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Hobart History People & Places

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $38 AUD per person
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Avg Distance

    3 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    12 noon Saturday & Sunday, or on request.

  • Starting Location

    Outside Henry Jones Art Hotel, 25 Hunter St Hobart

  • Notes

    Bookings Essential – Other Tour Days and Times are Available on Request. All booked tours go ahead regardless of the weather.

Highlights

  • Stories, stories & more stories! Extensive walking tour plus significant sights & Salamanca Place, get to know this beautiful convict-built city.
  • Bushrangers, businessmen, adventurers, villains and heroes who formed the colonial character of Hobart.
  • Architecture – Georgian, Victorian and modern: we have the world's best collection of well preserved Georgian buildings outside of Edinburgh.
  • History – from 60k years ago with Indigenous settlers, to the birth of a British colony and development to a beautiful, unique Australian city.
  • Convicts, captains, governors and ladies of influence - so many stories to tell you!

Guide

Trip Info

Hobart’s waterfront was where it all started for Europeans in Tasmania. This tour follows the original and the current waterfront, and a couple of blocks into town, from the historic Henry Jones IXL jam factory to Australia’s only Georgian corner, and on through town to beautiful Salamanca, taking in the wonders of a convict-built city, with well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture.

We will cover the story of the birth of a new British colony, and the growth of a lovely city, recalling the good, the bad and the scandalous characters that set the tone for the early days of Hobart. Things have changed!

See and hear about stories of endurance, business empires, tycoons, adventurers, convicts, women, mothers, villains and heroes. Discover the marvelous legacy left by the resilience of our convict and free-settler ancestors.

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