Enjoy all-inclusive Hobart touring at its best, featuring Bruny Island Wilderness with eco cruise, Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula, MONA, special Peppermint Bay lunch cruise, more magnificent cruises and more meals. 6 days in Hobart with flights, Tasmania luxury touring, 3 cruises, accommodation, breakfast daily and personalised transfers. Explore Tasmania’s capital in this 6 day luxury coach touring package. Enjoy breakfast daily and luxury coach tours of Port Arthur, MONA and Hobart. Experience a famous wildlife eco-cruise around Bruny Island’s rugged coast, a cruise along the Derwent River and a special lunch at Peppermint Bay. Themes include: Tasmania, Departs from Hobart, Luxury Coach, Returns from Bruny Island. + Show more
Return Flights to Hobart (pricing options below)
5 Nights Accommodation in Hobart
Port Arthur & Tasman Peninsular Luxury Coach Tour
Bruny Island Wilderness & Eco Cruise Luxury Day Tour
Hobart & Surrounds Tour with MONA
Port Arthur Historic Site Guided Tour
Breakfast Daily, 3 Lunches including Special Cruise Lunch, Morning Teas
4 Cruises: Peppermint Bay, Eco Wilderness, Derwent River & Carnarvon Bay
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Airport Transfers
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants and attractions in Tasmania)
HobartPort Arthur PrisonWildlife Eco CruiseMONATasmanian Wilderness World Heritage AreaBruny IslandSalamanca PlaceDerwent River CruiseCascade BreweryConstitution DockAnglesea BarracksCascade GardensRosny Hill LookoutTasman BridgeGeorgian & Victorian Building sRoyal Tasmania Botanical GardensTasman PeninsulaForestier PeninsulaTasman National ParkConvict Trail Touring Route
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DAY 1 Welcome to Hobart
Take a deep breath of fresh Tasmanian air and sense the southern island's rich history as you arrive into beautiful Hobart. You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Hobart.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 2 Hobart & Surrounds Tour & MONA
Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, this charming city is situated on the beautiful Derwent River and has a well-earned reputation as a world-class destination for food and wine lovers. The historic and scenic capital of Tasmania is Australia's second-oldest city. Marvel at Hobart's rich colonial heritage which is evident in its beautifully preserved Georgian and Victorian era buildings. You'll be beguiled by the renowned Salamanca Place, the vibrant, waterfront heart of Hobart with its bars, restaurants and exciting shopping opportunities. The city's breathtaking backdrop is the rugged Mount Wellington contrasting with the cobalt waters of the city's waterfront right out to the exquisite Peppermint Bay.
Enjoy a comprehensive three hour tour of Hobart and surrounds, including 5 stops and plenty of amazing photo opportunities. See Salamanca Place (vibrant historic buildings, cobble streets, home to cafes, art galleries & bars), Cascade Brewery, views of Wrest Point Casino & exclusive Sandy Bay, Sullivan's Cove (Hobart's birthplace & ferry terminus), Tasmania's Parliament House, Princes Park (historic gun battery), Battery Point (quaint historic houses, bars, cafes, & trendy shops), St George's Church, St David's Park, stop at Anglesea Barracks (established in 1811, also houses defence force museum), South Hobart (foot of Mt Wellington), visit magnificent Cascade Gardens, visit the remains of the Female Factory (historic female prison), see St David's Cathedral, Treasury Building, Franklin Square, GPO, Hobart Town Hall, Penitentiary Chapel and Court, Hobart Aquatic Centre, Queen's Domain, Government House, cross the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River, views of Kangaroo Bay Marina & Bellerive, visit Rosny Hill Lookout (amazing views of Hobart, Mt Wellington, Sandy Bay, Tasman Bridge, & Glenorchy), Constitution Dock, Victoria Dock, explore Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens (splendid gardens also famous for 'Pete's Vegie Patch' from Peter Cundall's ABC Gardening Show).
On conclusion of your city tour, take a scenic cruise along the Derwent River from Sullivans Cove to the world famous Museum of Old and New Art or MONA, the largest privately funded museum in Australia. Admire the fascinating architecture and the visual display of complex structures before wanering through the ancient, modern and contemporary art housed here. Your tour includes complimentary use of “The O”, a handheld touch screen that provides information about the exhibits and their artists. You may also choose to enjoy an optional meal at the Source restaurant, Museum Café or wine bar before cruising back to Hobart this evening.
Breakfast, Tram Tour, Return Cruise to MONA, MONA Entry Fees, Use of “The O”, Overnight Hobart Accommodation.
DAY 3 Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula, Carnarvon Bay Cruise
Established in the 1830s as a penal colony, Port Arthur is Tasmania's most famous tourist attraction. An open-air museum and World Heritage site, these historic remains set in a beautifully scenic landscape will fascinate and intrigue you. The buildings and remains here offer a remarkable glimpse into Australia's colonial convict past. Surrounded by lush, verdant parkland, dotted with striking English oak trees, the setting is both beautiful and thought provoking. You'll see first-hand the Guard Tower, the Model Prison and the Church, as well as the remnants of the main penitentiary.
