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CONTENTS

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WELCOME TO HOBART AND CITY MAP

6 BUS TIMETABLES 8

GETTING YOUR BEARINGS

10 HELPFUL INFORMATION 12

TRAVEL CENTRE

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BROOKE STREET PIER

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SALAMANCA PLACE

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PRINCES PARK

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BATTERY POINT

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ST GEORGES CHURCH

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ST GEORGES TERRACE

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WREST POINT

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SANDY BAY VILLAGE

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CASCADE BREWERY

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FEMALE FACTORY

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SOUTH HOBART VILLAGE

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VILLAGE CINEMA

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HOBART CBD

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TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

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MARITIME MUSEUM

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PENITENTIARY CHAPEL

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AQUATIC CENTRE

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BOTANICAL GARDENS

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VICTORIA DOCK

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WELCOME TO HOBART As the Lord Mayor of Hobart, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful City. Hobart is one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world. Its unique setting provides for an ambience that you will not find in another city, anywhere. Hobart is full of enchanting buildings, glorious parks and is home to an iconic waterfront. It is a city where everyone can enjoy a slice of the good life! Hobartians feel very proud and privileged for the natural assets we have in Hobart. The remarkable beauty of kunanyi / Mount Wellington with its 360 degree views of the city and surrounds is as much an icon internationally as it is in Tasmania. A visit to Hobart would not be complete without sampling the many delicacies that are on offer at our very popular Salamanca Markets, restaurants, patisseries and produce available fresh from the farmer’s gate. Hobart is well-known for its preservation of heritage and we have a great number of heritage buildings. In Hobart, people can enjoy the contrast of elegant heritage sandstone alongside modern architecture. We are linked to a fabulous maritime history and Hobart is Australia’s gateway to the Antarctic. The people of Hobart are renowned for their friendliness and I have no doubt that you will discover a very warm welcome and a highly enriching experience while here.

Alderman Sue Hickey Lord Mayor

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BUS TIMETABLES

CITY LOOP / HOBART STOPS

Bus 1

Bus 2

Bus 1

Travel Centre

9:00 am* 10:00 am 11:00 am

Brooke Street Pier

9:10 am* 10:10 am 11:10 am

Salamanca Place

9:12 am* 10:12 am 11:12 am

Princes Park

9:15 am* 10:15 am 11:15 am

Battery Point

9:17 am* 10:17 am 11:17 am

St Georges Church

9:20 am* 10:20 am 11:20 am

St Georges Terrace

9:22 am* 10:22 am 11:22 am

Wrest Point Casino

9:25 am* 10:25 am 11:25 am

Sandy Bay Village

9:30 am* 10:30 am 11:30 am

Cascade Brewery

9:40 am* 10:40 am 11:40 am

Female Factory

9:42 am* 10:42 am 11:42 am

South Hobart Village

9:45 am* 10:45 am 11:45 am

Village Cinema

9:50 am* 10:50 am 11:50 am

Hobart CBD

9:55 am* 10:55 am 11:55 am

Travel Centre**

10:00 am* 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Corner of Davey & Elizabeth St. (Loop Start) Franklin Wharf (Near Brooke St. Intersection) Princes Wharf No. 1 (Outside Main Entrance) Castray Esplanade (Outside CSIRO) Corner of Hampden Rd. & Colville St. De Witt St. (Near Cromwell St. Intersection) St Georges Terrace (Near Sandy Bay Rd.) Drysdale Place (Outside Main Entrance) Corner of Sandy Bay Rd. & Queen St. (Outside Cascade Visitor Centre) Corner of Cascade Rd. & McRobies Rd. Corner of Macquarie St. & Weld St. Collins St. (Near Barrack St. Intersection) Corner of Elizabeth St. & Macquarie St. Corner of Davey & Elizabeth St.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery^ 10:02 am* 11:02 am 12:02 pm Argyle St. (Near Davey St. Intersection)

Maritime Museum^

10:02 am* 11:02 am 12:02 pm

Penitentiary Chapel

10:05 am* 11:05 am 12:05 pm

Aquatic Centre

10:10 am* 11:10 am 12:10 pm

Botanical Gardens

10:15 am* 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Victoria Dock^

10:20 am* 11:20 am 12:20 pm

Travel Centre

10:30 am* 11:30 am 12:30 pm

Argyle St. (Near Davey St. Intersection) Corner of Brisbane St. & Campbell St. Liverpool St. (Opposite ABC Building) Lower Domain Rd. (Outside Main Entrance) Davey St. (Outside Zero Davey) Corner of Davey & Elizabeth St. (Loop Finish)

