Under New Management

Hobart Historic Tours has recently changed hands and all our fabulous Historic Walks will be resuming in their usual excellence as of 26th December. Bookings can now be made for any date from then on. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Conventions & coach groups please scroll down for further info. Group bookings continue to be available anytime


Painting of Old Hobart

The classic must-do tour, provides a great introduction to Hobart’s history & orientation of the city today. Guides explain the heritage listed buildings, still such a visible part of the city, together with stories of characters & issues that were major influences in those early days. The tour finishes in Salamanca, is easy walking and wheelchair accessible.

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1 ½ hour tour, departing from the Hobart Travel Centre on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm, and Sundays at 9:30am


Photo of people drinking in front of an old Hobart pub

Learn about Hobart’s underbelly while you enjoy a drink (own purchase, no obligation) at two old taverns. Hear about other pubs, brothels, smugglers, convicts, alcohol and some rip-roaring characters who all played a part in this story of a murky but fascinating past. Finishes in Salamanca. This tour is not recommended for children.

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1 ½ hour tour, departing from the Hobart Travel Centre on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 5pm


Photo of family walking in Battery Point

Enjoy a pleasant stroll through this famous historic area; see tiny cottages, grand homes, St. George’s and Arthur’s Circle. Tour includes a stop at Shipwright’s Arms, where a drink or a coffee (own expense) may be purchased. Hear of the in-famous Chaplain ‘Bobby’ Knopwood and the enigmatic Truganini, and other adventurers.

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1 ½ hr tour – Saturdays at 1pm and Wednesday evenings at 5pm. Departs from entrance to Kelly’s Steps in Salamanca Place; meet at sign. Not suited to wheelchairs

Booking Details

Sandstone Buildings, Salamanca, Battery Point; stories of smugglers, brothels, and some great characters… our friendly guides will greatly entertain you.

All tours: $29.50 pp,
Children: 8-16, $14 pp, under 8, Free!
Family: 2 adults with 2 children, $75, additional child $8
Group rates available – please contact direct on (03) 6231 4214

For bookings and tickets please Book Online or contact either: Hobart Travel Centre, cnr. Davey & Elizabeth Sts, Hobart; (03) 6238 4222, or (if busy) ring (03) 6231 4214. Or Shiver-Me-Timbers, 81 Salamanca Place; (03) 6224 2556.

Tours run: 26th Dec – 30th Apr min. 2 persons and all year for groups of at least 6 people.

Images from the tours & walks

Coach, Groups & Conventions

Our tours are suitable for COACHES, GROUPS, and CONVENTIONS/PARTNER PROGRAMS. We have wholesale rates available; and we can in many cases arrange collection direct from your hotel or from agreed coach stops.

The Hobart Historic Walk is an excellent introduction to Hobart and its history, making it ideal for visitors and providing a gentle (and wheelchair accessible) walk. We can tailor walks to your requirements, fit them anytime into your schedule, and include the charming Battery Point and Salamanca in a number of combinations.

The Old Hobart Pub Tour is suitable only for smaller groups, due to the small size of the pubs themselves, but we can arrange staggered departures if required. Group sizes: up to 60 persons for the Historic Walk, and up to 30 for the Pub Tour. For more details, please phone (03) 6231 4214