Hobart and Surrounds
Hobart is a compact city with a special character all its own. Sitting in the foothills of Mt Wellington, it combines a rich colonial heritage and natural beauty with a contemporary lifestyle. It's also close to some of Tasmania's most visited attractions. In Hobart you can sample beer from Australia's oldest brewery at Cascade, browse the stalls at the ever popular Salamanca Market, visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, or take a drive or tour to the top of Mt Wellington for amazing views of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and surrounding bays and inlets. For a quiet relaxing stroll try
Navigators, formerly known as Derwent River Cruises and Port Arthur Cruises, has been a family owned and operated business for sixty years. Their vessels are quality craft with an impeccable safety record. In addition to the modern state-of-the-art enclosed catamarans, MV Marana and MV Excella, Navigators operates the Cartela, the oldest continuously licensed passenger vessel in Australia. A pretty boat for harbour cruises. The captains of the vessels have been versed in the history of the Hobart waterfront by the Roche brothers, who often take the Captain’s wheel themselves. As you travel around this beautiful waterway, enjoy hearing the history
Hobart Explorer Coach Tram Tours lets you explore Hobart and surrounds in a converted historic tram. In three hours you’ll see over 40 of Hobart’s best attractions aboard the converted red tram, including the bustling waterfront, Salamanca Place and the Rosny lookout. Full commentary is provided. The company also offers full-day coach tours to Port Arthur and half-day tours to Go Wild Tasmania (formerly known as Bonorong Park Wildlife Centre) and Richmond. Bookings are through the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre, 20 Davey Street, Hobart.