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Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour provided by Red Decker

Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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Tour snapshot
Red Decker hop-on hop-off tour of Hobart lets you sightsee independently
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This Hobart City Loop tour features numerous attractions at 20 stops along the route. Board a double-decker bus and use your hop-on hop-off ticket to explore at your own pace. It’s a great way to get oriented to a new city and save time researching what to see. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours, depending on which option you select at booking.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Buses depart daily from central Hobart, with 20 convenient stops
  • Tour every hour (October–April) or every 1.5 hours (May–September)
  • Wheelchair-accessible coach offers headphones for audio commentary
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Buses depart daily from central Hobart, with 20 convenient stops
  • Tour every hour (October–April) or every 1.5 hours (May–September)
  • Wheelchair-accessible coach offers headphones for audio commentary
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63526P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off city loop ticket
  • A free copy of Red Decker’s The Official Sightseeing Guide to Hobart
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Location Name: A. Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre Or board the bus at any of the following bus stops: B. Brooke Street Pier C. Salamanca Place D. Princess Park E. Battery Point F. St Georges Church G. St Georges Terrace H. Wrest Point Casino I. Sandy Bay Village J. Cascade Brewery K. Female Factory L. South Hobart Village M. Village Cinema N. Hobart CBD O. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery P. Maritime Museum  Q. Hobart Convict Penitentiary R. Aquatic Centre S. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens T. Victoria Dock Location Address: 16-20 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off city loop ticket
  • A free copy of Red Decker’s The Official Sightseeing Guide to Hobart
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: A. Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre Or board the bus at any of the following bus stops: B. Brooke Street Pier C. Salamanca Place D. Princess Park E. Battery Point F. St Georges Church G. St Georges Terrace H. Wrest Point Casino I. Sandy Bay Village J. Cascade Brewery K. Female Factory L. South Hobart Village M. Village Cinema N. Hobart CBD O. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery P. Maritime Museum  Q. Hobart Convict Penitentiary R. Aquatic Centre S. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens T. Victoria Dock Location Address: 16-20 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 9, 2020
A note from Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
What you can do: Please observe directions from staff at all times. If you are feeling unwell, please do not board the bus. Clean your hands before and after you travel. Avoid touching surfaces inside the bus whenever you can. Do not consume food and drinks on board the bus.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Kathy & Allan
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
Nov 2021
We booked a 48 hour pass as the predicted weather was not great and we thought at least we could sit inside and enjoy the views if not the weather. We stayed on for the complete 90 minute circuit and enjoyed becoming familiar with what Hobart had to offer and listening to the commentary.
The next day we went to the designated stop thinking we would be at the Botanical gardens in no time at all, following the summer timetable, but only found out later that because of Covid the bus was still operating according to the winter timetable!! There were signs attached to the bus stop, but we had not read them, just went by the lovely coloured brochure. However, it was a lovely sunny day, we sat up in the open top, got another wonderful view, another amazing driver with lots of jokes and we enjoyed the gardens but an hour or so later that anticipated.
Sometimes things happen for a reason...because of our mistake we met some lovely people. And we hope they will now visit us in Adelaide!
Written November 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Kathy & Allan, thank you so much for your review. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the views and commentary onboard our Hop-on Hop-off City Loop Tour. Lucky you purchased the 48 hour pass and got to ride with us on the top-deck in sunny weather too. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by the change of timetable and subsequent delayed arrival at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. However, it seems like it worked out for the better and you made some new friends. Perhaps you’ll all plan another return trip to Hobart! Thanks again for your review and we wish you all the best for your future travels. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written December 16, 2021
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,660 contributions
Mar 2022
Booked the 48 hour ticket when at the Information Centre, bus stand outside giving a group of passengers a choice of seats upstairs. We usually take a similar tour where available as it provides a great introduction to a city and helps our orientation. Knowledgeable drivers, recorded commentary in tandem with stops on route, great views from the upper deck. The first circuit allowed us to choose where we should get off to see the sights on subsequent circuits. Buses clean, mask wearing enforced, excellent drivers, interesting route and minimal wait times.
