The five-day Hobart Tall Ships program will include ship tours, river
Situated at latitude 40° south in the island State of Tasmania, Hobart is Australia's second oldest city.
The city is rich in character and history, nestling alongside one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world and at the base of majestic Mount Wellington which rises 1,270 metres above sea level.
The working harbour is home to Antarctic supply vessels and fishing boats from the Southern Ocean.
This panorama is complemented by the constant array of cruise ships arriving from November to April, berthing to the warm welcome of the Lord Mayor and Town Crier.
Voted by Dream World Cruise Destinations as winner of the Most Receptive Destination category, and runner-up in the Best Destination for the Rest of the World Region in the 1997 Awards, Hobart continues to be regarded by cruise ship passengers as one of the region's most friendly, exciting and diverse destinations.
Hobart boasts a myriad of attractions for visitors, including the unique Antarctic Adventure, bustling Salamanca Place and the city centre all within a stone's throw of the wharf. The city is a vibrant place that cherishes its past, yet looks forward to the challenges of the future.
Hobart's cruise ship berth is positioned right at the city's doorstep enabling the passenger to take advantage of both full-day and half-day tours.
Our prime attractions include -
Salamanca Place/Salamanca Market
Salamanca Place is located on Hobart's waterfront and set amidst historic Georgian sandstone warehouses dating back to the 1830's. It plays host to the famous Salamanca Market held every Saturday between 8.30 am and 3.00 pm. Quality Tasmanian arts and crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, clothing, jewellery, books and lots more all jostle for space on over 300 stalls.
Sunday through to Friday, Salamanca Place is home to a myriad of arts and crafts shops, theatre companies, galleries and restaurants.
City Sights and Mount Wellington (half-day)
Take in the spectacular views of Hobart and its surrounds from the Mount Nelson Signal Station, 10 km from the city centre, or the pinnacle of Mount Wellington, 22 km from the city centre.
Battery Point (half-day)
Return to Hobart and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Battery Point, discover Arthur Circus, St George's Church and Kelly's Steps. Enjoy Hobart's heritage buildings and maritime history.
Bonorong Wildlife Park (half-day)
Bonorong Wildlife Park is set in rural Tasmania, yet only 25 km from the Hobart city centre. The Park offers tourists a unique opportunity to view Tasmanian and Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. Come and see the koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus and the renowned Tasmanian Devil. Tourists can experience a real bush treat of billy tea and damper or a traditional barbecue lunch.
Par Avion Wilderness Tours (half-day)
Par Avion offers scenic flights to Tasmania's South West World Heritage National Park. The scenic flights allow you to witness some of the most remote and pristine wilderness to be found anywhere in the world. Full day tours offer a beach landing and gourmet lunch at a wilderness camp. All tours take in features such as Federation Peak, the Western Arthur Range and Tasmania's rugged southern coastline, known as “World's End”.
Richmond Town (half-day)
Only 25 km from Hobart, the historic town of Richmond is Australia's finest Georgian village. It boasts world-famous attractions such as the country's oldest preserved colonial convict gaol, Bridge and Catholic Church. Visit Hobart as it was in the 1820's at Old Hobart Town historical model village and browse in Richmond's antique shops, art and craft galleries.
Make a day of it… visit Richmond and then the boutique wineries of the nearby Coal River Valley - the new Meadowbank Estate is a great place to start.
Southern Forests (full-day)
Experience first hand the famous Southern Forests by visiting the newly-opened Tahune Forest Airwalk. The height of the airwalk ranges from 20 metres to 45 metres above ground level offering a unique insight into life in the canopy of a rainforest. Stand amidst the 80 m tall eucalypts, Huon pine, myrtle, blackwood and sassafras and take in the spectacular views of the Huon River and its confluence, the Picton River.
Port Arthur Historic Site (full-day)
Port Arthur Historic Site, located on the Tasman Peninsula and just one and a half hours drive from Hobart. It is one of Australia's premier heritage sites and Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction. The remains of the remote penal settlement serve as a sometimes chilling reminder of a rich and colourful chapter in Tasmania's colonial past. Port Arthur began operating in 1830 as a timber station but in 1833 it became a prison settlement for male convicts and quickly established a reputation as ‘hell on earth'.
Today, the Port Arthur Historic Site encompasses over 40 hectares and features a large number of stabilised ruins and restored buildings from the convict era.
- Mures Upper Deck Restaurant
- Ball and Chain Grill
- Revolving Restaurant (Wrest Point Hotel Casino)
- Meehan's (Hotel Grand Chancellor)
- Sisco's on the Pier
Hobart has pristine ocean beaches within 30 minutes of the city including:
- Seven Mile Beach
- Clifton Beach
- Carlton Beach
All four private metropolitan clubs are within a 20 minute drive from the city.
- Tasmania Golf Club
- Royal Hobart Golf Club
- Kingston Beach Golf Club
- Claremont Golf Club
Other Sporting Activities
- Domain Tennis Centre
- Hobart Aquatic Centre
Best Shopping Areas
- Salamanca Place (100 metres from wharf)
- Hobart City Centre (500 metres from wharf)
- Sandy Bay(designer label shopping, 1 km from wharf)
|Customs Officers||24 hours|
|Quarantine Officials||24 hours|
|Immigration Officials||As for Customs|
Customs and Immigration
|Passenger Manifest||Three copies at the first port of call with one copy to Immigration with the passengers card one copy to Customs and the third copy to remain on board the ship.|
|Embarking Passenger Manifest||3 copies - 1 to Customs 1 to Port 1 stays|
|Crew Manifest||2 - 1 at first port to Immigration 2nd stays.|
|Stores List||2 (Aust. Customs Service and Sydney Ports Corporation|
|Customs Declaration (Ship)||1 (Australian Customs Service)|
|Customs Declaration (Crew)||2 (Australian Customs Service)|
|Forms Comments||All forms listed above are produced at the first Australian port of call and then one copy of each form travels on board the ship to be produced at subsequent ports.|
|Customs Declaration (Passengers)||One at first Australian port of call only.|
|Health Declaration||One (pratique) at first Australian port of call only|
The following Ground Handlers are CDU members and supply superior ground handling services throughout Australia.
