Personalised Tasmanian Tours offers personalised flexible group tours up to seven people and larger groups upon request.
Having lived here for 47 years and travelled extensively around Tasmania, we are aware of all the little unique tourist spots.
All tours are planned after consultation with the group as to your specific requests. Half-day, full-day and multi-day tours are available.
Specific interest locations include Mona, Richmond, Port Arthur, Hobart city sights, Strahan, Launceston (Cataract Gorge), Wicked Cheese Company, Puddleduck Vineyard, Wine and Food Tours, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (where you can see Tasmanian devils), Tahune Airwalk and Hastings Caves, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park, Mt Field, Bruny Island.
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Providing day tour and multi-day tours of the North West and Northern of Tasmania.
Our tours can be altered to your individual tastes, interests and time frames.
You will be taken in your private vehicle with our private guide.
Your North, North East and North Western Tasmania tours could include but would not be limited to:
North – Tamar Valley, Launceston, Launceston City Park, Cataract Gorge, Tasmania Zoo
North East – Bridestowe Lavender Farm, Hollybank Adventures, Bridport, Derby
North West – Strahan , Cradle Mountain, Stanley, Penguin, Deloraine
Your private guide and driver will pick you up from your Hobart accommodation or cruise ship terminal to take you on a half-day private day tour. Enjoy the scenic drive up through South Hobart and the beautiful township of Fern Tree to the summit of Mt Wellington/kunanyi, which sits 1271 metres above sea level. On a clear day, it offers an incredible view of the Derwent River, Bruny Island, South West Wilderness, Hobart and the surrounding area.
Next, you will be spoilt with a native wildlife adventure at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. This passionate team of wildlife warriors are responsible for running a 24-hour wildlife rescue service and have in recent years built a wildlife hospital and specialised injured seabird facility. Not only will your visit help to fund these important services, but you will also get to meet their large range of native wildlife residents which include wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, quolls, possum, snakes, wallaby, kangaroo and a large range of native birds.
We will take you on an exciting journey anywhere in Southern Tasmania that you are keen to visit. Half-day, full-day and multi-day tours are on offer including destinations such as Mona, Abalone Farm, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Zoodoo Zoo, Richmond, Sorell Fruit Farm, Pirates Bay Lookout, Tessellated Pavement, Dog Line, Doo Town, Blowhole, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur Lavender, Tahune Airwalk, Mt Field, Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Mount Wellington and Hobart City Sights.Family Friendly
You will travel into the rich green farmlands of the Coal River Valley and visit three of the area’s best wineries. The amazing conditions of this valley have been compared to regions such as Burgundy in France. Its longer growing season produces a more character-rich grape and some signature Tasmanian cool climate wines.
Your winery stops include Coal Valley Vineyard, Riversdale Estate and Puddleduck Vineyard.
Along the way, you will drop in to see Wicked Cheese, a family-owned boutique cheesemaker and see the cheese as its being made. Free tastings of their range are available as well as the ability to peruse their provedore shop.
You will then venture into the historic Richmond Village where you will visit Richmond Bakery, famous for its delicious Scallop Pies. Then take a stroll around and see the villages elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful heritage buildings that are now home to galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques, and museums. A big highlight is a visit to see the friendly ducks gathered around the Richmond Bridge and St John’s Catholic Church, both famous for being the oldest of its type in use in Australia.
From $30 to $120
Take a four-hour private driving tour of the stunning waterside city of Hobart and see the iconic and historic Parliament House, Salamanca Place and Battery Point.
See the beautiful sandstone buildings of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery before taking the 21 km journey up kunyani/Mt Wellington to be inspired by the views of Hobart, the Derwent River, Bruny Island and as far as the World Heritage South West. Even on an overcast day, it’s a worthwhile adventure to high altitudes which often feature snow.
Then off to Mt Nelson Signal Station for an equally beautiful view followed by a drive across the Tasman Bridge and learn about its interesting history. Visit the Rosny Lookout which looks back at the city and its majestic mountain as well as the pretty Cornelian Bay with its anchored yachts, heritage boat houses and Tasman Bridge backdrop.
From $110 to $190
Your private guide and car will pick you up from your accommodation or Hobart cruise ship terminal and take you south to Kettering, a beautiful town on the shores of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel for a 7-hour tour. Here you will take the car ferry across to Bruny Island.
Once on the island, your first stop is Bruny Island Cheese Company followed by Bruny Island Honey.
Nest we stop at The Neck, an isthmus of land which connects the north and south of Bruny. You can take the stairs up to the top of the lookout for a spectacular 360-degree view.
