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Bruny Island: Full-Day Food, Lighthouse & Sightseeing Tour

1. Bruny Island: Full-Day Food, Lighthouse & Sightseeing Tour

The ultimate way to experience Bruny Island’s wild beauty, history, and delicious foods such as a selection of Bruny Island cheeses, freshly shucked oysters and wood oven bread for morning tea. Hotel pickup and drop-off, roundtrip ferry ride,  a lighthouse tour, tastings and lunch included.  Marvel at the views from scenic lookouts at Adventure Bay, The Neck Lookout, Cape Bruny. Spot echidnas, white wallabies, seabirds and wildflowers. Be guided through the Mount Mangana Rainforests and tour the inside of Cape Bruny Lighthouse.  Savor a delicious lunch featuring locally caught fish, Tasmanian beef and lamb. Taste locally-made artisan cheeses, chocolates, fudge, and honey. Enjoy some short walks or a paddle in the cool ocean waters of the Tasman Sea. Enjoy locally-grown island produce at lunch.

Hobart: Bruny Island Gourmet Sightseeing Day Tour

2. Hobart: Bruny Island Gourmet Sightseeing Day Tour

Discover Bruny Island’s spectacular landscapes, gourmet produce, and inspiring locals on a guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Tours depart daily from Hobart and local accommodation. Relax and enjoy this fully inclusive experience showcasing the best of Bruny Island. Try cheeses, oysters, fudge, premium wines, honey, and mead. Meet some of the island’s artisan producers, people who put their energy and spirit into handcrafting these renowned products. Stop for a delicious lunch at Pennicott’s beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.  Throughout the day you'll see incredible scenery. At The Neck, see the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves. Take a stroll and leave your footprints in the sand of a deserted beach. The light bush of the northern island gives way to the dense rainforest of the south's Mavista Rainforest - a pristine environment home to diverse wildlife including rare white wallabies. Board the ferry for a return crossing to Kettering, followed by a short drive back to Hobart, where hotel drop-offs are available on request.

Hobart: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

3. Hobart: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Get the perfect introduction to Hobart aboard the official sightseeing bus and see the best sights and attractions on a 90-minute loop. Enjoy unobstructed views from the top deck of the open-top double decker bus, and avail of the informative commentary in English, with an 7 additional languages on selected buses. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first board, and buses run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 7 days a week. Hop on and off at your leisure to discover a range of visitor attractions to suit everyone! • Brooke Street Pier • Salamanca Place • Princes Park • Battery Point • St Georges Church • St Georges Terrace • Wrest Point Casino • Sandy Bay Village • Cascade Brewery • Female Factory • South Hobart Village • Village Cinema • Hobart CBD • Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Maritime Museum of Tasmania • Hobart Convict Penitentiary • Aquatic Centre • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens • Victoria Docks

Bruny Island Day Trip from Hobart

4. Bruny Island Day Trip from Hobart

Get back to nature on a full-day trip to Bruny Island, tailored to the day's weather conditions to create the most enjoyable experience.  Catch the ferry from Hobart to go on a nature walk in the temperate rainforest, or enjoy a swim in a hidden lagoon or the ocean, weather permitting. Encounter unique wildlife, such as the rare albino wallaby as your guide shows you some of the hiding spots of this elusive creature. Soak up the panoramic views from the Neck and Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and marvel at the picturesque beaches along the way. Stop to sample local produce, including award-winning cheeses, wines, beers, ciders, berries, chocolates, and oysters at your own cost. There will be a lunch stop where you can enjoy locally cooked and farmed produce from the land and the sea at you own expense, or bring your own picnic if you prefer.

Moorilla's Wine Meets Art: Mona Experience

5. Moorilla's Wine Meets Art: Mona Experience

Enjoy a unique Tasmanian winery experience that includes world-class art on this self-guided tour from Hobart as you visit Moorilla Estate and discover Mona, the Museum of Old And New Art.  Wine and art. A match made in the proverbial. Moorilla used to just be a winery, then a gambler called David filled the place with art and antiquities. Once he ran out of room, he built a museum to hold it all, called Mona. This experience is all about showing you the whole shebang. Start by sailing from Hobart to Mona on one of their super-flash ferries (featuring on-board bars if you want to get the wine flowing early). Once you land, begin your self-guided exploration of the museum and grounds, working up an appetite for a lunch of fresh, locally sourced produce in one of the on-site restaurants featuring a matched Moorilla wine. After lunch, meet up with your Moorilla host, who’ll walk you down to the vineyard, covering the rich history of Moorilla and the finer points of our winemaking techniques as you go. The stroll will wind up back at the sun-drenched Moorilla cellar door, where you’ll settle in for some further tasting of the Moorilla range before heading back to Hobart on the early evening ferry.

