Quality Hotel Hobart Midcity
Cnr. Elizabeth & Bathurst Stre
Hobart, TS 7000
Phone: (61) 3 62346333
Fax: (61) 3 62310898
Experience Tasmania Tours is a Hobart based company that specializes in half day and full day sightseeing tours. With over 13 different tours to choose from, this coach company is a good place to start planning visits, especially if you are pressed for time. Tour itineraries are varied with highlights such as Port Arthur Penal Settlement, the Tasmanian Devil Park, and Mt Wellington, wilderness areas and cruises, Richmond Village, Salamanca Market, Bonorong Wildlife Park and the Cadbury factory.
While in Hobart it's easy to spot a private taxi service because many companies operate here. Prestige Taxis is a local firm operating in Hobart where you can book a cab in advance. Getting around becomes much easier when you have help from an experienced driver that shows you around and even makes suggestions about places to visit.
The community and welfare work of the Salvation Army is world-renowned and the Hobart Corps is no exception. With support services for families, children, the aged and outreach for those in need, its quiet work is valued by all. Family stores in the city and suburbs help to support this work.
Hobart is the capital city of the Australian state of Tasmania. The city has a splendid view of the Derwent River, and also has Mount Wellington dominating most of its skyline. Besides its scenic location, the city also has scores of fine dining places, great shopping markets, art galleries, as well as health and fitness centers to visit. The Hobart Historic Tours are also a great way to learn more about Hobart's historic past, and also to get yourself acquainted with the city's charming culture.
St Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart, which covers the state of Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands. The girls' college of the same name shares the grounds of this beautiful Gothic revival building, which dates to the mid 19th century. Visitors are made welcome by the congregation.
Although Hobart Explorer Coach Tram Tours offers full day tours to Port Arthur and half day tours to Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond, its most visible face is the red tram bustling along the waterfront. The three-hour tours manage to squeeze in over 40 of Hobart's best sights in a winning combination of beauty and history. For those touring the city, this is the perfect way to taste the attractions.
Why trouble yourself with driving around a city you are not well-versed with? Just hail a cab that gets you around and safely takes you to your destination. When in Hobart, Maxi Taxi Services is an ideal taxi company that caters to your needs. You can find the cabs at taxi stands around Hobart but advance booking by phone is advisable.
Hobart is Australia's other harbor city, and The Cruise Company provides an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful setting from the water. A range of cruises are available making this a good starting point to see the harbor, historic Hobart Waterfront, the Derwent River and the Tasman Bridge as you travel in comfort. Cruises include the Cadbury Cruise, the Iron Pot Cruise, and the Incat Shipbuilders Cruise where world acclaimed wave cutting catamarans are built.
Imagine dolphins on the bow, a mild sea breeze in your hair, and the stunning scenery of the Derwent River stretching out before you. Enjoy the available light lunch, followed by a Tasmanian fruit and cheese platter, accompanied by coffee, tea or hot chocolate. The Windeward Bound is a traditional Brigantine Square Rigger ship, fitted out with modern amenities, but otherwise totally traditional above and below deck. She is an Australian icon, having circumnavigated the Australian continent emulating the 1802 voyage of the famous explorer Matthew Flinders. Being crewed entirely by volunteers allows the proceeds of the tours to go towards maintenance of the ship and sailing scholarships for underprivileged youth. Treat yourself and take a step back in time. Check website for timings.
A landmark tower identifies St George's Anglican Church, which stands in an almost unspoiled colonial street scape. Partly designed by John Lee Archer, Tasmania's finest colonial architect, it dates back to 1838. The most unusual Greco-Egyptian design is of great architectural, as well as spiritual, interest. The sanctuary window is particularly beautiful. Boxed pews remind us of past worshipers. A written guide is available for visitors.
The drive to the lovely coastal town of Bicheno takes just over two hours, but with many wonderful places to enjoy the coastline and lovely historic towns, a full day should be allowed to enjoy the journey. Try combining a short walk in either the historic town of Sorell or Buckland, a ferry ride to Maria Island National Park for lunch or a less hurried stop in either Orford or Triabunna. Continue up the spectacular coast road with possible visits to Swansea Wattle Bark Mill and Freycinet Vineyard.
The Religious Society of Friends, known also as the Quakers, are a well-established facet of Hobart life. The Friends' School, a prestigious educational establishment, and the Cadbury's Factory are legacies of the Society's influence on Tasmanian culture. The need for a humane point of view in a harsh penal settlement saw the Friends settle in the early days of the colony. Social justice issues are still of critical importance today. Meetings held at the Friends' Meeting House, will welcome friends from elsewhere or interested observers.