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Historic Battery Point provided by Hobart Walking Tours

Historic Battery Point
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Enjoy a relaxing, informative guided tour among the most quiet, conservative and class conscious area of Tasmania which adjoins waterfront Salamanca and prestigious Sandy bay. See the elegant Georgian homes of the colonial gentry, picturesque accommodation for officers and quaint workers cottages. Walk through this very fashionable suburb, containing some of Tasmania’s oldest homes, gardens and iconic sights. If you can't make it on a scheduled tour, please call to arrange a tour on a day and time to suit you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet your guide outside Parliament House near Salamanca Place on the waterfront, and then set off on your 2-hour walking tour to explore historic Battery Point. Soak up the elegance, beauty and history of this quiet and exclusive area that was once farmland known as Cottage Green. This tour includes Arthur Circus and is full of stories including dubious property dealings by Governor Arthur, the fall of the carousing Reverend Knopwood and the ship building tycoon Alexander MacGregor whose finest of grand Georgian homes still stands today. Battery Point is best appreciated at a leisurely pace on foot with a guide who can bring to life how wealth flowed into Battery Point from the influx of trade and the British Royal Navy shipping timber, wool and rum from the Salamanca docks and warehouses. This easy walking tour starts at Parliament House and ends in Salamanca Place - world famous for its Saturday markets, the oldest markets in Australia. Your guide will be happy to direct you to some of our favourite cafés for a reviving coffee after the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide outside Parliament House near Salamanca Place on the waterfront, and then set off on your 2-hour walking tour to explore historic Battery Point. Soak up the elegance, beauty and history of this quiet and exclusive area that was once farmland known as Cottage Green. This tour includes Arthur Circus and is full of stories including dubious property dealings by Governor Arthur, the fall of the carousing Reverend Knopwood and the ship building tycoon Alexander MacGregor whose finest of grand Georgian homes still stands today. Battery Point is best appreciated at a leisurely pace on foot with a guide who can bring to life how wealth flowed into Battery Point from the influx of trade and the British Royal Navy shipping timber, wool and rum from the Salamanca docks and warehouses. This easy walking tour starts at Parliament House and ends in Salamanca Place - world famous for its Saturday markets, the oldest markets in Australia. Your guide will be happy to direct you to some of our favourite cafés for a reviving coffee after the tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58223P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 2 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
  • Salamanca Place, Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • This is a 2 hour walking tour along city pavements
  • There are places to sit or perch along the route
  • Wheelchair accessible along city pavements - if assistance is required, guest must provide their own carer
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 2 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
  • Salamanca Place, Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Salamanca Place, Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • This is a 2 hour walking tour along city pavements
  • There are places to sit or perch along the route
  • Wheelchair accessible along city pavements - if assistance is required, guest must provide their own carer
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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nomes4175
Burleigh Waters, Australia45 contributions
Lisa the Legend
Mar 2021 • Couples
Only the 2 of us on this walk. Such personal service. Arthur Circus was a highlight. So cute! Lisa our Guide was so knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
Written April 4, 2021
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Carolyn C
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
A great company that I will be sure to use again when I visit Hobart next time.
Sep 2019
It may be a little chilli at Hobart in September but don't let the weather keep you away. The Historic Tour of Battery Point was so interesting and great value for money. Thanks Lisa!
Written September 17, 2019
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Geoffs
4 contributions
Great stories of the area by Deb
Fantastic stories and architectural highlights about this historic part of Hobart. Deb brought it to life with her lively and informative tour. Highly recommended.
Written June 3, 2019
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Michael C
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
A great learning experience
May 2018 • Couples
Lisa was upbeat and friendly despite the freezing conditions that day. With humour and insight, she took us on a fascinating walk, imparting facts we'd never otherwise had discovered. Lisa was keen to answer all our questions - even the obscure ones. We can highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a bit more depth to their Hobart experience.
