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Old February 13th, 2013, 09:33 PM
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Default Hobart - Can you tour on your own

We will be in Hobart in a couple of weeks and want to know if we need to have a tour to enjoy the sights of Hobart. We know we don't want to get a rent car and do not want to do a ship tour.

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Old February 13th, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Default Hobart on your own

We will be going to Hobart as well in a few weeks, it will be our 2nd time there! On our first trip 3 years ago we rented a car and found it easy to drive around, so we have rented a car again using Thrifty Car Rental. It will cost us $45 (AUD) for the day and the rental company is within a 5-10 minute walking distance of the port.

We always prefer to rent a car at most of our cruise ports and tour on our own vs. doing the pricey ship excursions.

Hope this helps!
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We will be in Hobart in a couple of weeks and want to know if we need to have a tour to enjoy the sights of Hobart. We know we don't want to get a rent car and do not want to do a ship tour.

Really appreciate your thoughts.
Yes, you can easily tour Hobart on your own.

Attached is a link to Museums and Art Galleries, from which you can click on "other things to do" as well -

http://www.hobarttravelcentre.com.au...nd%20Surrounds
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Hi, you walk off the ship and you are practically in Hobart, lots to see within walking distance
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There is a great little 3hr guided walking tour of Hobart done by "Robyn" . She is at the end of the pier and does 2 tours per day or can be booked privately. Cost is $35 or $50 for the Hobart+Alcohol history tour.
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We did the HOHO bus (Hop on, Hop Off) about $40 NZD. Also you can prebook a bicycle tour. My husband went to the i center to book it there and it had already been filled and he was first in line.
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Hobart Tour-3/29/13 RCCL-Leaves Perth-3/22/13

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Six seats open for Hobart tour (March 29th, 2013). Heather will pick us up in a van at the dock. The itinerary is as follows: Pick-up 11 AM, return to ship at about 6 PM, you pay for your own lunch
Russell Falls
The country side as we drive
Mt Field which is west of Hobart (90 minutes)
Bonorong-$20 AU dollars if we have 10 people, otherwise $24/person
Richmond
Hobart City tour and harbor views
Charges: $80 AU dollars for tour plus $24 AU dollars for Bonorong-Highest Expected highest total for tour: $104 AU dollars.
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Six seats open for Hobart tour (March 29th, 2013). Heather will pick us up in a van at the dock. The itinerary is as follows: Pick-up 11 AM, return to ship at about 6 PM, you pay for your own lunch
Russell Falls
The country side as we drive
Mt Field which is west of Hobart (90 minutes)
Bonorong-$20 AU dollars if we have 10 people, otherwise $24/person
Richmond
Hobart City tour and harbor views
Charges: $80 AU dollars for tour plus $24 AU dollars for Bonorong-Highest Expected highest total for tour: $104 AU dollars.
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Think this was meant for your roll call - good trip anyway - ask if they can include Cascade brewery.
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You need to post this on your Roll Call and not on the general HAL thread. I'm sure you'll find some others that would like to join you. Hobart is a great city!
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Six seats open for Hobart tour (March 29th, 2013). Heather will pick us up in a van at the dock. The itinerary is as follows:

Pick-up 11 AM, return to ship at about 6 PM, you pay for your own lunch

Russell Falls
The country side as we drive
Mt Field which is west of Hobart (90 minutes)
Bonorong-$18 entrance fee, normal fee is $24/person
Richmond
Hobart City tour and harbor views


Cost of tour $98/person (AU dollars). Cruise passengers may want to remember that March 29th is Good Friday in Hobart and renting a car based upon our inquiries may require going to the airport car rental station because some of the local car rental agencies are closed.
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You should post this on your Roll Call and not the general Australia/New Zealand port of call thread.
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You should post this on your Roll Call and not the general Australia/New Zealand port of call thread.
I don't think the op realizes they are posting here as they are also posting same on the roll calls.
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We are going to be at Hobart, Dec. 31st. We are renting a car and sight seeing on our own. We are comfortable renting vehicles. I have been researching the different areas to drive to. On my list is Mount Wellington, Mount Nelson, Mt. Field National Park, and Bonorong Wildlife Park. Is this a good list of things of things to see. We like seeing wildlife and great views of nature. Is there anything that I'm missing?
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We are going to be at Hobart, Dec. 31st. We are renting a car and sight seeing on our own. We are comfortable renting vehicles. I have been researching the different areas to drive to. On my list is Mount Wellington, Mount Nelson, Mt. Field National Park, and Bonorong Wildlife Park. Is this a good list of things of things to see. We like seeing wildlife and great views of nature. Is there anything that I'm missing?
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All of those spots can be done in a day. If you have time, consider driving to the Port Arthur region as there are some wonderful scenic coastal views from the peninsula just before Port Arthur on the Eastern side.
Hobart will be quite a buzz at that time as there will be many ocean racing yachts arrived from The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
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Thank you for your advice, I will add Port Arthur to our itinerary.
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We are going to be at Hobart, Dec. 31st. We are renting a car and sight seeing on our own. We are comfortable renting vehicles. I have been researching the different areas to drive to. On my list is Mount Wellington, Mount Nelson, Mt. Field National Park, and Bonorong Wildlife Park. Is this a good list of things of things to see. We like seeing wildlife and great views of nature. Is there anything that I'm missing?
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Watch out for the wildlife in My Field National Park. We saw several wallabies but if you are too noisy or not very observant you will not see them. Bonorong Wildlife Park is great. Enjoy feeding the kangaroos. Lots of joeys and hopefully the heads will be sticking out rather than the hind legs and tail.
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I live in Hobart, so happy to answer any questions anyone has....Mt Wellington, Bonorong Park, Mt Field National Park are all easy driving from Hobart, might want to visit Richmond, a nice little town with gift shops, cafes, old Australian history...I wouldnt say Mt Nelson would be on my list, see more from the top of Mt Wellington and its just a city suburb.

I would include Port Arthur, one of Tasmania's convict historical sites ....Tahune Air Walk this is about 90 minutes drive from Hobart, beautiful scenery and rainforests.....Cascade Brewery, only a few minutes drive from the city centre, with Mt Wellington as its backdrop, Australia's oldest operating brewery, they do tours with tastings and have a nice cafe/bar/restaurant there and gift shop....Salamanca Place, in the docks area, lovely little shops, restaurants and bars and saturday market is internationally famous...many more options, Hobart is a lovely place, sitting on the Derwent River with Mt Wellington behind it.

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Thank you so much for the information!!! I am so excited about visiting Hobart!!
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