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Our most recommended Tasmania Activities

  • Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

    1. Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

    Experience a multi-award-winning cruise in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Depart from Strahan on Tasmania's west coast and embark on a half-day adventure on the Gordon River aboard a sleek, purpose-built tour vessel, the "Spirit of the Wild". Cruise across Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then on to Gordon River while taking in the tranquil surroundings. Listen as your dedicated guides and character-based interpretation will take you through the history of this remarkable place.

    Later, enjoy a buffet lunch or snack of local Tasmanian foods and beverages.

    Complimentary Tasmanian red, white, and sparkling wines are available for Premiere Upper Deck guests, as well as beer, juice, tea, and espresso coffee. A cash bar is available on the vessel's Main Deck. This Gordon River cruise uniquely offers commentaries in German, French, Cantonese,...

    We were welcomed and assisted by happy, friendly & knowledgeable people. Everything was clean and our buffet lunch was spot on. Lovely vessel and staff. Stunning part of the world! Thank you so much

  • From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

    2. From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

    Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience Wineglass Bay from the water. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable 4.5-hour cruise. During the tour, an experienced and friendly crew will guide you through the sights and history of the Freycinet Peninsula. 

    Depart from Freycinet National Park, located approximately 2.5 to 3-hours drive from Hobart. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

    Gaze at the sheer granite cliffs, get up close to the wildlife and learn about the landmarks, wildlife, and history during an informative on-board commentary. Enjoy a ploughman's style lunch. Local beverages and wines are available for purchase in nature's best wine bar. The Vista Lounge offers floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable indoor and spacious outdoor viewing decks, baby changing facilities, and di...

    Crew and staff were knowledgeable and so friendly made the day fun and an amazing day so glad to have experienced so much

  • Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

    3. Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

    Choose to begin your tour on Bruny Island or from Hobart. Cruise by some of Australia's highest sea cliffs and drift up close to listen to the awesome Breathing Rock.

    Enter deep-sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and The Monument, and feel the power of nature where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

    On this 3-hour activity, you’ll search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales, and sea birds with an interpretive guide. At the Friars, drift quietly past rare nesting seabirds and a large haul-out home to thousands of seals.

    The custom-built yellow boats feature open-air tiered seating providing excellent all-round views. After the cruise, enjoy time to explore Bruny Island.

    The team on board our cruiser were informative, funny and helpful. The scenery down the coast was breathtaking, highly recommended

  • Tasman Island: 3-Hour Wilderness Cruise

    4. Tasman Island: 3-Hour Wilderness Cruise

    The cruise travels beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar. Guests explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves. The coastline is part of the Tasman National Park. It is home to a variety of wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant sea birds in their thousands. At any time of year you're likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatross and sea eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting cormorants and peregrine falcons, or a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat. The custom built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of the Tasman Peninsula. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on th...

    This is an experience that all Tasmanians and future tourists should do. It was absolutely amazing

  • Hobart: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

    5. Hobart: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

    Get the perfect introduction to Hobart aboard the official sightseeing bus and see the best sights and attractions on a 90-minute loop. Enjoy unobstructed views from the top deck of the open-top double decker bus, and avail of the informative commentary in English, with an 7 additional languages on selected buses. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first board, and buses run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 7 days a week. Hop on and off at your leisure to discover a range of visitor attractions to suit everyone! • Brooke Street Pier • Salamanca Place • Princes Park • Battery Point • St Georges Church • St Georges Terrace • Wrest Point Casino • Sandy Bay Village • Cascade Brewery • Female Factory • South Hobart Village • Village Cinema • Hobart CBD • Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Maritime Museum of Tasmania • Hobart Convict Penitentiary • Aquatic Centre • Royal Tasmanian B...

    Short but on point. Really enjoyed the view and weather through the double decker bus. Will definitely do this again on my next visit!

  • Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket

    6. Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket

    Enjoy full access to Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula with an entry ticket valid for daytime entry for two consecutive days.  Located 90 minutes from Hobart, the Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Discover fun, interactive experiences for all ages such as the Lottery of Life and the Museum and Convict Study Centre in the Asylum building.  Explore the Convict Water Supply Trail and the Dockyard.  Allow plenty of time to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer! Your admission includes a visitor guide with a map and a 40-minute guided walking tour that gives you a great introduction to Port Arthur, its people, and its past. As part of your admission, you can also enjoy a 25-minute harbor cruise on the MV Marana. The walking tours and cruises run several times a day, subject to availabil...

