Partners Program

Available Tours Include

 

Hobart Morning Tour with Afternoon MONA admission - $AU97

  • Join our morning City Tour 781 and get an orientation of Hobart before visiting one of the city's most exciting venues. A visit to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) will open your eyes to a gallery experience unlike any other. The pieces on display will take you on a journey of rival contemplations and emotional roller-coaster. This tour starts with our three hour Hobart Historic city tram tour and then joins the ferry for a ride up the picturesque Derwent river to MONA.
  • Includes MONA entry. Hotel pick-up by shuttle bus
  • Tour includes:
    • Sullivan's Cove - Hobart's birthplace and ferry terminal
    • Parliament House
    • Salamanca Place - Georgian style warehouses now restored as restaurants, galleries and pubs
    • Princes Park - a one time gun battery
    • Battery Point - charming historic houses, pubs, boutique shops and restaurants
    • St George's Church
    • Views of Wrest Point Casino and exclusive Sandy Bay
    • St David's Park
    • Stop at Anglesea Barracks
    • South Hobart at the foot of Mt Wellington
    • Cascade Brewery
    • Visit Cascade Gardens
    • Visit the remains of the Female Factory - a one time female prison
    • St David's Cathedral
    • Treasury Building and Franklin Square
    • GPO and Hobart Town Hall
    • Penitentiary Chapel and Court
    • Hobart Aquatic Centre
    • Queen's Domain and Government House
    • Cross the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River
    • Views over Kangaroo Bay Marina and Bellerive
    • Stop at Rosny Hill Lookout for stunning views of Hobart, Sandy Bay, Mt Wellington, The Tasman Bridge and Glenorchy
    • Victoria Dock and Constitution Dock
    • See the exquisite Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens featuring 'Pete's Vegie Patch', made famous by Peter Cundall of ABC's Gardening Show.
    • A visit to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) will open your eyes to a gallery experience unlike any other. The pieces on display will take you on a journey of rival contemplations and emotional roller-coaster.
  • To book

 


 

Port Arthur (former penal settlement) - $AU117

  • Port Arthur Historic Site is a compelling and dramatic reminder of our convict past and the early settlement of the Colony of Van Dieman'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.
  • Tour includes:
    • Cross the Tasman Bridge
    • Head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula
    • Pristine Pirates Bay
    • Eaglehawk Neck
    • Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
    • Visit highlights of Tasman National Park
    • Wonder at the spectacle of Tasman Arch
    • Superb views of the rugged coastline
    • Be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil's Kitchen
    • Port Arthur - take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site - Port Arthur, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins
    • See the Penitentiary - a one time granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant's House, the church and more
    • Take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the "Isle of the Dead".
  • To book

 


 

Coal River Wineries - $AU100

  • Enjoy the day sampling Tasmanian wines in the Coal River Valley. Home to boutique family owned wineries, with palate tempting selections to please the connoisseur and novice taster alike. Treat yourself to a sumptuous cheese tasting and gourmet salmon platter at Wicked Cheese. Or munch on a scallop pie from the old Richmond Bakery whilst sitting on the grassy banks next to the oldest bridge in Australia.
  • Your Tour includes:
    • Pick you up from your accommodation
    • We will Visit at least 4 vineyards and meet their owners and winemakers
    • Includes a tasting of delicious local cheeses
    • Espresso coffee overlooking the Derwent River
    • Scenic drive through the Coal River Valley to Richmond Historic Village
    • Shipping wine to your home address can be arranged by our drivers.
  • Departs 10:00am
  • Returns 4:30 pm
  • Cost $100
  • To book:

 


 

Cascade Brewery Tour - $AU20

  • For beer tastings and a glimpse inside a historic brewery, book a tour of the 180-year-old Cascade Brewery, the oldest in Australia.
  • The 1.5-hour tours of this Gothic brewery include tastings and insights into the brewery process, plus lots of stair-climbing to work up a thirst.
  • Dress comfortably but safely to tour the brewery, wearing long trousers and flat shoes, rather than sandals.
  • After the tour, take a wander around the brewery’s large landscaped gardens or relax in the cafe. Cascade brews premium lager, barley blonde-style beer, stout and pale ale, and the label features the trademark Tasmanian tiger.
  • Practical Info
    • Cascade Brewery is at the foot of Mount Wellington in South Hobart, 10 minutes by taxi from the city center. You can catch a bus 44, 46, 47 or 49 to the brewery from central Hobart.
    • Address: 140 Cascade Rd, South Hobart TAS 7004
    • Phone:(03) 6224 1117
    • Hours: Open daily tours operate at 11am and 1pm. Reservations required.
    • Admission: AU$20
    • To book (note you need to be 18 or older):
  • https://cascadebreweryco.com.au/#/brewery/tours 

 

 


 

