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6 Day Tours from Hobart you need to consider for your next visit to the Apple Isle.

The fascinating history, natural beauty, and particularly unique culture to be found on the island of Tasmania make it a must-see location. Whether as a couple or as a group, we offer a variety of luxury day tours from Hobart that are immensely rich in culture, experience, fun, and the exploration of new horizons. As they say, a change is as good as a rest, and you’ll find that the Apple Isle is among the most captivating travel destinations you can hope to find anywhere in the world.

Treat yourself, your loved one, or a close group of family and friends to one of these unforgettable Hobart day tours:

Port Arthur Tour

Should you ever be in the mood to soak up some history and immerse yourself in some of the most dramatic and breathtaking surroundings you could hope for, Port Arthur is the location for you. You will be taken on a sightseeing outing among the pristine setting of the peninsula, with access to Port Arthur.

The option of combining our Port Arthur Tour with a Food Adventure or Wine stop will also be available to you and your party, allowing you to sample some of the local products. However, the highlight of the day will be a guided tour of the Port Arthur penal settlement as it stands today under the guidance of an expert guide who will be able to fill you in on all the dark history this infamous facility holds for the Australian people. You will then head out on a harbor cruise to the ‘Isle of the Dead’ for some more rich history.

Bruny Island Tours

As one of the more spectacular islands off the southern coast of Australia, Bruny Island makes for an exceptional day tour destination. You will get to enjoy the rugged beauty, and exquisite gourmet opportunities only to be found here. 

A cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful Huon Valley region where you can board the Kettering Ferry to start our adventure of Bruny Island. Once on the island you can explore its fabulous food delicacies and absorb yourself in its rich Aboriginal heritage and natural beauty that you’re sure to fall in love with.

A short coastal drive will see you arrive in Adventure Bay, home of Pennicott Wilderness Cruises. Here you’ll get the chance to cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument’ and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

For the ultimate experience, Great Private Tours has teamed up with Pennicott Wilderness Cruises to offer a complete full private tour experience for your small group. Our  Bruny Island Cruise & Food Tour is sure to deliver on our promise of a sophisticated luxury experience, as you combine the regions most decadent food & wine with a cruise adventure.

Food & Wine Adventure

Take in the full Bruny Island tour experience with us promising to deliver the full experience of the unique island’s gourmet culture, rich indigenous heritage, and breathtaking visual setting. Our expert guides will take you on a luxury excursion involving stops at captivating locations such as Truganini lookout (The Neck), with the option to make stops at farm gates. 

Gourmands will enjoy the premium oyster sampling, whisky tasting, cheese, or honey platters. Take the time to take in the unique sights and sounds on a tour of Cape Bruny Lighthouse before settling down for a two-course lunch in the picturesque settings of an established local vineyard. Lucky visitors might be fortunate enough to make a sighting of the rare Albino Wallaby.

Mt. Field National Park Day Tour

If you’re a fan of the outdoors and don’t mind putting in a bit of leg work, then you will immensely enjoy a trip to Mt. Field National Park. Waterfalls, wilderness, and wildlife galore await you a short 90 minute trip from Hobart. 

With an expert guide to show you along the route, your excursion will start with a slew of short walks around Lake Dobson, and Russell falls before you head on to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Here you will have the chance of observing some of Australia’s most unique and beloved wildlife superstars, including koalas, Tasmanian devils (watch them during feeding time for a real treat!), and wombats. 

Coal River Valley Loop Wine Tour

For a superlative Food and Wine Adventure, the Coal River Valley Loop stands as a great choice. Wine connoisseurs from all over Australia looking for a chance to try some unique vintages make their way down for what is one of the most popular day tours from Hobart available. 

With food makers, wineries, distilleries, and cheese producers galore in the region, all your foodies out there and wine enthusiasts with a sophisticated palate. The cool Tasmanian climate makes for some surprisingly delicate and complex wine bouquets, and the local produce will also surprise you with its richness and freshness. For lunch, take time to sit back and enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Frogmores Cambridge Restaurant.