Port Arthur: Shuttle Express Round Trip From Hobart

6. Port Arthur: Shuttle Express Round Trip From Hobart

This is Tasmania's only dedicated shuttle bus service to Port Arthur. Travel in comfort on air-conditioned vehicles driven by a friendly local driver. Once you reach the historic site you will have four hours to explore and soak up the incredible history and scenery at the multi award-winning Port Arthur. The times allocated runs in conjunction with guided walking tours and allows enough time to do the boat cruise to the Isle of the dead if you choose. From the moment you are picked up sit back and relax enjoy the drive while our driver fills you in and points out the important things along the way. Suggested time to book tours is 12:30 PM Walking for the walking tour and 1:40 PM for the Harbour cruise if you want to pre book your tours. Entry fees include these two tours. The Tour departs Hobart at 10:30 AM and arrives at 12:00 PM, Bus departs Port Arthur at 4:00 PM and arrives back to Hobart 5:30 PM.

Port Arthur Historical Site: Full-Day Tour with Admission

7. Port Arthur Historical Site: Full-Day Tour with Admission

Interpretive and interactive presentations at the Port Arthur Historical Site bring to reality the harrowing life of convicts 2 centuries ago. This full-day tour from Hobart ensures that you have maximum time at the site. You’ll cross the Tasman Bridge, and head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula. Admire the pristine beauty of Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, and Norfolk Bay. Visit Tasman National Park, where you’ll marvel at the spectacle of Tasman Arch and enjoy superb views of the rugged coastline. You’ll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil's Kitchen! Finally, you’ll have a chance to explore Port Arthur, where you’ll take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins. See the penitentiary, the separate prison, the commandant's house, the church, and more. On Saturdays, the tour includes a visit to Hobart’s Salamanca Market. Delight in a shopping experience at this popular, colourful outdoor marketplace. You'll have time to explore the market at leisure for approximately 2 hours. Then, you will need to meet your coach at 11:00 to continue on with the Port Arthur tour and acquire a sense of Australia’s convict era and the early settlement of Tasmania.

Hobart: 30-Minute Seaplane Scenic Flight

8. Hobart: 30-Minute Seaplane Scenic Flight

Enjoy a scenic flight to see Hobart and the surrounding area from the skies. Meet at the waterfront in Hobart and board the comfortable seaplane. After take off, get a bird’s-eye view over the beautiful city before heading south to follow the River Derwent’s western shore as far as North West Bay. Continue east to the rugged cliffs and white sandy beaches of the northern tip of Bruny Island. Head back up the river’s eastern shore to the famous Tasman Bridge and experience views of the majestic kunanyi/Mount Wellington. Finish with a river landing and return to dock at Franklin Wharf.

From Hobart: Richmond Village Return Shuttle

9. From Hobart: Richmond Village Return Shuttle

Take a return shuttle and travel back in time to the village of Richmond, home to convict-built churches and Australia's oldest bridge. Drive through Coal Valley, Southern Tasmania's wine region, to Richmond, a quaint village full of historic sights, antique and giftware shops, and charming cafes. Depart from the meeting point and drive through the picturesque Coal Valley. On the way to Richmond, enjoy fun and informative commentary from your driver. Once arriving in Richmond, have a couple hours to explore the village at your own leisure. Use the provided walking map to help you orient yourself and get to know Richmond better. Check out historic sights, admire heritage buildings, browse galleries, shop in boutiques, and relax at a cafe before meeting at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre Bus Stop to go back to Hobart.

48 Hour Hobart City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

10. 48 Hour Hobart City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart, choose from 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around Hobart. Hop-on and Hop-off as many times as you like, or stay on board and do the 90 minute city loop tour, the choice is yours. The open top double decker bus provides unrivalled views of all the top attractions.  Enjoy professional and informative commentary that is available in English or, on select buses, a choice of 7 additional languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver. The City Loop operates between 20 popular locations including the MONA ferry terminal at Brooke Street Pier, Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay Village, Cascade Brewery, Cascades Female Factory, Hobart CBD, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Maritime Museum of Tasmania, The Tench Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart Aquatic Centre, The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and Victoria Docks. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board. Red Decker operates 7 days a week. City Loop buses operate between 9:00 to 16:30. Board the bus at any of our stops throughout the day.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 557 reviews

Rick the driver/guide was excellent, funny and knowledgeable. The food was wonderful, huge serves of great tasting food for lunch. Scenery was awesome and my husband and I are so glad we chose this company to visit Bruny Island with. Definitely value for money. Mark and Christina Dench

Emma was a very knowledgeable host with a great sense of humor. The places we visited were fantastic and we probably wouldn't have known about them had we not taken the tour. Great quality wine and spirits

I bought this tour as a gift for my parents. They thoroughly enjoyed the day. Their tour guide was great!

A great day out, well paced, jammed full of activities, photo opportunities and delicious treats.

The day was quite long but very rewarding , I had not been to Bruney before and it is a must do.