Written April 24, 2022
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Dear Dan L, thank you for your detailed review of your recent Red Decker experience. I’m pleased to hear that you found our Hop-on Hop-off City Loop Tour to be a great way to get your bearings as a new visitor to Hobart. It sounds like you had a great time exploring all that there is to see and do in Hobart. Thank you for your kind comments. All the best for safe and happy travelling. Louise V, Red Decker.
Written April 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

924vickiw
Brisbane, Australia50 contributions
Mar 2020
Very informative great value for money, trip is 90 minutes and explores the city and immediate surrounds. Opportunities to hop off and explore. Bus runs regularly a great way to see the sights of Hobart and inexpensive. Drivers very courteous and the history of Hobart is relayed via recorded audio dialogue telling the history of the buildings we passed. Was recommended by the ladies at the visitors centre well worth 90 minutes. If you are on your first trip to Hobart highly recommend
Written April 2, 2020
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Dear 924vickiw, thank you for joining us on a tour around Hobart and for your lovely positive comments. I’m pleased to hear that you had an excellent time on our hop-on hop-off city tour and found it to be a valuable way to see and learn about our beautiful city. Thanks for your recommendations and all the best. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written April 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Antechinus
Australia15 contributions
Feb 2020
The buses are quite new and very clean. There is an open observation deck on the upper level. The driver was amusing and gave additional commentary beyond the pre-recorded commentary.
The service only operates between the hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm, despite being touted as a 24 Hour Ticket. Be careful not to be left stranded and have to catch a taxi back to town. We had to forego a visit to the Botanical Gardens (which close at 5:00pm) due to the last return bus from the Gardens leaving at 4:15pm.
Also, it would have been much cheaper and much quicker for the two of us to catch a taxi from Hobart CBD to the Cascade brewery - 5 minutes and $13 to $16 each way, total, versus the $35 per person ($70 total) for the 40 minute bus ride with the “24 hour Red Decker”.
OK, so we don’t expect the bus to run 24 hours per day, but 9 to 4:30 is a bit mean for the $35 per person price of a ticket. You can use the ticket for 24 hours from the time of purchase, but that’s of little use if you are there for only one day, or if you start using it at 9:00am.
Written February 4, 2020
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Dear Antechinus, thank you for your review and feedback from your recent experience with Red Decker. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour from the top-deck with amusing commentary from your driver. I am sorry for any confusion regarding our 24 hour ticket option. It is most definitely a 24 hour ticket (valid for 24 hours from the time you first board), rather than a tour that operates 24 hours a day. Our timetable is clearly displayed within our brochure and can also be downloaded from our website. Our operating hours are 9.00am – 4.30pm on the summer timetable. This is comparable to other Australian hop-on hop-off bus services – with the exception of Sydney which is a much bigger city. We will however continue to assess the viability of adding additional departures to extend our service. You may also be surprised to know that our hop-on hop-off ticket price is cheaper than in other Australian cities. While a taxi ride may be a cheaper option to visit a specific attraction, I’m sure you'll agree that our hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour is more than simply a mode of transport to get from A to B. For many of our passengers, the 90 minute tour provides a helpful orientation to Hobart with entertaining and informative commentary and lots of helpful insights into the many things to see and do whilst visiting our beautiful city. Please be assured that your feedback is greatly appreciated and will assist us to improve our service for future passengers. Thanks again, I hope that you had a lovely holiday in Hobart. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written February 11, 2020
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Leanne A
3 contributions
May 2022
Best value & fantastic experience, our driver Tony on the first day was so helpful and funny & our driver on the second day went out of his way to get us closer to our motel because it was pelting down rain. We'll be back because a weekend isn't long enough & will be back on the bus again. Thanks so much to you all.
Written May 14, 2022
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Dear Leanne A, thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review. I’m pleased to hear you had a wonderful time touring around Hobart with us. Thanks again for recommending our hop-on hop-off tour. We look forward to welcoming you back on the bus on your next trip to Hobart. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written May 19, 2022
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Vicki H
2 contributions
Would recommend this to anyone wanting to see Hobart. Tony our driver was excellent at providing insights at each stop additional to the on board commentary as well as being an excellent driver. Great customer service
Great way to see Hobart and give you ideas as to where you would like to explore further
Written May 20, 2022
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Dear Vicki H, thank you for taking the time to provide a review and for sharing some of your lovely snapshots from the day. I’m pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time touring around Hobart with Tony as your driver and guide. Our hop-on hop-off bus sure is a great way to get an overview of the city, with lots of ideas for further exploration. Thanks again for recommending our tour, we hope you’ve had a memorable holiday in Hobart. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written May 26, 2022
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jmfish63
Tamworth, Australia94 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
I’m a fan of this service. As well as recorded information, our driver added some local information as well. Ran suitable times to be able too see attractions. Slight hic up with one of the buses breaking down, but the customer service was exceptional as we missed our connecting service to get back to our Motel, the driver went out if his way, and took us home! Huge thumbs up!
Written February 15, 2022
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Dear jmfish63, thank you for taking the time to write a review with special mention of the exceptional customer service you received. I’m pleased to hear that you made it back to your motel safely. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the journey along with the local commentary from your driver too. Thanks again for recommending our tour and we hope to see you again soon. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written February 17, 2022
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia625 contributions
Feb 2022
We were searching for something to fill in a day in Hobart. We are not crazy about galleries, museums or shopping which didn’t leave very much else. We decided on the Red Bus. It was OK. The commentary was moderately interesting but we weren’t fired up to get off the bus at any of the stops except the Botanic Gardens, and the Cascade Brewery to start the Riverlet walk.

It is annoying that once you have gone around the circuit once to decide what stops might be of interest, you have to wait 30 minutes for the next bus. And if you do get off somewhere, it is an hour to wait for the next bus.
Written February 24, 2022
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Dear ron d, thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your recent tour. It is very helpful for us to understand how our passengers utilise our service and at the same time highlight any possible changes that we can make to improve the visitor experience. As I am sure you can appreciate, Hobart is a small city with lower visitation than other bigger cities where hop-on hop-off services operate. As such, it is currently not a viable option for us to provide more frequent departure times. I’m disappointed to hear that you were not inspired by the commentary. There are 20 stops along our route with a variety of attractions to suit all ages and interests. I do hope you enjoyed your visit to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery; with a relaxing walk along the Hobart Rivulet too. Thanks again for your review. We hope you had a lovely stay in Hobart. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written March 3, 2022
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Jan C
Palm Beach, Australia138 contributions
We arrived on a cruise ship. I had paid and booked a 10.30 city bus trip as I thought this would guarantee our family a seat. It is quite a walk to where the bus is (with a 3yr old). Lucky it didn’t rain. When we got to the bus there was no dedicated line for pre-paid tickets. I spoke to the people in charge and they made sure we got on. They did a great job considering but it was annoying that having pre-planned didn’t make any difference. If they know cruise ships are due then perhaps a little more organisation would help. Not sure why the buses can’t park near cruise terminal?
The tour was well worth the money and a great way to see Hobart. The bus driver was very friendly and commentary was great.
Thank you
Written March 7, 2020
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Dear 928janc, thank you for taking the time to share your compliments, feedback and photos too. I’m pleased to hear that you and your family had a great day exploring Hobart with us. It sure is a popular option for cruise ship passengers with limited time in port. Pre-purchasing a ticket removes the hassle and time to buy a ticket on the day. We are always looking at ways to ease the pressure on cruise ship days, so your feedback here is greatly appreciated. Our tour starts from the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre, a short 10 minute walk from the cruise terminal. I understand it would be much easier for cruise passengers if we were able to park outside the cruise terminal. However, there are conditions which prevent us from doing so. Thanks again and we wish you all the best for your remainder of your cruising holiday. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written March 11, 2020
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Nanette T
51 contributions
Great way to see the city. The real value was the additional bus tour to Mt Wellington. The driver was so knowledgable and really embraced the beauty, history and changing seasons of the mountain. The bus was comfortable plus waited at the top for 30 minutes to allow exploring photos. Just the best day!
Written May 26, 2022
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Dear Nanette T, thank you for taking the time to provide a review and for sharing some of your spectacular photos too. I’m happy to hear that you had the best day on our combined Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus and kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour. Thank you for your kind comments for your driver and guide. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Hobart and look forward to seeing you again soon. Louise V, Red Decker Company.
Written May 26, 2022
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