Hobart Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Hobart is simply stunning.
Whether its the scenery or our rich history, this city is like no other in Australia. Our Hobart Paddle tour creates the perfect local experience, as we share our knoweldge and passion for this fascinating city - and uncover a side of Hobart you never knew existed!
Welcome to Hobart - a magical city at the edge of the world!
Please note: Our daily Hobart Paddle kayak tour is currently closed for the cooler months May - September.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss a small group booking (min. 4 people) during this time and we will do everything we can to meet your needs.
With a glimpse of the Southern Ocean in the distance and Mount Wellington providing a dramatic backdrop, Hobart is a modern city with its vibrancy fused with the tranquillity of a bygone era. The character and lifestyle of Hobart's European settlers are evident in the grand colonial mansions and the small wooden cottages which are scattered around the city. Here are some more reasons to endulge in travel to Hobart.
Hobart is a city of fishing boats and fish & chips punts at the docks, coffee at Salamanca Place where the legendary market is held every Saturday; and music – modern or classic at a variety of venues around the town.
A stroll through Sullivan’s Cove conjures up the rich maritime history of Hobart which was a gateway to Antarctica for such legendary polar explorers such as James Ross, Roald Amudsen and Australia’s own Douglas Mawson. The nearby Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery gives you an insight into the island’s Aboriginal and colonial history.
The area surrounding Hobart is rich with a variety of landscapes and experiences:
To Hobart’s south east are the Coal River Valley wineries and Richmond, a picturesque, historic town with the oldest bridge in Australia and a convict jail which serves as a prelude to the Port Arthur Historic Site. On the Tasman Peninsula you can also cruise to the Tasman Island along sea cliffs, take thrilling cliff walks and admire geological features such as the Tessellated Pavement and Tasman’s Arch. Our Hobart kayak tours are a unique way to experience our coastline.
South of Hobart, you can cruise beneath some of the world’s highest sea cliffs at Bruny Island, tour the vineyards of the Huon Valley or walk among the treetops at Tahune Airwalk.
West on the Derwent River is New Norfolk with its bucolic charm and the pretty town of Hamilton. For a taste of the high country and a round of golf on the oldest course in Australia, visit Bothwell at the southern edge of the Central Plateau; or drive north to Oatlands, to explore Australia’s largest collection of sandstone buildings.
A drive to the summit of Mount Wellington offers a bird’s eye view of the geography of this southernmost city with its intricate pattern of islands and estuaries that reach out beyond Storm Bay to the Southern Ocean. So there is plenty of things to do in Hobart during your stay!
Make your Hobart vacation complete with our selection of Hobart tours! Tasmania tours don't get any better than this. And whilst you're in Australia, check out our other Urban Adventures in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Get a different persepctive on one of the world's most beautiful harbour cities on the Hobart Paddle tour.
Starting in Sandy Bay, your guides will tell you little-known facts about Tasmania's historic capital city while you weave among stately tall ships, fishing boats, sleek yachts and immense cruise ships. The tour includes a stop at one of Hobart's legendary floating punts to enjoy piping hot fish and chips without leaving your kayak! Please note: our daily Hobart Paddle tour is currently closed during the cooler months of May to September. Our apologies for any inconvenience!more...
Place: Salamanca Place - [ 01/12/2012 - 01/03/2013 ]
Every Friday night from 6:00pm during summer.
In the courtyard of the Salamanca Arts Centre, every Friday night, self-proclaimed Hobart legends Rektango kick off the weekend with some great jams.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Place: Sydney - Hobart - [ 26/12/2013 - 01/01/2014 ]
Over the past 66 years, the Sydney-Hobart has become one of the world's toughtst and well known yacht races. The 628 nautical mile course crosses some of the roughest stretches of water on the planet. Great fun when you see the yachts cross the finishing line, right in front of you, at Constitution Dock in Hobart. It's a great time to be in Hobart to celebrate with the crews!
The Falls Festival
Place: Marion Bay, not far from Hobart - [ 29/12/2013 - 01/01/2014 ]
Three days and nights of music and entertainment from more than 60 acts from Australia and the globe. The event is held on a beautiful farm overlooking the stunning Marion Bay and over Maria Island, with the backdrop to the stage being the Tasman Sea.
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Hobart Urban Adventures' greatest assets are our guides, the very persons who will show you what Hobart really is about, how it was in the past and how it is now. Each of our guides has their own stories and anecdotes about Hobart and the rest of Tasmania. Their combined knowledge is like a huge trunk full of treasures, which you can take home with you on our Urban Adventure Tours.
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