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Tasmanian Tours (optional)

For further information and to book please visit the tour website or call the contact number provided. Please note IAS 2012 does not hold any responsibility for bookings made directly with external providers.

For more information and for assistance on planning your Tasmanian trip visit the Discover Tasmania Website

 

 


Full Day Bruny Island Tour

You will depart Hobart at 8.00am from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre on Hobart's waterfront, Franklin Wharf between the Elizabeth St Pier and Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge. You will enjoy a guided bus tour on the way to Kettering where the ferry will then leave for Bruny Island at 9.30am. When you arrive at Adventure Bay you will enjoy a morning tea break at the idyllic beachfront café.

At 11am you will depart for a full three hours exploring the Bruny Island coastline before returning to Adventure Bay for a delicious fresh lunch with time to relax on the beach and explore our souvenir shop before your return trip to Hobart. Our bus departs Adventure Bay at 3.15pm to arrive back to Hobart at approximately 5.30pm.

If you would prefer not to leave your car in Hobart and avoid parking costs, you have the option of driving to Kettering and meeting our bus at our Kettering pick up point.

Location/Time
Departs Hobart at 0800, returns at 1730

Includes
3 hour Eco-Adventure Cruise, Morning Tea, Lunch, Return transfers to Bruny Island from Hobart

Cost
Adults $165
Children (3 - 16yrs) $110

Bookings
03 6293 1465, info@brunycruises.com.au
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Grand Port Arthur with Harbour Cruise & Lunch


Guided tour of Port Arthur, Harbour Cruise, Guide tour of Isle of the Dead, Port Arthur admission, Individual audio guide, Lunch

Cost
Adult $150, Concession: $145, Child $75

Bookings
03 6234 3336, info@experiencetas.com.au
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Peppermint Bay Cruise & Lunch

Be assured of a relaxing, rejuvenating and rewarding day discovering the real Tasmania on board the luxurious 23 metre catamaran, Peppermint Bay II. Leaving from the tourist hub of Sullivan's Cove in Hobart Tasmania, the Peppermint Bay Cruise takes in the harbour, the River Derwent, and the magnificent waters of the d'Entrecasteaux Channel, on its way to Peppermint Bay.

Includes

Location/Time
Departs Hobart at 1100, returns at 1630

Cost
$98-$168

Bookings
1800 751 229, info@hobartcruises.com
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Mt Wellington Descent Tour (Cycle Tour)

Depart Hobart (Brooke Street Pier) and drive 21km by minibus to the summit of Mount Wellington. On the way, our Guide will provide some interpretation giving an insight into the Mountain itself. Rising to a height of 1270 metres, Mt Wellington is a spectacular and panoramic backdrop for the city of Hobart. From the top you’ll see magnificent 360 degree views - the Derwent Valley, down to the Southern Ocean and across to the Tasman Peninsula. The inlets, bays and hills of this beautiful city are spread out in a stunning panorama, detailed at the observation deck.

Your guide will then fit you with a bicycle, helmet and safety vest followed by a detailed cycle safety briefing. After a practice ride at the summit, regroup and follow your guide on a downhill descent of the mountain. Stop on several occasions to take in the varying views and snap a picture or two. The winding mountain road takes you down past the Chalet and the Springs to the foothills. Here you can choose the option to experience the thrill of an off-road section. Ride some winding, twisting ups and downs - only for the adventurous at heart. The off-road section rejoins near Cascade Brewery and Gardens where everyone can stop and regroup. Cycle past the historic Female Factory and through South Hobart and Battery Point. Enjoy cruising beneath the tree-lined streets filled with Georgian and Federation architecture completing the journey back at the vibrant Hobart Waterfront.

Location/Time
Departs Brooke Street Pier 0930 & 1300 daily
Duration: 2.5 hrs including transfers

Includes
Mountain bike, jacket, gloves, guide, transport to the summit from Brooke Street Pier and return to Salamanca Place

Cost
Adult/Concession $75.00, Child (8-16 yrs) $65.00

Dress/What to Bring
Warm jacket, camera, bottled water

Bookings
(03) 6274 1880, info@mtwellingtondescent.com.au
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Mt Wellington Walking Tour

The tour winds its way around several short walks leaving from The Springs and heading out to Sphinx Rock, The Octopus Tree and then driving to The Summit.You will love learning about The Mountain, the views, the fresh air and the peaceful stillness that only our Tasmanian Wilderness can provide.

Includes

Location/Time
Pick up from Hobart hotels or at Hobart Bike Adventures office at 0830 and return at 1230 daily

Cost
Adult $75, Child $60, Family (2 adults & 2-4 children) $240

Bookings
0439 551 197, walks@mtwellingtonwalks.com.au
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MONA: Museum of Old & New Art

Depart Brooke St ferry terminal (Hobart wharf)
Visit the website for ferry departure times to and from MONA

Includes
45 minute ferry journey from the MONA Brooke Street ferry terminal (Hobart), and return

Cost
$15.00 return per person, See website for exhibition entry costs

Bookings
03 6223 6064, info@mona.net.au
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Salamanca Market

SATURDAY ONLY

Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia's best outdoor market - proudly operated by Hobart City Council. Hobart's famous market at Salamanca Place attracts thousands of locals and visitors, every Saturday of the year. They come for the food and music, fresh fruit, crisp organic vegetables, hot baked spuds, the warm aroma of a coffee and croissant, buskers singing the blues, stroking a harp or strumming a lively folk song.

Salamanca Market highlights fine Tasmanian art & craft including hand-worked glass, innovative design in Tasmanian timbers, stylish clothing, and bold ceramicsSalamanca Market is close to historic St David’s Park on the fringe of Hobart's central business district. From the market, it's a short climb up Kelly's Steps to reach the Georgian cottages and the village atmosphere of Battery Point.

Located between the lawns and historic buildings of Salamance Place, near Hobart's waterfront, a five minute walk from the city centre.

Operates all year, every Saturday from 0830 - 1530 (rain or shine) so kick start your visit to Hobart prior to the conference or stay on to experience the city's iconic market. Free entry

 

Eaglehawk Dive Centre

There are a great diversity of world-class scuba diving sites in this area, from the famous Waterfalls Bay caves, the historic wreck of the "S.S. Nord" with huge schools of fish, giant kelp forests and bizarre weedy seadragons, with sites suitable for divers of all levels ofexperience. Our staff, several of whom are marine biologists, have extensive local knowledge from thousands of hours spent diving around the Tasmanian coast.

Location
178 Pirates Bay Drive, Eaglehawk Neck
Contact Eaglehawk Dive Centre for dive times

Dive Packages

Daily Dive Package

Two boat dives with full gear hire (includes 2 tanks)
Cost: $190.00 per person

Boat Dives

Standard two dive boat trip (no gear)
Cost: $95.00 per person*

*$10.00 per person surcharge for "S.S. Nord" wreck/Tasman Island/Cape Pillar

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Please note - there is NO DIVE GUIDE in the water on standard dives. A dive guide is available for an additional fee, by prior arrangement. If you have never used a thick wetsuit (7mm thick or more) before, or have not dived in the last 6 months, we recommend that you do a practice session in our training pool before going out on the boat (cost $20.00). If you have not dived in the last 12 months or more, and particularly if you have done <15 dives in total, we recommend that you do the one-day Scuba Review.

Directions

From Hobart or the airport
(75km - approximately 1 hrs drive)

Take the Arthur Highway (A6/A9) towards Port Arthur. After passing through Dunalley and the small village of Murdunna, about 1km before you reach Eaglehawk Neck, take a left at the signs for "Tasman Sea Cliffs Coast Lookout" and "Tesselated Pavement".  Go to the lookout then continue on down the road, Eaglehawk Dive Centre is on the right side about 700 after the lookout.

Bookings
(03) 6250 3566, info@eaglehawkdive.com.au
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Bicheno Dive Centre

For the divers who have been to Bicheno and have fond memories of some of the older dives (Golden Bommies, The Castle, Bird Rock, Muirs Rock to name just a few) there are many more being discovered by visiting divers on exploratory trips. Staff will pass on their knowledge and experience to ensure acomplete diving experience with Bicheno Dive Centre.

