Private Derwent River Valley Day Trip From Hobart

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Cruise Ship passengers will be collected from Hunter Street, outside the Cruise Ship Terminal
    Land-based passengers will be collected in Elizabeth Street opposite the Tasmanian Travel and Informat.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This excursion follows the River Derwent to Curringa Farm,an award winning, sheep and cropping farm, Thena visit to Mt. Field National Park rainforest, where one can experience the magnificence of the majestic Russell Falls on a day trip from Hobart. Walk through one of the wildlife parks and then wander around the historic village of Richmond. This small group tour, limited to 14 passengers, allows for a more customized experience with your expert guide.

Highlights

Excellent value for money

Small group ensures personal service

Fully narrated tour

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Depart Hobart and travel north for one hour up the Derwent River Valley to Curringa Farm, a 750-acre award-winning sheep and cropping farm situated near Hamilton in the Southern Midlands. Upon arrival, experience sheep shearing, working sheep dogs, forest walks, and river views. Much of the morning will be spent here, culminating in a barbecue lunch for groups of 10 or more. Smaller groups will dine at a restaurant or hotel in Hamilton.

After lunch, continue to Russell Falls, a picturesque cascading waterfall in Mt. Field National Park. A 10-minute walk through the rain forest reveals a variety of beautiful vegetation, including dogwood, musk, and myrtle, as well as towering swamp gums one of the tallest flowering plants on earth. You might even catch a glimpse of local wildlife, such as wallabies and duck-billed platypuses.

On the return to New Norfolk, stop at the Salmon Ponds and Trout Hatchery where you can take a walk back in time amongst the historical buildings and hatchery, which has been in operation since 1864. The hatchery is set within itsoriginal parkland leisure garden of trees, hedges, and lawns, and it surrounds a large pond brimming with trout and salmon. Learn about the annual cycle of fish breeding activities from displays throughout the area.

The final activity of the day will be a visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary or Zoodoo Zoo (optional), where you can observe Tasmanian wildlife in its natural surroundings.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Live commentary on board

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions

Admission fees to all venues - these can be paid by card or in cash on the day at the various venues:

Salmon Ponds: $12.00 AUD per person Russel Falls: $12.00 AUD per peron Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary: $26.00 AUD per person

Hotel pickup and drop-off (optional - by arrangement)

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

At time of booking (or prior to pick-up): it is very important to provide a mobile number (incl. area code), if possible.

Cruise ship passengers to provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Land-based customers to provide accommodation details, at time of booking or prior to pick-up, in case we are able to collect them from their accommodation.

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - it is always cold at the summit

We are aware that Cruise Ship passengers need to return to their ship in time for departure. We aim to arrive at least 30 to 60 minutes prior to the stipulated time. Customers should confirm this time with their tour guide on the day.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate