I don’t really know exactly what stood out in my mind about this most exceptional bus tour but I’ve listed below some of the experiences which made it so special. Robert Wilson (Fun Tassie Tours) runs a very intimate little bus tour business which showcases the best of Tasmania. We were given a great appreciation of the historical, social, agricultural, architectural, manufacturing, mining, artists and flora and fauna. Maybe the stand out day was when Robert showed us the fairy penguins, herding us all down to the sea in the dark with his special torch and detailed instructions as to how we were to behave and not get in the way of penguins, this was so exciting. Maybe it was the day that he has us crawling around in the long grass trying to sneak up on the wombats for a great photo or the amazing bbq dinner he personally cooked and hosted for all 10 visitors at Cradle Mountain. No, for me it was when Robert jumped over the roped off area at the Wall and took not just us but everyone else who was there on the day for a guided tour of this exceptional art space. The Pied Piper is probably the best analogy that springs to mind as he brought the story of the carvings to life for us all. Kindness and thoughtfulness as shown to each and everyone on the trip, you’ll have a treasure of a time with Fun Tassie Tours. Regards.
Anne Morrissey – 2016
It has been a long time back from the Tasmanian trip, I would like to let you know I really had a great time.
After visiting Tasmania, I went to Melbourne & Sydney. And I have edited a video, that I would like to share my happiness with you.
The first 1/3 part was shot in Tasmania.
I joined the tour, Tasmania In Circle – 6 days, in early March. Although Robert is originally from Queensland, he knows everything about Tassie and many people there. The 6 days were full of different experiences and Robert did everything he could to keep the group comfortable and happy. He even prepared an excellent barbecue dinner for us so that we could have a local experience.I will highly recommend Robert if you want a small group and unique experience in Tassie at a reasonable price.
Anita – 2016
Timely, extremely interesting, Robert is so knowledgable about history, explorers, flora, fauna. Thinks nothing of stopping on a dime to let us see an echidna by the road that he spotted. Saved us spending $30 each when at Bicheno to see the little penguins – took us out around 8:00 pm and we got to see about 30, some one nests, marching in from the ocean. We saw chocolate factories, honey production, eucalyptus oil, Mt. Wellington, Cradle Mountain, cave with glow worms, and so many waterfalls, small hikes to wonderful views, and amazing things, not even listed in the itinerary on his website. He included about 30% more stuff to see, than was listed and we loved every minute. Highly recommend this tour. In 6 days we travelled 2000 km in a comfortable van and just had a blast! Thanks Robert. You are so passionate about Tasmania and its history and peoples.
Travis – 2016
We have just had a whirl wind tour of Hobart and surrounding area with Andrew of tassie tours,how enjoyable and interesting both he and the tour turned out to be,Being a local he was able to take us to places that the big operators wouldn’t get to,Being Scottish he took us to The Lark Distillery which was fascinating and informative and we enjoyed a couple of wee drams .We would love to visit Tasmania again and would have no hesitation in recommending tassie tours for a longer trip thanks Tom Martin and friends
Tom – 2016
My ten year old son and I recently had a marvellous time on the 6 day/5 night circle tour of Tasmania. This is a really comprehensive tour which shows you all the main sights but plenty you would not expect to see also. Robert is friendly, considerate and well versed in all things Tasmanian. He expertly guides a well thought-out and superbly timed expedition, making use of all parts of each day to show interesting sights, feats and history. Suitable for all ages, I can’t recommend this highly enough. You will leave feeling you know so much about this amazing island and I can guarantee you will have seen things others won’t have.
Allison – 2016
An excellent tour, I would highly recommend this tour. There were 9 people on this tour for 3 days then 4 people for the remaining 3 days. The vehicle was a 12 seater mini bus. Being a single traveller I felt very comfortable on this tour and the pricing was very good. The tour guide/driver Robert is very professional, patient, friendly & knowledgeable. You get to see a lot Tassie each day as the days are full, there are many stops made and plenty of photo oppotunities. We made stops to see wildlife on the side of the road (Echidna, Wallabies, Wombats) and were able to get up close to get some great photo shots. The motels were of good quality, with breakfast included. Lunches were varied each day. The BBQ dinner at Cradle Mountain is a highlight.
Cozza – 2016
We went for the 5D4N tour from Hobart to Launceston, and we highly recommend it ! Robert is an exceptionally knowledgeable and patient guide, and obviously very passionate about Tassie; that translates to the various unscheduled stops that would have not been possible to visit with other bigger tour groups. He ensured that we got out the most of the trip – learned a lot about the history of the places/towns we visited, and saw a lot of wombats and wallabies in the wild, little penguins trekking to their nests and (probably poisonous) eerie blue mushroom growing on an old dead tree; these are the things we appreciated most during the trip. We truly enjoyed the trip, and we might actually be coming back during summer!