|Arrival Departure Restrictions||No|
|Tidal Variation||Max 1.2 metres. Normal 0.6 metres|
|Prevailing Currents||0.5 to 2 knots in south-east direction|
|Length of Channel||No channel - wide river|
|Depth of Channel||15.2 metres at river mouth|
Depth and breadth of turning basin
|Location of Turning Basin||None - river used|
|Pilotage Name||Tasmanian Ports Corporation|
|Pilotage Address||1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000|
|Pilotage Phone No||61 3 62226061|
|Pilotage Fax No||61 3 62346116|
|Is Pilotage Compulsory||Yes|
|Position of Pilot Pickup||Hobart - at an imaginary line east/west along a parallel of Latitude 42ï¾°55.5|
|Distance from Berth||3 nautical miles from Sullivan|
|Pilot VHF Channel||Channel 16|
|Description of Pilot Boat||Royal blue hull, white cabin and international orange deck|
|Pilot Hours||24 hours - Crew receive overtime at weekends and public holidays and from 1630 to 1800 hours.|
|Pilotage Fees||Upon request|
|The following CDU members offer superior service throughout the region.|
|Barwil Agencies Oceania|
|Address||9/189 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000|
|Telephone||+61 2 9439 7223|
|24 hour contact||+61 416 189 760|
|Fax||+61 2 9439 8587|
|Services||Contact: Greg Coopman.|
|Beaufort Shipping Agency Company|
|Address||Level 8, 120 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000|
|GPO Box 3988 SYDNEY NSW 2001|
|Telephone||61 2 9364 8960|
|24 hour contact||+61 411 123 013|
|Fax||+61 2 9364 8999|
|Services||Contact Ian McAllister|
|Information on other Shipping Agents can be obtained from the Port Authority (see Port Operator).|
|Are tugs available||Yes|
|Are tugs compulsory||No|
|Tug operator`s name||North Western Shipping and Towage Co P/L|
|Tug operator`s fax||61 3 6272 0456|
|Ship or tug lines||Tugs|
|Tug working hours||24 hours|
|Working hours||0800 TO 1630|
|Working hours||0830 TO 1700|
|Stevedoring Name||For details of suitable stevedores, please contact the Shipping Agent|
|For details of several quality, competitively priced provedores please contact the Shipping Agent.|
|Quay or barge||Road tanker|
|Exquay or barge||No|
|No of hoses||As requested|
|Capacity per hose/hour||150 tonnes max per hour|
|Tonnes per hour guaranteed||75 tonnes per hose per hour|
|Type of connect||Standpipe male - hoses|
|Connect size in inches||4|
|Size of containers||5 metres by 3 metres|
|Incineration or dump||Incinerator or deep buried|
|Facilities to transport||Truck|
|Ship or shore pump||Shore|
|Port Charges||Upon request|
|Nearest dry dock||Hobart (Sydney for larger vessels)|
|Maximum Tonnage||1200 tonnes|
|Name||Tasmanian Ports Corporation|
|Address||1 Franklin Wharf, HOBART TAS 7000|
|Telephone||1 300 366 742|
|Facsimile||+ 61 3 6231 0693|
|Berth||Macquarie 2/3 Berth|
|Maximum draft||8.8-9.6 metres|
|Tidal variation||1.37 metres|
Berth 2-3 total length is 1086 ft, (331 m)
|Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships||Yes|
|Are other ships able to dock||Yes|
|Cargo ships at dock||Yes|
|Berth||Macquarie 2/3 or Macquarie 4/5 Berths|
|Maximum draft||11.7 metres|
|Tidal variation||1.37 metres|
|Berth length||Berth 4-5 total length 1225 ft, (373 m)|
|Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships||No|
|Are other ships able to dock||Yes|
|Cargo ships at dock||Yes|
|Nearest Overseas Port||Wellington|
|Terminal Building||Yes - Macquarie Wharf No. 2 Cruise Terminal|
|Meet and Greet Facilities||Yes|
|Telephones||in the vicinity|
|Availability of Maps and/or Brochures||Yes|
|Is the US Dollar Accepted?||No|
|Closest Airport to Pier||Hobart|
|Distance to Airport||17 km|
|Transport to Airport||Charter Coaches, limousines, hire cars or taxis|
|Can Passengers Walk to Town||Yes|
|Drive Time from Pier to Shuttle Stop||5 minutes|
|Distance from Pier to Town Centre||800 metres|
|Are Shuttle Buses Necessary||No|
|Suggested Shuttle Stop in Town||Elizabeth Street Mall|
|Availability of Taxis at Pier||Yes|
|Availability of Public Transport at Pier||
Taxi rank outside Macquarie Wharf No. 2 Cruise Terminal.
Complimentary shuttle bus service for mobility impaired passengers.
|Other Forms of Transport at Pier||Yes|
|Distance from Ship to Tour Buses||30 metres|
|What is the Normal Coach Capacity||Up to 50 passengers|
|Are Tour Buses Air Conditioned||Yes|
|Are Refreshments Provided on Buses||Yes|
|Are Cold Towels Provided on Buses||Upon request|
|Are Step Stools Provided on Buses||Yes|