EXPLORER PASS (3.5 Hour Return Tour)

Coal River Valley Explorer Tour | Departs Daily | 3.5 Hour Return Tour

Experience the very best of Richmond Village and the Coal River Valley with the Coal River Valley Explorer Bus, the official tour that takes you on a 3.5-hour journey through Tasmania's fascinating history and scenic beauty. For those seeking adventure, an additional stop along the route offers a unique experience for the whole family. These include Amaze Richmond, Puddle Duck Vineyard, The Wicked Cheese Company and Zoodoo. Explore the region at your leisure and create your own itinerary.

Begin your adventure in historic Richmond Village, where you'll have ample time to explore its charming streets and iconic landscapes. Visit its famous heritage buildings, indulge in its convict history, and marvel at Australia's oldest bridge still in use, the Richmond Bridge. Passengers on our tour also receive a complimentary Richmond Village map, with exclusive attraction offers and discounts for historic sites, shops, galleries, and cafes.

As you travel through the Coal River Valley, enjoy informative commentary from our knowledgeable drivers, who will take you through the history of the region and offer local tips on what to see and do. Take in the breathtaking views over the surrounding valley and enjoy the amazing food and wine Southern Tasmania has to offer.

For those seeking adventure, an additional stop along the route offers a unique experience for the whole family:

Amaze Richmond* is a beautiful venue with 2 outdoor mazes: a living hedge maze and a stunning timber maze - to get lost in! Amaze Richmond is only a five-minute walk from our Richmond stop.

Puddleduck Vineyard* is known for their award-winning Pinot Noir and “Bubbleduck” sparkling wine. Indulge in a seated wine tasting to pair with local produce from their “Pecking Menu”. Enjoy inside or outside, with pristine, natural scenery. There are unique gifts to discover in their “Everything Ducky Duck Shop”.

Wicked Cheese Company* offers handmade batches of cheese and chocolates, made daily. Watch cheese makers at work! There are cheese platters and local produce plates to sit down and enjoy, then stop into their shop, with packaged cheeses, cheeky chocolates and other delights to take with you. A gift for someone special? Maybe a little something for yourself!

At Zoodoo*, get up close and personal with Tasmanian devils, other Australian animals, farm animals, and exotic animals including meerkats and lions.

When it’s time to head back to Hobart, simply get back on the bus and enjoy the scenic return journey. Don't miss out on this unique and memorable tour that showcases the best of Tasmania's history, beauty, and culinary delights.

*Attraction Entry Fees, food and beverages not included. More details are below.

3.5-hour return tour from Hobart to the Coal River Valley, including 2.5 hours in Richmond village.

Experience the scenic Coal River Valley, and enjoy the historic Richmond Village, or you can choose to get off at one of our optional locations throughout the Coal River Valley and create your own itinerary!

The most convenient way to experience all the Coal River Valley has to offer.

A perfect shore excursion for cruise ship passengers arriving in Hobart.

Coal River Valley Explorer BUS STOPS

Brooke Street Pier

4 Elizabeth Street

Richmond Village

Puddleduck Vineyard (Optional Stop)

Wicked Cheese (Optional Stop)

Amaze (Optional Stop)

Zoodoo (Optional Stop)



Adult (17+ years): $45
Concession (Students/Seniors): $40
Child (6–16years): $30
Infant (<5 years): No charge


3.5-hour return tour from Hobart to Richmond, including 2.5 hours in the Coal River Valley.


  • Brooke St Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, outside Brooke st Pier, Hobart)
  • Opposite the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre, 4 Elizabeth Street in Hobart (outside the Hydro Tasmania building).



  • Explorer Pass for Coal River Valley Explorer Bus.
  • Informative local guide commentary.
  • Complimentary map of Richmond with exclusive offers.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available onboard the bus.
  • five optional 1-hour stops to create your own itinerary.


  • Ticket for Zoodoo (at own expense)
  • Food and Wine at various venues (at own expense)
  • Ticket to Old Hobart Town (at own expense)
  • Ticket for Richmond Gaol (at own expense)


  • 1:00 pm


7 days a week, all year round.
Closed Christmas Day (25 December)


  • Pre-booking is essential for this tour.
  • Our primary fleet of buses are wheelchair accessible. 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 6236 9116 or email bookings@coalrivervalleyexplorer.com.au. Please visit our Accessible Travel page for further details.