Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour: An Insight into Historic Taverns and Local Lore
82 Ratings
Step back in time on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Hobart's historic pubs. Uncover tales of smugglers, convicts, and local lore while exploring the city's taverns. Browse our tour now!
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Hobart - Join the Old Hobart Pub Tour and learn about old taverns, pubs, brothels, smugglers, convicts and the characters involved.
What's Included
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Experience the historic pubs of Hobart on a guided 90-minute stroll. Dive into the city’s past as you explore its former taverns, drinking establishments, houses of ill-repute, tales of illicit traffickers, prisoners, and other intriguing stories. While beverages are not part of the tour cost, there’s the opportunity to buy your own. Enjoy the intimacy of a small group tour, limited to just 12 participants, for a more customized adventure.

  • Minimum age is 18 years
Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre
Elizabeth Street
Departure Point: Hobart Travel & Information Centre Corner of Davey and Elizabeth Streets
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(82 Ratings)
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Mar 3, 2024
Fantastic - Sebastian was a wonderful guide his Knowledge of the area was fantastic And made the trip very interesting
Review provided by Viator
Feb 8, 2024
Pub Tour with Maggie - It was a terrific tour that provided a really good intoduction to the convict history, the many pubs of Hobart. Maggie brought it all alive brilliantly. We were a group of friends from Perth, WA and we all loved the tour.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 11, 2023
Nice and easy work team activity. - We loved our end of year work tour. Easy to book, and great customer service. Our guide was fun and very knowledgeable. The walking was broken up into easy sections and followed a nice easy walking route. Would definitely recommend for visitors and locals alike.
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Oct 22, 2023
Cheers to the island - A wealth of very interesting historic information. Our tour guide was very kowledgeable and entertaining and the hot toddy rum at Australias 🇦🇺 oldest pub was delicious. June & Brad Sydney
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Jul 21, 2023
Fantastic tour with an amazing guide - We did the Old Hobart Pub Tour, and our guide Maggie was absolutely fabulous. My friend and I were lucky enough to have Maggie all to ourselves, and as we walked and talked, she kept pointing out pubs and bars and cafes that she thought would peak our interest for us to come back to. You could tell she really knew her history and was passionate about the city as well. She kept sharing fun and interesting stories and kept us engaged the whole time. A good tour guide can make or break your experience, and Maggie definitely made this for us. This is a definite 10/10
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Apr 14, 2024
A Pleasant Evening. - Sebastion is a pleasant and friendly young man who has a good knowledge of his subject. He was on time and took pains to communicate his subject. We had an enjoyable time with him.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 17, 2024
Disappointing - Nothing to share as disappointed in the tour as only visited one old pub, the other was not an old pub
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Feb 17, 2024
History tour - Good history of settlement of Hobart. Great group. Expected more pub stops, but those two were nice.
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Sep 3, 2023
Has potential - Brendan's story telling was great but the focus of the tour was not as portrayed. Would be really good if it was sort of like a pub crawl with tales of days gone by.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 7, 2024
A bit of a let down - With many fine OLD pubs in Hobart you'd think this would be a screamer. We saw abou 8 or 10 pubs. Stopped in the first for a drink (pay for your own), wandered past many. Stopped inside another for a look. Pastb a few more and finished inside a last. No drinks. Maybe I was judging by food walking tours I've done elsewhere, you geta taste and some info. Certainly Tassie has plenty of breweries so you could easily do some sampling. Not a schooner each time, but you can get tasting glasses at verious places.
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up to 12 guests
July 2024