WHAT'S ON

A little bit about what is new and exciting

Make sure you keep an eye on what’s happening here at Tours Around Tasmania. Whether we’ve had to make changes to our COVID plan, or have an exciting announcement around a new tour, you’ll find all you need to know right here in our What’s On blog.

We’ll also make sure you’ll be the first to know about any upcoming specials, hello school holidays and christmas ideas. If you have any ideas about where our tours could take you, or want to tell us about your experience on your tour, you can contact us below, or here on our review page.

Top 6 reasons to do a bus tour

Looking for an easy, comfortable and fun way to explore Tasmania?

With no train network across the island and a shortage of hire cars available, doing a bus tour is a great option. Let us lighten your load while sharing the highlights of our magnificent island. All you need to do is take the day, sit back and enjoy the ride.

Here are our top six reasons to book a bus tour:

1. Remove the stress

Sorting car hire, pick-ups, itineraries, accommodation… planning a holiday can be exhausting. Take the hassle out of organising your trip by joining one of our bus tours. That way you can truly relax and enjoy the journey. Want that extra glass of pinot noir at the cellar door? No problem, no delegated driver needed! Want to capture that view for Insta? Easily done when you don’t need to keep your eye on the road. A holiday should be fun and stress free.

2. It’s a safe option

Mobile coverage can be limited in certain regions of Tasmania, so forget about relying on the GPS and let our drivers navigate the way. While it doesn’t look far from Point A to Point B, many of the roads are narrow and winding, requiring a great deal of concentration. We also have a plethora of wildlife who don’t know the road rules and our drivers know the best times to travel to avoid injuring our furry friends.

3. Make friends

The best bit about a bus tour is meeting other like-minded travellers. You’ve all come to see this beautiful island, and what better way to experience it than with other enthusiastic visitors? If you’re travelling on your own, a bus tour is one of the easiest ways to make friends. If you’re travelling with friends or a loved one, having the opportunity to remove the stress and sit back and enjoy the surroundings is the perfect way to reconnect. That’s what holidays are for, right?

4. Get the inside secrets

Our guides are local experts. They are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the wilderness, history and things to do in Tasmania. Better still, they love to chat. Get to know your guide on a bus tour and ask for recommendations about where to eat and drink, and for any insider tips of places to explore. It’s a great way to meet locals and experience the real Tassie.

5. Do something Unexpected

Don’t want to do the ‘usual tourist trail’? Then how about doing an Unexpected Adventure? We have day bus tours and multi-day bus tours that will give you a different perspective on Tasmania. Go big tree hunting, or do a 10 day golfing experience at some of the best courses in the country. Walk on the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and gain deeper insight into the region from expert geologists, ecologists and historians. Our Unexpected Adventures include a variety of activities from coastal cruises, visits to vineyards and to some of Tasmania’s fascinating convict sites. Nobody wants an ordinary holiday…

6. Experience more

There’s so much to explore on this spectacular island. We’ve packaged up the highlights so you can experience the best of Tassie on a bus tour. Settle in and enjoy the scenery while we take you to multiple sights. On a bus tour you can be walking under some of the tallest trees in the world, exploring a historic village or slurping freshly shucked oysters all in one day – without the effort of having to find all these special spots on your own.

Ready to go? Book your bus tour now. Got questions? Give us a call – we’re here to create your dream holiday.

The best day trips from Hobart – part one

Want to do a tour in Tasmania but short on time? A day trip from Hobart is the perfect solution.

We know there is a lot to see and do on this magnificent island. So much in fact, that we have a two-part blog series dedicated to day trips from Hobart. We’ve selected a few of our favourite destinations – some are famous must-see icons, and others are a little unexpected.

We offer day tours from Hobart that combine the island’s highlights so you can experience the best of Tasmania – from eating freshly shucked oysters, walking under the tallest trees in the world to enjoying breathtaking views from the top of a mountain. It’s time to start your wish-list.

kunanyi/Mt Wellington

It’s hard to believe there is a magnificent sub-alpine mountain only 20 minutes from the heart of Hobart. We have several day tours that include a visit to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. It’s a beautiful drive through temperate rainforest, sub-alpine flora, and past glacial rock formations before reaching the summit with breathtaking panoramic views over Hobart, the River Derwent, Bruny Island and the Huon Valley. During winter you might be treated to a fine blanket of snow. Make sure you bring a coat and beanie!

