The changing of the seasons. Late summer and coming into autumn is a wonderful time to visit Hobart. The weather is almost perfect with sunny days and lazy, long evenings. During summer and autumn, you can choose from day or early evening tours. Feeling thirsty? Cool off and relax during your ride with a bottle of Tasmanian wine or a beer. Drinks are available courtesy of Blue Eye Restaurant or why not try our Romance or Tasmanian Indulgence Tours? During January, we operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with extra days when a cruise ship is in port. Check our roster below for days and times.
Cruise ship season is a very busy time. We normally start our cruise ship days early at 11.00am, however, because we are an organised shore excursion provider, we may have sections of the day blocked out for this purpose. If you are a cruise ship passenger and wish to book an excursion, we recommend you contact the cruise line. We can take bookings for cruise ship passengers direct if you wish to try one of our other tours on offer. We also take any outside bookings on cruise ship days, subject to availability.
Celebrating a young one’s birthday? Stay tuned for an exciting option to our tours which delight every little person!
Carriage rides are affordable for everyone. We don’t price our tours per person, but base it on the tour you take. We have developed four different tours – one for every time schedule and budget. You can also customise your tours. You can add a Tasmanian Indulgence option or how about enjoying all we have to offer with a Trot Through Time? Contact us and we can organise a tour just for you. Our carriage comfortably sits 4-5 adults, or 2 adults and 4 children. Contact us for options with a larger group.
- Salamanca Jaunt – 15 minutes – $60
- Waterfront Jaunt – 30 minutes – $80
- Battery Point Jaunt – 1 hour – $140
- Trot Through Time – 1.5 hours – $220 (includes copy of Discovering Hobart book)
- Romance Option – $40 in addition to tour cost
- Tasmanian Indulgence Option – $60 in addition to tour cost
Hence, you can take a party of four people on a Battery Point jaunt and it will only cost $35 per head. The experience, though, is priceless! .
Please see below for details on each of our tours.
Not only do we endeavour to meet your special requests, we are happy to have guests with any special needs. A carriage ride is an experience everybody, regardless of ability, is able to enjoy and remember. Please feel free to call us and let us know your situation. Customers with assistance dogs and those with mobility impairment can be catered for.
As our times and days we operate change due to various circumstances, please consult our roster below which is regularly updated. If the day you are seeking is not yet on our Roster, please call us to confirm. Saturday evenings (6.00-7.30pm) are by appointment only.
|HERITAGE HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES PTY LTD|
|Sunday 11 March||11.00AM||5.30PM||CRUISE SHIP IN PORT|
|Tuesday 13 March||11.00AM||5.30PM||CRUISE SHIP IN PORT|
|Wednesday 14 March||11.00AM||5.30PM||CRUISE SHIP IN PORT|
|Friday 16 March||11.00AM||5.30PM||CRUISE SHIP IN PORT|
|Saturday 17 March||11.00AM||5.30PM|
|Sunday 18 March||12.30PM||6.30PM|
|Wednesday 21 March||11.00AM||5.30PM||CRUISE SHIP IN PORT|
|Thursday 22 March||12.30PM||6.30PM|
|Friday 23 March||12.30PM||6.30PM|
|Saturday 24 March||11.00AM||5.30PM|
|Sunday 25 March||12.30PM||6.30PM|
A jaunt around the iconic Salamanca Place, past majestic Parliament House and onto Franklin Wharf and Constitution Dock. A great tour for families. Photos mandatory! Children are welcome to pat our horses and maybe even sit up with the driver for a photo. Our carriage can comfortably take 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children. Salamanca Jaunts run for around 15-20 minutes and cost $60.00 per tour.
Passing through the bustling Hobart waterfront over to the historic stone IXL building and the Cruise Terminals, this jaunt gives you a real appreciation of Hobart’s connection to the sea and the mountains with Mt Wellington looming behind the city. Some lucky passengers even get to spot our resident harbour seal! One thing is certain, you’ll see lots of happy and excited faces and people waving to you as we pass them by! The Waterfront by night is just beautiful. A 30 minute tour which costs $80.00 per tour.