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and ZooDoo (Tasmanian Devils on show) - $AU92 including Wildlife Sanctuary entry

  • Our 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.
  • Tour includes:
    • Constitution Dock
    • ABC buildings - Hobart's original sandstone railway station
    • Head out the Brooker Highway passing North Hobart and New Town
    • Derwent Entertainment Centre
    • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking the Brighton Valley, offering close-up experiences of Australian native animals
    • Get warm and friendly with a Tasmanian Devil!
    • Take a guided tour of Bonorong and learn of the habits of our native animals
    • Quolls, wombats, sugar gliders
    • Koalas, cockatoos, echidnas
    • Kangaroos, wallabies and more
    • Visit Richmond - one of Australia's most unique and historic towns
    • Time to explore Richmond - the bridge, the Gaol, convict built homes, small cottages, unique shops and restaurants.
  • To book:
  • Note
    • There will be an educational display of baby Tasmanial Devils and Baby Wombats on Wednesday from 18:00-19:00 in the Exhibition Foyer prior to the Conference Banquet.

 


 

           

Bruny Island Cruise - $AU195 (8:00 am to 5:30pm from Hobart)

  • Bruny Island Cruises is an award-winning 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania.  
  • Cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome 'Breathing Rock'. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.
  • Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do - they work hard to ensure that the experience is fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.
  • The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency, low emission and quiet operation.
  • To book

 


 

Mount Wellington Bus Tour $AU49

  • Crowned by alpine vegetation, dusted by snow in winter, Mt Wellington enables the visitor to glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and the aquatic setting of Hobart town.
  • Tour includes
    • St David's Park
    • Anglesea Barracks - Australia's oldest Army facility
    • South Hobart - fine examples of early Hobart homes
    • Cascade Valley - home of Cascade Brewery and Gardens
    • Pretty mountain town of Ferntree
    • Pass through various eco systems as we ascend the mountain
    • Massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes
    • Mt Wellington Summit - a harsh rocky alpine environment affording unsurpassed views on a clear day
    • Witness the panoramic spectacle of Hobart, its surrounding suburbs, towns and vast waterways
    • Visit remains of the Female Factory - a one time female prison
    • Macquarie Street.
  • To book

 


 

Huon Valley and Tahune Forest Airwalk Tour from Hobart - from $AU165 (full long day tour)

  • Walk the tree tops of pristine forest at Tahune Forest Airwalk having traveled the Huon River Valley, a region of tended fields, superb forest clad rivers and fishing villages set by picturesque inlets.
  • Highlights:
    • Historic Salamanca Place - crafts and restaurants
    • Spectacular views of Hobart, the Derwent River and Wrest Point Casino
    • Kingston - Hobart's fastest growing town
    • Rural town of Huonville - hub of the Huon Valley
    • Franklin, township located on the banks of the Huon River noted for wooden boat building
    • Experience the country town of Geeveston
    • Head deep into Aussie bush at the Tahune Airwalk with stunning views over the Huon River
    • Walk on the valley floor at the Huon Pine Walk
    • Walk under tall tree fern canopies and alongside the tannin colored Huon River
    • What is the Tahune Forest Airwalk?
    • The Airwalk is located in the Tahune Forest. The Airwalk varies between 25 and 45 meters in height and the walk itself is more than half a kilometer long amongst the magnificent forest canopy allowing a unique view of the surrounding environment including the Huon and Picton Rivers. It takes approximately half an hour to walk through and is a level walkway. Time is also available for a second walk on the ground (boardwalk) through the Huon pines. There are disabled facilities and access to the site.
  • To book

 


 

Take the Local Bus

Tasmania's Metro Buses can take you to and from a wide range of interesting tourist destinations including:

  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Penitentiary Chapel and Courts Historic Site 
  • Kingston
  • Royal Hobart Botanical Gardens
  • Tasmanian Transport Museum 
  • Anglesea Barracks
  • Alexandra Battery
  • Opossum Bay and South Arm Peninsula
  • Tasmanian Cricket Museum & Blundstone Arena
  • Cadburys
  • Ferntree - Mount Wellington
  • Long Beach/Twilight Market
  • Seven Mile Beach
  • Wrest Point Casino
  • Shot Tower
  • Mount Nelson and Truganini Reserve
  • Cascades Female Factory
  • Cascade Brewery
  • Runnymede House
  • Derwent Entertainment Centre
  • Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Salamanca
  • Battery Point
  • Woodbridge and Peppermint Bay

There is a bus stop outside the hotel - why not have an adventure.

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If you are staying at the conference venue (Wrestpoint Casino) please book through through Guest Services on (03) 6221 1888 or call in the the Guest Services desk at the hotel.

If you are staying outside the conference hotel please book direct with the tour operators using the links and phone numbers provided.

Please note that the conference organizers are in no way responsible for the suggested tours and receive no commission from the tour operators.