Wineglass Bay

Yep, there’s a reason Wineglass Bay is a bucket-list destination. Shaped like a wineglass with pristine sand and turquoise water and bordered by the striking pink-granite Hazards mountains, this exquisite cove is listed in the top 10 beaches in the world. Our day trip from Hobart explores the highlights of the Great Eastern Drive which meanders through quaint coastal towns, vineyards, and past secluded beaches on the way to Freycinet National Park. We stop for fresh oysters, have lunch at a vineyard and dessert at a berry farm.

Bruny Island

Welcome to paradise! This island off an island features long secluded beaches, spectacular sea cliffs, untamed national parks and tranquil waterways. Bruny Island is home to fairy penguins, albatross, fur seals and the rare white wallaby. Our day tour from Hobart ventures to the most southern point of the island to reveal a dramatic coastline with a heritage-listed lighthouse. We visit picturesque Adventure Bay and explore the island’s history. And you can’t visit Bruny without trying the gourmet produce it’s famous for – from freshly shucked oysters and artisan cheese to fudge, whisky and wine.

Big tree hunting

Tassie has some of the world’s largest and tallest flowering plants. We venture into hidden valleys surrounded by craggy mountains and take a closer look at what lies beneath some of the oldest and gnarliest trees. This is so much more than a walk in the woods – a knowledgeable botanist shares his passion and years of experience as you become immersed in the forest. The journey is half the fun with panoramic views of the coastline, harbour and mountains as we travel to the forested corners of this amazing island.

Hobart day tours

If you’re simply looking for a few ideas of how to experience Hobart in a unique way, book one of our Unexpected Day Adventures. Find out what ‘lies beneath’ Hobart on a captivating geology tour with a leading geoscientist. Walk around the original coastline of Sullivan’s Cove as the geoscientist discusses the layout of the first camp and how the geology and landscapes of the original shoreline influenced the settlement. Or set sail on a two-hour river cruise on the Derwent in a majestic historic tall ship – the SV Rhona H – a Hobart icon. Take the helm, help with the sails or sit back and enjoy the scenery. This is a beautiful way to see Hobart from a different perspective.

Got something else you’d like to do? Give us a call and we’ll see what we can arrange. We want to make sure you see the best of Tasmania on your holiday.
Too much choice for a one day tour? Check out our multi-day Unexpected Adventures in Tasmania.

Winter Delights

Feel like stepping outside the box and doing something different this holiday? Check out our Unexpected Adventures. From multi-day golf adventures with a PGA golf professional, to hiking the spectacular coastline of the Tasman Peninsula with an ecologist and geologist, these experiences will give you a deeper insight into this magnificent island.

Don’t miss our special Tasmanian Heartlands Experience . This is a rare opportunity to explore the heart of Tasmania with subject matter experts. Walk under tall trees in lush forest with an ecologist, discover the fascinating history of the Southern Highlands with an historian and unravel the mystery of the glittering universe on a Night Sky Tour with an astronomer. Then get warm and cosy by the crackling fire at Rathmore House to enjoy chef-prepared meals and great conversation.

Short on time? We have Unexpected day adventures  as well as day trips  to Tassie’s famous icons.

Got something else you’d like to do? Give us a call and we’ll see what we can arrange. We want to make sure you see the best of Tasmania on your holiday.

Rathmore Campfire

Covid-19 Information

COVID Refund Guarantee

Your tour is protected by our ‘COVID Refund Guarantee’. If you are unable to attend your tour due to imposed government restrictions that prevent you from freely (without a quarantine period) entering the region in which the tour is conducted, or by entering the region of the tour you would be unable to freely (without a quarantine period) travel home, we will refund you the full cost of the tour.

COVID-19 Plan

Tours Around Tasmania have developed a thorough COVID plan to ensure the safety and well being of our staff and passengers.

Our team is briefed and trained on the new requirements with regard to passenger safety and comfort, cleaning of busses, physical distancing and our new “stay at home” policy if they are feeling unwell.

Our tour coaches are cleaned before, during and after touring. Our driver guides are all provided with several hospital grade disinfectant products, hand sanitiser for themselves and passengers and personal protective equipment.

All passengers are allocated the same seat during their tour and distancing measures have been put in place.

Our tour coaches have undergone a deep clean and will do so regularly once back in operation.