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2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour of Hobart

  • 2-hour small-group walking tour of Hobart
  • Step back in time on a walking tour that looks at Hobart's history and landmarks
  • Visit the waterfront, a park, and Hunter Street
2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour of Hobart
From US$27.91
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Sunday 11:00 amMost Popular
Extensive city walking tour with friendly, knowledgeable guides
From US$27.91
Monday 9:30 am
Extensive city walking tour with friendly, knowledgeable guides
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Saturday 11:00 am
Extensive city walking tour with friendly, knowledgeable guides
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Take in the highlights of central Hobart on a 2-hour walking tour led by a local guide. Stroll along Hunter Street and the Hobart waterfront, view Salamanca Place, and walk through a city park as you hear about the colonial roots of the capital of Tasmania, and see heritage buildings with Victorian and Georgian architecture. Enjoy a more intimate perspective on the city during this small-group tour that has a maximum group size of eight people.
What to Expect

Meet your guide outside the Henry Jones Art Hotel and then set off on your 2-hour walking tour to explore streets, buildings, people and history of Hobart. Elegant heritage listed buildings are in abundance on your tour route, and as you walk, your guide will point the details of the beautiful, well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture.

You’ll enjoy the stories of the colonial beginnings of city, detailing the troubles and successes the British settlers experienced, as well as stories of the Indigenous people of the area and their responses to British invasion. Continue your walk through time and into town working your way up to the seat of power housing church, court and prison. Stroll through a city center park and be delighted – and amazed – at the statues and the stories behind them.

Then head down to another lovely park with a dark secret that many of the locals still don’t know about. Finally arrive at Salamanca Place – world famous for its Saturday markets, the oldest markets in Australia. Your guide will be happy to direct you to some favorite cafes for a reviving coffee after the tour.

Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gallows tour: must do in Hobart

Highly recommend Lisa’s informative, interesting, engaging, and detailed tour of Hobart’s history. Exploring the penitentiary is the best experience of all. Brilliant! Fab! Easy walking at an easy pace, waer comfy walking/sturdy shoes. Website was really informative of what to wear/bring. Thank you. Emma

Thank eLk170skar
Reviewed 28 September 2018
Great tour with Lisa

A very enjoyable and informative walk discovering the early convict history of Hobart. Lisa was a great host- thanks Lisa. We went back to St David's cathedral and it's just beautiful inside.

Thank Dagny B
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile
Hobart's History

Excellent way to find out about Hobart's origins and history. Lisa was very personable, knowledgeable and interesting. Thank you Lisa for a great tour.

Thank Fiorella G
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile
Outstanding tour, well worth doing

Joined Lisa for a two hour Hobart tour which was a definite highlight of our trip. She gave us a really good insight into the area from Dutch exploration right through to life for convicts, free settlers and their governors. Lisa save us insight on...More

Thank CiaranIvory
Reviewed 8 September 2018
Very informative and comprehensive tour

The guide was knowledgeable and took the time to explain not only general history but some wonderful sidepoints too. Many good walking tours to be found in Hobart and this is certainly one of the best!

Thank cityslicker73
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4 November 2018|
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Response from eLk170skar | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Highly recommend the ‘Gallows Tour’ with Hobart Walking Tours. $38 per person and the excellent guide made it longer to suit our group. Contact Lisa directly and ask her if she can do this tour on your date. We also... More
Rhonda D
18 April 2018|
Response from hunta2017 | Reviewed this property |
Give a quick call to the tour operator as the guide will have some suggestions on where best to park & may even be walking the same way
18 April 2018|
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Response from TimSWellington | Reviewed this property |
yes, I agree - we're in our early 70s ourselves and found it easy.