Best day trips from Hobart

Most unique places to visit in just a day from Hobart, Tasmania. Here we let you know the Best day trips from Hobart.

Landing in Hobart and fancy a day trip to see the wonders and wilds of Tasmania?

We have the perfect day trips from Hobart for you.

Plenty of variety to see what Tasmania has to offer. You can base yourself in the quaint city of Hobart and explore from there. 

Hobart is the southernmost capital city in Australia and also the 2nd oldest. Founded in 1803, Hobart is now a busy seaport city and a fantastic place to visit for some history. Popular attractions in Hobart are Salamanca Markets, the Cadbury chocolate factory, and the Cascade Brewery. We also always recommend a visit to Mona, the Museum of old and new Art. A wack, wonderful world inside the most interesting building, it has to be seen to be believed.

From Hobart, we have an abundance of active day trips for you. From the must-do visit to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay to the more historical Port Arthur Penal colony. We also have a few less well-known offerings to Maria Island or Bruny Island that we will tell you more about in this best day trips from Hobart article. So many diverse day tours in only short driving distances from Hobart. 

So read more to find out! 

“Hobart is the perfect base to explore Tasmania with extraordinary day experiences.”

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Best day trips from Hobart

Wineglass Bay

The best day tour from Hobart is a trip to Wineglass Bay. Located in Freycinet National Park, a park known for pristine beaches and the Hazards. They are rugged red and pink rock formations. The pink is created by pink feldspar. the mineral found in the granite of the mountains.

Best day tour from Hobart to Wineglass Bay: 1 Day Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park Tour

Bruny Island

So many people ask What island is accessible only by ferry and is a popular day trip from Hobart? The answer is the outstanding Bruny Island. One of the most popular day trips from Hobart among both locals and visitors. To get to Bruny Island you need to take a trip on the ferry. The car ferry departs Kettering regularly and only takes 20 minutes to reach Bruny Island. Once on the island, this rugged nature provides you with the chance to spot so much native Australian wildlife. the highlights of your day tour to Bruny Island are The neck and the lighthouse.

A must-do day tour from Hobart for its pristine beaches, cosy bays, unique white wallabies, and outstanding South Bruny National Park.

Our best day trip from Hobart to Bruny Island: 1 Day Bruny Island Tour

The Neck - Bruny Island day tour in Tasmania

Maria Island National Park Tour

Historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and mountains Maria Island is a nature lovers paradise. Called Tasmania’s Noahs ark it’s full of native Australian wildlife. If you are a keen bird spotter Maria Island is for you. If you are not sure on birds you certainly will be by the end of your day on this fantastic island.

Best Day Tour From Hobart to get you there: 1 Day Maria Island tour

Short-beaked echidna on The Maria Island Walk, Tasmania on Maria Island Day tour

Port Arthur

A day trip from Hobart to Port Arthur is perfect for those who love history and natural wonders. On this day tour will visit UNESCO world heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site and some beautiful sites of the Tasman Peninsula.

At Port Arthur Historic Site there are plenty of buildings, ruins, homes and gardens to be explored. Your visit includes a 40-minute walking tour as well as a 25-minute harbour cruise. There is plenty to explore on this day tour from the museum to the courthouses. We would rate it as the best day trip from Hobart if you want culture, history and nature.

Our best day tour from Hobart to Port Arthur: 1 Day Port Arthur Tour

Wineglass Bay - Freycinet Experience Walk on the Best day trips from Hobart
Couple walking at Port Arthur Historic Site on our Port Arthur tour in Tasmania
The Maria Island Walk, Tasmania on one of the best day trips from Hobart

Check out all our trips in Tasmania from longer overland adventures to our one-day tours from Hobart and Launceston here Tasmania tours

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As you can see we have plenty of the best day trips from Hobart on offer here. Now you just have to make a decision… that’s the hardest part. If you are on a tight time schedule for your trip to Hobart then we can help you put together a fantastic itinerary to help you see the most in the shortest amount of time. Just get in touch and we can advise the right trips for you.

Real Aussie Recommendations

  • Try the Oysters on Bruny Island – even if you don’t like Oysters we think these will change your point of view forever
  • Find the Tasmania Devil – spot the Tassie Devil on your day tour from Hobart.

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