Photo above is the Port Arthur Penitentiary.

Organise your own Tours

Tours before, during and after the Conference.

A wide range of day or half days tours is available to be booked through the Tasmanian Travel and Tourist Information Centre.

The Centre can be contacted at phone 03 6238 4222, email at and is located at the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Streets, Hobart, just a few minutes walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Typical full day bus tours include the following and the indicative prices range from $125 to $260:

  • Port Arthur and Richmond
  • Port Arthur and a Pennicott Wilderness Cruise
  • Maria Island
  • Mt Field National Park, Russell Falls and Salmon Ponds
  • Huon Valley and Tahune Forest Airwalk
  • Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay

Typical half day bus tours and indicative prices range from $45 to $110:

  • 90 minute City hop on hop off
  • Richmond highlights
  • Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • kunanyi/Mt Wellington
  • Tasmanian Devils and Richmond

Please note that the above tours and prices can change from what we have indicated above.

  • “Settlement Secrets” at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is an entertaining historical step back in time to 1847 with an invitation to meet with the Lt Governor, Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, in his private secretary’s cottage. Along the way you will meet some other characters of the time.  Cost $20 pp with start times of 11.30 am and 2.00 pm, Limited numbers.  Check availability and receive your “ticket of leave”.
  • Interested in gardens or historic homes?
    * The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are 2 kilometres from Hobart city centre.
    * Inverawe Native Gardens comprise 22 acres of colourful landscaped native gardens in Margate, a 15 minutes drive from Hobart.  There is an entrance fee.
    * Near Salamanca Place is St David’s Park that was originally Hobart’s first cemetery and dates from the beginning of European settlement in 1804.
    * Narryna Heritage Museum is an 1830s merchant’s town house, the country’s oldest folk museum. Hampden Road, Battery Point.  There is an entrance fee.
    * Runnymede is an 1840s whaling captain’s house and gardens. This National Trust home has a collection of maritime artifacts, historic artworks and possessions.  There is an entrance fee.