Tour Ideas

World-class Experiences

Tasmania offers a wide range of world-class experiences in addition to golf.

Our island state is renowned for our fresh food, wine, award-winning whisky and pristine wilderness. We encourage you to take the opportunity to extend your stay in Tasmania and enjoy some of our unique experiences.

Self-drive Touring

For car hire, accommodation and tour itineraries around Tasmania we suggest you contact TasVacations.

Iron Pot Cruises

Join us for a 2.5 hour, 60km adventure exploring the renowned waterways that influences the Hobart lifestyle.  Two and a half hour cruise $125 per person, departing 2pm daily. Call Pennicott Wilderness Journeys on 62344270 for enquiries and bookings or see

Bruny Island Traveller

Enjoy a full day gourmet tour of Bruny Island with award winning Pennicott Adventures, only $135 per person departing Hobart daily at 7.45am returning at 5.30pm.

Call Pennicott Wilderness Journeys on 62344270 for enquiries and bookings or see

Tahune Airwalk

The Tahune Airwalk offers a full day of fun in the great outdoors. Experience breathtaking views of the forest canopy, spine-tingling swinging bridges across the mighty Huon and Picton Rivers, the thrill of a an Eagle hang glide, peaceful forest walks and Tasmanian food and wine in the licensed cafe.


The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must see destination in Hobart. It is the largest privately owned museum in Australia and houses antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the collection of the owner, David Walsh. Walsh has described the museum as a “subversive adult Disneyland“.

Salamanca Market

Hobart’s market at Salamanca Place is a celebration of Tasmania’s culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers with over 300 stalls. There are many cafes along Salamanca Place or in Salamanca Square to have breakfast.

Salamanca Market

Peppermint Bay

Depart from Sullivan’s Cove onboard the catamaran, Peppermint Bay II. Cruise the River Derwent and d’Entrecasteaux Channel, arriving at Peppermint Bay restaurant for lunch featuring regional produce. You will have some time to explore the village of Woodbridge before returning to Hobart.


The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm every day of the year except ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

General admission to TMAG is free to all members of the public. Special exhibits may occasionally require paid entry.

The Agrarian Kitchen

The Agrarian Kitchen is a sustainable farm-based cooking school situated in a 19th century schoolhouse.

The Agrarian Kitchen is a working farm that grows and uses heirloom varieties of fruit, vegetables and rare breed animals in its cooking classes and also sources ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisanal producers.

Par Avion

Join Par Avion for a tour to Tasmania’s remote and pristine Southwest National Park.  Tour includes a spectacular scenic flight to Melaleuca via the south coast followed by a boat rtrip to the Bathurst Harbour Marine reserve.  There is also and opportunity to see the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrot, before flying back to Hobart via the mountains of the Western Arthurs.  From $320 per person, tour approx 4 hours and includes refreshments.

Call Par Avion on 62485390 for bookings and information on other tours or see

Cascade Brewery Tour

Standing in startling, gothic isolation next to the clean-running Hobart Rivulet, Cascade is Australia’s oldest brewery (1832) and is still pumping out superb beers. Here you’ll learn about Australia’s oldest brewery, its finest beers, the brewing process, and little something the brewers call The Feel.

Intertwine it with some of the brewers stories and the beautiful Woodstock gardens before topping it off with a real taste of history – a fresh one directly from the taps.

Call Cascade Brewery on 6224 1117 or visit

Gourmania Food Tours

Gourmania Food Tours, based in Hobart, offer guided walking and tasting tours featuring visits to local cafes, providores, bars and restaurants.

Gourmania’s unique small group experiences present a slice of local culture, urban history and Hobart’s best food and wine. These progressive feasts feature conversations with industry professionals where we get the inside stories.

Call Gourmania Food Tours on 0419 180 113 or visit

The Maria Island Walk

Maria Island is a world heritage listed national park just off the east coast of Tasmania. The Maria Island Walk has been selected as one of the exclusive Great Walks of Australia and won 7 National and 12 State Awards for tourism. This gentle four day guided walk combines rare Tasmanian wildlife, spectacular scenery and fascinating history.

Port Arthur Historic Site

The Port Arthur experience is unforgettable. Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula, a visit to the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Tasmania’s iconic cultural heritage experiences. You can explore the ruins of the Penitentiary, the Separate Prison, Dockyard, Convict Church and Museum Houses as well as the vast grounds and gardens. Port Arthur Historic Site is Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site.

Female Factory

Located in the shadow of Mount Wellington a short distance from the Hobart waterfront, the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is a good introduction to Tasmania’s convict heritage and is a great starting-point for exploring the island’s other World Heritage-listed convict sites, including Port Arthur, the Coal Mines, Maria Island and at Woolmers and Brickendon Estates.

Between 1788 and 1853 some 25,000 women were transported to Australia or their crimes; half of which came to Van Diemons lands, spending most of their time in one of five female factories. The cascades Female Factory operated between 1828 – 1856, with other government institutions occupying unused yards until the property was sold in 1905.

Call The Female Factory on 6233 6656 or visit

Bonorong Wildlife sanctuary

If you want to get up close and personal with wildlife, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a must do! See active Tasmanian devils, hand feed our mob of free ranging kangaroos, join a tour and meet orphan wombats and koalas.

Call Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on 62681184 or visit

Boutique Wine Tours

A choice of two half day tours designed to cater for visitors with limited time to explore Tasmania’s cool-climate vineyards and the historic village of Richmond, or a choice of two full day tours taking in southern Tasmania cool-climate wines and MONA or wine, Willie Smiths Cider and Huon Valley. Tours from $99 per person departing from Hobart CBD with CBD hotel drop-off.

Call Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania 0415 387887 or visit

Barnbougle & Lost Farm Golf Courses

Barnbougle is now a name that represents two iconic golf courses: The Dunes and Lost Farm. Located on the rugged north east coast of the state, ruthless marram grass, wide open fairways and exquisite hole layouts make for unforgettable challenges. An extraordinary landscape combined with magnificent scenery makes Barnbougle the perfect golfing getaway.

Nant Distillery

The Distillery at Nant Estate in Bothwell is special place, steeped in history and heritage, set against a dramatic backdrop of the Tasmanian Central Highlands.

Take a guided distillery tour and discover the history behind Nant’s convict built Estate dating back to c.1821. Get an insight into the Nant Highland Single Malt Whisky distilling process and see how Australia’s oldest water-powered flour mills operates – just like it did more than 160 years ago.