Cruise Ship Sisters Hobart Day Tour

Hobart and Surrounds Day Tour

Sisters, Brooke and Beverlee, and their husbands Larry and Chad, spent the early morning clearing Immigration, as Hobart was the boutique cruise ship, Star Breeze’s, first port of call in Australia after leaving New Zealand. Brooke & Larry, from Colorado, and Beverlee & Chad, from Texas, met up with Rob, from Tasmania i-Drive, around 11:00am for the day out on the advertised, Hobart and Surrounds Day Tour.

We drove around the outskirts of the Salamanca Market and through some of Battery Point on our way to the Alexandra Battery Park, in Sandy Bay, for our first stop and a photo opportunity of Hobart’s skyline and the Tasman Bridge. The weather was looking a bit dodgy around Mount Wellington, so we headed straight for the township of Brighton. Following a successful search for an ATM everyone enjoyed a scallop pie at Brighton’s Best Bakehouse before heading off to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

We had plenty of time to view all the animals before, and after, the 1:30pm keeper’s talk on the wombat, Tasmanian devil and echidna. We then decided to attempt the Mount Wellington summit. It rained heavily on the way up but once there, the clouds parted for about a minute, allowing the obligatory snaps to be taken. We were above the clouds most of the time but at least it was staying dry.

After our descent we drove back through the CBD of Hobart and across the Tasman Bridge on our way to the historic village of Richmond. We stopped at the oldest bridge still in use in Australia, built in 1823, before adjourning to the Richmond Arms Hotel where the sisters, and their partners, enjoyed a leisurely local brew before heading back to their ship a little after 6:00pm.