Discover the intriguing history of characters, ales and tales that filled the watering holes of Hobart on our fun and interactive Old Hobart Pub Tour…


  • Enjoy an informative historical journey as you visit local pubs, taverns and bars
  • Listen to hilarious stories and get a glimpse of Hobart’s colourful underbelly history
  • Friendly, interactive local Tasmanian Guide
  • More than just a pub tour – have a tonne of fun even if you aren’t a drinker

Get ready for an exciting journey back in time as your friendly local Tasmanian Guide enlightens you to the hardship, enterprise, and tales of Hobart taverns, pubs and bars over 200 alcohol-soaked years!

You’ll be enlightened and have great fun as we visit local historical pubs, and you listen to hilarious stories from the past over a brew or two if you so choose. Learn all about Hobart’s underbelly with its brothels, smugglers, convicts, and characters who played an unforgettable part in the murky yet captivating history of Hobart.

More than just a pub tour, this is an excellent glimpse into the early lifestyle of Hobart along with its interesting characters. Prepare to have a fantastic time, even if you aren’t a drinker!


Departure Location: Hobart Travel & Information Centre (Hobart CBD).

Departure time: 5pm - Thurs, Fri & Sat.

Per person $33.00


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • Available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Departs at 5pm from the Hobart Travel & Information Centre

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Delia from Australia wrote on 12 September 2019

Pub Tour Hobart

Informative, good introduction to Hobart, only went to 3 pubs, guide very polite, happy to answer any questions.

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Naomi from Australia wrote on 24 June 2019

Informative and fun

We enjoyed the old pub tour, our guide knew a lot about the history of the pubs and Hobart itself. We got to have a drink a two of the pubs (at our own expense) and we loved the hot buttered rum. It really made us feel like we were back in the old times

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Hi Naomi Thank you kindly for this much-appreciated review. We will pass it on to the guide, Best regards, Daniel - Hobart Historic Tours

helen Docherty from Australia wrote on 10 February 2019


Was great

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From Old Hobart Pub Tour - 1.5 Hours

Hi Helen Many Thanks for your great review. Much appreciated! Kind regards, Daniel Hobart Historic Tours

Fran Baines from Australia wrote on 03 January 2019

Good fun

Great fun very informative guide

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From Old Hobart Pub Tour - 1.5 Hours

Hi Fran, Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated! Best regards, Christina Hobart Historic Tours


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