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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Outside Parliament House.
    This is near Salamanca Place on the Hobart water front.
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    The walking tour ends at Salamanca Place.
    Inclusions
    • Professional local guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • This is a 2 hour walking tour along city pavements
    • There are places to sit or perch along the route
    • Wheelchair accessible along city pavements - if assistance is required, guest must provide their own carer
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It may be a little chilli at Hobart in September but don't let the weather keep you away. The Historic Tour of Battery Point was so interesting and great value for money. Thanks Lisa!
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    Fantastic stories and architectural highlights about this historic part of Hobart. Deb brought it to life with her lively and informative tour. Highly recommended.
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    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 recommend this
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    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 be back to
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    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.
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    Response from Robyn E, General Manager at Historic Battery Point
    Responded 17 Apr 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.
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    Shamrocks4
    5617
    Worth Doing !
    This Tour is interesting & informative. Easy walk with plenty of stops to listen to the stories along the way.
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    LondonWelshboyo
    Edgware, United Kingdom
    21457
    So much of interest
    Lisa was our guide and due to cancellations, it was just us. She was so full of knowledge and was such an
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    Peter C
    California
    46
    Perfect introduction to Hobart/Tasmania
    This tour is informative, fun and an easy walk. It is so, solely because of Lisa who is knowledgeable and genuine
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    Carolyn M
    10
    Walking tour of Hobart
    I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. If you are wondering whether this tour is worth undertaking, don't hesitate to
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    Spotty T
    10
    Hobart's Dark Past
    Thanks to Lisa for making this an informative (and fun) way to spend a Friday evening. It was appreciated that it
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    Odette Aubert
    Sydney, Australia
    20
    Walking tour very interesting
    I found that this walking tour of Hobart was very informative and had such interesting stories. It was easy to be
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    BE F
    London, United Kingdom
    113
    Fantastic walking tour & introduction to Hobart
    Lisa is a very friendly & enthusiastic guide. She is super informative & knowledgeable re the history of Hobart.
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    SantaMonicaRuth
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    1110
    Fantastic walking tour of Hobart!
    Lisa was charming and very knowledgeable of the history of Hobart and really enjoyed sharing her city with us. My
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    WRashed
    Cairo, Egypt
    15946
    Learn about Hobart’s History and People in a wonderful way
    I am so happy that I booked 2 tours with Hobart walking tours. The first was a morning tour “ Hobart History,
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    Tobe P
    Sydney, Australia
    52
    A great way to spend the afternoon
    We met Lisa out the front of our hotel and it was all smiles and a lot of great information from there on in. We
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