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Sunday 24 March has been reserved to provide you with one full day to enjoy one of a number of Hobart’s finest attractions. 

These tours have been collated from a number of tour operators to capture the best experiences Hobart has to offer. Each tour will be run as a private tour for NECA attendees only, to increase your networking opportunities during the tour. 
The tours are not included in your registration fee and will incur an additional charge. 

They can be added to your registration at the time of booking, or you can return to add a tour after your initial registration. 


Numbers are limited, so we recommend you get in early!  Bookings and payment are required by 8 March.  All prices are inc GST and per person. 

Please note: There is a minimum number of bookings required to run a tour. If we don’t
have enough attendees for any tour option, the tour will be cancelled and a full refund
will be provided.  


Tour 1 – Bruny Island TOUR

This tour features a 3-hour wilderness cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island, including some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs and deep-sea caves. The tour
boats are ideal for viewing the coastline and searching for seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds.

The tour includes return guided bus tour from Hobart, ferry crossing, 3-hour cruise plus morning tea and lunch will be provided.


Departure Point: Franklin Wharf a 4-minute walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart.

Cost: $245


Min 40.  Maximum 200 across multiple boats


Port Arthur Historic Site image credit Alastair Bett.jpg

Tour 2 - Port Arthur Tour

On route to and from Port Arthur, your bus will stop in a number of picturesque locations on the Tasman Peninsula, including Pirates Bay lookout, the Dog Line monument at
Eaglehawk Neck, Maingon Bay, Port Arthur Lavender Farm, Penguin Rocks, and the Remarkable Cave.

During the day you’ll be treated to morning tea and lunch at the Port Arthur Historic site and given the opportunity to visit the Tasmanian Chocolate Foundry and Bangor Winery.

Admission into Port Arthur is included in our private tour and the entry fee will include a 20-minute harbour cruise. You will have three hours to explore the fascinating, rich, and
dark history of the best-preserved penal settlement in Australia.


Departure Point: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart.

Cost: $225


Min 25.  No maximum, multiple tour buses can be run. 



Tour 3 – MONA & Mount Wellington

Enjoy a bus tour to Mount Wellington for panoramic views of Hobart before you board the ferry and enjoy a scenic cruise from Sullivan’s Cove and along the Derwent River to MONA. Admire the stunning scenery and architecture as you arrive at Australia’s largest private collection of art and artefacts.

A handheld touch screen device is available to assist you with learning about the exhibits or listening to interviews with artists.

Lunch will be provided and served at MONA.

Departure Point: Brooke Street Pier a 7-minute walk from the Hotel Grand
Chancellor, Hobart.

Cost: $175

Min 20.  Maximum 20.


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