The first stop on the southern end of the island is Bruny Island Chocolate Company where you can purchase some of their famous Bruny Island Fudge.
You will then take the journey further south into the rich farming area of the island to Bruny Island Premium Wines for lunch and have the opportunity to try their wines and ciders.
After lunch, we visit Get Shucked Oysters where you have the opportunity to taste some of the freshest and best oysters in Tasmania.
Last stop before the ferry is Bruny Island House of Whisky.
From $40 to $205
Your guide will take you in a private vehicle for a 7-hour tour. You will first drive outside of Hobart through Sorell and Dunalley.
From here you head onto the Tasman Peninsula towards Eaglehawk Neck and its stunning coastal views and rock features such as the Pirates Bay Lookout, Tasman’s Arch and Devils Kitchen. Whilst there you will drive past the cute and creative Doo Town with house names such as ‘Dr. Doolittle’ and ’This ill Doo’.
You will stop at Federation Artisan Chocolate where you can taste some of their vast array of flavoured chocolate but also see them being made. This is followed by lunch and a stroll at the Port Arthur Lavender Cafe who grow and make a large range of lavender products available for purchase at their provedore shop.
After lunch, you will spend some quality time at Port Arthur Historic Site, a World Heritage-listed Australian convict site featuring the remains of a convict prison and settlement on the shores of a beautiful deep harbour. Here you will be able to explore their gallery and historic buildings as well as take a harbour cruise and encircle the eerie island graveyard, Isle of the Dead.
From $75 to $150
You will be taken on a 4-hour private tour up kunanyi/Mt Wellington which on a clear day, offers an incredible view of the Derwent River, Huon Valley and the City of Hobart.
Back in Hobart, you will visit Tasmania’s bean to bar artisan chocolate maker, Federation Chocolate where visitors can view the chocolate being made.
You will then travel to the historic Richmond Village where you will visit Richmond Bakery, famous for its delicious Scallop Pies.
Following lunch, you will take a stroll around and see the villages elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful heritage buildings which are now home to galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques, and museums.
A Richmond highlight is a visit with the friendly ducks at the Richmond Bridge and St John’s Catholic Church, both famous for being the oldest of its type in use in Australia.
Next, you will visit the Wicked Cheese Company where you can see their cheeses being made, enjoy free tastings and peruse their provedore shop.
You will then head back towards Hobart to Rosny Lookout for a perfect shot of Hobart nestled beneath the majestic kunyani/Mt Wellington.
From $100 to $215
Your private guide and vehicle will pick you up at your Hobart accommodation or cruise ship terminal for an eight hour tour in the Derwent Valley. See its historic villages and the rural scenery featuring fields of hops and associated Oast houses, used for drying the hops for beer making.
Visit Mt Field National Park where you can take a short walk to Russell Falls and return or continue to the Tall Trees Walk and marvel at the giant swamp gum with a height of up to 30 metres. On the journey back you can drop in for a snack at the local Raspberry Farm (in season) and feed the fish at the Salmon Ponds.
Enjoy lunch at Brighton’s Best Bakehouse, multiple award winner of the Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition. Then drop into Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see a large range of native wildlife including wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, quolls, possum, snakes and a large range of native birds. You will even get an opportunity to feed and pat their large mob of kangaroos.
It is then just an easy 30-minute drive back to your accommodation or cruise ship terminal in Hobart.
From $150 to $240
Your private guide and vehicle will pick you up at your Hobart accommodation or cruise terminal (only for cruises with 9pm departure or later) for a 9 hour extended day tour to Tasmania’s east coast.
Your journey will take you out to Orford for the beginning of the Great Eastern Drive where you will stop to admire the view of Maria Island. You’ll then continue to drive along the coastline where you will stop at the convict-built Spiky Bridge, Spiky Beach and Kates Berry Farm for photo opportunities.
You will then continue onto your preference for lunch (at your own cost).
1. Devils Corner Cellar Door – lunch and a wine tasting with views of the stunning pink granite Hazards.
2. Freycinet Marine Farm – Tasmania’s best seafood, oysters and mussels harvested fresh from their farm daily.
Following lunch, you will drive onto Freycinet National Park at Coles Bay where you can take a 2 hour round trip walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. The walk is moderate to hard and if not suitable you can visit nearby Cape Tourville offering an easy 20-minute walk (600 metres).
After your walk, you will take a relaxing return drive back to Hobart.Family Friendly
We provide a personal guide and vehicle to pick you up from your cruise ship terminal in Burnie, Hobart & Port Arthur to take you on a day trip to various locations with different tour time lengths.
