2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour of Hobart
You’ll love this extensive, 2-hour small-group walking tour of Hobart with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Explore historic Hunter Street, Hobart waterfront, beautiful Salamanca Place, and other significant city locations. As you walk, learn the history of this contemporary city and its colonial roots and see the best Georgian and Victorian architecture. Hear wonderful stories about the hard working convicts, explorers, entrepreneurs, villains and heroes of this convict-built city and fall in love with the picturesque city of Hobart. The maximum group size for this tour is 8.
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.