasmania, within Anglesea Barracks, which is one of Australia’s most significant historical military precincts.


Stop H.

Stop Location: Drysdale Place (Outside Main Tower Entrance), SANDY BAY

Wrest Point is the perfect waterfront destination for a variety of restaurants, bars, live music and vibrant casino entertainment.

Short walk to Derwent Sailing Squadron and Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.

  • Take a scenic walk following the harbours edge down south to Sandy Bay’s popular Long Beach (approx. 30-minutes one-way).
  • Admire the spectacular view overlooking the River Derwent.


Stop I:

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

  • Hit the pavement for some serious retail therapy.
  • A range of designer label, flagship stores and independent clothing boutiques alongside lovely homewares shops selling a range of special gifts.
  • The city’s largest and diverse array of restaurants, serving a variety of cuisines.
  • Trendy coffee shops and bars.
  • Everyday conveniences such as supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, Asian grocer, post office and newsagent.


Stop J.

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

  • Sample a range of Cascade beverages by the glass, as a tasting paddle or paired with lunch at the bar and café.
  • Step inside Australia’s oldest brewery on a guided tour.
  • Take a relaxing stroll through Cascade Gardens to Cascades Female Factory.
  • A gentle downhill walk along Hobart Rivulet Walking Track into the city.
  • Explore the walking tracks in Wellington Park starting at the Cascade Walking Track, behind Cascade Brewery.


Stop K.

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

Discover the stories of Australia’s convict women.

Step inside the Matron’s Quarters and view displays and exhibitions.

Heritage tours provide deeper insights into the history of the site and the lives of the female convicts and their children.

  • Her Story is a theatrical depiction of the harsh life at the factory.
  • A gentle downhill walk along Hobart Rivulet Walking Track into the city.


Stop L.

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

Stop and recharge at one of the local coffee shops.

An eclectic strip of shops offering a variety of crafts, boutique homewares and secondhand goods.

  • Walk the streets and explore the grand old homes.
  • Sit, pray, meditate or admire the gothic architecture and stained glass windows of All Saints Anglican Church.
  • A gentle walk along Hobart Rivulet Walking Track up to Cascades Brewery or back into the city.


Stop M.

Stop Location: Collins Street (Near Barrack Street Intersection), HOBART

Catch Hollywood blockbusters and great art-house films at Village Cinemas. Add a touch of luxury with selected films screening in Gold Class.

Interactive fun and arcade games for all ages.

Hop back on the bus after completing the Hobart Rivulet Walking Track.


Stop N.

Stop Location: Collins Street (Near Murray Street Intersection), HOBART

Elizabeth Street Mall is one of Hobart’s major retail centres.

A wide variety of cafés, restaurants, bars and fast food outlets.

The Cat & Fiddle Arcade is a popular place to shop for the latest fashion trends.

Retail outlets, department stores and independent speciality shops.

  • Everyday conveniences such as supermarket, banks, foreign currency exchange, pharmacies, post office and newsagent.


Stop O/P.

Stop Location: Argyle Street (Near Davey Street Intersection), HOBART

  • Delve into Tasmania’s unique and fascinating history at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
  • Be sure to check out any current public talks, tours, school holiday programs and other fun family activities.
  • Enjoy the freshest seafood at one of Constitution Dock’s waterfront restaurants or pick up the “catch of the day” from the local fishermen.
  • NOTE: Hop-off only, no pick-up


Stop Q.

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

One of Australia’s most significant historic convict precincts, “The Tench” was built in the 1830s for the growing number of convicts arriving in the colony.

Take a tour to view the courthouses below or visit after-hours for a thrilling ghost tour or a viewing of ‘Pandemonium’, a multi-sensory film experience (bookings essential).

  • A short walk to Australia’s oldest continually operating theatre, the Theatre Royal.


Stop R.

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

An Olympic size swimming pool, leisure pools, water slide, spa, sauna, steam room, gym and group fitness activities.

Admire 40 different rose varieties at the University Rose Gardens.

Explore the open space of the Queen’s Domain, including Hobart Cenotaph and Soldiers Memorial Avenue.

Walk along the Intercity Cycleway following the River Derwent upstream with lots of places to explore en route.


Stop S.

Stop Location: Lower Domain Road (Outside Main Entrance), HOBART

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are Australia’s premier cool climate garden.

Visit the world’s only Subantarctic Plant House.

Stroll through 14 hectares of unique collections including the Japanese Garden and historic Conservatory.

  • Enjoy a meal with great views at Succulent Restaurant.
  • A short walk to the Tasman Bridge with spectacular views of the River Derwent.


Stop T.

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

Wander along the water’s edge at Victoria Dock, home to Hobart’s commercial fishing fleet.

Enjoy the freshest seafood at one of Constitution Dock’s waterfront restaurants or pick up the “catch of the day” from the local fishermen.

A selection of cafés, bars, galleries and boutique stores.

  • A short walk back to the Cruise Ship Terminal.
  • NOTE: Hop-off only, no pick-up