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Hobart History Tour

On this tour you will learn about some of the history of Hobart and its people. We start at the Lady Nelson where the story begins and move to the "Tench" (Penitentiary Chapel) where the story continues. Then it’s on to Basket & Green for morning tea. We travel out to Newtown to visit the beautiful historic Runnymede and learn about the various occupants of the house. Our lunch stop is at Cascade Hotel, one of the oldest hotels set in the first actual “suburb” of Hobart. Depending on time there may be an opportunity to take a stroll through the stunning Cascade gardens. Our next stop is to the Female Factory and you will probably come away wondering if these females were “more sinned against than sinning”. We then travel over the river to our last stop, the Bellerive Fort, a very quirky bit of Hobart’s history along with some stunning views. This tour departs every Friday at 9.00am provided there is a minimum of 4 people with a maximum of 11. Due to operational reasons sometime Runnymede may have to be replaced with a guided tour of the Theatre Royal Playhouse, Australia’s oldest continuous use theatre.