Mt Wellington/kunanyi - Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary - Richmond Village & Local Wine Tasting & Cheese Board
Departs 9:00am Hobart - $129.00pp (A) & $79.00pp (C) (8y-17y)
Wednesday - Sunday
This is a fantastic tour for families as well as having easy mobility requirements & activities suitable for all ages & we can organise wheelchair accessible transportation if required. Enjoy some of the local classic attractions & icons that Hobart has near at hand & in the surrounds over a well-planned day.
Getting the chance for a great picture at the top of Mt Wellington is always a fantastic way to begin the day, but we can’t always get the weather gods to obey, so sometimes it is the luck of the draw. Did you know that Charles Darwin climbed the mountain? or that they used to take ice from the top to help make ice-cream for the Hobart confectioners? or that the Worlds Hardest Half Marathon runs up its slope?
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place for the family & children where you can get up close & personal with the Kangaroos+ feed them, Wombats, Koala’s & of course the Tasmanian Devil (no devil patting unfortunately!!). Bonorong is a Sanctuary so they don’t operate as a zoo & they only now deal with local wildlife & also run the first Tasmanian Wildlife Hospital in Tasmania.
We then make our way to Richmond Village, a fantastic local sandstone timestamp of early colonial life, especially when we consider that they have the oldest built convict bridge 1823, oldest currently operating Catholic Church 1836 & the oldest convict-built Goal 1825 in Australia.
The village itself comes alive on the weekends & is a haven for bric-brac shops, arts & crafts, gourmet delicatessens & of course the famous sweets & treats lolly shop. There are plenty of lunch options (at guests own expense) which your guide will be happy to discuss with you as you enter the village. Your time here is self-guided, however the coach will do a full loop around the village so that you are able to get you bearings, with the guide pointing out the various landmarks for reference.
Departing in the afternoon from Richmond Village, we make our way back towards Hobart, but not before we stop at a local winery for a tasting & some cheese. We have such beautiful cool climate wine here in Tasmania, not to mention award winning cheese & we would love to share some with you, even if this isn’t a fully guided wine tour. Relax & enjoy the afternoon sunshine!!
Mt Wellington 2. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary 3. Richmond Village 4. Wine Tasting & Cheese Board
Where to meet: 8:50am Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart. Your vehicle will be waiting outside & your guide will meet you at the front of the steps.
If you have arranged hotel pickup - please be ready in the lobby of your hotel 10 mins before the pickup time.
What to bring: Please dress appropriately the tour, as Hobarts weather can change dramatically over the course of the day. Please ensure you have a warm jacket or similar, comfortable shoes with a good grip & of course don’t forget to bring your phone for pics & videos of the great day.
Tour Inclusions: All fees & taxes, Our Coach Partner has 10+ years of Luxury Experiences & Touring, Complimentary Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off, Chilled Bottled Still Water on board, Spacious feet areas & leather or cloth high backed reclining seats, Luxury Coach / Van, Reputable & locally experienced coach driver, Excellent wide spaced panoramic windows + curtains, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, Contact Directly for wheelchair accessible transportation
Tour Exclusions: Lunch (see below)
Tour Food: There are several locations that we can recommend for lunch in Richmond Village from cafe, hotel to awarded bakery. The guide will discuss these with you, as well as point you in the right direction for allergies or food restrictions (vegan / vegetarian etc). The places listed below would all be great places to find a meal.
Lunch to be purchased at guests own expense. Expect $8-35