Are you keen to get out and about exploring Hobart and beyond but don’t know where to start? There are loads of amazing tours that take all the stress out of organising a trip! You can choose an earthly adventure, cruise the stunning waterways, or fly high through the fresh Tassie air. Here are our picks of tours that encompass all the elements of a fantastic adventure (we’re just missing fire, but these red hot tours are so flamin’ mesmerising, we think we’re covered). Captain Planet would be proud.
This is just a selection – check out our full list of tours available here.
If you like to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, there’s a range of tours to choose from. Let’s Show You Tasmania will guide you on a customised range of short and extended tours exploring some of Tasmania’s most iconic regions, including the Huon Valley and Port Arthur. Nature lovers, join Kara on a Nature. Be In It. tour to slow down, relax and connect to the present in the beautiful Tasmanian bush (good company and Tasmanian food and wine included). Hop on and off Red Decker’s double-decker bus at your leisure, and enjoy fantastic views while exploring the architectural and cultural sights of Hobart. For something a little quirky, join Hobart Comedy Tours for a stylishly wicked history tour!
If you prefer the salt on your lips and the wind in your hair, sail away with these tours. Navigators offer a full day coastal tour from Hobart to Port Arthur (as well as charter services) onboard their state-of-the-art catamarans, with commentary highlighting the fascinating history of the area. Sail the serene Huon River or cruise Hobart’s amazing waterways overnight on Yukon, the timeless, beautifully restored 1930s wooden ship. Hobart Yachts offer casual afternoon sails on the Derwent River as well as extended epic yacht charters around some of the world’s most spectacular coastline! For an extended experience, Coral Expeditions offer a seven night coastal expedition cruise from Hobart; an active adventure showcasing the state’s wild beauty and remarkable heritage.
There’s nothing like seeing Tasmania’s remote beaches, lush forest and historic sites from the sky to drive home how spectacular the state is! Rotor-Lift Aviation (in Cambridge) offer a range of helicopter tour options, so you can gaze down in awe at the vast kilometres of deserted white sandy beaches, the jagged cliffs of the southern coastline, and majestic kunanyi / Mount Wellington. Osborne Heli Tours operate from Port Arthur, and are excited to share the breathtaking views from above of the Tasman Peninsula’s towering sea cliffs, Tasman Island, and the Port Arthur Historic Site. Par Avion Wilderness Tours operate small planes and helicopters – take in the spectacular views of Tasmania’s wild and remote Southwest National Park, an ancient Jurassic world dominated by jagged peaks and densely forested valleys, which open onto button grass plains.
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