Gray Line Tasmania offers the largest and most comprehensive range of premium full day and half day sightseeing tours from both Hobart and Launceston. The emphasis on their tours is true Australian, with each stop giving active involvement in some aspects of the Australian way of life or flora and fauna.
Visit the popular Port Arthur Historic Site which evokes a powerful sense of the past convict era. Choose from a variety of options, including Salamanca Market on Saturdays or Isle of the Dead guided tour and cruise. You may wish to choose a morning or afternoon tour of Hobart or venture out to historic Richmond or take in the Mona experience with an alternative combination or head to the Huon Valley to walk amongst the treetops at the Tahune Forest Airwalk.
When in Launceston you have the opportunity to cruise Cataract Gorge or drive to the spectacular Bay of Fires. Launceston is also the departure point for the Cradle Mountain National Park tour where you will be taken deep into the Tasmanian forest and experience the solitary wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest and wildlife.
Tour the highlights of Hobart then travel to Richmond, one of Australia’s most original historic villages. Nowhere else in Tasmania is the romance and nostalgic charm of colonial days more alive than in the village of Richmond.
Visit Richmond – one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns dating from the 1820s. Cross the Richmond Bridge – the oldest road bridge in Australia. There’s time to explore Richmond – the bridge, gaol, convict built homes, classic Georgian mansions and small cottages, many unique shops, galleries and restaurants.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Crystal azure blue waters with pristine white beaches and outcrops of orange lichen covered granite rocks, the scenery at the Bay of Fires is simply breathtaking. This tour takes you through some of the prettiest locations in Tasmania, from the green rolling hills and fertile farmlands around Lilydale and Scottsdale, to the temperate rainforest of the Weldborough Pass, the spectacular coastal region of the Bay of Fires, to the open grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase lunch to enjoy en route to Binalong Bay.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Leave Hobart and travel through the Historic town of Richmond and along the scenic East Coast of Tasmania to Triabunna. Ride on board the new 30 metre ferry across the mercury passage while you enjoy a morning tea. Once you arrive at Maria Island you will join an introductory guided walking tour with a Park Ranger which will enable you to explore the beautiful Island and its Wildlife.
Perhaps choose one of our optional extras such as bike hire or find a spot to enjoy your packed lunch. On the return trip back to Hobart enjoy the township of Darlington – one of 11 convict sites in Australia inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
By supporting our tours, you are supporting the Tassie Devil – Gray Line Tasmania are proud supporters of Save the Tasmanian Devil Program Appeal.
Their original, longest running Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary tour. Overlooking the Brighton Valley, the sanctuary offers close-up experiences of Australian native animals. Richmond, a Georgian style village resplendent with mellow stone cottages will take you back in time to the convict days.
Take a guided tour of Bonorong and learn of the habits of the native animals; quolls, wombats, sugar gliders koalas, cockatoos, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies and more. Get warm and friendly with a Tasmanian devil.
Visit Richmond – one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns – time to explore the bridge, gaol, convict built homes, classic Georgian mansions and small cottages, many unique shops, galleries and restaurants.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
From $145 to $175
Wilderness, Waterfalls and Wildlife… Experience the tranquillity of pristine rainforest, tall tree ferns and majestic Russell Falls at Mt Field National Park. Travel north west skirting Mt Wellington and follow the Derwent River passing the city of Glenorchy and Claremont, home of Cadbury’s. Look for native birds along the shores of the Derwent River.
Pass through hop fields and visit Salmon Ponds, the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere, in operation since 1864, here you’ll enjoy delightful complimentary morning tea with tea or coffee. Opportunity to feed the trout and salmon. Inspect the Museum of Trout Fishing and Tasmanian Angling Hall of Fame set amidst historic surrounds within the original English parklands. Learn about the events that make up Tasmania’s rich angling history and the significant contribution of trout fishing pioneers to Tasmania’s world renowned trout fishery.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at Waterfalls Café of fresh local Tasmanian Salmon complemented by a glass of wine (included on Tour 790). Majestic tall tree ferns provide a canopy for a delightful walk alongside a forest stream. Witness the spectacle of Russell Falls. In season – buy fresh raspberries from roadside stalls.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Port Arthur Historic Site is a compelling and dramatic reminder of our convict past and the early settlement of the Colony of Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania. Interpretive and interactive presentations bring to reality the harrowing life of convicts 200 years ago. This tour offers maximum time at Port Arthur Historic Site.
At Port Arthur – take a guided walking tour of this historic convict site with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins. See the Penitentiary – a one time granary and flour mill, separate prison, Commandant’s House, church and more.
Cross the Tasman Bridge – Head out on the Tasman Highway crossing the Pittwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula. See pristine Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, before skirting Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula.
On Saturdays the tour includes a visit to Salamanca Market on Hobart’s waterfront where you can wander through numerous stalls of arts, crafts, fresh local produce and tantalising gourmet foods.
Tour includes free Wi-Fi on the coach!Family Friendly Non-Smoking
From the first glimpse of its striking architecture, the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) will inevitably heighten not only the visual senses but also challenge the psyche. Anticipation of what lies beyond unleashes equal admiration of the extremes in thought provoking exhibits that can only be articulated by persuasive art. Be prepared to experience the heavenly, the controversial and the enthralling nature that constitutes the foundation of this celebrated establishment.
