3 day Tasmanian highlights tour – Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island

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One can’t say that they’ve truly explored Tasmania without visiting the big three: Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. This three-day tour will make sure you get the full Tassie experience by guiding you on an epic journey around Tasmania's south. Day 1: Covers all of Hobart’s key attractions: Mt Wellington, Bonorong, MONA, Richmond, city highlights tour and Salamanca market (Sat only). Day 2: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land - a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Day 3: The Port Arthur and Tasman Sights tour - Eagehawk Neck, Pirates Bay, Dog Line Monument, Tasmanian Chocolate Foundry, Lavender Farm, Port Arthur Historic Site and Remarkable Cave.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tassie Tours Tasmania

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Hobart Highlights Day Tour

Stop At: Hobart

Whilst the streets are quiet, we will take you on a city highlights tour from the comfort of the bus. We will see the gorgeous colonial and sandstone buildings that occupy the streets of Hobart, such as the historic Cascade brewery. Accompanied with live audio from your guide, this is the perfect orientation to your stay in Hobart.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Wellington

Breathe in the famous pristine Tasmanian air as we drive up the 1272m to the pinnacle of Mount Wellington (Kunanyi) where you will be greeted by the very best view of Hobart and surrounds. We will have ample time to wander around and capture that perfect selfie! If it is a rainy day or the mountain is shrouded in cloud, we will take you to an alternative lookout so you don't miss out on Hobart's beautiful vistas.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Salamanca Market

It is now time for Salamanca Market (Saturday only) - Tasmania's #1 tourist attraction! This world class market offers the best of Tassie culture - art, produce, buskers, souvenirs, beverages and much more! Join the locals as you stroll the stalls in search of gifts while sipping on a coffee and eating some breakfast. This is the closest you will get to becoming a local. The atmosphere is chilled and the experience is unforgettable.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Richmond Bridge

Step back in time as you explore the rich convict township of Richmond. Home to Australia's oldest bridge and Catholic Church. A interesting little stop famous for its bespoke shops and eateries.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Wicked Cheese Co.

Free cheese sampling from the award winning local cheese maker Wicked Cheese.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with all the unique Australian wildlife. An experience you will never forget as you walk through this beautifully put together animal rescue sanctuary. Here you will see Tasmanian Devils, Kangaroos, Wombats, Koalas and many more famous and fluffy animals. Cost $27pp.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

The largest privately own Museum in the southern hemisphere. Come and see for yourself why people are coming to Hobart specifically to see this strange and quirky thing we call art. Cost $30pp

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 2 Bruny Island Day Tour

Stop At: Mavista Falls

Step into this temperate rain forest and smell the clean crisp air while taking in mother natures vibes. This 20 minute return walk will give you an idea of the many environments on this magnificent Island.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Spend 30 minutes exploring picturesque Cape Bruny with the second oldest original tower in Australia.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Neck

Capture the iconic Bruny Island image atop the lookout with 360 degree of views of the Tasman Sea, Tasman peninsula, North and South Bruny Island and Mt Wellington.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bruny Island Berry Farm

Sample the in season Berry's or simply buy an ice cream.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bruny Island Premium Wines

We often pull into the winery for $5 wine tastings. Sample the local home grown. If this is something you'd really like to do let your guide know.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Get Shucked Oyster Bar

On the way back to the Ferry we will pull in to give you a chance to purchase what we are famous for...... Oysters.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Adventure Bay

The largest little sea side town on the Island. Spend some time on the famous beach that has seen some of the worlds most famous explorers land.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 3 Port Arthur Historic Site

Stop At: Eaglehawk Neck

On route to Port Arthur, we will stop at Eaglehawk Neck’s Pirate Bay lookout and the Dog Line monument to soak up the scenery and have a photo opportunity or two!

Duration: 15 minutes

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The next stop will have the mouths of sweet tooths watering as we visit the Tasmanian Chocolate Foundry.

Duration: 15 minutes

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The beautiful Port Arthur Lavender Farm. Explore the unique handmade products made from Tasmanian Lavender and take a stroll around the scenic lavender trail.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Port Arthur Historic Site

Immerse yourself in the fascinating, rich and dark history of the best-preserved penal settlement in Australia. Admission is at own cost and entry fee will include a 35-minute guided walking tour and a 20-minute harbour cruise. Stay the full 4 hours or hop back on the bus after 3 hours for one more experience: Maingon Bay and the Remarkable Cave.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: Remarkable Cave

You will be greeted with the spectacular vista of Maingon Bay. At the lookout you can take in the exceptional views of Penguin Rocks and the bay. You can then descend down the 115 steps to view the Remarkable Cave from a viewing platform where you will be surrounded by ancient sandstone cliffs

Duration: 50 minutes
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