Hobart Highlights - Richmond, Bonorong & Mt Wellington - private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be over 8 years of age and accompanied by a supervising adult.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

A full day tour of Richmond, Bonorong & Mt Wellington with entry fees included.

Gain an insight into Tasmania's convict, colonial and settlement history in historic Richmond village, learn about Australian native animals including Tasmania's unique wildlife at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy panoramic views from the summit of Mt Wellington. If time permits, a nature walk in the foothills of Mt Wellington will introduce you to Tasmania's cool climate rainforest environment.

This tour is ideal for first time visitors to Tasmania and as a Cruise Ship Shore Excursion.

You may to customise your itinerary to suit your individual interests. . .
(additional cost may apply which may be paid on the day. I will advise accordingly)
- Cascades Female Factory - learn about the life & times of female convicts
- Shene Estate - a unique and showy colonial estate with a fascinating story (optional gin tasting too)
- Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
- Cascade Brewery
- Hobart waterfront, Salamanca & Battery Point

* Purchase morning tea and lunch from a choice of bakeries, cafes or food


Travel through the picturesque Coal River Valley to Richmond, a village steeped in history, known for its elegant Georgian architecture and heritage buildings dating back to the 1820's. Step back in time on a guided walking tour and explore convict built structures, three of which are Australia's oldest, and learn about Tasmania's convict and colonial settlers.

At Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll meet some amazing native animals, including the world's largest carnivorous marsupial, the Tasmanian Devil. Be truly inspired by the work of a dedicated team of wildlife keepers & volunteer wildlife carers as you hear amazing stories of endurance and survival of injured and orphaned native wildlife.

I'll then take you to Mt Wellington for amazing views over the city and Derwent River. You'll enjoy a leisurely walk along at least one of the many nature trails in the sub-alpine or rainforest habitat - a fantastic introduction to the natural environment of Tasmania.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Departure from Hobart CBD accommodation is complimentary; Airport meet and greet is available by arrangement.

If you are staying in accommodation outside of the city area, unless arranged otherwise, I will meet you at the Hobart Travel and Information Centre on the corner of Elizabeth & Davey Streets, Hobart.
I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal in Hobart. Upon disembarkation, please make your way inside the main terminal building. You will find me near the tourist information desk and I will be holding a sign with your name clearly displayed.

End location: I will return you to the same place we started from or another location as discussed on the day (you may like to visit Salamanca where there's many galleries, restaurants and cafes).

Duration: 8 hours


You will travel in a modern, air-conditioned passenger vehicle, sedan or SUV (depending on tour and number of participants).

2016 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander) - up to 6 passengers* plus driver
* 5th and 6th passengers will step up through wide opening passenger doors, behind the middle row into a 3rd row of seating.


2008 VW Jetta Sedan - seats up to 4 passengers plus the driver
* Ideal for 3 passengers however a 4th passenger (of smaller stature) may be seated in the middle of the back seat.

What’s Included

This tour includes private transport in a modern vehicle, my services as your local guide in Hobart for around 8 hours and entry fees into the Historic Richmond Gaol and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. I will have drinking water available for you throughout the day.

All my tours include commentary of the places travelled through and visited. I am also local photographer, so you can take advantage of my knowledge to learn some hints and tips for getting great photos.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 AUD - Allow approximately AU$40pp for snacks, morning tea and lunch - the amount will depend on where you select to purchase your refreshments.

If you adapt your itinerary to include additional attractions, the relevant entry fee will apply. I will advise you the cost of entry for selected attractions which you can pay on the day of travel.

What’s Extra

All food is at your own expense (lots of options to choose from). The only additional extra will be your personal souvenir purchases and any entry fees that apply for additional attractions visted (other than what is already included).

A Recent Review of this tour

Coreena was great with our group of retired seniors. Her recommended tour sites worked out well for us. The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary was a big hit. Also the group enjoyed our discussions with the owners of the Jolly Farmer's Inn. Coreena is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed her company. I would highly recommend her.
Charles Parke

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