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Small-Group Tour from Hobart Including Mt Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond Historic Village

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
Small-Group Tour from Hobart Including Mt Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond Historic Village
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Small-Group Tour from Hobart Including Mt Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond Historic Village
Please note: This product is specifically designed for land-based customers when making a booking. Cruise Ship passengers should access product 13015P26, which is the identical itinerary, but provides for instantaneous confirmation, different departure time and pick-up instructions.

Take in the views from Mount Wellington, hand-feed a kangaroo and journey through the Coal River Valley on this 5-hour tour from Hobart. Admire the historic buildings along Salamanca Place and Battery Point; climb to the 4,167-foot (1,270-meter) peak of Mt Wellington for spectacular views over Hobart; then enjoy a close encounter with wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Finally, follow the scenic Coal River to the heritage town of Richmond to discover the secrets of Tasmania’s convict history. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people.
What to Expect

After pickup from Hobart, travel along the western shore of the River Derwent where you will view the historic buildings of Salamanca Place and Battery Point. Your guide will share information about the reclamation of Salamanca Wharf from the river Derwent, the history of the defenses of the area, the history of Hobart, and how convicts were used for the construction of the city.

Continue to the summit of Mt Wellington where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of greater Hobart and the Tasman Bridge, weather permitting. 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 get up front and personal with 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!

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 1 hour has been scheduled for the stop in Richmond. This is enough time to grab a quick snack at the Bakery and explore what Richmond has to offer. A sit down meal in a cafe or restaurant is not recommended, as this will eat up your hour allowance in itself.

On the return to Hobart, time permitting, we will travel south along the eastern shore of the River Derwent, to Kangaroo Bluff Battery, where you can explore the subterranean passages and armories and learn more about the history of this site. For a spectacular panoramic view of the Derwent River and Hobart City, we will visit the Rosny Point Lookout, time permitting. The view stretches north to Lutana and south to Opossum Bay. This is a suitable vantage point for your guide to explain the Tasman bridge disaster that happened 40 years ago.

Reviews (49)
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Reviewed 11 April 2018
Great tour on our cruise port day in Hobart

Knowing we had only one day to spend in Hobart (we were on a cruise ship stop) we decided a guided tour would be the best way to get around to see several sights. We were not disappointed by our choice. Our tour guide was...More

6  Thank Tallpeople4
Reviewed 4 April 2018
Lack of knowledge by guide ruined this trip for me

Very average, I could have hired a car on my own and learnt more. We were just a group of three which was great. Went up Mt Wellington but guide had very little to say about main buildings of Hobart (or didn't know) missed Battery...More

Thank Leigh36
Reviewed 14 December 2017
Fantastic Trip!

This trip was absolutely amazing!!! We visited everything we were supposed to and more besides! At first we were unable to go to Mount Wellington as the road was closed due to ice and snow so the guide took us on the rest of the...More

1  Thank Judith F
Reviewed 11 December 2017
A pleasant tour that gives you several varied sights.

Malcolm was our tour guide and provided interesting commentary, as well as much appreciated safe driving. Mt. Wellington was quite interesting, and the views are superb if you are lucky enough to have a clear day as we did. Probably of greatest interest to my...More

Thank Steve13527
Reviewed 10 November 2017
Great Experience with a awesome tour guide!

Our tour guide was Malcolm who was very knowledgeable and friendly! We really enjoyed our time in Hobart. As we came to Hobart on a cruise I feel this tour was value for money and got to explore quite a bit of Hobart in a...More

1  Thank Zafar K
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Response from Tallpeople4 | Reviewed this property |
It has been a while since we did this tour, so I can’t remember exactly how long we spent there, but I do remember feeling like we were not rushed, and I felt like we had plenty of time to fully enjoy the sanctuary. The... More