The day tour that can be provided depends on the cruise ship terminal that you arrive in.
Day Tour destinations from Hobart cruise ship terminal include and are not limited to Hobart City highlights, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond, Port Arthur, Mt Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mt Field, Salmon Ponds, Huon Valley, Tahune Airwalk.
Day tour destinations from Port Arthur Cruise Ship terminal include and are not limited to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Port Arthur Lavender Farm, Bangor, Tesselated Pavement, Doo Town, Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch, Federation Chocolate.
The day tours we provide from the Burnie Cruise Ship terminal include Cradle Mountain.
Please contact us to discuss other locations that you may be interested in and we will work out if it suits your cruise ship arrival and departure times.
Your private guide and car will pick you up from your Hobart accommodation or cruise ship terminal and take you out to Nant Distillery and Estate at the foothills of the Tasmanian Highlands in Bothwell. Their convict build estate and historic farm buildings is an idyllic location for sampling their single malt whiskies.
Next on the itinerary is a tasting and lunch at the Old Kempton Distillery located within historic Dysart House at Kempton. Their cellar door menu focuses on locally sourced produce, one of their most popular meals being their antipasto platters. They produce whisky, apple liqueur, gin, vodka and lavender malt.
The last stop is Tasmania’s multi-international award-winning Sullivans Cove Distillery at Cambridge just outside of Hobart. Here you will be able to taste they’re fine small-batch whisky made using traditional methods and 100% Tasmanian ingredients.
From $110 to $190
Your private guide and car will pick you up from your Hobart accommodation or Hobart cruise ship terminal to take you to Kettering to catch the vehicular ferry across to Bruny Island.
Your first stop for the day is the Neck, an isthmus of land which connects the north and south of Bruny. Here you can take the stairs up to the lookout for a spectacular 360-degree view.
You’ll then travel to Cape Bruny in South Bruny National Park to see the stunning coastline of South Bruny. Here you can take the tour and climb the stairs up the old Cape Bruny Lighthouse and hear stories about the people who lived there and ran it.
Next stop at Bruny Island Premium Wines for lunch before making your way to Adventure Bay for a walk on the beach. Just nearby you will take the short 20-minute Mavista Nature walk where you can see a rainforest, waterfall, a plethora of birdlife and if you’re lucky to spot a white wallaby.
On the way back to the ferry, if time permits, you have the chance to drop into to see the locally made chocolate, cheese, oysters, honey or Whisky.
From $40 to $200
You’ll be picked up from your Hobart accommodation or cruise ship terminal for a private tour starting with a visit to the summit of Mt Wellington. On a clear day, it offers an incredible view of the Derwent River, Bruny Island, South West Wilderness, Hobart and the surrounding area.
You’ll then head back down the mountain to visit the Barilla Bay oyster farm where you can purchase they’re fine seafood products. This is followed with a visit to Puddleduck Vineyard, known for its lovely collection of ducks, excellent sparkling and sustainable practices.
Just down the road is The Wicked Cheese Company, a family-owned boutique cheesemaker where you can see the cheese being made and enjoy free tastings.
Next stop, is the beautiful historic town of Richmond, a great place to stop for lunch and stroll around the village’s beautiful heritage buildings, galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums. Here you’ll see Richmond Bridge, the oldest sandstone bridge still in use in Australia, and St Johns, the oldest Catholic Church.
Last stop is Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see a large range of native wildlife including wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, quolls, possum, snakes & a large range of native birds.
From $100 to $190
Take a private guided tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, 30-minute drive outside of Hobart and meet their team of wildlife warriors. You will meet their resident wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, quolls, possums, snakes and a large range of native birdlife.
You will then take a drive through the Coal River Valley to the beautiful historic town of Richmond. Here you will see Richmond Bridge, the oldest sandstone bridge still in use in Australia, and St Johns, the oldest Catholic Church.
After lunch at Richmond Bakery take a stroll around and see the villages elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful heritage buildings that are now home to galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques, and museums.
Heading back to Hobart drop into visit The Wicked Cheese Company, where you can see their cheeses being made, enjoy free tastings and peruse their provedore shop.
Before we return you to your cruise ship or accommodation there will be an opportunity to take a photo of Hobart city and Waterfront with its majestic kunayi/Mt Wellington backdrop at the Rosny Lookout.
From $110 to $195
Your guide will take you in a private car for a drive outside of Hobart through Sorell and Dunalley, an amazingly resilient town that was ravaged by a major fire in 2013 and now rebuilt.
You’ll head toward Eaglehawk Neck and the Tasman Peninsula with its stunning coastal views and rock features such as the Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. Whilst there you will drive through the cute and creative Doo Town with house names such as ‘Dr Doolittle’ and ’This ill Doo’.
