Hobart Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Hobart Family-friendly activities

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Half-Day Tour from Hobart

1. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Half-Day Tour from Hobart

Spend a half day learning about Australia's native animals and history. Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for close-up experiences of Australian animals, and spend time in Richmond, a Georgian-style village resplendent with mellow stone cottages. Your tour begins with a visit to Constitution Dock and the ABC buildings, Hobart's original sandstone railway station. Then head out on the Brooker Highway toward Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Once there, spend time getting warm and friendly with a Tasmanian devil! Take a guided tour and learn the habits of native animals. See quolls, wombats, sugar gliders, koalas, cockatoos, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies, and more. Next, visit Richmond, one of Australia's most unique and historic towns. Take time to explore the bridge, the Gaol, convict-built homes, small cottages, and shops and restaurants.

Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2. Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Spend an unforgettable day exploring Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and admire a variety of Australian wildlife including animals that went extinct a long time ago in other parts of Australia. Throughout your experience, feed the free-roaming kangaroos with the provided bag of food and discover other Australian animals such as the cute sugar gliders or the eastern quoll. Join one of the tours to learn about these precious species, their threats, and how Tasmania’s unique wildlife can be conserved. The knowledgeable keepers will show you their favorite species, feed them, and explain how they are being protected. Capture incredible photos with the animals and marvel at the diversity of Australian wildlife.

Hobart: kunyanyi/Mt Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo Half-Day Tour

3. Hobart: kunyanyi/Mt Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo Half-Day Tour

Discover Tasmania's vistas and wildlife on this combination half-day tour of kunanyi/Mt. Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo. Drive to the top of kunanyi/Mt. Wellington, see panoramic views of southern Tasmania and meet Tasmania's native wildlife at the Zoodoo Zoo. Begin your day with the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour. Relax on a comfortable shuttle ride directly to the top of this 1270 meter mountain. As you drive, hear about Hobart's fascinating history. At the summit, enjoy 30 minutes to visit the observation shelter and take in panoramic views. Head back down the mountain and explore the Hobart Waterfront on your own for an hour before meeting your guide to begin your Zoodoo Zoo Tour. At the zoo, get up-close and personal with native animals and exotic species. Explore the zoo on your own for 2 hours before returning to Hobart with your driver.

Tasmania: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo General Admission Ticket

4. Tasmania: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo General Admission Ticket

At the Unzoo, have face-to-face encounters with animals found nowhere else on earth, discover rare and beautiful Tasmanian plants in the Tasmanian Native Botanic Garden, see Tasmanian artworks in the galleries, and have the chance to help save endangered Tasmanian devils. Tasmanian Devil Unzoo is the world’s first intentional Unzoo — a revolutionary project to create a model wildlife and nature experience of the future. During your experience, you’ll be inspired, intrigued, challenged, and entertained. Sometimes, you might even find it a little outrageous. The hope is that your visit to the Unzoo will challenge you to think about the natural world and your place in it, in a completely new way.

Hobart: Roundtrip Shared Bus Transfer to Zoodoo Zoo

5. Hobart: Roundtrip Shared Bus Transfer to Zoodoo Zoo

Take the stress out of your holiday with a pre-booked roundtrip bus transfer from  the city of Hobart to Zoodoo Zoo. Skip the hassle of arranging transportation. Save 20% on standard Zoodoo entry tickets when you show your shuttle ticket. Board the comfortable bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Hobart. Sit back and relax as you take in the views on the scenic drive through the Coal River Valley. Stop at the park where you can purchase your discounted tickets. Have 2 hours of free time to get up close and personal with animals like the famous Tasmanian devil, lions, zebras, and meerkats. After your visit, hop back on the bus and embark on your trip back to your meeting point in Hobart.

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What people are saying about Hobart

Highly recommended!!! Excellent guides, cute wombats and echidnas, lotsa kangaroos you can feed! Surprised this place has a beautiful mountain backdrop where we admired the kangaroos and many cuckatoos in the open which flew in to feed. Loved it!! Might get muddy on a rainy day, so waterproof hiking boots recommended!

Tour guide for the Mt Wellington & Zoo Doo was lovely super informative and welcoming. Zoo Doo was great with a toddler we were done quite quickly but gave time to play in the indoor play centre

We were so enjoyed the tour by Tim. He was so informative, humorous and thinking best for travellers. My kids had great time. Thank you.

Super! Tour guide is knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery along the way is amazing!

Amazing! Such a great concept and happy to have spent my money on it