Daytripperz is a bespoke private tour company started in 2016 by Hans Willink, a former Chief Information Officer and his wife Jane, a primary school teacher. They have lived, worked and raised their families in Tasmania. Their hobbies include bushwalking, fly fishing and photography.
Daytripperz sets itself apart by offering personalised, affordable day and multi-day tours around Hobart and Tasmania. Gone are the days of being crammed into a bus with many others, not having control of where you want to go, or when you want to stop. Itineraries can be changed “on the fly”, if the weather goes downhill or if particular attractions are overcrowded for short periods. Tour vehicles are typically recent model and spacious Hyundai IMAX’s, which can comfortably carry seven passengers.
Tasmania and the Hobart area contain many unique destinations worth visiting. We go everywhere the others go including the Coal River Valley; Bruny Island; south to the Tahune airwalk, Hastings Caves and Huonville; west to Tasmania’s rain forest wilderness; east to Port Arthur and Wineglass Bay; or scenic “taster” tours of the Hobart area. Alternatively, we can suggest tours based on themes such as gourmet food and wine, photography, flora and fauna, history, scenery, culture or a bit of everything!
From $110 to $350
All tours can be personalised. Travel 35 minutes from Hobart to reach the picturesque sailing village of Kettering. From there embark on a 15 minute ferry ride across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to arrive on the northernmost point on Bruny Island. Travel on to the Neck lookout, with stops at Get Shucked Oysters and Bruny Island Cheese. Visit Adventure Bay followed by a photographic hunt for the rare albino white wallaby On to Bruny Island Premium Wines for lunch and the Bruny Island lighthouse. Return via House of Whisky tasting.
Disabled AccessFamily Friendly
From $120 to $500
Tasmania is blessed with an abundance of mountains, lakes and rivers; and this tour has selected some of the best. Start the day with a climb up Mount Wellington with the best views of Hobart. Drive through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Stop at Stop at Stefano Lubiana Wines and/or Derwent Valley Estate. Follow the Tyenna River on to Mt Field National Park and a 15 minute rainforest walk to the spectacular Russell Falls. Perhaps try your hand at fly fishing. Drive and climb to Lake Dobson and then on to Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, home to David Attenborough’s “Walking with Dinosaurs” documentary.
As with all of our tours, the itinerary is flexible according to passenger wishes.
From $150 to $600
The Indulgence Coal River Valley private tour is for those looking to escape for the day by immersing themselves in a broad range of local food, wine and enjoyable experiences.
With the largest concentration of boutique cool climate vineyards in Tasmania (and the closest to Hobart), the Coal River Valley provides a diverse range of cellar door tasting experiences. We avoid the crowds and visit smaller, less well-known and family run vineyards. If we find a large bus load of tourists at any particular cellar, we will scoot onto the next one (usually only a few minutes away) and return later.
The tour includes: lunch at an award winning winery restaurant; extensive wine tastings (you choose if you want to stay at a couple or move on to several); local cheese and produce tastings; hearing from experienced winemakers; and door to door transport service.
You will be taken wine tasting at very different wineries where you can enjoy wine, cheese and local produce. With your assistance, Daytripperz chooses wineries that will best suit your preferences. Hear from a passionate professional about the art of wine making, get tasting tips and learn about what makes the region so unique.
From $120 to $500
A morning exploring the spectacular coastal cliffs and scenic attractions of the Tasman Peninsula. Continue up the east coast, lunch at Devil’s Corner Vineyard and on to Freycinet Peninsula. Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout and return via Cape Tourville. Finish with a dozen oysters or two at Barilla Bay, washed down with a bottle of Tasmanian Pinot Noir.
One day isn’t enough? Yes with a name like daytripperz it’s hardly surprising that we mainly do day trips, but we do also undertake multi day tours where we not only drive but also arrange accommodation. Such tours typically combine several day tours from Hobart, but may include a Northern journey circumnavigating the state and taking in special attractions like the wild west coast, Cradle Mountain and Launceston.