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SUMMER NOVEMBER - APRIL Bus 2

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*No 9.00am City Loop on Saturday

**Intermediate Stop

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SULLIVANS COVE Located on the River Derwent and founded by Lieutenant Governor David Collins in 1804, Sullivans Cove was the birthplace of Hobart. Up until the late 1960s, the Cove was a major freight port for Tasmania. Stretching from Hunter Street to Salamanca Place, this area has retained its historical value. Many of the original buildings are still standing and the warehouses have been repurposed. Today, the area is a key location for some of Hobart’s major tourist activities and festivities.

BATTERY POINT Hobart’s oldest and most historic suburb, which was named after the battery of guns, established on the point in 1818 as part of Hobart’s coastal defences. Historic homes in Battery Point date back to the 1830s and 1840s when they were built to accommodate the growing settlement. Architectural styles range from small fisherman’s cottages to the extravagant mansions of merchants and master mariners. Today, Battery Point is one of the city’s most prestigious suburbs.

SANDY BAY Located south of Hobart, stretching between the slopes of Mount Nelson and a number of beaches that line the shore of the River Derwent. Sandy Bay is one of Hobart’s most popular and diverse suburbs, with a range of architectural periods from colonial sandstone buildings to large modern homes and student accommodation surrounding the University of Tasmania. Sandy Bay offers a vibrant and multicultural mix of shopping and dining experiences to please all tastes and budgets.

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SOUTH HOBART Nestled in the foothills of kunanyi / Mount Wellington with elevated views over the city, South Hobart is one of the city’s oldest suburbs. Settled in the 1830s, the area was home to wealthy lawyers, doctors and magistrates who built very large, gracious homes. Today, South Hobart has become the chic end of town with many coffee shops, gift stores and access to great walks throughout Wellington Park.

HOBART CITY CENTRE Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney in New South Wales and is noticeably smaller than other Australian cities, with low-rise buildings connected by one-way streets and surrounded by plenty of green space. Hobart is also the second driest capital city after Adelaide in South Australia. Hobart lies on the edge of the River Derwent with an ever changing backdrop of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. You’ll also see heritage-listed buildings nestled beside modern architecture. There are over 200,000 people living in the Greater Hobart area and over 500,000 in Tasmania.

QUEENS DOMAIN An area of 200 hectares of public recreational land located north of Hobart CBD, alongside the River Derwent. The site was originally used for military and defence purposes. In the 1850s the site was gazetted as a public reserve and given to the people of Tasmania by Queen Victoria, becoming known as “the people’s park”. Today the Queens Domain includes historical, cultural and natural attractions, such as Government House, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Old Hobart Zoo, Hobart Cenotaph, Soldiers Memorial Avenue and Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre as well as sporting fields, walking tracks and picnic areas. THE OFFICIAL SIGHTSEEING GUIDE TO HOBART

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HELPFUL INFORMATION HOP-ON HOP-OFF The Red Decker City Loop Tour takes in Hobart’s best sights and attractions along a 26 kilometre route. Stay onboard for the full 90-minute tour or hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like for the duration of your ticket... the choice is yours! It is recommended that you follow the stops in order as the bus only travels in one direction.

MULTILINGUAL COMMENTARY Multilingual commentary is available on our modern fleet of buses. English commentary is played through the main speakers. Complimentary earphones are available for French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish commentary.

WEATHER Don’t forget your sunscreen, hat and sunglasses when the sun is shining and a warm jumper, scarf and beanie in cooler weather. Sunscreen and rain ponchos are available to purchase from your driver or at the Red Decker Shop located at Stop B – Brooke Street Pier.

PARKING Free parking is available at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, as well as areas in both Sandy Bay and South Hobart. Parking stations are also located throughout the city, the closest is in Argyle Street (opposite the Royal Hobart Hospital). For more information on locations and fees visit www.hobartcity.com.au.

