Five Hobart Essentials
From your base at Wrest Point, it's easy to explore all the attractions of southern Tasmania. While you're staying with us, choose from these essential touring experiences:
Walk in the treetops
Take the road south through the Huon Valley to the Tahune Airwalk near Geeveston - a slender elevated walkway gives you dramatic views over the riverside rainforests and beyond to the peaks on the edge of the World Heritage Area. Further on are the underground marvels and hot springs of Hastings Caves.
Explore the Southern Ocean
Experience an unforgettable journey blending Tasmania's natural beauty, wildlife, and superb food and wine on the Bruny Wildlife Adventure. Your expedition begins and ends in Hobart aboard the luxury catamaran Peppermint Bay II and includes an incredible voyage off Bruny Island and onto the Southern Ocean aboard the state-of-the-art coastal exploration vessel Adventure.
Cruise to Peppermint Bay
Take a fully guided half-day cruise from Hobart's waterfront through sheltered southern waterways to Peppermint Bay. The voyage takes in secluded bays, tranquil seaside towns, dramatic coastline and deeply forested hills. See how Tasmanian salmon farmers grow their prized catch before stopping off for lunch at Peppermint Bay to enjoy the area's finest freshly grown produce while overlooking the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island.
Take the highway to history
Follow the footsteps of the convicts as you tour south along the Tasman Peninsula towards Port Arthur, Australia's most significant historic site. Join a guided tour, take the cruise to the Isle of the Dead, see the innovative sculptures in Mason Cove - or just spend a few hours wandering among the ruins and through the heritage gardens.
Savour the fruits of the vine
Discover what makes Tasmania's cool-climate wines so special on a visit to the vineyards, wineries and cellar doors on the shores of the Derwent, Huon Valley and through the Coal River Valley. Take a break for tastings and pause for lunch in a vineyard restaurant - then make your selection to take home as a reminder of your visit.