Battery Point Jaunts
These tours run for an hour and take in Salamanca Place and the charming streets of historic Battery Point. You’ll be immersed in the atmosphere of 19th Century Hobart and it’s easy to imagine life in Georgian and Victorian times when you ride in our vis-a-vis landau driven by the carriage driver in authentic livery. You’ll be able to appreciate the beauty of this well preserved area from a perspective that can’t be reproduced by driving in a car or even walking. For those chilly days, you can even have a hot chocolate or coffee delivered straight to your carriage to enjoy along the way. Our driver will give you an informative commentary on the rich history of the area. Battery Point tours cost $140.00 per tour. For more information on Battery Point, please go to our Battery Point page http://hobarthorsetours.com.au/a-short-history-of-hobarts-battery-point/
Trot Through Time
If you love history, you’ll love this tour. Combining our Battery Point Jaunt and Waterfront Jaunt into a 1.5 hour tour which gives you the best Hobart can offer. We’ll give you an in-depth commentary of Hobart’s fascinating history. You’ll also receive a beautiful hard cover book, Discovering Hobart (valued at $35.00 RRP) to take home with you so that you can remember all the wonderful sights from your tour. It may even prompt you to do a little more discovering of Hobart. You can also combine the Trot Through Time with either our Romance or Tasmanian Indulgence Packages to really enjoy your taste of colonial history. Our Trot Through Time tour costs $220 per carriage with one copy of the book per tour. Bookings essential please.
Tasmanian Indulgence Package
It makes sense to enjoy the best Tasmania has to offer whilst you visit us. Not only can you enjoy your carriage ride around Battery Point or the Waterfront, but you can sip Stefano Lubiana’s NV Brut and nibble on delectable Norman & Dann chocolates while you do so. Decadent but so affordable and a great memory of your Tasmanian holiday. Just $60 in addition to your tour cost. Bookings essential please.
Thinking of surprising your loved one? Whether it is a marriage proposal or just to say I love you, what could be more romantic than a horse and carriage ride with champagne and chocolates? You have the choice of our Romance package with mainland sparkling wine and Norman & Dann chocolates for $40 in addition to your tour or our Indulgence Package with Stefano Lubiana NV Brut and Norman & Dann chocolates for $60 extra. We can cater for your every whim….Bookings essential!
Royal Afternoon Tea at Hadley’s Orient Hotel
Click here for more information on Royal Afternoon Tea Carriage Tours: http://hobarthorsetours.com.au/royal-high-tea-hadleys/
A Special Gift for Christmas or any occasion…
It doesn’t matter what the occasion is – birthdays, anniversaries, proposals….you can show your loved one you care by treating them to a carriage ride. Contact us now via email or phone 0408 763 392 to book.
Want to give a gift voucher? Gift vouchers are a fantastic way to give a present that is always appreciated. We can cater for all budgets and the lucky recipient can choose when they would like to enjoy their carriage ride. Just drop us a line by email or phone to arrange and your gift voucher will be posted to you or your recipient.
Every Occasion is an occasion for a horse and carriage!
If you can think of an occasion, we can be there. Birthdays, family reunions, engagements…..the list is endless. How about arriving to the Theatre in style? For a night to remember, we can pick you up from your hotel or restaurant and take you to the theatre in time for the performance. 24 hours notice required for Theatre tours.
Group Bookings for Historic Town Tours
Would your group like to tour historic towns such as Richmond, Ross or Oatlands? These towns are like a step back in time and are well worth a visit. We can run carriage tours of these towns, showing the highlights from the comfort and ease of a carriage. Ideal for seniors’ groups. Bookings essential.
Want to make that next function a truly memorable one? Everybody remembers the sights and sounds of a horse drawn carriage. We can cater for Christmas parties, corporate events, festivals. In fact, if you can organise it, we can be there!
Weddings and School Formals
Of course, we cater for weddings! We can make your wedding, engagement, school formal or any special occasion memorable. Enjoy the day from our open vis-à-vis carriage (which can be closed in inclement weather) or, for that extra luxury, our white wedding coach is the way for any bride to feel like a princess on her special day.
We can travel to anywhere in Tasmania to make your dreams come true. If you have a large bridal party that you would like to cater for, we are happy to use both our carriages. If you would like to just have us attend to make that wonderful photo backdrop, we can do that too. Click here to go to our Weddings page http://hobarthorsetours.com.au/weddings/
Complimentary champagne and chocolates or berry platter (in season) for the bride and groom.
For School Formals, we can guarantee heads will turn when you arrive in either the white coach or the black landau, driven by a pair of matched horses. We also travel to formals anywhere in the state. School formal season is extremely busy, so please book early.