Hobart and Surrounds

 

Hobart and Surrounds


9.00 am – 5.30 pm (flexible)

Choose some or all of the following (or suggest your own interests):

  • Listen to highly knowledgeable introduction to Mona: one of the world’s leading modern museums: amazing exhibits and architecture. Can be combined with specially created options for delightful dining/wine insights

  • Visit Mt Wellington to view its spectacular scenery over our waterways. Enhance this with guided walk away from the crowds: smell the bush, hear about its remarkable ‘rivers of rock, native trees and flowers. Primeval in feel.

  • Explore Hobart’s key historic areas with their maritime/convict origins including:

  • Private visit to award-winning artist’s studio, within a prized colonial warehouse. Combines art, history & fun so well.

    - Within a beautiful 1800’s museum, hear about:

    • Native animals, birds & plants

    • Indigenous history – hunting equipment /domestic items such as water carriers/boats/jewellery,

    • Colonial art including that by convicts/ French explorers

    • Antarctic story: exploration and exhibits.

    • Heritage decorative arts

  • Watch the original game of tennis (from the 16th century) played on its extraordinary court with hand-made balls. Veru few left in the world and its addictive…

  • Engage with the island’s enchanting native animals including wombats, koala, Tassie devils, In far-sighted sanctuary for rescue/rehabilitation/education/conservation. Guided tour, with option for restricted touching. Followed by hand-feeding kangaroos who gently take your hand to steady their ‘nibble’.

  • Observe the making of stringed instruments, involving centuries of tradition, skill & prized materials

  • Taste Tasmania’s renowned food & wine/spirits/craft beer/cider (your preference) with leading producers including some of the best oysters – ever

    All inclusive: transport. entry fees/expert speakers/lunch and some drinks, refreshments.