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Hobart Historic Tours

Hobart Historic Tours
Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city and remains the country’s best example of an Australian colonial town. Hobart Historic Walks offers you the chance to explore the city on a number of guided tours.
Hobart Historic Walk: A guided two-hour wander through the streets that tell the story of early Hobart Town. Tales of colourful convict characters – such as Ikey Solomon, the celebrated pickpocket on whom Charles Dickens modelled Fagin; political despots such as Lt Governor George Arthur who designed Port Arthur prison; along with the whalers, sailors and female convicts who did what they could to survive in those brutal times.
Hobart Historic Pub Tour: Within two decades of settlement Hobart Town boasted more than 50 pubs to quench the thirst of its 10,000 inhabitants. Many of these pubs still stand today, including the oldest continuously licensed pub in Australia. This is a pub-crawl with attitude and fun.
Breakfast Walk: If you need an extra incentive to do your morning exercise, then join the breakfast walk that takes you around the waterfront and into the first village of Hobart Town – Battery Point. For one hour you explore the narrow winding streets passing beautifully restored mansions, the homes of the colony’s early merchants, and tiny fishermen cottages.
Tours are offered in various languages (on request) with a minimum of three people.
Book at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre, 20 Davey Street (cnr of Elizabeth Street), Hobart.

Touring Options

Breakfast Walks Tour

One hour guided walks, available from most hotels.

Hobart Historic Dinner Tour

Unique, historically-themed theatre restaurant performance providing an insight into early Hobart. Two 15 minute and one 20 minute shows, plus a four minute introduction, delivered by two actors in excellent period costume between the courses of an evening meal. This performance can be done in any hotel and some restaurants. You as the tour operator make your own arrangements regarding the meal and its cost, direct with the hotel/restaurant. We provide the performance and an interface with the catering staff to ensure a smooth delivery.
In brief, it is historically accurate but hilariously funny, providing a good laugh every two minutes. It adds feel-good value to an evening, plus giving a ‘Hobart’ experience.

Hobart Historic Pub Tour

Two hour guided historic ‘pub crawl’. Includes free tastings of Bush Liqueur and choice of Pepperberry Gin or Cherry Kirsch as well as savoury nibbles in one of the pubs. (Any other drinks are at the people’s own cost.) Historically accurate but light-hearted information about early Hobart, illegal rum smuggling, brothels, and other shenanigans. Very relaxing and enjoyed by all. Tour is focussed in the Sullivan’s Cove area. Can be shortened if necessary.
Price includes two free samplings of Bush Liquer and a choice of Cherry Max and Peppermint Gin.

Hobart Historic Walk Tour

Two hour guided historic walk of old Hobart, Salamanca & some of Battery Point. Excellent group activity, accredited guides trained to handle groups. 12 people per guide. Walk is easy and at a leisurely pace, seating opportunities are offered along the way. Guides have maps and old pictures to bring the past alive. Provides clear historic information, and stories of some of the important characters, along with a few jokes and reference to important buildings as we pass by them. Can be shortened if necessary. Also available: one hour Battery Point/Salamanca area walk.



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