Departing Franklin Wharf on Hobart’s historic waterfront, you are
part of a small group of up to twelve. You’ll get to know your fellow
companions and your skipper as we pull out of the docks.
Cruising down the Derwent River we pass historic Battery Point, now
one of Tasmania’s premium residential addresses. You’ll see wellknown
landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino – Australia’s
first, and the Shot Tower – once the ammunition manufacturing hub
of Van Diemen’s Land. Further south, you’ll truly appreciate the
scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city.
You will arrive at the Iron Pot, which is Australia’s oldest lighthouse.
The unique square spire is a testament to convict construction,
still standing over 150 years later.
Be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories
of Hobart’s early settlement and the lives of the lighthouse keepers
and their families. Today the Iron Pot is well known as the final turn
in the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, regarded as one of the
most gruelling sailing events in the world.