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Historic Battery Point

  • Live commentary provided by the guide
  • Learn about the district and its residents
  • See Parliament House and Arthur Circus
Historic Battery Point
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Tuesday 9:30 amMost Popular
Walking tour of elegant Battery Point
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Monday 1:30 pm
Walking tour of elegant Battery Point
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Wednesday 1:30 pm
Walking tour of elegant Battery Point
From US$27.71
Discover the charms of the historic Battery Point neighborhood in Hobart on a 2-hour walking tour. Proceed at a leisurely pace through the elegant district, which contains some of the oldest homes in Tasmania. View a variety of architectural styles in homes that range from colonial estates to quaint cottages for workers, and hear from the guide about historical figures who shaped the development of Hobart and Tasmania.
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.

Reviews (5)
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Reviewed 17 May 2018
A great learning experience

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ghostwritermc
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Very insightful tour of Battery Point

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank warnie
Reviewed 3 March 2018
The best of Battery Point

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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mtrouty
Robyn E, General Manager at Hobart Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

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.

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Battery Point walkin Tour

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Aline R
Robyn E, General Manager at Hobart Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

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...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Excellent walk

Guide Deb was very knowledgeable and approachable. The history behind the area and its buildings was very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Maurice P
Robyn E, Front Office Manager at Hobart Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

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.

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