Wineglass Bay Day Tour

The Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations owing to its stunning scenery and pristine setting. Wineglass Bay is a particularly untouched section of the park, from where you may proceed to visit local towns such as Triabunna, Orford, and Coles Bay. Wildlife enthusiasts will also have plenty to keep them happy, as the park is home to some rarely encountered native species such as the pademelon. 

Your tour will not be complete during summertime until you take a dip in the bay, but be sure to dress up warm if you visit in the winter months. Don’t worry about any transportation, park entrance, or related fees – our all-inclusive luxury Hobart Day Tours are specifically designed to be as hassle-free as possible. Bring yourself and your group along, and we’ll take care of everything else, ensuring that you leave with memories you will treasure.

Make Your Booking Today!

Setting up one of our day tours from Hobart is as easy as calling us up and booking a date. We will handle everything you might think of, and our experienced guides have the knowledge and expertise to make your day out on the Apple Isle one that you will not soon forget. 

Let us worry about the logistics as you take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of one of Australia’s most interesting and naturally captivating islands. Call us today, and we’ll help you figure out what package will work best for you.

Our Reviews

Five Days of Excellent Touring with Great Private Tours and Elijah My wife and I spent six nights in Melbourne and three days on the Great Ocean Road in February. I researched and talked with many tour operators when I planned our month-long visit to Australia, including at least five tour operators in the Melbourne area. My interactions with Steve, the owner of Great Private Tours in Melbourne, were extensive and valuable. He provided excellent insights and suggestions that improved our visit to the Melbourne area. His offerings were very reasonable and included excellent tour vehicles and amenities. It was a wonderful experience dealing with him. I highly recommend him. We ended up spending six days with Great Private Tours in one of their Mercedes Viano vans. The first two days included the Full-day Melbourne Tour and the Phillips Island Penguin Parade. Both were led by Elijah McLeod. The third tour went to the Mornington Peninsula with Steve, the owner. Mornington is a beautiful area and really shouldn’t be missed if you have the time while in Melbourne. We then spent the last three days on a tour of the Great Ocean Road with Elijah again. The quality of these tours was excellent and included little extras like (a) varying maps and really high quality publications relevant to our destination for the day; (b) Wi-Fi hotspots in the car so we never lacked Internet access when needed; (c) bottles of water; (d) a small refrigerator in the car; etc.. While Steve was the man I most interacted with while planning the trip, Elijah was the man who had to implement the plans. There’s little to add about Elijah beyond he is simply the very best guide we’re had in our years of touring. He’s the kindest man I’ve ever met. He greeted everyone we passed. He always asked and remembered the names of everyone we dealt with at shops, restaurants, hotels, wineries, etc. He offered to take pictures of folks who were struggling to include themselves in photos. My wife doesn’t walk distances or go up steps well, so he always found ways to get her to where we were going with as little walking and steps as possible and was always at her side to help her. He always asked if we needed water, a restroom break, a better temperature in the car, a charge for our phones, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a blanket, etc. He drove safely. He came up with wonderful new ideas for places to see and things to do as he learned about our interests. For example, on the second day of our Great Ocean Road trip, he arranged for us to visit the Narrapumelap Home, a Victorian-era French Gothic Revival country mansion in Wickliffe built by John Wyselaskie in 1873, and meet its new owner and restorer, Kevin McIntyre, for a personal tour of the magnificent house and grounds. Elijah grew up with Kevin and his family in this area. I can guarantee this is a stop not on anyone else’s tour. I highly recommend Great Private Tours and Elijah to anyone thinking of private tours in Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road.
Silverstreak46
Silverstreak46
2020-02-26
Jam-packed day! Steve from GPT was great to work with and was a fantastic tour guide. I am the type that likes to do as many things as possible and Steve created an agenda that helped us do and see all the things we wanted. He was very accommodating, polite, and professional. Steve was flexible with timing since some locations we wanted a little longer time at and others we were ok to move along. Steve was great at giving us the background and history to many of the locations and answered many questions. Wouldn't hesitate to book a tour with him again.