Location/Times
2 Scuba Court, Bicheno
Located on the central east coast of Tasmania and is approximately 182kms (2 hrs 20 mins drive) from Hobart. Click here to view driving directions
Dive times: 0900 & 1300 daily or by prior booking

Dive Packages

Boat Dives

Boat dive (divers own gear)
Cost: $50.00

1 x boat dive & dive gear provided
Cost: $120.00

2 x boat dive & dive gear provided
Cost: $160.00

Shore Dives

1 x shore dive & dive gear provided
Cost: $110.00

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Bookings
(03) 6375 1138, info@bichenodive.com.au
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Go Dive Hobart

Go Dive is a Tasmanian family owned and operated business. We believe in offering the divers quality services, training and advice at both our retail centres and our divers lodge. Our staff are all qualified divers, instructors, divemasters or service technicians, to ensure that our services and advice are provided from professionals. We abide by Australian Standards for training, airfills, tank testing etc, and have regular quality control checks to ensure our high standards are maintained.

With our passion for diving and friendly dive crew, we have promoted and established a great dive culture within our club. We hold regular dive charters and club events locally, as well as interstate and overseas holidays.

Location/Times
Please contact Go Dive for dive locations and times

Dive Packages

Boat Dives

1 x boat dive plus gear hire Cost: $45.00
2 x boat dive including coffee, tea, soup and fruitcake Cost: $90.00

Contact Go Dive for equipment hire prices. Please note: prices can increase for long trips

Bookings
(03) 6231 9749, steve@godivetassie.com.au
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Full Day Huon Valley Tour

Walk the tree tops of pristine forest at Tahune Forest Airwalk having travelled the Huon River Valley, a region of tended fields, superb forest clad rivers and fishing villages set by picturesque inlets.

Location/Times
Departs Hobart at 0915, returns at 1630.

Includes

Costs
Adult $146, Concession $141, Child $73

Bookings
(03) 6234 3336, info@experiencetas.com.au
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Long Lunch Tourimage_tourco

Come on an adventure of gastronomical proportions,indulging in delicacies that have put Tasmania on the map, in the Food and Wine world. Basking in the sunshine at 42 degrees latitude is one of the most renowned destinations in the world, "Freycinet Peninsula". It has become celebrated as one of the wonders in Australian Tourism for it's Scenery, Seafood and Wineries.

With more sunlight hours than anywhere else in Tasmania, coupled with cool nights and proximity to the ocean, everything leads to fantastic wines and produce of world class nature. Around every turn is a fresh view,  jam packed on the Freycinet Coast is a marvel of flavours, vistas and experiences that will surpass any expectations you had when you ventured to the pristine state of Tasmania.

Location/Times
Departs from Hobart CBD, Coles Bay & Surrounds
The bus will also be parked prior to departure at the Iluka Tavern Coles Bay Tasmania

Costs
$130 per person

Bookings
0409 225 841
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Boutique Wine Tours

Based in Hobart, Tasmania, we offer premium full and half day wine tours for small groups. Our aim is to give you an unforgettable experience when you visit Hobart and southern Tasmania, exploring beautiful countryside, historic sites and sampling some of the region’s finest wines and produce. You have the option to experience Tasmania's premier attraction, MONA on our full day tour

The Coal River Valley located 20 minutes from Hobart Tasmania, surrounds the historic village of Richmond. With latitude similar to New Zealand and France, this region produces some of the finest cool-climate wine in Australia and is known for its award winning Pinot Noir's & Rieslings. These wines are more similar to those produced in Europe, than the warmer climate wines made on mainland Australia. We offer a choice of half day or full day tours to this region departing from Hobart.

The Huon Valley located south of Hobart is the southernmost district in Australia and regarded by many as the most picturesque. Due to it's rich and fertile soils and pristine waterways the area is renowned for it's high quality produce such as berries, stone fruits, apples, cheese, seafood and world class cool-climate wines. Join our Huon Food & Wine Experience tour and explore the delights of this special region.

Location/Times
Tasmanian Tourist Information Centre Corner of Davey/Elizabeth St, Hobart. This central departure point will allow the tour to maintain the schedule for the day. Our weekday tours depart at 09:30am.

We request that you be at this departure point 10 minutes before scheduled departure time

Our Saturday and Sunday Tour departs from the same place at at midday.

Costs
Between $95 - $145 per person

Bookings
0415 387 887
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