Experience

Hobart, more than any other capital city, offers visitors such a wide range of activities and tours. Below are some of Islington Hotels favourites.

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Australian Tourism Legend Robert Pennicott and his team of passionate local guides have been sharing Tasmania with travellers since 1999. Our award winning journeys highlight spectacular scenery, wildlife, food and wine. Whether you choose Bruny Island Cruises, Tasman Island Cruises, Bruny Island Traveller, Iron Pot Cruises or Tasmanian Seafood Seduction you won’t be disappointed! Pennicott Wilderness Journeys has something for everyone…

http://www.pennicottjourneys.com.au/ – (03) 6234 4270

Par Avion Scenic Flights

Par Avion is renowned for its tours into Tasmania’s Southwest National Park. This vast and special place of extraordinary natural values forms part of the internationally significant Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Fly with us over this remote and rugged landscape to experience the grandeur of this spectacular wilderness

Experience the magnificent beaches and sea cliffs of Tasmania’s coast with Par Avion’s East Coast tours. Fly over historic Port Arthur penal settlement, beautiful Maria Island and famous Wine Glass Bay for the ultimate view of its white sands and turquoise waters.

https://paravion.com.au/ – (03) 6248 5390

Gourmania Food Tours

Named one of the world’s “Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies” by Lonely Planet – Hobart is unbelievably (figuratively) hot right now – you’re in the right place for great local produce and unique dining experiences.  All you need now is the right person to show you around. Mary McNeill, a sixth-generation Tasmanian, born and bred in Hobart is this person…

http://gourmaniafoodtours.com.au/ – 0419 180 113

Bruny Island Safaris

Bruny Island sits off the Southeast coast of Tasmania. The local Bruny Islanders are producing some of the finest gourmet food products in Tasmania, making this one of the best foodie tours in Tasmania departing Hobart.

A short 30 min drive to Kettering, where the ferry departs on its 15 min crossing.

The coastlines are dominated by towering sea cliffs, mountains, seabirds, penguin colonies, seals, whales, shipwrecks and sweeping white sandy beaches.

Experience some of the Bruny Island short walks, Bruny Island sights, history, culture, wildlife and Bruny Island food. Take the guess work and risk out of driving yourself… relax and enjoy one of Tasmania’s top Hobart day tours as rated on TripAdvisor.

http://www.brunyislandsafaris.com/

Tanglefoot Tours

In their professional lives Phil and Andrew are ecologists. They have worked for more than 20 years providing advice and guidance to the industry, government and conservation groups and agencies and also have renown expertise in endangered species, forests and wilderness.

Come and encounter plants and animals that live nowhere else on Earth, gaze up at the tallest flowering plants in the world, feel the atmosphere generated by eons of evolution. Hear of the conservation battles that have been fought over the years and ponder what the future may hold for Tasmania. 

http://tanglefoottours.com.au/  – 0438 250 713 

YouDo Hobart History Tours

Warren Glover’s knowledge of Hobart and it’s history is simply staggering. The people, places and events that founded Hobart. Follow the first European settlers after their arrival in 1804, and get to know the men and women who shaped what Hobart, Tasmania would become.

“Anyone going to Hobart should absolutely do this tour. It was more than just interesting – I felt like I seeing Hobart being built from the beginning of the first arrivals through the different stages of construction and development of the city and why it it was planned and put together the way it was.
Warren is a fantastic story teller – really pretty mesmerizing. anyone interested in architecture, history or just a fantastic story about the development of Hobart – should do this tour.”

http://www.youdohobart.com/ – 0439 346 838

Roaring 40’s Kayaking

Established in 1996, Roaring 40’s Kayaking is a locally-owned award-winning business, now widely regarded as Tasmania’s premier sea kayaking operator. They’re passionate about Tasmania and mad about kayaking…

Roaring 40ºs Kayaking offers tailored adventures to suit your time-frame and experience level. From kayaking lessons, lunchtime city paddles, day tours or multi-day expeditions into the Tasmanian wilderness, we guarantee to excite and inspire you.

http://www.roaring40skayaking.com.au/  – 0455 949 777

Hobart Yachts

Hobart Yachts is owned and operated by Mark and Marsha Stranger.  Both were born in Tasmania and lived almost all of their lives here and love sharing the often hidden wonders of their wild and magnificent island home.

The Derwent River charter involves sailing on one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbours in the world, with spectacular views of Hobart and Mt Wellington.  Depending on the wind, the cruise will typically take you to the gateway to the Southern Ocean and return crossing the Sydney to Hobart finish line.  You will sail aboard a fast and comfortable 62-foot luxury ocean racer/cruiser where you will be encouraged to participate as much as you like – take the helm, work with the winches, or sit back and enjoy the ride.

http://www.hobartyachts.com.au/  – 0438 399 477