Hobart Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mt. Wellington

Shore Excursions in Hobart
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Tour description

This product is specifically designed for Cruise Ship passengers. Land based passengers should book through product 13015P1 for the same itinerary.From the wharf you will drive to the 1,270-metre (4,167ft) peak of Mt Wellington for spectacular views over Hobart. See kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian Devils at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.Finally, the tour follows the scenic Coal River to the heritage town of Richmond to discover the secrets of Tasmania's convict history. Food and refreshments are available at Bonorong and at the Bakery in Richmond.

This product is specifically designed for Cruise Ship passengers. Land based (hotels, etc) passengers should book through product 13015P1 for the same itinerary. This is a 5 to 6hour tour. Timing will be adjusted to suit the Cruise Ship schedule. After pickup at the wharf, you will drive to the summit of Mt Wellington where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of greater Hobart and the Tasman Bridge, weather permitting. A time of 30 minutes has been scheduled at the summit. Should weather preclude the running of the trip up the mountain, you be given the option to visit the Mt. Nelson Signal Station.After departing Hobart, you will travel along the Brooker Highway to Bridgewater and visit the iconic Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Here you can see Tasmanian wildlife, including the Tassie Devil, Forest Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats, Koalas and many more. Have a conversation with Fred, the sulphur crested cockatoo, who is over 103 years old! A time of about 60 minutes has been allocated to be spent at Bonorong.In Richmond, you will gain more insight into the early convict days that preceded Port Arthur, with a stroll through the oldest goal in Tasmania. You will also see the oldest convict constructed sandstone bridge still in use in Australia and St. John's Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic Church in Australia, then you can wander around, and explore on your own, this quaint little hamlet, with its numerous old and heritage listed buildings, arts and craft galleries, antique shops, etc. A visit to the Old Hobart Town model, set out as Hobart was in the 1820s, is well worth while.An allowance of 60 minutes has been scheduled for the stop in Richmond. This is enough time to grab a quick snack at the Bakery and explore (on your own) what Richmond has to offer. We DO NOT recommend having a sit down meal in a cafe or restaurant, as this will eat up your hour allowance in itself.

What's included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned small bus or luxury coach
  • Entry/Admission - Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

What's not included

  • Food and drinks (available for purchase at Bonorong and Richmond)


  • Family friendly
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide