Hobart Half-Day Highlights Tour with Richmond, Rosny Lookout

Shore Excursions in Hobart

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5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

• 4 hour guided tour • Commentary at points of interest  • Meeting point is easy 5 minute walk from Cruise ship terminal • Locations are • Salamanca • Battery Point • Sullivan's Cove • Long Beach • Sandy Bay • South Hobart • Hobart City Centre • Richmond Historic Village • Rosny Lookout
• Tour departs at 9:45am from opposite the Henry Jones Art Hotel at the Foundation Monument in Hunter Street. ONLY OPERATES ON CRUISE SHIP DAYS • You travel with a small group of guests (20 maximum) from your ship in a modern air conditioned Toyota coach or minibus. • We travel to Salamanca, the birthplace of Hobart and see the historic sandstone dwellings built by the convicts in the early 1800's. • Note the Salamanca markets are only open on a Saturday. Book with us on a Saturday and you get a half hour at the markets right after the tour starts. • Sullivan's Cove and Battery Point are a snapshot of a bygone era that will give you an insight into the early settler's lives.   • Then we take the scenic route along the waterfront to Long Beach, Sandy Bay (pretty city beach). This is our first stop to stretch the legs, use the restroom and take a photo. There are plenty of stops throughout the tour. • We head up the hill and view some of the modern Sandy Bay homes overlooking the Derwent River. Sandy Bay is Hobart's premier suburb. • South Hobart is next with a photo stop at the Cascade Brewery (oldest brewery in Australia) and the women's prison (named the Female Factory!)  Please note we don't enter either location but you can sample a Cascade Beer at Richmond. • Travelling through the Hobart City Centre we get a glimpse of every day life in Hobart. • Then it is over the Tasman Bridge on our scenic country drive, through rural farms and vineyards and out to Richmond Historic Village for lunch. Please note food and drinks are not included in the tour price. • Richmond has the oldest Catholic Church in Australia (St Johns), the oldest convict built bridge in Australia (Richmond Bridge)and the oldest intact goal in Australia (Richmond Goal). Find an arts and craft outlet, discover an antique or buy a print from a gallery in this vibrant village.  • A favourite for lunch is the bakery with its great pies, sandwiches, pastries and coffee or maybe you prefer fish and chips at the café. • The Richmond Arms Hotel has counter lunches and ice cold Cascade Beer. Be tempted by the hand made chocolates at The Chocolate Trading Co or you may find Sweets and Treats (old school candy and ice cream) more to your liking. You have ample time after lunch to shop and explore around the village. • On our return we stop at Rosny Lookout where you can take a photo with your cruise ship and the city behind you. • Your driver drops you back to the cruise ship, the city centre or Salamanca. 

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch