TECHNICAL TOURS

   

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm | Cost: $75

Antarctic Centre and Grandvewe Cheeses and Sheep Whey Vodka.

Nestled among the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart offers visitors the chance to experience a setting of exceptional beauty. This tour will highlight some of the stunning natural landscapes surrounding the city and give delegates a taste of the area’s industries. Setting off from the Hobart Grand Chancellor by bus, delegates will first arrive at the Antarctic Tasmania, where they will enjoy a tour of the centre and Antarctic gateway infrastructure. From the mid-19th century, trail-blazing explorers relied on the Port of Hobart and the expertise of skilled Tasmanian’s to support their expeditions to and from Antarctica.

We will then head to Oyster Cove at Kettering. Following lunch at Oyster Cove Inn, originally the summer residence of Alfred Cotton, one of Tasmania’s richest men of the 19th Century, the tour will board the bus for Grandvewe Cheeses and Hartshorn Sheep Whey Distillery. Situated on 80 acres of pristine farmland overlooking the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island, the farm produces eight different types of cheese and was winner of the 2017 Australian Beverage of the Year for its unique sheep whey vodka.

On the tour’s final stop, attendees will observe a recent subdivision in Kingston that provides an excellent example of water sensitive urban design principles.

Tour includes transfers and lunch.

Please note that all tours are subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Please book early to guarantee a seat.
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Technical Tour 2 – Roads and Bridges

Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm | Cost: $70

Walking tour of new foot bridges at Fountain Roundabout and Legacy Bridge and finish at the Cenotaph. Summerleas Road Project and Spring Farm Subdivision. Lunch at Home Hill Winery.

The day will start with a walking tour of a number of newly built bridges that are helping connect a growing Hobart including the $11 million Bridge of Remembrance. This bridge is an important link between the Cenotaph and the Soldier Memorial Avenue. Spanning over the Tasman Highway this bridge, opened in April 2019, provides a beautiful entry point to the city. The Bridge of Remembrance is a pedestrian and cycling bridge that will provide a safe connection between the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, the many sporting facilities on the Domain and the Regatta Grounds, the intercity cycleway and Sullivans Cove.

The tour will then board a bus before inspecting the Summerleas Road Project – a grade separated interchange used to improve a previously high-accident intersection – and the Springfarm Estate Subdivision, where the use of water sensitive urban design can be observed.

Next is lunch at Home Hill Winery, located a 30-minute drive south of Hobart in the picturesque Huon Valley, before arriving back at the Hobart Grand Chancellor.

Tour includes transfers and lunch.

Please note that all tours are subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Please book early to guarantee a seat. Walking shoes are advised.
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Technical Tour 3 – Buildings and Streetscapes

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm | Cost: $100

This tour commences with a slow drive through Hobart looking at Battery Point and the old building before going to Lenah Valley and Glenorchy to talk about the urban renewal projects before arriving at Mona. Free time and lunch at Mona.

The tour will begin with a slow drive through Hobart, providing attendees with a fantastic chance to immerse themselves in historic Battery Point – home to the legendary Salamanca Market – and the area’s picturesque colonial buildings. Fun fact: in the early 19th century, Battery Point was the site of a battery of guns that protected Hobart. Then, it’s onward to Lenah Valley to inspect the Lenah Valley Retail Precinct Upgrade. The Augusta Road shopping village in Lenah Valley was upgraded to improve the quality of the streetscape and pedestrian amenity and to provide vibrant, accessible and attractive social spaces for the community. 

Next, we’ll head to Glenorchy for a tour of the Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation Project, currently being undertaken to bring the heart of the area to life. This includes works to make the area more usable for pedestrians by minimising the impact of vehicles and providing street art, feature lighting and wide pavements. 

Attendees will then arrive at Mona and, after receiving a private presentation on the world-famous building’s construction, enjoy a delicious antipasto platter for lunch. Then, it’s up to you – feel free to explore Mona until 5pm, or if you prefer you can catch the ferry back to Hobart at 3pm.

Tour includes transfers and lunch.

Please note that all tours are subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Please book early to guarantee a seat.
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Technical Tour 4 – Parks and Waste Management

Time: 9.00am – 4.15pm | Cost: $90

McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre drive to top of Mount Wellington – talk on the guard rail project and Brewery tour.

The tour kicks off with a visit to McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre, then continues with a drive to for a tour of this tranquil hideaway. First constructed in the 1860s, the Waterworks reservoirs capture the flow of creeks and rivers rising on the higher slopes of Mt Wellington. The area is popular with families and bushwalkers, featuring numerous walking tracks, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Attendees will then board the bus for a drive to the top of majestic Mount Wellington, where they will learn about the recent Mt Wellington guard rail project, and – weather permitting – venture to the top of the mountain to admire the stunning views out over Hobart.

Then, it’s on to the iconic Cascade Brewery for lunch. Established in 1824 as a humble sawmilling operation in the foothills of Mount Wellington, Cascade is now Australia’s oldest operating brewery. Attendees will have the chance to tour the brewery and peek behind its gothic sandstone façade to learn more about its history and brewing processes.

Time permitting, we will then visit the Hobart Rivulet – Until the 1860s, the rivulet was the main source of fresh water for the settlement and the colony grew up along its banks. 

Tour includes transfers and lunch.

Please note in regard to the Cascade Brewery Tour you are required to wear fully enclosed flat shoes, can’t have any alcohol before the tour and walking aids are not permitted.

Please note that all tours are subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Please book early to guarantee a seat.
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