Today you will tour through magnificent and dramatic landscapes towards Eastern Tasmania, experience our special comprehensive guided tour of the 200 year old Port Arthur Historic Site and cruise on beautiful Carnarvon Bay. Experience plenty of time at Port Arthur. Port Arthur's history contrasts with the stark beauty of the surrounding Tasman Peninsula. The scenic Convict Trail Touring Route between Hobart and Port Arthur takes in breathtaking rugged seascapes, passes through rolling farmlands, quaint historic villages, past vineyards, artists' studios, magnificent sweeping bays and Tasman National Park.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the day. Cross the Tasman Bridge, head out on the Tasman Highway, over the Pitwater causeway, onto Forestier Peninsula and the Convict Trail Touring Route. See beautiful Pirates Bay, Arthur Highway, Eaglehawk Neck, Norfolk Bay, Tasman Peninsula, visit icons of Tasman National Park, experience amazing views of Tasman Arch, see the rugged and expansive coastline and the sheer scale of Devil's Kitchen. At Port Arthur Historic Site enjoy our special guided tour of over 30 historic buildings, rolling beautiful gardens and grounds, including: The Penitentiary (where Tasmanian convicts were imprisoned, the imposing ruin is the iconic image of Port Arthur), Separate Prison (or model prison with thick sandstone walls), The Dockyard (once the busiest in the colony), Commandant's Office, Guard Tower, Asylum, Memorial Avenue, Church and Government Gardens (established in the 1840s as an outdoor leisure space for the civil and military officials). History is brought to life through the spectacular and interactive interpretive presentations. A Port Arthur shuttle buggy service operates for people with restricted mobility (on published schedule). From your cruise on Mason Cove and Carnarvon Bay you will experience the same view that the original 'guests' had as they sailed into Port Arthur after their mammoth journey, learn the stories behind "Isle of the Dead". Relax as we head back to Hobart, reflecting on our full day with our new cherished memories of the grandeur of the Tasmanian landscape and a new deep understanding of our historic past.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Carnarvon Bay Cruise, Port Arthur Historic Site Guided Tour, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 4 Peppermint Bay Cruise with Special Lunch
Enjoy a full day of cruising aboard the luxurious catamaran Peppermint Bay II. Relax aboard the purpose built catamaran as you cruise south towards picturesque Peppermint Bay. Take in the spectacular scenery from the large outer deck or from the floor to ceiling glass windows and atrium on the main deck. The River Derwent and d’Entrecasteaux Channel is teeming with aquatic life and you may even see dolphins, seals or even migrating whales as you cruise toward Peppermint Bay.
On arrival at Peppermint Bay, your chefs will have your lunch ready. Enjoy a shared dining style set lunch menu featuring some the amazing local produce. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore peppermint Bay and the quaint village of Woodbridge.
Depart Peppermint Bay and cruise back north to Hobart along the lower Derwent River following the same route as the yachtsmen do as they finish their journey in the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Enjoy the rest of the evening exploring wonderful Hobart at your own leisure.
Breakfast, Peppermint Bay Cruise, Lunch, Overnight Hobart Accommodation.
DAY 5 Bruny Island Wilderness, Wildlife Eco Cruise
Travel out to Tasmania's wilderness coast at Bruny Island and experience the famous wildlife eco-cruise that takes you literally between the incredible geological features. This comprehensive three hour wilderness cruise is the eco-cruise of a lifetime. Travel on-board a "4WD of the sea" power boat with the power and agility to get right amongst nature to see everything up close but also features the comfort of stability, great seating, an overhead canopy and even on-board toilet. Cruise along Bruny Island's rugged Southern Tasmanian coastline to spot the island's abundant wildlife such as seals, dolphins and whales. Sit at the bottom of Bruny Island's towering sea cliffs, feel the joy of being surrounded by 1000s of seals and watching dolphins surf on the bow wave of the boat.
We start the day by touring from Hobart past Mt Wellington and Mt Nelson as we travel into Tasmania's southern wilderness through Kingston, Margate, Oyster Cove, D'Entrecasteaux Channel to Kettering before driving onto the ferry for the crossing to Bruny Island across Great Bay, where morning tea is waiting for you. This is some of the closest land to Antarctica.
Your full three hour cruise covering 50km begins. Discover a remote and wonderful place as you cruise out of Adventure Bay, around Penguin Island and travel along the spectacular coastline towards The Friars. Learn about the history of Adventure Bay and its role in sheltering the early explorers during their travels. These highly manoeuvrable boats allow the skipper to take you into some of the dramatic deep sea caves scattered along the coastline, and right up close to the towering cliffs and rock formations. Lean back and take in the full height of the 272m Jurassic Dolerite sea cliffs, formed 160 million years ago and among the tallest in the world. Drift up close and witness the awesome 'Breathing Rock', enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the sheer cliffs and 'The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. During the cruise you'll soon begin to encounter some of the region's remarkable wildlife: fur seals, dolphins, southern right whales, humpback whales, little penguins, seabird feeding frenzies, diving gannets, terns, petrels, cormorants, sea eagles and albatross. Occasionally there are rare sightings of killer whales and great white sharks. Each boat is equipped with onboard toilet facilities. Water and windproof full length jackets provided (but dress warmly today). Enjoy lunch upon your return to Adventure Bay before your scenic journey back to Hobart, for some well-deserved relaxing time.
Time to say goodbye to beautiful Hobart, your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the Hobart Airport to meet your flight home.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Airport Transfer.
About Your Accommodation
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Hobart. Our "Good Standard" central Hobart hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Airport Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.
“Deluxe” Hotel Upgrade (4 star) 100*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Deluxe" Hobart hotel, from just $100 per person.
“Luxury” Hotel Upgrade (5 star) 150*$
The “Luxury” hotel option is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Luxury" Hobart hotel, from just $150 per person.