Yulyanatan – 2016
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to our tour guide Robert. He is patient, knowledgeable and professional. He drove us to the attractions safely. I had a great time in Tasmania. I joined the 5 days 4 nights tour and I highly recommend this. If I have the chance to choose again, I would even choose 6 days 5 nights.
Jason – 2016
The night at Bicheno Robert brought us to watch penguins walking on the way back home. He drove a long day and stayed and found – penguins. We really appreciated his professionalism and he was always attentive to our needs. Brian Chee – 2016
Robert would have to be Tasmania’s best ambassador & we just lucked it with choosing Fun Tassie Tours. We normally would have done a fly drive but decided after reading the reviews that we’d give this small bus tour a go. We are so glad we did, Robert is as others say very knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful, brilliant bus driver and every other lovely description but no one has actually nailed it, he’s got that little extra something which is unique, don’t ask us what it is but he’s got it.
I feel quite emotional remembering when Robert jumped behind the rope barrier at The Wall & proceeded to give us a personal commentary on the amazing wood carvings, then in Pied Piper fashion had managed to attract the interest of absolutely everyone else there on the day & they too followed him in silence & listened to his every word as he brought The Wall to life, that was an experience that I’ll never forget.
Ann – 2016
I took the 6 day circle tour. Robert, who owns the company and is the guide, is wonderful. He loves Tasmania and he loves his job and is extremely knowledgeable. It was like visiting your uncle and having him take you around his home town. At every stop he knew the people. He could tell you the local history, but he could also tell you that the water in the dam was higher last week and that the couple who own the motel have 3 small kids and bought it two years ago. A lot is packed into a day. One of the more unusual stops was at a dairy where the cows decide when they want to be milked. There are no people involved at any point in the milking process. We got back late on the last day. Two of us had booked rooms at the airport instead of in Hobart. Robert insisted on driving us the 20 minutes to the airport rather than dropping us off at the bus terminal.
Mark – 2016
I was travelling on my own and wanted to see the East coat of Tasmania. I did not want to drive myself or go on a large bus tour and this seemed like a good idea, I was not disappointed. There were myself and 3 other people on the tour and Robert the driver/guide was excellent, he was obviously well known at all the places we made scheduled stops. The unplanned stops were amazing e.g. one day we pulled over by the side of the road to see an echidna walking along in plain view – for me it was small things like this that set the tour apart.
Jill – 2016
What a lovely way to get a good look at the East, North and a bit of Mid Tasmania! As the country makes it easy to be mesmerized by beautiful things, it was great to have a knowledgeable, organized yet warm host like Robert (with a surprise visit by his lovely wife!). So many breathtaking landscapes to see, so much delicious local food, so much history! And indigenous animals, in the wild!
Alice – 2016
Tour season 2015
Our guide Robert Wilson always put us, our enjoyment and safety as his priorities. He attended to details and he was helpful and thoughtful. After our tour we really couldn’t ask for more! Totally impressed by his professionalism! Eva Chan – Hong Kong 2015
Small, personalised and responsive to individual needs and interests. As a solo, female traveler I felt very comfortable. The owner displayed a keen interest in the history, flora and fauna of Tasmania. Robert is knowledgable and passionate about the state of Tasmania! Kate – NSW Australia – 2015
I don’t know that we have had such a professional, enthusiastic guide before! Robert Wilson loves Tasmania and so enjoys sharing it with his customers. He is a credit to the Tasmanian Tourism Industry. Tour gave superb reflection of Tasmania in a very professional, informative manner. Exactly as advertised! Very sound environmental practices throughout. I felt completely safe at all times. Pam – UK – 2015
Excellent itinerary in seeing Tasmania with a professional and passionate tour guide! Very organised and always put customer satisfaction as his first priority!. Such good information and advice, he was very engaging! Yin – Hong Kong – 2015
Robert Wilson gave very comprehensive commentary on the places we visited and things we saw. He attended to all my needs very well :). He helped with the booking and helped to trace our properties left behind at the hotel and then sent them back to us! Belinda – Hong Kong – 2015
Robert Wilson the Fun Tassie Tours tour guide provided outstanding service and attended to every detail. For the clients he was very customer orientated and thoughtful. Robert Wilson & Fun Tassie Tours are very passionate and enthusiastic! Heidi – China – 2015
The operators love Fun Tassie Tours for his knowledge and care for the environment. His willingness to go the extra mile and his care for people was exceptional! Pat – Tasmania – 2015
Tour season 2014
A very well planned tour itinerary covering most of Tasmania historical sites and nature, revealing the most natural side of Tasmania. Flexible tour guide to ensure the best interests of mine & safety at all times of travel. Robert Wilson, he’s my cautious driver, detailed tour guide, friendly companion, good chef and budget planner. Excellent job!
Vivian Hong Kong 2014
We were treated royally. It was the best tour I’ve ever been on in a week. I felt much more knowledgeable about the life and history of Tasmania.
Marjory – Canada 2014
Robert is really professional. He showed us the best parts of Tasmania. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this tour to our friends to come here and see such a beautiful place.
