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Hobart Convict Penitentiary Tours and Activities

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The Penitentiary Chapel, nicknamed "The Trench", designated for male convicts in Hobart Town was a less than holy place. With poor ventilation, 36 solitary confinement rooms and separate punishment chambers hidden beneath the chapel floor, it was truly a spot for torture and despair. The dark cells, referred to as “dust holes” were deemed inhumane and closed in 1849, but visitors can still catch a glimpse of the horrid conditions on a Hobart Convict Penitentiary tour, where guides remind guests about the terrible sounds that could be heard coming from convicts chained beneath the floors.

The Hobart Convict Penitentiary grounds include a prison yard, barracks, punishment chambers and an execution yard, as well as the chapel, which was partially transformed into courtrooms in 1859. Visitors who opt for the ghost tour can wander the tunnels and gallows by lamplight while hearing stories of the more than 30 individuals who were executed here.

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Brisbane and Campbell Streets, Hobart, Australia, TAS 7000
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Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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Book a 1- or 2-day pass on a Hobart hop-on hop-off bus tour for an easy way to explore the city's top attractions at your own pace. Travel by double-decker red bus to 20 stops around the city, where you can hop off whenever you wish to visit the places that interest you. Or opt to stay onboard the bus for the full loop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour & Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour & Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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Combine two sightseeing tours in one day. Gain easy access to Hobart via a Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi) explorer bus and a hop-on hop-off city loop by open-top, double-decker bus. First, a 2-hour return trip includes 20 minutes at the summit, with views over Tasmania and a range of walking tracks to explore. Then enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour with 20 convenient stops around the city. Guides and maps included.
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  • 4 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour

Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour

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See Hobart’s top sights on a city tour by coach tram, a historical Hobart tram that’s been converted into a motorized coach. On either a morning or afternoon tour (select when booking), discover attractions like Sullivan’s Cove, St. David’s Cathedral, the Queens Domain, and Cascade Gardens. Admire the historic homes and pubs of Battery Point, and view Georgian warehouses that have been turned into restaurants and galleries at Salamanca Place.
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  • 3 hours
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Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour

Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour

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Discover the whole of Hobart with a 48-hour ticket for the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. The 90-minute route includes stops at MONA Ferry Terminal, the botanical gardens, maritime museum, and more. Get off and explore whenever you like and catch the next bus when you’re ready to continue your adventure. You also enjoy get a pass for the separate bus to kunanyi/Mount Wellington.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes
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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour

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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour

Welcome to Hobart, Tasmania! A city of yachts and spinnakers' gardens, galleries, sandstone cottages and stately Georgian Homes. A city built on the pain and toil of yesteryear English convicts. The perfect introduction to Hobart's best sites - this is the ultimate city tour!
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  • 3 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hobart Convict Penitentiary can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Hobart Convict Penitentiary 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hobart Convict Penitentiary costs USD 26.60. Guided Hobart Convict Penitentiary tours start around USD 26.60 per person.
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