Hobart and Surrounds Tour
Battery Point & Sandy Bay
Hobart is one of Australia's oldest cities. It was settled by the British in 1804 but has been home to the Native Aboriginals for as long as 35,000 years.
Nesting in the foreground of Hobart is one of the tallest mountains in Tasmania, kunanyi/Mt Wellington. With an elevation of 1,271m and full access to the summit, it provides spectacular views of Hobart and surrounding areas.
Near the base of the mountain, we have our next stop, the Cascade Brewery. The visitor centre is surrounded by the beautiful Cascade Gardens which is a great location to enjoy your tasting paddle. There is also an optional brewery tour you can enjoy whilst on location.
Next, we have the iconic MONA gallery and is regarded as one of the best museums in the world and is home to both modern and old art. It also has two amazing restaurants called the Source and Faro, as well as a winery called Moorilla Estate.
Just past MONA we have the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Bonorong is home to a lot of Tasmanian aminals, such as Wombats, Wallabies, Kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, Echidnas, Native Birds and much more.
Finally, we have Richmond. One of the oldest towns in Tasmania. Originally created to link Hobart and Port Arthur, a bridge was built to join the two and is the oldest in Australia.
Tasman Peninsula (Port Arthur) Tour
Starting off in Hobart, we head towards the town of Dunalley. A quiet town known for its fresh seafood and waterfront scenery. It is also home to the Bangor Vineyard Shed, which we can stop in and taste their local wine and oysters.
Then we head towards Eaglehawk Neck. Home to the famous Doo Town Village, where almost every house has the word 'Doo' in its name. We also take a look at the natural formations of the Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Tessellated Pavement.
Our next stop is the main attraction being the Port Arthur Historic Site. It is currently the most popular tourist attraction in Tasmania. This world heritage listed site is the most intact convict site in Australia. With over 30 buildings to explore and the optional cruise around the harbour.
On our way back to Hobart, we stop at a couple of locations. The first is the Port Arthur Lavender Farm. Where you can sample all things lavender (even ice cream). Then we have the Tasmanian UnZoo. Known to most as a Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park. You can get up close with one the Tasmanian Devils as well as the other native Tasmanian animals.
We take an alternate route on the way back through the historic town of Richmond, which is home to the oldest bridge in Australia. It also has an old convict prison which you can do a self-guided tour. There are also lots of shops where you can buy souvenirs.
Bangor Vineyard Shed
The Tasmanian Arch
Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur Lavender Farm
Bruny Island Day Tour
Get Shucked Oysters
Bruny Island Cheese Company
The Neck Lookout
Bruny Island House of Whiskey
Bruny Island is located around 45 minutes south of Hobart. With access to the Island available by ferry from Kettering, getting to the island is easy, with at least one ferry running every hour. Bruny Island is known for its beautiful landscapes and fantastic produce and is split into two halves being the North and South Island and are connected together by what's known as 'The Neck'.
Once we arrive off the ferry, we are located on the North Island. First stop off the ferry, we have Get Shucked Oysters. Home to the freshest oysters in Tasmania. Their oyster racks are located at a nearby bay, so you know you are getting the freshest oysters possible.
Next, we have the Bruny Island Cheese Company. Known as one of the best cheesemakers in Tasmania, they have a large variety of hard and soft cheeses. They are also makers of a great range of beers, some of which are made with similar ingredients are their cheeses. It also a great place to have a coffee along with your cheese tasting.
We then start heading further south and stop once we arrive on 'The Neck', to the see spectacular views of Bruny Island's beaches. With endless ocean views on one side and the natural beauty of mainland Tasmania on the other, it is a great opportunity to take the perfect photo.
Our last stop which is the Bruny Island House of Whiskey. This is a great place to sample most of the whiskies from most of Tasmania.
Distilleries are one of the fastest-growing industries in Tasmania, with over 50 distilleries currently in operation.
We currently have seven different distilleries to choose from, located in two different parts of the state. The locations are the Coal River Valley and Midlands areas.
Lark Distillery is the oldest commercial distillery in Tasmania. It was established in 1992 and is one of the largest distilleries in Tasmania. We have the option of a tasting at the whiskey bar in town, or a tour at the distillery itself. Also in the area, we have the award-winning Sullivan's Cove Distillery. This distillery has won world best single malt whiskey twice for both its French and American Oak whiskies. Tastings can be done at any time and tours are every hour, making it a flexible option at any point in the day.
In the Midlands area, we start with Shene Distillery. A fantastic location with a lot of history. This is home to one of the most popular gins from Tasmania, their 'Poltergeist Gin'. A bit further north and we have Old Kempton Distillery. This a great location to experience many different whiskies and liqueurs. It is also a great place to have lunch at their cafe. Just down the road, we have Belgrove Estate. Unique to this list as they use Rye as their main ingredient. It is also run completely on Bio-Diesel. Lastly, we have Nant distillery. Located in the sleepy town of Bothwell, it is one of the most beautiful distilleries on this tour. It has a running creek and windmill, as well as a fantastic cellar door experience.
Sullivan's Cove Distillery
Old Kempton Estate
Coal River & Derwent Valley Wine Tour
Frogmore Creek Winery
Coal Valley Vineyard
Located just 15 minutes from Hobart, the Coal River Valley is home to some of Tasmania's best-known wineries. With lots of different wineries to choose from, such as Frogmore Creek. Pooley Wines, Pressing Matters and Domaine A. There are also great lunch venues such as Frogmore Creek, Pooley Wines and Coal Valley Vineyard. The Coal River is also home to some great cheese and chocolate making facilities along with the historic town of Richmond.
Onto the Derwent Valley and we have a few different wineries to choose from, such as Moorilla Estate, Stefano Lubiana and Derwent Estate. With great lunch options at MONA, Stefano Lubiana and the Agrarian Eastery.
With have a few different options to choose from with our winery tours. We have full-day and half-day tasting tours, where one of our knowledgeable drivers will take you around to your desired wineries.
We also have a more in-depth wine tour that includes access into the winemaking process of some of the local vineyards. This includes access into some of the wineries barrel rooms to do tastings directly from the barrels.