Tasteful from start to finish, our relaxed and informative day is designed to leave you feeling awash with admiration for this deserving little island. Delight your senses with rare animals, lush green plants, convict history, colonial architecture, arts, crafts, premium produce, incredible scenery and friendly Tasmanian culture. This top 4 tour has it all!
On this tour you experience: Mt Wellington and Pinnacle Lookout Also known as kunanyi in the native aboriginal language, Mount Wellington dominates the Hobart skyline at 1271 metres high and is often covered in snow during the cooler months. Access to the summit is via a sealed road and a truly spectacular vista awaits the expeditioner at the pinnacle, offering a panoramic view of the River Derwent, Frederick Henry Bay and the Tasman Peninsula in the distance.Springs Lookout, Octopus Tree Walk Mount Wellington offers a diverse range of vegetation and wildlife; on our climb to the summit we will see the amazing “tentacles” of the octopus tree and have the chance to see the expansive view at the Springs Lookout.Hobart Gaol The Gaol was built by convicts in 1821 and functioned as a convict and civilian prison until 1963. We will take you on a guided tour of the sites chilling history when it was only one of three facilities in the states where executions were carried out.RichmondRichmond is one of Tasmania’s earliest settled towns and features some incredibly beautiful early colonial architecture like the Richmond Bridge (1823). A visit to the gaol built in 1825 is also a must. its most infamous prisoner inspired the famous author charles Dickens to create the character Fagan in Oliver Twist.Wander through the beautiful historic street scape which offers an array of artisan shops, antique stores and delicious produce. The Richmond Arms is a great place to sample local beverages and absorb the tranquility of the township. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Bonorong is not a Zoo; it’s a sanctuary which is responsible for the rehabilitation of injured and sick animals. They employ a vet who undertakes medical procedures in a glass fronted operating room where it is possible for you to view the incredible work undertaken on site with Tasmania’s wildlife. Guests will see young Tasmanian Devils fed by hand and by simply attending this place you are contributing to the process of advancing a cure for the tragic Tasmanian Devil tumor disease.Your guide will introduce you to the loveable Wombat and Koalas and you can feed Kangaroos, see Tawny Frogmouths, Possums, Quolls, Emus, Cape Barren Geese, Sugar Gliders, a range of Parrots and Snakes. In line with the philosophy of wildlife protection the park offers a range of tasty vegan snacks at the café.