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Tours and Activities

There's lots to do in Hobart, whether your tastes be towards the historic, the cultural, the botanic, the sweet or the grisly. Listed here are just some of the of the organised tours and activities available. If you prefer to be a free spirit, how about hiring a bike and cycling the historic routes, taking a sailing trip in the harbour or simply walking the streets and imagining the seafaring activities that established this maritime city?

When the physical activity all gets too much, take a trip to the chocolate factory or one of the whisky distilleries for some well-earned sustenance. Or sit back in the exquisite Theatre Royal and admire the building as much as the show.

  • Antarctic Adventure
    Salamanca Place 10am – 5pm daily

  • Boronong Park Wildlife Centre
    Briggs Rd Brighton (03) 6268 1184 open daily for interaction with wildlife

  • Cadbury Schweppes Chocolate Factory Claremont
    bookings essential 1800 627 367 Monday – Friday from 8am, except public holidays www.cadbury.com.au/

  • Cadbury Schweppes Chocolate Factory cruise
    Mon-Fri from Brooke Street pier, Franklin Wharf

  • Cascade Brewery Tours South Hobart
    bookings essential (03) 6224 1117
    www.cascadebrewery.com.au/visitor.html
    several times per day, 7 days a week

  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
    Queens Domain open daily – free entry

  • Port Arthur Historic Site Ghost Tour
    Port Arthur Tasman Peninsula 1800 659 101 or (03) 6251 2311
    Twice a night except 24 and 25 December

  • Salamanca Place Market
    Salamanca Place Saturdays 8.30am – 3pm

  • Northgate Flea Market
    Glenorchy on Sundays

  • Penitentiary Chapel Ghost Tour
    Cnr Campbell & Brisbane Sts 0417 361 392 Nightly by appointment

  • Lark Distillery
    Davey St Hobart (03) 6231 9088

  • Tasmania Distillery
    Lamb Place (03) 6248 5741

  • Island Produce Fudge Factory
    Degraves St Hobart (03) 6223 1559 Daily tours

  • Female Factory – convict women's prison
    Degraves Street Hobart (03) 6223 3233 Memorial garden and Fudge Factory tours

  • Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
    Federation Concert Hall Davey St Hobart1800 001 190
    www.tso.com.au/venues/fed.html Check website for programmes

See local press for performances at the following venues:

  • Derwent Entertainment Centre
    Wilkinsons Pt Glenorchy (03) 6273 0233

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