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Hobart

Tasmania's capital city

Hobart is the State Capital of Tasmania, first settled by the British in 1803 as a Penal Colony, it is one of Australia's oldest cities and is full of history. Lots to do, visit the Cadbury factory or Cascade Brewery, explore Mount Wellington, at 1271m high, it dominates the city skyline. Cruise to Peppermint Bay along the Derwent River and inlets ....

City of Hobart view from the cruise ship

HBT-24  |  Red Decker Hobart Hop On Hop Off Tour  |  6.50 hrs  |  

AU $35.00

A Hop On - Hop Off sightseeing tour of Hobart with the Red Decker is a great way to experience this stunning city. The local history and culture is explained in an entertaining and informative commentary that runs throughout the 9 ....

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Peppermint Bay Cruise Boat

HBT-3  |  Peppermint Bay Cruise  |  5.00 hrs  |  

AU $118.00

Explore the bays and inlets around Hobart on our cruise to Peppermint Bay with great coastal scenery. Enjoy a 3 course lunch ashore before cruising back to Hobart.

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Horseshoe Falls

HBT-5  |  Mt Field - Russell Falls - Tassie Devils   |  7.50 hrs  |  

AU $135.00

Experience Tasmania's wilderness, waterfalls & wildlife on this spectacular small group day tour. See Tasmania's unique nature and natural attractions just a short drive (1.5 hours) from Hobart City, includes Mt.Field National Par ....

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Port Arthur Tasmania Penal Colony, Tasmania Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

HBT-6  |  Port Arthur Full Day Tour  |  8.00 hrs  |  

AU $135.00

Departing Hobart at 8.45am we head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia's highest sea cliffs and breathtaking coastal scenery. Today we focus on the fascinating history at the World Heritage Port Arthur Historic Con ....

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Tasmanian Devil

HBT-7  |  Port Arthur & Tassie Devil Full Day Tour  |  8.00 hrs  |  

AU $145.00

See the stunning Tasman Peninsula, location to Australia's highest sea cliffs and breathtaking coastal scenery. Visit a Wildlife Park to see Tassie Devil feeding and the to the fascinating convict colony at Port Arthur for a tour ....

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Premier Tourer

HBT-S1  |  Luxury Private Charter - up to 4 persons  |  from 8.00 hrs - 4 persons -

from AU $1,118.75

For that special day tour for groups up to 4 persons, choose private tour service, offering premium comfort. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your chauffeur offers a full commentary. You'll be the envy of the other cruise passeng ....

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VW Crafter

HBT-S3  |  Luxury Private Charter - up to 9 persons  |  from 8.00 hrs - 9 persons -

from AU $1,000.00

For that special day tour for groups up to 9 persons, choose private tour service, offering premium comfort. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your chauffeur offers a full commentary. You'll be the envy of the other cruise passeng ....

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A friendly Tasmanian Devil

HBT-S4  |  Luxury Private Charter - up to 11 persons  |  from 8.00 hrs - 11 persons -

from AU $1,237.50

For that special day tour for groups up to 11 persons, choose private tour service, offering premium comfort. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your chauffeur offers a full commentary. You'll be the envy of the other cruise passen ....

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Coaster

HBT-S5  |  Luxury Private Charter - up to 20 persons  |  from 8.00 hrs - 20 persons -

from AU $1,437.50

For that special day tour for groups up to 9 persons, choose private tour service, offering premium comfort. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your chauffeur offers a full commentary. You'll be the envy of the other cruise passeng ....

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Port Arthur

HBT-G6  |  Port Arthur & Tassie Devils  |  8.00 hrs

Visit the stunning World Heritage listed Port Arthur, get up close and personal with the snarling Tassie Devil, feed a kangaroo and marvel at the sea cliffs and coastal scenery of the stunning Tasman Peninsula.

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Tasmanian Devil

HBT-G7  |  Tasmanias Wilderness & Wildlife  |  8.00 hrs

This small group tour takes you to Mount Field National Park, a rainforest walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees. After lunch we visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and experience Tasmanian Devils and many other ....

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Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Park in Tasmania

HBT-G12  |  Wilderness-Waterfalls and Wildlife   |  7.00 hrs

Experience Wilderness, Waterfalls & Wildlife on this spectacular excursion taking in Tasmania's unique nature and natural attractions just a short one hours drive from Hobart City. Picnic lunch included in the Mount Field National ....

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Hobart is the State Capital of Tasmania, the large Island situated to the south of the Australian continent. First settled by the British in 1803 as a Penal Colony, it is one of Australia's oldest cities and is full of history. This busy seaport is a popular port of call for Cruise Ships with plenty of tour options available.

Visit the Cadbury factory or the Cascade Brewery for tours and tastings, explore Mount Wellington, at 1271m high, it dominates the city skyline. Cruise the Derwent River, to explore further inland. Don't miss a visit to see the famous Tasmanian Devil, an angry little beast, noted for its unnerving cry.

Check out the standard small group tours below or if you want a Private tour see the Signature Class range of options.

Hobart is the most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney. A resident of Hobart is known as a "Hobartian". The city is located in the state's south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River. The skyline is dominated by Mount Wellington at 1,271 metres (4,170 ft) high.

Hobart was named Australia's 6th most sustainable city, by the Australian Conservation Foundation in 2010.

The first settlement began in 1803 as a penal colony at Risdon Cove on the eastern shores of the Derwent River, amid British concerns over the presence of French explorers. In 1804 it was moved to a better location at the present site of Hobart at Sullivans Cove. The city, initially known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, was named after Lord Hobart, the Colonial Secretary.

The area's indigenous inhabitants were members of the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe. Violent conflict with the European settlers, and the effects of diseases brought by them, dramatically reduced the aboriginal population, which was rapidly replaced by free settlers and the convict population.

Charles Darwin visited Hobart Town in February 1836 as part of the Beagle expedition.

Hobart Town, from the census of 1835, contained 13,826 inhabitants, and the whole of Tasmania 36,505, but since the Derwent River was one of Australia's finest deepwater ports and was the centre of the Southern Ocean whaling and the sealing trade, it rapidly grew into a major port, with allied industries such as shipbuilding.

Hobart has a mild temperate oceanic climate with the highest temperature recorded 41.8c (107.2f) on 4 January 2013. Compared to other major Australian cities, Hobart has the second fewest daily average hours of sunshine, with 5.9 hours per day, Melbourne having the fewest. However, during the summer it has the most hours of daylight of any Australian city, with 15.2 hours on the summer solstice.

Although Hobart itself rarely receives snow during the winter, the adjacent Mount Wellington is often seen with a snowcap.

During the 20th century, the city itself has received snowfalls at sea level on average only once every 15 years; however, outer suburbs lying higher on the slopes of Mount Wellington receive snow more often, owing to cold air masses arriving from Antarctica coupled with them resting at higher altitude. These snow-bearing winds often carry on through Tasmania and Victoria to the Snowy Mountains in northern Victoria and southern New South Wales.

    What is the population of Hobart?

Around 210,000 persons called Hobart home [2011 figures] making it Tasmanias largest city.

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