We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Save

Historic Battery Point

Historic Battery Point
From US$27.95
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travelers
Monday 1:30 pmMost Popular
Walking tour of elegant Battery Point
US$27.95
Wednesday 1:30 pm
Walking tour of elegant Battery Point
US$27.95
Tuesday 9:30 am
Walking tour of elegant Battery Point
US$27.95
Overview

Enjoy a relaxing, informative guided tour among the most quiet, conservative and class conscious area of Tasmania which adjoins waterfront Salamanca and prestigious Sandy bay. See the elegant Georgian homes of the colonial gentry, picturesque accommodation for officers and quaint workers cottages. Walk through this very fashionable suburb, containing some of Tasmania’s oldest homes, gardens and iconic sights.

If you can't make it on a scheduled tour, please call to arrange a tour on a day and time to suit you.

What to Expect

Meet your guide outside Parliament House near Salamanca Place on the waterfront, and then set off on your 2-hour walking tour to explore historic Battery Point. Soak up the elegance, beauty and history of this quiet and exclusive area that was once farmland known as Cottage Green. This tour includes Arthur Circus and is full of stories including dubious property dealings by Governor Arthur, the fall of the carousing Reverend Knopwood and the ship building tycoon Alexander MacGregor whose finest of grand Georgian homes still stands today.

Battery Point is best appreciated at a leisurely pace on foot with a guide who can bring to life how wealth flowed into Battery Point from the influx of trade and the British Royal Navy shipping timber, wool and rum from the Salamanca docks and warehouses.

This easy walking tour starts at Parliament House and ends in Salamanca Place - world famous for its Saturday markets, the oldest markets in Australia. Your guide will be happy to direct you to some of our favourite cafés for a reviving coffee after the tour.

Write a ReviewReviews (5)

1 - 5 of 5 reviews

Reviewed 17 May 2018
A great learning experience

Lisa was upbeat and friendly despite the freezing conditions that day. With humour and insight, she took us on a fascinating walk, imparting facts we'd never otherwise had discovered. Lisa was keen to answer all our questions - even the obscure ones. We can highly...More

Thank ghostwritermc
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Very insightful tour of Battery Point

We did the 2 hour tour of Battery Point with Robyn and thoroughly enjoyed it! We learned lots of interesting things and Robyn was very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the information. This was our second tour with Hobart Walking Tours and we will definitely...More

Thank warnie
Reviewed 3 March 2018
The best of Battery Point

Recently did a Battery Point walking tour with Lisa. The tour was great. Learned about the history of the area and got to admire the historic architecture up close.

Thank Mtrouty
Robyn E, General Manager at Hobart Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Margaret, Thank you for your review, it was great to show you both around Battery Point. It is a beautiful suburb and the buildings are ones that need to be admired up close! Thank you again, Lisa and the team at Hobart Walking Tours.

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Battery Point walkin Tour

I recently did a Battery Point walking tour with Robyn. The tour was excellent. Learned so much about the area and the history behind those gorgeous homes. She did such a great job. She showed me pictures how the area looked in the past. In...More

Thank Aline R
Robyn E, General Manager at Hobart Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Aline, Thank you for your lovely review. Battery Point is a beautiful part of our city with so much history it is not surprising that it needs its own tour! We are very glad that you enjoyed your tour with Robyn and we hope...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Excellent walk

Guide Deb was very knowledgeable and approachable. The history behind the area and its buildings was very interesting.

Thank Maurice P
Robyn E, Front Office Manager at Hobart Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Maurice, Thank you for the review. Deb had a lovely time showing you around Battery Point, it is a very unique spot with lots of lovely buildings. Thank you again, Deb and the Team at Hobart Walking Tours.

Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Historic Battery Point staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines