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“A great way to see Hobart”
Review of Red Decker

Red Decker
Ranked #21 of 88 Tours in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Red Decker is the Official Sightseeing Tour of Hobart, featuring the city's best sights and attractions. Do the full 90 minute loop tour or Hop on Hop off for the duration of your stay. 20 stops to choose from. Choice of 24 or 48 hour city loop ticket. Other tour combinations available. Fantastic views from the top deck. Professional guided commentary. Environmentally friendly and wheelchair accessible.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed February 20, 2014

My husband and I purchased a prepaid ticket for this when we came across on the ferry. We really enjoyed the bus trip, was lovely weather, and sitting up top found it an enjoyable and relaxing way to see around Hobart CBD. We found it so relaxing we thought about going around again but had left our time a bit late and missed the last trip. We quite enjoyed the drivers commentary too.

5  Thank maryridg23
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

I was only in Hobart for a few days and didn't have a car and wasn't sure how I could see the sights until I came across the hop on hop off tour. I've done hop on hop off bus tours in other countries around the world and while the Hobart bus isn't as frequent as others and there aren't as many sights, it covers a lot of ground. The guide provides really informative commentary during the tour. One loop of the sights is 90 minutes or you can hop on and off through-out the day. The 90 minute break between each bus returning means if you hop off there's a good amount of time to experience each attraction. The bus company also gives you the chance to do a 90 minute city loop tour and go to either mount wellington or the cadbury factory which takes 3.5 hours. Again a really great option if you don't have car. For only $30 for the basic hop on hop off tour it's definitely worth it.

4  Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We got the pass as we thought it would be good value & an ideal way of getting our bearings & then visiting the places of interest. The complete circuit is 90mins, but when we visited in December there are only 3 buses a day, so although they say this is a 'hop on, hop off' service with 22 stops, it is very restrictive in the amount of time you can spend at any of the attractions because of the limited timetable. Unfortunately because of the width of some of the roads, the bus doesn't take you past most of the places of interest. We did take the tour on each of the 3 days to get our 'moneys worth' & we enjoyed the commentary from the various drivers, who each had their own take on the places of interest! We would still recommend the Red Decker, as long as you bear in mind that it is not the 'Hop on, Hop Off' service with 15 -20 mins frequency that you will find in most large Cities & towns in the world.

6  Thank Maudips
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

I've done this bus trip before but enjoyed it as much this time in new open top double decker. Good clear commentary & informative. I used this ticket once for a 90 minute trip around main interest spots of Hobart. There are options to hop on & off & ticket is valid for three days so it's worth buying on arrival to get best value. Don't forget to check weather you may need sun cream or jacket if you sit up top , best spot for viewing sights.

4  Thank Tardustraveller
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Great value way to see Hobart you just buy your ticket once and it is valid for 3 consecutive days. This is especially handy as most visitors like us who don't know their way around really appreciate being taken around and shown the sites of Hobart with live commentary by the driver. The open top double decker bus idea is great we stayed on for the 90 min duration on the city loop, although it is a hop on, hop off service if you wish at many of the city attractions. You can stay on all day if you wanted!

8  Thank TMW_10
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