Hobart's Wilderness and Wildlife - Private tour


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Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for all ages, however children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Friendly: No.
This tour includes a short (15 min. return) walk. If you have mobility issues I am happy to provide a customised tour to suit your needs.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), French (basic)

Experience nature within a capital city with a private guide

Join me on a relaxed exploration of Hobart's local parks and nature reserves, and meet some of our unique native animals at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. This one-day tour includes a visit to the summit of Mt Wellington, a short walk to Silver Falls in the mountainside suburb of Fern Tree, and a wander through the Waterworks Reserve, where you can see many of our native birds. After lunch at the beautiful Cascade Brewery we head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to get up close and personal with wallabies, wombats and the wonderful Tasmanian devil.


This tour begins with a drive to the summit of Mt Wellington to admire the spectacular alpine scenery and magnificent views of the city and wilderness areas. We then travel to the mountain suburb of Fern Tree, where we can walk to the beautiful Silver Falls. We continue by car to the Waterworks Reserve, where we can spend time birdwatching or exploring the history of this fascinating natural beauty spot. After lunch at the magnificent Cascade Brewery we will spend the afternoon enjoying the company of some of Tasmania's friendliest native animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, before heading back to Hobart.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your preferred location - cruise ship terminal, airport, your hotel, or any other place in the city. I will be carrying a sign with your name and the Tours by Locals logo...and a welcoming smile!

End location: I will return you to your preferred location - cruise ship terminal, airport or your hotel.

Duration: 8 hours


Modern, comfortable, air-conditioned 8-seater Hyundai Imax van (2014 model).

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal guide; transport; entry to the wildlife sanctuary. This tour is priced for 4 people.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 AU$ - You will need to pay for your lunch, drinks, and any souvenirs you might wish to purchase.

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for purchasing any personal shopping items, including souvenirs, food and drink.

A Recent Review of this tour

There are not enough stars in the universe to convey how great our tour with Ruth was! She was beyond exceptional in every way! Knowledgeable on history, flora, fauna, fun facts, areas, cheese...I mean you name it, she rocked it!! We could not have been happier with our amazing experience! Saw over 35 different species of animals, birds, mammals, etc in our full and epic day with Ruth! What a gem she is and so so so very friendly and accommodating on top of everything else! We are so so grateful!!!
Molly deMattos

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