Mt Wellington, Richmond and Wildlife

Breathtaking views, cuddly creatures and convict history await you on this day trip






Feel the sense of history as we travel past the Georgian sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place and into the picturesque suburb of Battery Point. Settled in the early 1800’s, Battery Point has retained the colonial architecture and seafaring historical ambience. We make our way to…



A map showing the destinations of Richmond and Bonorong
Tour Highlights
No matter where you are in Hobart you are never far away from the City's beloved mountain, kunanyi / Mt Wellington
kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Just 20 minutes from Hobart, pass through temperate rainforest, sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations before reaching the summit with extraordinary views.

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) - Bonorong Wildlife Park
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Hand-feed wallabies and get up close and personal with Tassie Devils, wombats, quolls and a large variety of birdlife. Don’t forget to have a chat with Fred, the 100-year-old cockatoo!

Vintage on Bridge, Richmond. A series of heritage buildings, the featured made of sandstone.
Historic Richmond

Discover Tasmania’s fascinating convict history as you wander through this quaint sandstone village. See Australia’s oldest bridge, oldest Catholic Church and explore intimate galleries.


See why the pretty city of Hobart is so loved as we drive past the Georgian sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place and into the winding streets and small laneways of Battery Point with its perfectly restored colonial buildings.

Enjoy the ride up to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The 21-kilometre drive goes through temperate rainforest and sub-alpine flora and past glacial rock formations. At the summit you will have spectacular panoramic views of Hobart, the River Derwent, Bruny Island and the Huon Valley. If the weather doesn’t permit, we will head to Mount Nelson Signal Station instead which offers stunning views at a lower level.

Meet our unique fluffy creatures at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. See famous Tasmanian Devils, waddling wombats, fluffy quolls and hand-feed wallabies.

Step back into the convict era at the pretty historic town of Richmond. Walk over and under the oldest convict-constructed sandstone bridge in Australia, and peruse the antique shops and galleries. Oh, and there’s an old-school lolly shop for those with a sweet tooth.

If time allows, we will visit Kangaroo Bluff Gun Battery which was built in 1884 in response to the threat of a foreign warship attack. Here you can explore the subterranean passages and armouries and learn about the history of the site. There are great views over Hobart, the Tasman Bridge and kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

What's also included on every TAT tour:
Modern and comfortable air-conditioned transport
Orientation tour of each and every location
Small group sizes
Utmost care and professional service
What’s also included this tour:
Knowledgeable local driver and tour guide
Air-conditioned minivan or small bus
We will provide bottled water on the journey, however, in the interest the planet, we ask you bring a refillable water bottle if possible
Admission to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary if selected at the time of booking