BUS STOPS Ring the bell if you wish to hop-off the bus. If you want to hop-on, wave your brochure at the driver as the bus approaches. Take note of these icons at each bus stop: Wheelchair Accessible

Art Gallery

Public Toilets

Gardens

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Historic Building

Free Wi-Fi Internet

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TRAVEL CENTRE

Corner of Davey & Elizabeth Street, HOBART

• Close to Hobart’s bustling waterfront precinct, this is the start and finish of our City Loop Tour. • Departure point for our Mount Wellington Tour. • Extensive visitor information for Hobart and Tasmania.

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• Easy walking distance to souvenir shops. • Walk along the waterfront for a large variety of cafés, restaurants and bars. • Explore the life of Antarctic expeditioners at Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum.

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Hobart GPO from Franklin Square c1920.

Find us on Instagram

Follow us @RedDeckerHobart or use the hashtag #reddeckerhobart to share your Hobart holiday photos with us.

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BROOKE STREET PIER

Franklin Wharf (Near Brooke Street Intersection), HOBART

• Visit our friendly staff at the Red Decker Shop to book your Mount Wellington or Cascade Brewery Tours, or purchase some Red Decker souvenirs. • Brooke Street Pier is a floating structure, both a building and a boat, which

rises and falls with the tide. • The departure point for the MONA ferry and Peppermint Bay cruise. • Find unique Tasmanian wares along with cafés and restaurants with magnificent waterside views.

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Australian Opal & fine jewellery specialist

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Brooke Street and Murray Street ferry piers c1910.

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SALAMANCA PLACE

Princes Wharf No. 1 (Main Entrance), Castray Esplanade, HOBART

• Salamanca Place is where you’ll find Salamanca Market – Australia’s largest outdoor market. Held every Saturday, rain hail or shine. • The row of 1840s Georgian sandstone warehouses have been converted into cafés,

restaurants, bars, galleries and boutique retail stores. • The perfect place to find a special hand-crafted gift or memento of your holiday. • A short walk up the historic Kelly’s Steps takes you into Battery Point.

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BALL & CHAIN GRILL

Enjoy quality grass-fed beef, free range poultry and fresh Tasmanian seafood cooked to your liking on our authentic charcoal grill. Match with wine from one of Tasmania’s best wine lists featuring an extensive selection of Tasmanian and Australian wines. www.ballandchain.com.au 87 Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania (03) 6223 2655

Watermen’s Dock and Parliament House c1910.

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New Wharf from the boat harbour and Market Wharf c1890.

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PRINCES PARK

Castray Esplanade (Outside CSIRO), BATTERY POINT

• Located at Princes Park, Hobart Signal Station is the oldest building in Battery Point. Built in 1818 as part of a series of semaphore stations that sent and received messages. • Historic site of the Mulgrave, Prince of Wales and Albert

Batteries, condemned in 1878. • Stroll through the heritage gardens and trees and admire the view overlooking the finish line for the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. • The pirate ship playground is loads of fun for the kids.

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BATTERY POINT

Corner of Hampden Road & Colville Street, BATTERY POINT

• Step back in time as you wander through the narrow streets and laneways. • Visit Narryna Heritage Museum for a rich experience of early colonial life. • Spend some time in the old Georgian cottages that have

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been converted into cafés, restaurants and gift shops. • Visit the iconic Arthur Circus, a quaint street with a ring of old cottages surrounding the village green. • Walk down the historic Kelly’s Steps into Salamanca.


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The 1830s merchant’s house whose story reflects the origins of Battery Point and Salamanca Place. Narryna offers a rich experience of Tasmanian colonial life. Open Tue to Sat, 10:00am – 4:30pm Closed public holidays Admission Adult $10 | Concession $8 103 Hampden Road, Battery Point (03) 6234 2791 www.tmag.tas.gov.au/narryna

Windmill and St Georges Church in Battery Point.

Battery Point slip yards in 1885.

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ST GEORGES CHURCH

De Witt Street (Cromwell Street Intersection), BATTERY POINT

• Admire the architectural, historical and spiritual significance of St Georges Anglican Church. • Follow Cromwell Street down to the original site of the Battery Point Shipyards where river steamers,

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trading ketches and whaling ships were built from Tasmanian timbers, such as huon pine. • Discover Hobart’s historic network of laneways including Nanny Goat Lane, a Battery Point icon.