Derek
Derek
2020-02-16
Amazing private tour! Despite the bad weather the day we had the tour, Steve still made it an absolutely enjoyable tour, he was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had and we had great conversations on our journey. We got to see the beautiful natures of Victoria, the 12 apostles, rain forests, and even koalas and kangaroos, we had a delicious seafood lunch and a few small refreshing hikes. The car was also extremely comfortable! Would highly recommend this private tour!
Rania L
Rania L
2020-01-14
Really amazing great private tour We were picked up at our hotel by Brenden. He was a great guide and gave us a lot of information about the tour, but also about Australia. On forehand we changed the restaurant for lunch (our kids do not like seafood) and we went to the best lunchplace ever, great burgers and curry! The helicopterride was really a bonus, what a beautifull views and because we did the reverse tour we were there just before the big crowd arrived, this also was the case for the walk to the 12 Apostles. Seeing those made me emotional.
Dianne D
Dianne D
2020-01-11
Best way to see Australia! Best way to see Australia! I can not say enough good things about Steve Andrew and our day with him on the Great Ocean Road. Approaching the GOR in reverse was exactly what we were looking for to avoid the crowds. Steve was very knowledgeable about the things that we saw and experienced. The vehicles were very clean and comfortable. Steve was on time to pick us up and return us to our house so we could make connections for other activities. We had such a positive experience on this tour that we booked another tour for a second day. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Australia.
Robin F
Robin F
2019-12-31
Traveling with a disabled person Steve took us on a half a day tour of Melbourne and we enjoyed it so much we asked him to take us on a full day to Dandenong Ranges/Rickett Sanctuaries/steam train tour. He was friendly and very knowledgeable but what made the tours special was his flexibility accommodating my disabled friend so she could enjoy the experience fully. He went out of his way to spot wild life for her since she wished it so much. We’re thankful to Steve for helping us enjoy Melbourne and showing us great places for shopping and eating too!
T6717TUelenab
T6717TUelenab
2019-12-23
Couldn't have asked for more. I have to say that this was probably one of our favorite tours while in Australia. Others just couldn’t measure up to this one. Our tour stared with a pick up at our hotel by Steve in a really nice Benz van, with water. From the very start Steve was friendly, warm, and informative. He was very knowledgeable and made the entire trip enjoyable. Our first stop was a small coffee shop run out a garage. A welcome first stop after we got out of the city traffic, with good coffee and a delicious sticky muffin. Steve took us on a “reverse” loop so as to arrive at the Apostles before the larger bus tours would. At the 12 Apostles we had a 15 minute flight over the Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. What wonderful view, one you can’t get by they shoreside lookouts. We got some really cool pictures, and splurged to buy the video taken during the flight. On the way back, we stopped in Apollo Bay for lunch. The included lunch exceed all expectations. Delicious seafood, relaxing environment, and a friendly, and talented, chef. Apollo Bay provided for some retail therapy too. From there we went to Melba Gully, named after Dame Nellie Melba. The best way to describe it is a rain forest park. On the way back had stops to see koalas, feed parrots, see kangaroos “playing golf”, visit historical sites, all while Steve provided colorful and entertaining commentary. I felt this trip wasn’t just a guide taking us around, but a mate who enjoyed showing guests the Great Ocean Road. For a full day adventure of 12 hours, this was well worth price. I would highly recommend tour.
S2161TMfred
S2161TMfred
2019-12-15
AUZ2019 What a fantastic trip!!! Steven Andrew was a phenomenal guide - so many fun and interesting facts plus first-rate tour experience. Could not have been more pleased! A must item to book when you are in Melbourne!
GBAllen
GBAllen
2019-12-14
Dandenong, Puffing Billy Tour, William Ricketts It was a fantastic tour, Steve is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained what we were seeing and ensured we had a good time.
Mike P
Mike P
2019-09-03
Amazing tour A fabulous tour of an amazing place with an excellent informed guide. A real treasure. I recommend this tour to everyone
Alicia P
Alicia P
2019-08-24