Enjoy Hobart by foot and enjoy tasting local produce. Your local guide will bring to life the stories of the many charismatic characters that influenced early Hobart, and show you the wonderful heritage listed buildings these people created.
Begin your walking tour at 9.30am, at the Hobart Travel and Information Centre on Davey Street. As you pass by the city’s architecture, your local and expert guide will explain how and why the island was first settled, and the struggles of the young colony to establish civil amenities alongside an infamous prison system. Special attention is paid to the earliest structures of the city, as well as the famous sandstone buildings, still in excellent condition today and a real testimony to the early convict builders.
Stroll through Franklin Square, where the contribution of the legendary Sir John & Lady Jane Franklin, 1840’s governor of Tasmania, is acknowledged as you stand by his statue. Admire the stunning neo-gothic St David’s Anglican Cathedral on your way to St David’s Park, a formal English-style walled park and the site of the first burial ground in Tasmania. Continue to the renowned Salamanca Place, lined with Georgian sandstone buildings, originally used as warehouses for the early Merchants of Hobart Town. Now the area is ringed by craft stores, art galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Sample some award-winning artisan cheese at a local cheese company, passionately made and matured using old-style techniques.
Depart Salamanca Place and climb the famous Kelly Steps, built in 1840 to connect Salamanca Place with Battery Point, and stop at a renowned bakery for a tasty lunch. Take a walk through charming Battery Point, which still retains a number of Georgian workers cottages, and call in to a historic pub for a refreshing beverage. Finish your walk at Castray Esplanade, which is the finishing line of Australia’s most famous yacht race. Here your guide will bid you farewell at 3:30pm.
This itinerary can be taken all year round, however seasonal considerations may apply and availability will need to be confirmed at time of enquiry
This tour does not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day – other dates subject to availability
Prices valid from 1 August 2017 – 31 March 2019
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