Tourists enjoying the sights on a Red Decker bus tour.
Image thanks to: Tourism Australia
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Masaaki Aihara
Cruising in comfort up the pristine Gordon River on Gordon River Cruises
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Bus Tours

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Ride in the Natural State

Why Choose a Bus Tour?

A bus tour offers a hassle-free adventure where all you need to do is sit back, relax, and soak in the beauty around you. Most bus tours offer:

  • Comprehensive itineraries covering iconic and hidden gems of Tasmania
  • Expert guides providing insightful commentary
  • Opportunities to connect with fellow travelers
  • A range of options catering to different interests and preferences
  • Comfortable and modern buses
  • Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
  • A mix of scheduled stops and free time
  • Group sizes that foster a sense of community yet allow for personal space

Family enjoying tour deals at Wings Wildlife ParkAdvantages:

Hassle-Free Planning: Enjoy the convenience of having your itinerary crafted by professionals. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, every detail is arranged for you, allowing you to focus on the experience.

Priority Access: Benefit from the relationships tour operators have with attractions, often granting you front-of-the-line access and preferential treatment, enhancing your visit to Tasmania’s must-see sites.

Guided Insights: Learn from knowledgeable guides who provide valuable information and insights, enriching your understanding of history, culture, and natural beauty.

All-Inclusive Experience: With entry fees, tickets, and sometimes meals included in your tour, budgeting becomes straightforward, ensuring a seamless travel experience. Not all bus tours include everything. It is important to read the inclusions on the bus tours to see exactly what is and isn’t included.

Relaxation and Views: Sit back and enjoy the amazing views without the stress of driving, allowing you to fully immerse in the scenic beauty.

Social Interaction: Meet and connect with fellow travelers, sharing experiences and creating memories together in a friendly, communal atmosphere.


Fixed Itineraries: While the convenience of a pre-planned schedule is appealing, it may limit flexibility, requiring adherence to a set timetable and potentially rushing or missing out on certain experiences.

Group Dynamics: The social aspect of bus tours is generally a plus, but there’s a chance of being in a group with differing interests or dynamics, which could impact your overall enjoyment.

Seating Arrangements: On a practical note, consider the seating arrangements, as comfort can vary depending on the bus layout and group size.

Types of Bus Tours Available

Day Trips: Perfect for those who have limited time but want to experience highlights. Red Decker & Pennicot Wilderness offer some great options in and around Hobart. Here are a few options:

24 Hour Hobart City Loop48 Hour Hobart City Loop | Port Arthur to Hobart 1 Way | Hobart to Port Arthur 1 Way | Hobart to Port Arthur Round Trip

Multi-Day Tours: Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s beauty with tours ranging from 2 to 13 days.

Themed Tours: From wildlife and nature to history and gastronomy, find a tour that resonates with your passions.

Luxury Tours: Indulge in the ultimate comfort with luxury bus tours, offering premium amenities and exclusive experiences.

Seasonal Recommendations

Summer: Enjoy vibrant landscapes and outdoor activities in Tasmania’s warmest months.
Winter: Experience the serene beauty of Tasmania with fewer crowds and unique winter activities.

Travel Tips for Bus Tours

What to pack: Comfortable clothing, essential travel items, and anything specific for activities included in your tour.
Preparation: Familiarize yourself with the itinerary and prepare for weather variations.
Group travel: Embrace the communal experience while respecting individual preferences.

Sustainability and Community Impact

Choosing a bus tour in Tasmania is not just about convenience and exploring; it’s also a step towards more sustainable and responsible travel. By traveling together on a bus, you significantly reduce the carbon footprint per person compared to individual car travel, contributing to fewer emissions and less road congestion. Additionally, bus tours often support local communities by prioritizing local attractions, dining, and shopping, ensuring that your travel dollars benefit the places you visit. Opting for a bus tour means you’re choosing a mode of travel that’s kinder to our planet and supportive of the communities you explore, making your journey in Tasmania as eco-friendly as it is enriching.


How do I choose the right bus tour for me?

Consider what you’re most interested in seeing and doing in Tasmania. Whether it’s…

nature, history, food, or relaxation, we have a tour that aligns with your interests. Review the tour itineraries on our website or contact our customer service team for personalized recommendations.

What should I bring on a bus tour?

It’s best to bring comfortable clothing, suitable footwear for any walks or…

activities, a camera, sunscreen, and any personal essentials. If your tour includes stops in nature reserves or parks, consider bringing insect repellent and a hat.

Are meals included in the bus tours?

This varies by tour. Some tours include meals, while others may offer meals…

for purchase or provide opportunities to explore local dining options. Check the specific details of your chosen tour for more information.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

We strive to accommodate special dietary needs. Please inform us at the time…

of booking, and we’ll do our best to ensure your requirements are met during the tour.

Are there any age restrictions for bus tours?

Most of our tours are suitable for all ages, but some may have age…

restrictions or are tailored to certain age groups. Please check the tour details or contact us if you have specific questions regarding age suitability.

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