You can add Mona to the end of your Hobart City tour.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
From $150 to $175
Discover Hobart in a day – magnificent views of Mt Wellington, orientation of Hobart City and close up experiences of Australian animals including the Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and discover discover Richmond, one of Australia’s most original historic villages.
Tour is a combination of Gray Line tours 775 – Mt Wellington, 781 – Hobart City Tour and 760 – Tasmanian Devils. Doing these tours combined as the Grand Hobart tour gives you a saving of up to AUD29 per adult!
Please note that tour 797 – Grand Hobart does not include Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, more time is spent in Richmond instead.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Port Arthur Historic Site is a compelling and dramatic reminder of the convict past and the early settlement of the Colony of Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania. Interpretive and interactive presentations bring to reality the harrowing life of convicts 200 years ago. This tour offers maximum time at Port Arthur Historic Site.
Port Arthur – take a guided walking tour of this historic convict site with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins. See the Penitentiary – a one time granary and flour mill, separate prison, Commandant’s House, church and more. Take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay to the “Isle of the Dead” and gain a different perspective on a walking tour of the island.
Cross the Tasman Bridge – Head out on the Tasman Highway crossing the Pittwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula. See pristine Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck before skirting Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula. Port Arthur tours now include free Wi-Fi on board the coach!Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Crowned by alpine vegetation, dusted by snow in winter, Mt Wellington enables the visitor to glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and aquatic setting of Hobart town. Pass through various ecosystems as you ascend the mountain. Observe the massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes. Mt Wellington summit is a harsh rocky alpine environment affording unsurpassed views on a clear day. The tour also visits the remains of the Female Factory – a one time female prison.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Awaken your senses to the magnificent splendour that is Cradle Mountain. Go deep into Tasmanian forest and experience the solitary wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest, wildlife and unsurpassed beauty of this World Heritage listed National Park. Catch your breath as you first glimpse the craggy outcrop of majestic Cradle Mountain towering above sparkling Dove Lake plateau.
The mountains of the Great Western Tiers guide you towards Cradle Mountain National Park. Pass quaint and historical towns of Carrick, Hagley and Westbury. Tour Sheffield – town of murals. Look for wombats, potoroos and wallabies in Cradle Mountain National Park and visit Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre for an appreciation of Cradle Mountain National Park. Take a short stroll along the Enchanted Forest Walk viewing pencil pine, lush forest and a spectacular waterfall. Stand in awe as you take in the powerful and majestic Cradle Mountain reigning over picturesque Dove Lake. Take a short walk around Dove Lake taking in views of Cradle Mountain (weather permitting). Visit Waldheim Chalet (forest home) of Gustav Weindorfers. Stop at Ashgrove Cheese Farm for some famous Tasmanian cheese, learn how cheese is made and sample numerous varieties of cheese made on the premises.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Welcome to Hobart. A city of yachts and spinnakers; gardens and galleries; sandstone cottages and stately Georgian homes – a city built on the pain and toil of yesteryear English convicts. This is a very personalised and informative tour with five stops and great photo opportunities. Your driver will present live commentary, sharing his knowledge and experiences of life in Hobart and is on hand to answer any of your queries.
Stops include: Anglesea Barracks, visit Cascade Gardens, remains of the Female Factory – a one time female prison. Cross the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River, with views over Kangaroo Bay Marina and Bellerive. Stop at Rosny Hill lookout for stunning views of Hobart, Sandy Bay, Mt Wellington, Tasman Bridge and Glenorchy, Victoria Dock and Constitution Dock. See the exquisite Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Crowned by alpine vegetation, dusted by snow in winter, Mt Wellington enables the visitor to glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and aquatic setting of Hobart town. Pass through various ecosystems as you ascend the mountain. Observe the massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes. Mt Wellington summit is a harsh rocky alpine environment affording unsurpassed views on a clear day.
Located on the banks of the Derwent River, Mona continues to attract visitors from around the globe for its compelling display of art and architecture. Be prepared to experience the heavenly, the controversial and the enthralling nature that constitutes the foundation of this celebrated establishment. Tour finishes with return ferry back to Hobart.Family Friendly Non-Smoking
Walk the tree tops of pristine forest at Tahune Forest Airwalk having travelled the Huon River Valley, a region of tended fields, superb forest clad rivers and fishing villages set by picturesque inlets.
Spectacular views of Hobart, Derwent River and Wrest Point Casino. Kingston – Hobart’s fastest growing town. Lush rolling hills and valleys of the Derwent and Huon Valleys. Rural town of Huonville – hub of the Huon Valley. Experience the country town of Geeveston. Head deep into Aussie bush at the Tahune Forest Airwalk with stunning views over the Huon River. Unique Tasmanian timbers, cool temperate rainforests and wild rivers. Walk under tall tree fern canopies and alongside the tannin coloured Huon River. Perhaps walk across the swinging bridges over Picton and Huon Rivers. Visit the Apple Shed – option there to taste Willie Smith’s Cider. In season – buy fresh fruit and berries from roadside stalls.Family Friendly Non-Smoking