ST GEORGES TERRACE

St Georges Terrace (Near Sandy Bay Road), BATTERY POINT

• Enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding Sandy Bay, Dynnyrne and Lower Sandy Bay suburbs. • A short walk from the outer reaches of Battery Point to the suburb of Sandy Bay. • Discover Hobart’s historic

network of laneways including Nanny Goat Lane, a Battery Point icon. • Visit the Army Museum of Tasmania, within Anglesea Barracks, which is one of Australia’s most significant historical military precincts.

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WREST POINT

Outside Main Tower Entrance, Drysdale Place, SANDY BAY

• Wrest Point is the perfect waterfront destination for a variety of restaurants, bars, live music and vibrant casino entertainment. • Short walk to Derwent Sailing Squadron and Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.

• Take a scenic walk following the harbours edge down south to Sandy Bay’s popular Long Beach (approx. 30-minutes one-way). • Admire the spectacular view overlooking the River Derwent.

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St Helena’s Point, Sandy Bay (now the site of Wrest Point) c1900.

Hobart beaches

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SANDY BAY VILLAGE

Corner of Sandy Bay Road & Queen Street, SANDY BAY

• Hit the pavement for some serious retail therapy. • A range of designer label, flagship stores and independent clothing boutiques alongside lovely homewares shops selling a range of special gifts.

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• The city’s largest and diverse array of restaurants, serving a variety of cuisines. • Trendy coffee shops and bars. • Everyday conveniences such as supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, Asian grocer, post office and newsagent.


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Walking tracks in Hobart

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CASCADE BREWERY

Outside Cascade Visitor Centre, Cascade Road, SOUTH HOBART

• Sample a range of Cascade beverages by the glass, as a tasting paddle or paired with lunch at the bar and café. • Step inside Australia’s oldest brewery on a guided tour. • Take a relaxing stroll through Cascade Gardens to

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Cascades Female Factory. • A gentle downhill walk along Hobart Rivulet Walking Track (page 37) into the city. • Explore the walking tracks in Wellington Park starting at the Cascade Walking Track, behind Cascade Brewery.


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FEMALE FACTORY

Corner of Cascade Road & McRobies Road, SOUTH HOBART

• Discover the stories of Australia’s convict women. • Step inside the Matron’s Quarters and view displays and exhibitions. • Heritage tours provide deeper insights into the history of the site and the

lives of the female convicts and their children. • Her Story is a theatrical depiction of the harsh life at the factory. • A gentle downhill walk along Hobart Rivulet Walking Track (page 37) into the city.

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SOUTH HOBART VILLAGE

Corner of Macquarie Street & Weld Street, SOUTH HOBART

• Stop and recharge at one of the local coffee shops. • An eclectic strip of shops offering a variety of crafts, boutique homewares and secondhand goods. • Walk the streets and explore the grand old homes.

• Sit, pray, meditate or admire the gothic architecture and stained glass windows of All Saints Anglican Church. • A gentle walk along Hobart Rivulet Walking Track (page 37) up to Cascades Brewery or back into the city.

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VILLAGE CINEMA

Collins Street (Near Barrack Street Intersection), HOBART

• Catch Hollywood blockbusters and great art-house films at Village Cinemas. Add a touch of luxury with selected films screening in Gold Class. • Interactive fun and arcade games for all ages. • A short walk to Centrepoint

Shopping Centre and the retail shops that border the southern part of the CBD shopping precinct. • Hop back on the bus after completing the Hobart Rivulet Walking Track (page 37).

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145 Collins Street, HOBART (03) 6234 7716 www.theteddybearshop.com We’ve been selling Teddies for 37 years and we offer old-fashioned service in a welcoming atmosphere. Delight at our range of locally designed bears handmade by Tasmanian artists - many of them exclusive to our store! We have a wide range of Tasmanian & Australian native animal soft toys. We also sell Charlie Bears, Steiff & Hermann as well as Tassie made Envirowoollies. We have bears & their friends in a variety of sizes - from tiny to huge - at a range of prices: Paddington; Winnie the Pooh; Peter Rabbit; & more. National and International Shipping arranged. Come in and visit us or shop online!!!

Horse-drawn cabs in Murray Street c1900.

All maps in this book face North

Point the top of the page towards the sun to get North, and then you know whether to walk left or right from a bus stop.

