A very enjoyable and informative walk discovering the early convict history of Hobart. Lisa was a great host- thanks Lisa. We went back to St David's cathedral and it's just beautiful inside.
Meet your guide outside the Henry Jones Art Hotel and then set off on your 2-hour walking tour to explore streets, buildings, people and history of Hobart. Elegant heritage listed buildings are in abundance on your tour route, and as you walk, your guide will point the details of the beautiful, well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture.
You’ll enjoy the stories of the colonial beginnings of city, detailing the troubles and successes the British settlers experienced, as well as stories of the Indigenous people of the area and their responses to British invasion. Continue your walk through time and into town working your way up to the seat of power housing church, court and prison. Stroll through a city center park and be delighted – and amazed – at the statues and the stories behind them.
Then head down to another lovely park with a dark secret that many of the locals still don’t know about. Finally arrive at Salamanca Place – world famous for its Saturday markets, the oldest markets in Australia. Your guide will be happy to direct you to some favorite cafes for a reviving coffee after the tour.
Joined Lisa for a two hour Hobart tour which was a definite highlight of our trip. She gave us a really good insight into the area from Dutch exploration right through to life for convicts, free settlers and their governors. Lisa save us insight on...More
The guide was knowledgeable and took the time to explain not only general history but some wonderful sidepoints too. Many good walking tours to be found in Hobart and this is certainly one of the best!