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Prepare to admire the beauty of Hobart from the very top of Mt. Wellington, stop at Bonorong Wildlife Park to view the native animals and round out your day in the scenic village of Richmond on this private and exclusive excursion.
Be met directly at the port area by your local representative and set off travelling in luxury and comfort on your private adventure to see the old buildings of Hobart Town, with many being made of local sandstone and still standing to this day, dating from the early 1800's. As you climb to the top of Mt. Wellington, imagine what it would be like to run this path on foot. The Point to Pinnacle race is held on the road every year and is one of the worlds hardest half marathons. Hear about the local bush rangers, where the ice came from for Hobart ice creams, as well as the construction of the road itself. Once on top, take in the views of Hobart in an almost 360 view from the viewing platform. Read about Charles Darwin and his experiences as he did, indeed, climb the mountain.
Finish off the morning with a stop at Tasmania's best wildlife business, Bonorong Wildlife Park. Here you can get up-close and personal with the Tasmanian Devil as the handlers feed them, get to pat the wombats, koalas and of course feed the kangaroos. See just how friendly some of the local wildlife is, including their very talkative parrot, and learn all about the native animals from the professional and knowledgeable staff.
Step back into your transportation and relax while you travel next to the quaint little village of Richmond and discover the many convict built structures and houses. See the oldest built convict bridge in Australia, as well as the oldest Catholic Church. Take a bit of lunch from the highly awarded local Richmond Bakery or other cafes or maybe the traditional local pub (at your own expense and discretion). Pop your head into the local woodcraft shop, local souvenir stores or simply wander leisurely around the village. There are great photo opportunities around every corner, take the time to snap some Insta-worthy memories for your friends and family back home.
Finally, your day will come to an end as you travel back to the cruise terminal as you reminisce about this fantastic day out and about experiencing the best of what makes Hobart such a worthwhile destination. Book your private adventure today!
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 22 or 49 guests maximum. Groups with more than 49 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
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Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.