Launceston is Tasmania’s second-largest city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture, and nature, and the Cataract Gorge is just minutes from the city centre.
MONA entry fees, meals, and beverages not included.
Minimum of two guests
Experience the Tasmanian Capital of Hobart
Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. With a population of approximately 225,000, it is the second-least populated Australian capital city. Join us on a Hobart Town day trip from Launceston to Salamanca, Mt Wellington, and the Museum of Old & New Art (MONA).
Located on the Derwent River, Hobart is home to MONA, Australia’s first legal casino, Mt Wellington, and lots of historic buildings and sites. If you are lucky to be here on a Saturday, make sure you check out the famous Salamanca Markets.
Salamanca Place has old sandstone warehouses that host galleries and cafes. Nearby is Battery Point, a historic district with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages.
- Pick-up from Launceston CBD at 08:30
- Drop-off in Launceston CBD at around 19:30
- Ross: One of Tasmania’s finest heritage villages, it has a fine collection of well-preserved Georgian buildings and architecture and is home to the Female Factory and the Ross Bridge.
- Oatlands: Combines the convict and military system, settlement by gentry farmers, colonial entrepreneurs looking to make their fortune, and notorious bushrangers plus the Callington Flour Mill
- Museum of New & Old Art: An amazing art museum and the largest privately funded museum in Australia
- Mt Wellington: Get close to the weather at Kunanyi/Mount Wellington’s airy Pinnacle. Some days you can see far and wide across the Tasman Sea and into the wild South West National Park, a World Heritage Site. On other days, you cannot see your shoes.
- Salamanca Place: Consists of rows of sandstone buildings, formerly warehouses for the port of Hobart Town that have since been converted into restaurants, galleries, craft shops, and offices
- Return to Launceston via the Heritage Highway
Note: You may wish to consider exploring beyond the city of Hobart and continue on to Port Arthur via Richmond to experience the rich and interesting convict days so well preserved in these heritage listed locations. Accommodation overnight is required in Hobart and entry fees apply at the various attractions available at Richmond and Port Arthur, and Discover Tasmania Tours can offer tour packages to include these additional locations.