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HOBART CBD

Corner of Elizabeth Street & Macquarie Street, HOBART

• Elizabeth Street Mall is one of Hobart’s major retail centres. • A wide variety of cafés, restaurants, bars and fast food outlets. • The Cat & Fiddle Arcade is a popular place to shop for the latest fashion trends.

• Retail outlets, department stores and independent speciality shops. • Everyday conveniences such as supermarket, banks, foreign currency exchange, pharmacies, post office and newsagent.

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TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY & MARITIME MUSEUM Argyle Street (Near Davey Street Intersection), HOBART

• Delve into Tasmania’s unique and fascinating history at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania. • Be sure to check out any current public talks, tours, school holiday programs and

other fun family activities. • Enjoy the freshest seafood at one of Constitution Dock’s waterfront restaurants or pick up the “catch of the day” from the local fishermen. NOTE: Hop-off only, no pick-up

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VISIT Tasmania’s finest collection of maritime heritage ‘a fantastic collection’

May Queen in front of the Maritime Museum

hidden treasures in a heritage building Corner of Argyle & Davey Streets, Hobart Bus stop O/P on the Red Decker City Loop

OPEN 9am–5pm

except Good Friday & Christmas Day Adult: $10 Conc: $8 Under 12 free (03) 6234 1427 www.maritimetas.org

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View across Victoria Dock to the library and Customs House in the 1920s.

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PENITENTIARY CHAPEL

Corner of Brisbane Street & Campbell Street, HOBART

• One of Australia’s most significant historic convict precincts, “The Tench” was built in the 1830s for the growing number of convicts arriving in the colony. • Take a tour to view the courthouses below or visit

after-hours for a thrilling ghost tour or a viewing of ‘Pandemonium’, a multisensory film experience (bookings essential). • A short walk to Australia’s oldest continually operating theatre, the Theatre Royal.

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AQUATIC CENTRE

Opposite ABC Building, Liverpool Street, HOBART

• An Olympic size swimming pool, leisure pools, water slide, spa, sauna, steam room, gym and group fitness activities. • Admire 40 different rose varieties at the University Rose Gardens.

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• Explore the open space of the Queen’s Domain, including Hobart Cenotaph and Soldiers Memorial Avenue. • Walk along the Intercity Cycleway following the River Derwent upstream with lots of places to explore en route.


The last Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine) died in captivity at Beaumaris Zoo in 1936.

Government House Hobart in the 1890s.

DID YOU KNOW? Our fleet of modern double-decker buses are environmentally friendly.

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BOTANICAL GARDENS

Outside Main Entrance, Lower Domain Road, HOBART

• The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are Australia’s premier cool climate garden. • Visit the world’s only Subantarctic Plant House. • Stroll through 14 hectares of unique collections

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including the Japanese Garden and historic Conservatory. • Enjoy a meal with great views at Succulent Restaurant. • A short walk to the Tasman Bridge with spectacular views of the River Derwent.


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VICTORIA DOCK

Outside Zero Davey, Davey Street, HOBART

• Wander along the water’s edge at Victoria Dock, home to Hobart’s commercial fishing fleet. • Enjoy the freshest seafood at one of Constitution Dock’s waterfront restaurants or pick up the 2

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“catch of the day” from the local fishermen. • A selection of cafés, bars, galleries and boutique stores. • A short walk back to the Cruise Ship Terminal. NOTE: Hop-off only, no pick-up


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Old Wharf Hobart in the 1880s, now the site of Hunter Street and Victoria Dock.

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WHAT CAN YOU SEE?

Look out for these Hobart icons. How many can you find? 1. Kunanyi / Mount Wellington looking over the city of Hobart. 2. The tower of St Georges Church – one of the oldest Anglican churches in Tasmania. 3. Monument at Salamanca Place commemorating Abel Tasman – the Dutch explorer who named Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania). 4. Vintage red post box located on Castray Esplanade. 5. A flock of ducks crossing the road near Wrest Point Casino. 6. Wrest Point Casino – the tallest building in Hobart. 7. A big palm tree growing out of a building on Sandy Bay Road. 8. Military guns outside Anglesea Barracks. 9. Hey diddle diddle, the Cat & Fiddle Arcade. 10. A Tasmanian tiger standing on top of a barrel in Collins Street. 11. Queen Victoria Clock Tower at Hobart General Post Office. How many other clocks can you see in Hobart? 12. A penguin outside Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum. 13. An old ship’s anchor outside the Maritime Museum. 14. The Tasman Bridge over the River Derwent. 15. The gates to the old Beaumaris Zoo – the site of the last known living Tasmanian tiger (thylacine). 16. Hobart Cenotaph – a commemorative military monument located within the Queens Domain. 17. Can you see any cruise ships or wooden sailing boats in port today?

