Duration: 4 hours
No. of Guests: 1-7
Get orientated at an easy, relaxed pace in Australia’s most walkable regional capital. Hear about the characters and culture that shaped this unique city and get a local’s take on life in the ‘Little Smoke’. Wander the period lanes around Salamanca and Battery Point and hit up hidden treasures and local favourites in the backstreets of downtown Hobart.
Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:
Be picked up from your hotel at 10 am by your expert Localing host for a morning (or afternoon) exploring Hobart on foot, getting acquainted with the city through the eyes of a well-informed and connected local host.
Wander the historic backstreets and waterfront area of Salamanca and Battery Point. Learn about the city’s humble beginnings and fascinating convict heritage as well as its rapid rise and recent acclaim as a major culinary and cultural destination.
Stop in for a pastry and coffee in one of our favourite local bakeries. Chat with local makers about Hobart’s emergent dining scene and the recent journey from conservatism to creativity.
Walk the historic boulevards of downtown, passing through local markets (on market days) and stunning urban gardens. Admire street art, independent retail and plenty of stunning Victorian architecture.
Take an optional stroll through the archives of the Tasmanian Museum for some insight into the island’s unique native fauna and the impact of its earliest industries. The exhibition about the ‘Black War’ between early colonists and the native Palawa/Pakana Aboriginal communities tells a harrowing and important story no visitor should miss.
Return to your hotel by 1 pm or have your host leave you somewhere wonderful and local for lunch.
Tour Highlights & Inclusions
– Expert Localing host
– Walking tour of Salamanca & Battery Point
– Historic boulevards of downtown Hobart
– Morning or afternoon tea
– Hobart history and orientation
– Meet locals at the centre of culture and industry
– Standard activity and admission expenses
– Insightful, vivid storytelling
$500A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$100A for each additional guest (up to 7 in total)
Children under 5 travel free
Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Public holidays +$180A total
2.5 hr Iron Pot Cruise (shared) P.P. +$180A total