Hobart Waterfront

Overview

Embark on a captivating walking tour taking in the scenic Hobart waterfront in Tasmania, where history, natural beauty, and cultural delights seamlessly blend together. As you set foot on the vibrant waterfront promenade, you’ll find yourself immersed in a tapestry of sights, sounds, and flavors.

The tour commences at St. David’s Anglican Cathedral, before heading to the waterfront, a bustling hub where sleek yachts, fishing boats, and historic vessels bob gently in the water. Here, you’ll encounter a lively atmosphere of locals and tourists alike. Take a moment to appreciate the iconic backdrop of Mount Wellington, which majestically looms over the harbor.

Strolling along the waterfront, you will hear fascinating stories of Hobart’s past and present. You’ll learn about the city’s rich maritime heritage, from its early days as a bustling port for whaling and shipping to its transformation into a vibrant cultural center.

As you venture further, the Salamanca Place precinct unfolds before you, adorned with graceful Georgian sandstone warehouses that now house art galleries, boutique shops, bars and delightful eateries. Lose yourself in the narrow lanes, soaking in the charming architecture and browsing through unique handcrafts, locally made products, and indigenous artwork.

Mawson’s Place pays tribute to the renowned Australian Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. Here, you’ll encounter interactive exhibits, sculptures, and displays that transport you into the icy realms of Antarctica, highlighting Mawson’s courageous expeditions. You can also visit a world class whisky distillery.

We will also take in the remarkable Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery where you can Discover Tasmania’s rich natural history, indigenous culture, and diverse artistic expressions within its hallowed halls. Engage with fascinating exhibits that showcase the island’s unique flora, fauna, and geological wonders.

There will be plenty of opportunities to sample locally sourced seafood, artisanal cheeses, and premium wines, savoring the region’s culinary delights while enjoying picturesque views of the harbor.
The walking tour of Hobart’s waterfront offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. From the bustling docks to the intriguing Salamanca Place and captivating museums, every step reveals a new facet of this charming city. Let the tales of the past and the allure of the present unfold before you as you immerse yourself in the wonders of the Hobart waterfront.

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Highlights

Min Tour Length

1 Hour

Tour Stops

10

Narration Points

17

Tour Direction

Loop

Tour Route

Itinerary

You Hobart Waterfront tour will begin with a look at some of Hobart's most historic buildings as we make our way towards and along the Hobart Waterfront.

Tour Start

Your walking tour of the Hobart Waterfront begins at the steps of St David’s Anglican Cathedral on the corner of Macquarie Street and Murray St.

Planning

As you will be on foot, best make sure you have some comfy shoes that are good for walking.

Before heading out, check on the weather and dress accordingly.  Remember, Hobart weather has a habit of changing quickly and regularly.  Don’t let that put you off though, just pack smart!

We recommend you pack a small bag with:

  • Jumper
  • Light rain coat
  • Suncream
  • Snacks
  • Waterbottle

As this is an audio tour, you will need a pair of headphones to listen to the tour content.  Bluetooth headphones are great as you don’t have to worry about getting tangled up in cables! Cheap or high quality….up to you.  If you are using noise cancelling headphones, please be extra careful around traffic.

Tour End

The tour will end where it began but don’t forget, you can leave and rejoin the tour route wherever and whenever you choose.  That’s the Take A Local way!

Price
$ 19.95
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