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WORD SEARCH

Find and circle all of the words in the list. R I V E R D E R W E N T M A P

A H U O F P E X P L O R E M Y

O M P T A S M A N B R I D G E

S H U H O B A R T A T L M Z Y

BATTERY POINT BOAT BUS CHURCH CITY CONVICT EXPLORE FUN

A S G S G V M A R K E T S Y H

N H C T E Y P A R K W X G V G

D I R O H U B S H E C B A T A

Y S A O N Y M O L X H U R A O

B T T Q C V L L A H U S D S L

GAOL GARDEN HISTORY HOBART HOLIDAY MARKETS MT WELLINGTON MUSEUM

A O L G B I I A R T R T E M J

Y R G K D N T C C D C S N A P

E Y F A G Q F Y T I H M P N O

U R Y T B L U E U P N P D I X

R Q O M B N N A K C H E B A C

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PARK RIVER DERWENT SANDY BAY SULLIVANS COVE TASMAN BRIDGE TASMANIA THYLACINE TOWER

PLAYGROUNDS

These playgrounds are near Red Decker bus stops. You’ll have heaps of fun playing on the equipment! ARTHUR CIRCUS – Arthur Circle, Battery Point CASCADE GARDENS – McRobies Road, South Hobart HENSLOW PARK – Francis Street, Battery Point MARIEVILLE ESPLANADE – Marieville Esplanade, Battery Point NAPOLEON STREET PARK – Napoleon Street, Battery Point PARLIAMENT STREET RESERVE – Parliament Street, Sandy Bay PRINCES PARK – Castray Esplanade & Salamanca Place, Battery Point A full list of parks can be found at www.hobartcity.com.au. THE OFFICIAL SIGHTSEEING GUIDE TO HOBART 53


ADVERTISE WITH RED DECKER

For more information on Red Decker’s transit advertising or to advertise in the next edition of The Official Sightseeing Guide to Hobart please phone 0419 161 345 or send an email to sales@reddecker.com.au.

BUSES AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER Red Decker’s fleet of opentop and closed-top doubledecker buses are available for custom bus charters, corporate events and social group excursions.

For more information on Red Decker’s charter service, please phone 03 6236 9116 or send an email to reddecker@bigpond.com. The Official Sightseeing Guide to Hobart Publisher: J P Gregory Pty Ltd T/A The Red Decker Company GPO Box 847, Hobart TASMANIA 7001 | ABN: 31 127 457 087 Phone: 03 6236 9116 | www.reddecker.com.au Every effort has been made to ensure information is correct at the time of print and is valid as at October 2017. The Red Decker Company accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracy or error contained in this guide book as a result of information supplied. Readers are advised to verify prices and times prior to visiting and/or using any of the attractions and/ or services mentioned in this guide book. Discount expiry dates are at the discretion of individual business owners unless otherwise stated. Images courtesy of Tourism Tasmania, Stu Gibson, Samuel Shelley, Kathryn Leahy, Jonathan Wherrett, National Trust Tasmania, Poon Wai Nang, Paul Sinclair, Garry Moore, Julia Smith, Peter Topliss, Simon Cuthbert and Tara Downey, Angel Blue Enterprises Pty Ltd, Ashton & Peek and advertising partners. Edition No. 1, 2017/18. © Copyright 2017.

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THERE’S MORE TO DO IN

Hobart and Beyond

Southern Tasmania has a fabulously eclectic year-round calendar of festivals featuring everything from the Falls Festival, Taste of Tasmania and Dark MOFO through to the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race or the Cygnet Folk Festival to name but a few. Check out Australia’s largest outdoor market in Salamanca each Saturday and then follow it up with the Farm Gate Market every Sunday. Get among the lively locals and get your fix of our renowned markets, festivals and events.

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hobartandbeyond.com.au Photography courtesy Tourism Tasmania, Adam Gibson, Catherine Forge, Poon Wai Nang and Mitch Osborne

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