Written May 16, 2018
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warnie
melbourne67 contributions
Very insightful tour of Battery Point
Apr 2018 • Couples
We did the 2 hour tour of Battery Point with Robyn and thoroughly enjoyed it! We learned lots of interesting things and Robyn was very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the information. This was our second tour with Hobart Walking Tours and we will definitely be back to do one of the other ones on our next visit. Thank you
Written April 25, 2018
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Mtrouty
2 contributions
The best of Battery Point
Feb 2018 • Couples
Recently did a Battery Point walking tour with Lisa. The tour was great. Learned about the history of the area and got to admire the historic architecture up close.
Written March 3, 2018
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Hi Margaret, Thank you for your review, it was great to show you both around Battery Point. It is a beautiful suburb and the buildings are ones that need to be admired up close! Thank you again, Lisa and the team at Hobart Walking Tours.
Written April 19, 2018
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Aline R
6 contributions
Battery Point walkin Tour
Feb 2018 • Solo
I recently did a Battery Point walking tour with Robyn. The tour was excellent. Learned so much about the area and the history behind those gorgeous homes. She did such a great job. She showed me pictures how the area looked in the past. In addition she gave me a little book about the area. I highly recommend this tour. Really enjoyed it.
Written February 23, 2018
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Hi Aline, Thank you for your lovely review. Battery Point is a beautiful part of our city with so much history it is not surprising that it needs its own tour! We are very glad that you enjoyed your tour with Robyn and we hope to see you next time you're in Hobart. Thank you again, Lisa and the team at Hobart Waking Tours.
Written April 19, 2018
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Maurice P
2 contributions
Excellent walk
Feb 2018 • Solo
Guide Deb was very knowledgeable and approachable. The history behind the area and its buildings was very interesting.
Written February 10, 2018
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Hi Maurice, Thank you for the review. Deb had a lovely time showing you around Battery Point, it is a very unique spot with lots of lovely buildings. Thank you again, Deb and the Team at Hobart Walking Tours.
Written February 13, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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Terence O
Terence O
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Hobart Queen's birthday weekend
Brendon grew on us. Very knowledgeable and decent. We learnt a lot. I had certain assumptions that he cleared up an
OzTonto
OzTonto
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Highly Recommended
This was a very informative and enjoyable tour of Hobart taken on a Saturday morning. Lisa was extremely friendly,
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DayTrip54212644819
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Fabulous slice of Old Hobart
Lisa spent 2 hours with myself and another couple walking through Old Hobart. The vast knowledge she has was fantas
O5720PCsuem
O5720PCsuem
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So interesting!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with our guide Deb. She knew her history and and enjoyed sharing her wealth of kno
Lotuseaters42
Lotuseaters42
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Fascinating history
Our two hour tour with Deb provided a wealth of information about Hobart and Australia’s early history. Also good k
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I8492NGmikeb
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Informative
We enjoyed spending 2 hours with Lisa on the tour around old Hobart. Very informative and friendly. Lisa knew her s
PaulD965
PaulD965
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Excellent
Lisa provided a most informative walking tour of early Colonial History of the waterfront and surrounding city stre
609campbellj
609campbellj
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Great intro to Hobart
Love to learn and be there in amongst it. History come alive. The good the bad and the down right WTF!
claired675
claired675
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2 hour walking history walking tour, brilliant
We all had a wonderful time with Lisa on our walking tour of Hobart. Lisa was brilliant. She was so knowledgeable,
Kent F
Kent F
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Guided travel back in time.
Lisa's delightful easy going manner made learning about early Hobart a wonderful way to spend 2 hours. A highlight
KellyM750
KellyM750
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Thank you
We enjoyed a great walk around historic Hobart, the port area. Thank you for wonderful stories and great historical
S2404ZRscotth
S2404ZRscotth
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Learned so much! A great tour!
This is a great tour! I would recommend it to anyone who would like to know more about the place they’re visiting.
oceanberry
oceanberry
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Historic walking tour
Interesting and informative guided walk. Guide showed historic photos and pointed out features in the landscape and
698rodg
698rodg
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Great experience
Lisa was a great guide. It was like having a really knowledgeable good friend showing you around. So much history i
Lisa M
Lisa M
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Walk in their footsteps. History comes alive with excellent guide Lisa
Lisa was an engaging, warm and knowledgeable guide. As a traveller who has been to Hobart quite a few times and avi
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