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Battery Point walking tour with a local.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 34 reviews.Battery Point, Australia

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Experience hosted by Greg

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We meet at Ball & Chain restaurant, eastern end of Salamanca Place, Hobart.
Short walk to Lenna, this 1874 - built sandstone mansion. Onward (50m) to Princes Park and a sublime view over the Derwent estuary, Sullivan’s Cove, CBD and Eastern Shore. Significantly the imposing Empress Towers a 13 storey mid-century high-rise heralded the beginning and end to hi-rise buildings in residential Hobart.

Crossing the parkland we pass by a plate honouring Matthew Flinders, who was first to circumnavigate Australia and prove Tasmania was an island separated from Australia’s mainland. We visit the restored Signalmens cottage, Harbour Masters grand house and stop for a brew at Cream within the original convict built Ordnance Buildings.

On the waterfront we visit CSIRO and Australia’s Antarctic research base. Past the Sydney - Hobart Yacht race Judge’s Box is the AJ White Park which offers a glimpse into Battery Point’s industrial past. The urban subdivisions reveal themselves along our walk: Clarke Ave, Mona St, Colville St, Hampden Rd and Arthur Circus to see multiple examples of workers cottages, grand residential and commercial dwellings. We finish at Pollen Tea Room with refreshments or a light meal - whichever you may prefer (not included) at this local favorite and still relatively well kept secret..

The joy of this walking tour is time efficiency in a quiet residential enclave.
We meet at Ball & Chain restaurant, eastern end of Salamanca Place, Hobart.
Short walk to Lenna, this 1874 - built sandstone mansion. Onward (50m) to Princes Park and a sublime view over the Derwent estuary, Sullivan’s Cove, CBD and Eastern Shore. Significantly the imposing Empress Towers a 13 storey mid-century high-rise heralded the beginning and end to hi-rise buildings in residential Hobart.

Crossing the parkland we pass by a…

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Meet your host, Greg

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hi, I’m Greg. For all my 40 yr global working life in tourism and transport, I’ve been travelling the world pursuing my thirst for culture, history, art & architecture, food & wine. Two years ago I found myself resident in this historically rich hamlet of Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania. A keen reader, walker and curious to a fault, I’ve invested in this new love with historical, academic and literary pursuits, This tiny peninsula chronicles the European settlement of Tasmania, and Australia with it’s accessible visual legacy of indigenous, colonial, Federation and Australian symbols of society, commerce and community since the early 19C through today.
Hi, I’m Greg. For all my 40 yr global working life in tourism and transport, I’ve been travelling the world pursuing my thirst for culture, history, art & architecture, food & wine. Two years ago I found myself resident in this historically rich hamlet of Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania. A keen reader, walker and curious to a fault, I’ve invested in this new love with historical, academic and literary pursuits, This tiny peninsula chronicles the European settlement of Tasmania, and Australia wit…
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Where you'll be

From Prince’s Park we see the CBD, waterfront and Eastern shore. Say hi to Charles Darwin and Matthew Flinders. At the mid 19C sandstone Ordnance Buildings we’ll enjoy a locally roasted brew. See Australia’s Antarctic Research base and from the Judge’s Box see the Sydney - Hobart Yacht race finish point. The A.J. White Park reveals the industrial past, Clarke & Mona Sts & Arthur Circus showcase the architecture. Finish at Pollen Tea Room.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Jeannie
February 2020
An interesting and enjoyable walk around Battery Point, with natural reference to the wharf warehouses as part of this founding community. Greg brings substantial historical and architectural knowledge to life with an easy and comfortable manner, as we talked about the location and environment; structural and biological. Overall insightful understanding of Hobart's European genesis and development told and displayed accessibly and entertainingly.
An interesting and enjoyable walk around Battery Point, with natural reference to the wharf warehouses as part of this founding community. Greg brings substantial historical and ar…
Hanika
January 2020
Greg messaged us to confirm the trip was a nice welcome. If you want to see and understand a bit of history of Battery point, Greg is the guy!! We wouldn't have known or recognized the history behind the beautifully preserved facade. The nooks and crannies were covered. He really made a wonderul itinerary. The coffeeshop was a nice touch as it was a bit cold morning. We really had fun and didn't even realise it was almost done. Kudos!
Greg messaged us to confirm the trip was a nice welcome. If you want to see and understand a bit of history of Battery point, Greg is the guy!! We wouldn't have known or recognized…
Helen
January 2020
Our walking tour with Greg was great. He is friendly and knowledgeable and had lots of history to tell us about Hobart. Would definitely recommend Greg.
Kerrie
January 2020
This tour was well planned and carried out in a friendly effective manner. Knowledge of the history and colonial and art deco architecture was thorough. Defintiley a tour for those who like these elements. Meeting place was easy to find. Greg a charming host.
This tour was well planned and carried out in a friendly effective manner. Knowledge of the history and colonial and art deco architecture was thorough. Defintiley a tour for those…
Carolyne
January 2020
Greg is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the area. He has a very relaxed style and we both really enjoyed this awesome experience . Highly recommended 😁
James
December 2019
Had a great time learning new things about old Hobart. Greg was able to give us a new perspective on many of the old house in the battery point area would definitely recommend it to anyone else that was interested in finding out more about history and architecture of Hobart.
Had a great time learning new things about old Hobart. Greg was able to give us a new perspective on many of the old house in the battery point area would definitely recommend it t…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

The duration of the walk is approximately 75 - 90 minutes. This includes our coffee stop but not light refreshments on offer at the conclusion of the walking tour. Allow an additional 30 minutes if you plan to enjoy light refreshments / lunch at Pollen Tea Room at the conclusion of our walking tour

What to bring

Water

Shower /Wind proof jacket