    Easy to find. Very clean. Beautiful big reception and friendly helpful staff. Introductory tour was great

  • Hobart: kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Pass

    7. Hobart: kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Pass

    Hop aboard the Explorer Bus nearby Hobart’s waterfront and begin the 1270 meter ascent up kunanyi/Mt. Wellington. As you make the upward journey, you’ll be treated to spectacular views over Hobart and deep into the horizon. At the summit, explore the lookouts and observation shelter. Enjoy the freedom of being able to hop-on and hop-off the bus at whatever stop you choose. If you like, instead of taking the bus straight to the top you can get off at some of the stops along the way and then hop back on a later bus. Explore stops including Fern Tree Park, The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend, and The Pinnacle. Discover a wide range of bushwalking tracks throughout Wellington Park, suitable for all ages and abilities. Afterward, hop-on a later bus to return to Hobart. Listen to an informative commentary as travel. Buses are wheelchair accessible and can carry mountain bikes, providing easie...

    Great trip as long or as short as you make it. Experienced & knowledgeable drivers & commentary was interesting & told well. So glad we went with this company instead of hiring a car. Would highly recommend!

  • Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

    8. Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

    This nature lover’s dream day trip begins with pickup from your centrally located Hobart hotel. Then, journey through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Drive by Australia's oldest continuously operating pub. Continue on to Mt. Field National Park where Russell Falls is the star attraction. Take a short stroll underneath enormous fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees to the waterfall. After the calming effects of the tranquil walks, you'll follow the fresh water back to New Norfolk, where your guide will explain it's interesting history.   Stretch your legs and grab something to eat before the next stop.  Head to a Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hand feed kangaroos and discover Tasmanian devils. End your day at the picturesque town of Richmond before the return journey to Hobart. The Mt Wellington summit time will depend on the weather (cloud cover) and will either be first t...

    It was an amazing day! Very informative and interesting history provided by our tour guide, Jarrod. He spoke clearly and did a very good job in looking after his group. He gave us rich information about Hobart. We had ample time at each stops. Highly recommended trip. The mini van was very comfortable and clean. I liked the small group tour, no dramas.

  • Launceston: 4-Hour Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise

    9. Launceston: 4-Hour Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise

    Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct, heading north past Tamar Island, historical buildings, churches, pubs, and significant homesteads. You can sample the rich diversity of life as you cruise past quaint riverfront communities, vineyards and farms, to the notable Batman Bridge. Tamer Valley is steeped with romance and studded with tales of bushrangers, explorers, and gold diggers. Australia's longest navigable estuarine river, it has many natural coves and protected inlets that provide a sanctuary for thousands of native water birds that can only be seen on the river. All cruises depart from and return to Home Point Cruise Terminal, which is a taxi ride only 5 minutes from most CBD accommodations. Home Point is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the city center, and guests are kindly asked to be at the cruise terminal 30 minutes prior to depa...

    It was very scenic. The Captain was knowledgeable and fun. Food, cheese and wine delicious. Hostess friendly and effeccient

  • Hobart: Historic Lunch Cruise

    10. Hobart: Historic Lunch Cruise

    Starting from Murray Street Pier, the cruise heads south to Battery Point and Sandy Bay, passing by the oldest casino in Australia. You'll then cruise across the Derwent River to the Eastern Shore, Bellerive, and Kangaroo Bluff, before travelling under the Tasman Bridge. You'll head back via the Royal Botanic Garden and Government House. The boat trip will take about 1.5 hours, with the captain providing an interesting live commentary to tell you what to look out for. Onboard, you'll enjoy a one-course meal. Choose from steak, crumbed fish, chicken schnitzel or a veggie patty.

    Lovely cruise, affordable, friendly staff, child friendly. Food was delicious. Skipper very lovely and great knowledge and information.

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What people are saying about Tasmania

Amazing tour with such a friendly, excited and kind tourguide and the views are stunning. I was travelling by muself and this tour was very nice. Alex gave me a lot of tips about places and tour for do during my trip. I also made new friends and learned so much about Tasmania

Wonderful day full of good wine,food and meeting a great group of people. Our guide Patrick was very knowledgeable and interesting and a lot of fun. Best wine tour we have ever experienced Thank you Patrick. Very highly recommended

The team on board our cruiser were informative, funny and helpful. The scenery down the coast was breathtaking, highly recommended

This is an experience that all Tasmanians and future tourists should do. It was absolutely amazing

I had my first boat cruise and absolutely loved it will definitely be doing it again.