Next is a visit to Federation Artisan Chocolate where you can taste some of their vast range of flavoured chocolate.
This is followed by lunch at Port Arthur Lavender Cafe where you can enjoy lunch and take a stroll through the lavender farm, essential oil distillery and shop.
Next stop is Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, a unique wildlife sanctuary providing up-close animal encounters.
On your journey back towards Hobart, just before Dunalley, we will stop at Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed for an opportunity to sample their superb wines and oysters from their nearby oyster farm.
Last stop is Rosny Lookout for a classic photo opportunity looking back at Hobart sitting below the majestic kunyani/Mt Wellington.
From $25 to $60
See Hobart City by night with stunning views, heritage buildings and popular hot spots by night on this two hour tour. Your private tour guide will drive past the Hobart waterfront and Parliament House then through the iconic Salamanca Place, home of the world-famous Salamanca Market (Saturdays 8:30 am – 3:30 pm) and home to heritage convict built buildings, beautiful lawns and mature trees decorated with fairy lights before venturing into nearby Battery Point one of Hobart’s oldest and historic areas.
Head towards the foothills of Mt Wellington and drive past the iconic and historic sandstone buildings of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site former Australian workhouse for female convicts and Cascade Brewery, Australia’s oldest continually operating brewery established in 1832.
Enjoy views of Hobart from all angles starting with a birds-eye view of the Derwent River from the Mt Nelson Signal Station before driving to beautiful Cornelian Bay and its display of yachts below the Tasman Bridge. You will then travel the Tasman Bridge to the Eastern Shore to Rosny Lookout for a perfect view of Hobart with its majestic Mt Wellington backdrop.
From $140 to $190
Your guide will take you in a private car from the Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre for a tour of the surrounding Tasman Peninsula region. You will see stunning coastal views and rock features such as the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman’s Arch, and Devils Kitchen. Whilst there you will drive past the cute and creative Doo Town with house names such as ‘Dr Doolittle’ and ’This ill Doo’.
You then have a choice of either:
Drive to Dunalley to sample the superb oysters and wine at Bangor Oyster Shed
Meet the local wildlife at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Just up the road is Federation Chocolate where you can not only taste some of their vast range of flavoured chocolate but also see them being made.
This is followed by lunch at Port Arthur Lavender café. You can enjoy a lunch of Tasmanian produce dishes some of which are inspired by lavender. Then stroll through the lavender farm and marvel at their essential oil distillery, a large range of lavender products instore.
Your day will start with a drive north along Tasmania’s Midlands Highway through rolling farmlands and Georgian villages with a stop at Campbell Town before making your way to Nabowla home of Bridestowe Lavender. Bridestowe Estate is the largest lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere with a spectacular view of full blooming lavender in December and January. Visitors are welcome all year round to see the beautiful ornamental gardens, manicured fields and bushland against the Mount Arthur backdrop. Their visitor centre is packed full of unique products, containing their lavender oil and dried flowers, including their world-famous and incredibly sought-after Bobbie the Bear. The café offers light meals and a range of lavender inspired treats.
Once you have immersed yourself in all things lavender your private guide will take you to Launceston to see Cataract Gorge. This gorge has been formed over time by the waters of the South Esk River and is a very popular natural escape for both locals and visitors very close to the city centre. It features beautiful walking trails, a natural deep basin, chairlift, suspension bridge and stunning gardens. At the end of the day, your guide will return you back to Hobart.
From $110 to $190
Your private guide and car will pick you up from your Hobart accommodation or cruise terminal and take you to Margate at the beginning of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Here you’ll enjoy breakfast on an old railway carriage at the Margate Train.
A little further south, you will see the Channel Museum, where you can learn about the regions many, varied and quirky stories.
You will continue your drive along this beautiful coastline to the Woodbridge Smokehouse where they use their own fruit tree wood to create delicate and distinctive flavours in their traditionally smoked Tasmanian Ocean Trout and Atlantic Salmon.
Next is a visit to Grandvewe Cheese, maker of certified organic sheep cheese and internationally award-winning Sheep Whey Vodka and Gin. You will get an opportunity to meet the sheep and during summer the lambs.
Lunch is in Cygnet, a small hamlet which lies between the beautiful D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the majestic Huon River, famous for its great cafes and locally handmade art, jewellery and annual Cygnet Folk Festival.
After lunch, you will visit Pagan Cider, a boutique Tasmanian cider producer and then a visit to the Honey Pot, makers of 100% pure Tasmanian honey, nothing added.