Tours

The below tours are available for onsite delegates to book at an additional cost. Prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST.

You can book these when registering or add them to your registration at a later date. Please note tours have capped numbers and are available on a “first come, first served basis”.

Most tours also require minimum numbers to be met to proceed.

Please also see other self-booking suggestions at the Visiting Tasmania page.

Pre-Symposium Tour
Sunday 13 Feb 2022 - Half Day Tour
CSIRO Australian National Algae Culture Collection

Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free to attend; limited to 20 people

Attendees will visit the CSIRO Australian National Algae Culture Collection. The algae collection is a unique resource of Australian biodiversity, containing living cultures of marine and freshwater species from most microalgal classes. Our strains have been sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.

Subject to prevailing COVID-19 access protocols managed by CSIRO, interested delegates need to approve that their registration details will be passed on to CSIRO. Furthermore, delegates will be subject to Tasmanian State Government COVID-19 regulations and restrictions.

Attendees will make their own way to and from CSIRO which is located at Castray Esplanade, Battery Point.

Mid-Symposium Tours
Tues 16, Thurs 17 and Fri 18 Feb 2022 - Morning Walks
Hobart Early Morning Walk

Time: 07:00 – 08:00
Cost: $28pp AUD
Departure: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor

This tour takes guests around the waterfront with short stops and information while getting in some exercise. Includes historic Hunter St and the famous IXL Jam Factory, Hobart waterfront and significant city locations interspersed with stories recalling the good, the bad and the scandalous characters of Hobart’s past.

Please note: The Hobart Early Morning Walks require a minimum number of attendees to be registered prior to the close of early bird to proceed.

Wednesday 16 Feb 2022 - Half Day Tours - Morning
Mt Wellington Descent

Time: 09:30 – 12:30
Cost: $90pp AUD
Departure: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Starting from Hobart’s waterfront we head to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington for spectacular views across Southern Tasmania including an elevated look over the beautiful city of Hobart. After soaking in the views we experience Tasmania’s ultimate downhill bicycle ride – 1272 metres to sea level. Along the way, this 21 km guided journey captures contrasting landscapes from sub-alpine and mountain rainforests to the vibrant waterfront of Hobart.

Please note: this tour requires minimum numbers to be registered by close of early bird to proceed as a private tour. If minimum numbers are not met the tour will be joined by members of the public.

Hobart History, People & Places Walking Tour

Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Cost: $38pp AUD
Departure: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor

This is an extensive walking tour including the historic Hunter St, Hobart waterfront, significant city locations & Salamanca Place. It features wonderful stories about the hard working convicts, explorers, entrepreneurs, villains and heroes of this convict-built city. Hobart’s waterfront was where it all started for Europeans in Tasmania. This tour follows the waterfront, and a couple of blocks into town, from the historic Henry Jones IXL jam factory to Australia’s only Georgian corner, and on through town to beautiful Salamanca, taking in the wonders of an historic city, with well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Please note: this tour requires minimum numbers to be registered prior to the close of early bird to proceed.

Wednesday 16 Feb 2022 - Half Day Tours - Afternoon
Alcohol History of Hobart Walking Tour

Time: 14:00 – 16:30
Cost: $80pp AUD
Departure: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Return: Salamanca Place

Tasmania is renowned for the quality of food, premium wines, innovative spirits and boutique beer and cider. This activity combines the best of Hobart’s history and stories with the best wine of Tasmanian wine, spirits and cider.

This walking tour includes tastings of premium Tasmanian wines and world class Tasmanian spirits. You will also visit strategic historic points with commentary on these, the architecture and colourful characters of colonial Hobart along with stories of corruption, scandal and alcohol. Finish with a refreshing Tassie cider at Salamanca Place.

Please note: this tour requires minimum numbers to be registered by close of early bird to proceed.

Iron Pot Cruise

Time: 14:00 – 16:30
Cost: $125pp AUD
Departure: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre | Franklin Wharf
Return: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre | Franklin Wharf

Iron Pot Cruises is a 2½ hour cruise exploring the renowned waterways that influence Hobart’s lifestyle. Visit Australia’s oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island and discover the city’s rich maritime past.

Cruising down the Derwent River you’ll pass historic Battery Point, now one of Tasmania’s premium residential addresses. You’ll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Further south, you’ll truly appreciate the scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city.

Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia’s oldest lighthouse, and be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart’s early settlement.

Please note: this tour requires minimum numbers to be met by close of early bird to proceed as a private tour.  If numbers are not met, you will join a public tour, subject to availability.

Wednesday 16 Feb 2022 - Full Day Tours
Bruny Island Traveller

Time: 07:45 – 17:30/18:00
Cost: $210pp AUD
Departure: Pennicott Wilderness Journey’s Booking Centre | Franklin Wharf
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Bruny Island Traveller is a full day tour from Hobart. Taste your way across Bruny Island, visiting some of our renowned artisan producers on an all inclusive gourmet wilderness adventure whilst discovering the spectacular scenery and cultural heritage of Tasmania’s favourite island.

Be prepared for a delicious day out where you will enjoy award winning cheeses, premium wines and beer, freshly shucked oysters, handcrafted fudge, local honey and a delicious lunch at Pennicott’s beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.

Please note: this tour requires minimum numbers to be met by close of early bird to proceed as a private tour. If numbers are not met, you will join a public tour, subject to availability.

Tasman Island Cruise & Port Arthur

Time: 07:30 – 18:00
Cost: $270pp AUD
Departure: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre | Franklin Wharf
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor

This is the ultimate Tasman Peninsula day tour. Your day includes return guided bus tour from Hobart, our award-winning 3 Hour Cruise, morning tea and lunch as part of three hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Please note: this tour requires minimum numbers to be met by close of early bird to proceed as a private tour. If numbers are not met, you will join a public tour, subject to availability.

Eaglehawk Neck Dive Centre

Time: Group 1 – 06:45 – 16:00 (approx)
Group 2 – 10:00 – 19:30 (approx)
Cost: $360pp AUD.  The price includes return transfers (approx 1 hour 15 minute journey), packed lunch, 2 dives at different sites and full gear hire
Departure: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor

We can offer you a great diversity of world-class scuba diving sites in this area, including the famous Cathedral Cave, the historic wreck SS “Nord”, or the magical sponge garden at Sisters’ rocks. Come and dive with very playful Fur Seals or meet the bizarre Weedy Seadragon. We have sites suitable for divers of all levels of experience from novice to technical.

Our staff, several of whom are marine biologists, have extensive local knowledge from thousands of hours spent diving around the Tasmanian coast, and include professional underwater photographers and videographers.

Please note: minimum numbers are required by close of early bird to proceed.

Post-Symposium Tour
Saturday 19 February 2022 - Full Day Tours
Eaglehawk Neck Dive Centre

Time: Group 1 – 06:45 – 16:00 (approx)
Group 2 – 10:00 – 19:30 (approx)
Cost: $360pp AUD.  The price includes return transfers (approx 1 hour 15 minute journey), packed lunch, 2 dives at different sites and full gear hire
Departure: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor

We can offer you a great diversity of world-class scuba diving sites in this area, including the famous Cathedral Cave, the historic wreck SS “Nord”, or the magical sponge garden at Sisters’ rocks. Come and dive with very playful Fur Seals or meet the bizarre Weedy Seadragon. We have sites suitable for divers of all levels of experience from novice to technical.

Our staff, several of whom are marine biologists, have extensive local knowledge from thousands of hours spent diving around the Tasmanian coast, and include professional underwater photographers and videographers.

Please note: minimum numbers are required by close of early bird to proceed.

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