Discover Hobart - Private tour


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Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children of all ages, however children must be supervised at all times. The tour can be customised to suit family groups.

Friendly: No.
All levels of physical ability are welcome - if you have mobility issues I am happy to adjust the tour to suit your needs.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), French (basic)

Wander through Hobart's past and present with a private guide

Come on a trip to discover the secrets of Australia's second oldest city! We will spend the day exploring Hobart, focusing on the stories behind the buildings and scenery that make this place so special.

This private tour includes a visit to the galleries and cafes of Salamanca Place, the stunning St David' s Cathedral, the Theatre Royal and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, as well as exploring the beautiful suburb of Battery Point, and wandering through the Botanical Gardens. One of the highlight stories of the day is the chance to enjoy the views from the 1270m summit of Mt Wellington!

This itinerary is extremely flexible, and other places can be included on request.


This tour is extremely flexible, depending on your personal interests, and can be adjusted to suit your preferred destinations. Some of the highlights include: the Hobart waterfront, a stunning blend of heritage buildings and a working harbour - the Botanical Gardens - the Theatre Royal - the Hobart Synagogue, the oldest in Australia - St David's Cathedral - historic Salamanca Place - beautiful Battery Point - the Cascade Brewery - the Mt Nelson signal station - and of course, the magnificent views from the 1270m summit of Mt Wellington, which overlooks the city.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at any location that suits - the cruise ship terminal, Hobart airport, your hotel or any other place in the city.
I will have a big smile of welcome and a sign with your name on it!

End location: I will return you to your preferred destination.

Duration: 7 hours


Comfortable, modern, air-conditioned 8-seater Hyundai Imax van (2014) for groups of up to 7 people.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal guide and private transport.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 AUD - You will be responsible for your lunch, drinks and the purchase of any souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for your lunch, drinks, and any personal purchases you may wish to make.

A Recent Review of this tour

It was a joy to spend the day with Ruth after our flight into Hobart. She covered so much ground from the city and its history, to lunch, to fabulous views off Mount Wellington, and ending with shopping in Richmond at shops she knew to be good. I would highly recommend having Ruth show you around Hobart and the surrounding area.
Sheri Hardin

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