RICHMOND + CITY LOOP COMBO!

Coal River Valley Explorer Bus | Departs Daily | 3.5 Hour Return Tour Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus | Departs Daily | 90 Minute Loop

A combined ticket where you get to enjoy one of Tasmania’s most beautiful historic towns Richmond and enjoy the official sightseeing tour of Hobart on the Hop-on Hop-Off bus.

Coal River Valley 

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. With multiple optional stops including, Amaze Richmond, Coal River Farm, Puddle Duck Vineyard, The Wicked Cheese Company and Zoodoo, you can 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, optional stops along the route offer unique experiences 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!

There's also the award-winning Coal River Farm*, a family-run business that offers tastings of some of Tasmania's best cheese and chocolate.

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.

Red Decker Hop-on Hop-off City Loop
Now it’s time to join the second tour – the official sightseeing tour of Hobart! Hop-on and hop-off at 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around the city. Or stay on board and do the full 90-minute city loop tour. The choice is yours! Red Decker’s open-top double decker buses provide unrivalled views of this beautiful city, including local landmarks such as the River Derwent, Tasman Bridge and Mt Wellington as well as an abundance of colonial architecture and city streetscapes.

Professional and informative multilingual commentary is available on the Hop-On Hop-Off City Loop Tour.  Select English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish.

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

A combined ticket for two incredible Hobart sightseeing tours – Coal River Valley Explorer Bus and Red Decker's Hop-On Hop-Off City Loop Tour!

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

48hr Red Decker City Loop Ticket. 90-minute tour. Hop-on and hop-off at 20 stops.

The best way to explore the Coal River Valley and Hobart.

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

Coal River Farm (Optional Stop)

Puddleduck Vineyard (Optional Stop)

Wicked Cheese (Optional Stop)

Amaze (Optional Stop)

Zoodoo (Optional Stop)

TOUR DETAILS

PRICE:

  • Adult (17+ years): $75
  • Concession (Students/Seniors): $65
  • Child (6–16years): $50
  • Infant (<5 years): No charge

DURATION:

Coal River Valley Explorer:

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

Red Decker Hop-On Hop-Off City Loop:

  • 90 minute city loop tour
  • City Loop ticket valid for 48 hours (from first boarding)

DEPARTURE POINT:

Coal River Valley Explorer:

  • 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).

Red Decker Hop-On Hop-Off City Loop:

  • Tour begins at Stop A (Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre), on the corner of Elizabeth & Davey Streets in Hobart.

INCLUDES:

Coal River Valley Explorer:

  • Explorer Pass for Coal River Valley Explorer Bus.
  • Informative local guide commentary.
  • Complimentary map of Richmond with exclusive offers.
  • Free Wi-Fi available onboard the bus.

Optional (Coal River Valley Explorer):

  • 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)

Red Decker Hop-on Hop-off City Loop:

  • 48hr Red Decker Hop-On Hop-Off City Loop Ticket.
  • Complimentary copy of Red Decker’s The Official Sightseeing Guide to Hobart – with exclusive local discounts.
  • Free Wi-Fi available onboard the bus.

DEPARTURE TIME:

Coal River Valley Explorer:

  • 1:00 pm

AVAILABILITY:

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

GOOD TO KNOW

  • 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.

Red Decker Hop-On Hop-Off City Loop:

  • Your 48hr Red Decker Hop-On Hop-Off City Loop Ticket is valid for 48hrs from the time you first board the Red Decker bus.
  • Visit our Map & Times page to plan your day exploring Hobart.
  • Our fleet of modern double-decker buses are wheelchair accessible. Please visit our Accessible Travel page for further details. Or contact us by phone on 03 6236 9116 or email bookings@reddecker.com.au to discuss any specific needs and we’ll certainly do our best to assist.
  • Multilingual commentary is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver.