Providing accessible travel to all visitors is a key aim of the Coal River Valley Explorer Bus. We proudly offer year-round access to the Coal River Valley for everyone. Above all, we welcome all ages and all abilities.


Our primary fleet of buses are wheelchair friendly. Accessible buses have a wheelchair bay and storage space for mobility aids.  This includes wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and prams. View Our Bus Fleet page for further details.

However, some bus services may not be wheelchair accessible. So it’s most important to let us know before your tour. Reserve a wheelchair space when you book. Simply fill in the “Special Requirements” field. Or contact our booking office to discuss any specific needs and we’ll certainly do our best to assist. Phone +61 3 6236 9116 or email

Our Big Three Combo is the best way to explore Hobart. It’s a combined ticket for three of Hobart’s most iconic sightseeing tours. Coal River Valley Explorer Bus, kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and Red Decker’s Hop-On Hop-Off City Loop Tour! The kunanyi Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and Red Decker’s open-top double-decker buses are also wheelchair friendly.


Accessible parking is available near the Hobart waterfront. Please refer to the City of Hobart CBD Mobility Map. Pick up a printed version from the Hobart Council Centre at 16 Elizabeth Street in Hobart.

Before the tour, accessible toilets are available at Franklin Square near the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre. Accessible toilets can also be found inside Brooke Street Pier. Use the ramp to enter the building and then the lift to go down to the bottom level.

Please board at either Brooke St Pier or at our bus stop opposite the Tasmanian Travel and Infomation Centre.