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Our most recommended Tasmania Family-friendly Activities

Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

1. Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

A combined ticket for two iconic Hobart sightseeing tours. Board the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and travel 1270 metres above sea level to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. It's a 2 hour return tour with 30 minutes at the summit to visit the observation shelter and lookouts. Experience panoramic views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Hop back on the bus for the return journey down the mountain to Hobart. Next it's time to join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart! Hop-on and hop-off at 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around the city. Or stay on board and do the full 90-minute city loop tour. The choice is yours! Red Decker’s open-top double decker buses provide unrivalled views of this beautiful city, including local landmarks such as the River Derwent, Tasman Bridge and kunanyi/Mt Wellington as well as an abundance of colonial architecture and city streetscapes.

48 Hour Hobart City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

2. 48 Hour Hobart City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart, choose from 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around Hobart. Hop-on and Hop-off as many times as you like, or stay on board and do the 90 minute city loop tour, the choice is yours. The open top double decker bus provides unrivalled views of all the top attractions.  Enjoy professional and informative commentary that is available in English or, on select buses, a choice of 7 additional languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver. The City Loop operates between 20 popular locations including the MONA ferry terminal at Brooke Street Pier, Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay Village, Cascade Brewery, Cascades Female Factory, Hobart CBD, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Maritime Museum of Tasmania, The Tench Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart Aquatic Centre, The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and Victoria Docks. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board. Red Decker operates 7 days a week. City Loop buses operate between 9:00 to 16:30. Board the bus at any of our stops throughout the day.

Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3. Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Spend an unforgettable day exploring Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and admire a variety of Australian wildlife including animals that went extinct a long time ago in other parts of Australia. Throughout your experience, feed the free-roaming kangaroos with the provided bag of food and discover other Australian animals such as the cute sugar gliders or the eastern quoll. Join one of the tours to learn about these precious species, their threats, and how Tasmania’s unique wildlife can be conserved. The knowledgeable keepers will show you their favorite species, feed them, and explain how they are being protected. Capture incredible photos with the animals and marvel at the diversity of Australian wildlife.

Hobart: Roundtrip Shared Bus Transfer to Zoodoo Zoo

4. Hobart: Roundtrip Shared Bus Transfer to Zoodoo Zoo

Take the stress out of your holiday with a pre-booked roundtrip bus transfer from  the city of Hobart to Zoodoo Zoo. Skip the hassle of arranging transportation. Save 20% on standard Zoodoo entry tickets when you show your shuttle ticket. Board the comfortable bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Hobart. Sit back and relax as you take in the views on the scenic drive through the Coal River Valley. Stop at the park where you can purchase your discounted tickets. Have 2 hours of free time to get up close and personal with animals like the famous Tasmanian devil, lions, zebras, and meerkats. After your visit, hop back on the bus and embark on your trip back to your meeting point in Hobart.

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo: Behind the Scenes Devil Tracker Tour

5. Tasmanian Devil Unzoo: Behind the Scenes Devil Tracker Tour

The Devil Tracker Adventure is a guided 4-wheel drive tour in the native forest near the Unzoo. See first-hand how the healthy Tasmanian devils of the isolated Tasman Peninsula are being tracked and monitored with special hi-tech infrared night cameras. Enjoy access to the Unzoo in addition to the tour. Your guide will lead you to a hidden camera site in the forest and then to the Devil Tracker Station to identify and monitor vital devil activity and health data by downloading the latest images from the cameras and keeping a nightly record of devil activity. It’s a great way to learn about the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo’s role in the fight to preserve and protect the endangered Tasmanian devil species. You’ll also discover the intimate habitat relationship between natural bush and farmland, how to identify wildlife highways, and discover traces of nocturnal wildlife activity.

Hobart: kunyanyi/Mt Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo Half-Day Tour

6. Hobart: kunyanyi/Mt Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo Half-Day Tour

Discover Tasmania's vistas and wildlife on this combination half-day tour of kunanyi/Mt. Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo. Drive to the top of kunanyi/Mt. Wellington, see panoramic views of southern Tasmania and meet Tasmania's native wildlife at the Zoodoo Zoo. Begin your day with the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour. Relax on a comfortable shuttle ride directly to the top of this 1270 meter mountain. As you drive, hear about Hobart's fascinating history. At the summit, enjoy 30 minutes to visit the observation shelter and take in panoramic views. Head back down the mountain and explore the Hobart Waterfront on your own for an hour before meeting your guide to begin your Zoodoo Zoo Tour. At the zoo, get up-close and personal with native animals and exotic species. Explore the zoo on your own for 2 hours before returning to Hobart with your driver.

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What people are saying about Tasmania

This was the best way to introduce yourself to a new place. We felt we understood the area so much better after taking the loop around. Total great bang for you buck

Bus drivers very friendly, have lots of extra local knowledge which they tell and can point out areas if you are interested that are not on the route

So good to get an overview of the place when you first arrive Good commentary.

Amazing! Such a great concept and happy to have spent my money on it

This was a wonderful activity to do with the family.