Karina Hong Kong 2014
The tour guide from Fun Tassie Tours is very friendly & sensitive to the needs of our family during the whole trip. He is also very knowledgeable. Fun Tassie Tours offered to us more than just a service but a joyful and unforgettable trip in Tasmania.
Carrie Hong Kong 2014
Robert is very knowledgeable, thoughtful and fair. He did everything to make our trip enjoyable. Robert even arranged the sun to come up (almost) every day! This was the best way to see more of Tasmania!
Gail 2014 USA
Great price, great experiences. Excellent tour guide, great attractions, very good accommodations. Special diet requirements catered for! Tour gave 110%, recommend highly to anyone! Such a great tour company! Budget price and experienced. Special memories spent with my best friend from the UK!
Jan UK 2014
Has wide and deep knowledge of Tasmania. Friendly and sensitive to the needs of our family. Looks after our safety throughout the trip. It was a very joyful and memorable trip!
Lu Hong Kong 2014
Fun Tassie Tours is customer focused in every aspect of their service delivery. The tour guide shares his knowledge about animals, plants and the history of Tasmania with much passion. Totally enjoyable touring experience.
Jessie Hong Kong 2014
This company provides excellent service and the tour guide understands customers needs. He uses his heart and his passion in his job and looks after the safety of his customers at all times.
Wong Hong Kong 2014
Fun Tassie Tours ensured that I had a very positive and pleasurable taste of the highlights of Tasmania.
Dianne NZ 2014
We were accommodated very attentively and my physical challenges were respected, assisted and special accommodation was made for my physical challenges. Lifts, ramps & trams were made available. Food & accommodation were quite good. Many opportunities for photos given & encouraged! Customer service was exemplary. Questions on the tour were encouraged, we felt appreciated as customers. Robert Wilson excelled!
Ruth – USA 2014
Strongly agreed to all (8) surveyed Fun Tassie Tours questions.
Eg 1. The quality of the business and my experience were excellent = Strongly agree.
Eg. 2. The advertising reflected the true picture of the business = Strongly agree.
Jeanne & Tom – Hong Kong 2014
Excellent tour guide: Robert Wilson. Very attentive, informative, patient & always on time.
Budiman – USA 2014
We had Robert Wilson as a tour guide. He is very friendly and a very excellent guide. Highly Recommendable.
Sian – USA 2014
Rob went beyond his call of duty. Nothing was too much trouble.
Leo – Australia 2014
Driver was very thoughtful, friendly & courteous. Gave the option to stop if required to look at places of interest, if not part of the schedule.
Barbara – UK 2014
Saw more than I expected & was pleasantly surprised by the attention to myself & others particular needs. An excellent holiday. Thank you Robert Wilson.
Christina – Australia 2014
Wonderful tour. Enjoyable & Interesting. Very knowledgeable tour operators, wet our appetites for more information on places we visited. Considerate tour operators. Favorite: Wall of the wilderness. We went to nooks & corners off the beaten track, stayed in different styles of accommodation. The tour operators had immense knowledge of places, his enthusiasm was infectious.
Marie – France 2014
Robert went out of his way to provide an enjoyable, informative and comfortable tour.
Kim – Australia 2014
Tour season 2013
It’s an informative Tour. Tour guide knows Tasmania very well and provides detailed descriptions. A wonderful journey. 😉
Nicole- W.A 2013
The staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Steve – SYD 2013
Quick response to email enquiries on the tour and payment information. Tour guide is very attentive, knows the local plants, animals and business very well. Definitely would recommend to friends.
Terry – Hong Kong 2013
We where picked up exactly on time at the beginning of the tour. Robert Wilson ensured that we saw a lot of Tasmania in six days. We were well looked after throughout, even in places that seemed a long way from anywhere!
Philip – New Zealand 2013
The number and diversity of the places visited gave us wonderful examples of what nature has given Tasmania. The interest and care given to us was exemplary.
Steve – U.K 2013
Robert Wilson’s enthusiasm for the tour was obvious. He went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed to make the trip memorable and enjoyable.
Ann – U.S.A 2013
Tour season 2011-2012
This was my first Australian tour and I was impressed with their professionalism. Derek & Wendy – Australia2012
A1 Service. Many thanks for professional manner that tour was carried out. Having experienced previous bus tours in Australia and overseas I have found this small group tour specialist to be informative and very professional in caring out their aims to satisfy their clients. John – Australia 2012
We had a wonderful time traveling in you beautiful island. Thanks to Shane and you, Alex for a great Tasmanian experience. Mickey and Fritz – Canada 2012
Tour guide (Alex) not only familiar with all the local places, but also show enthusiasm on promoting Tasmania with customer care and friendliness. Yeung Kam Sze – Hong Kong 2011
After an extensive research on internet I found Fun Tassie Tours and booked 7 days tour. All my expectations were fulfilled. I found it a wonderful holiday break with friendly, attentive service from Alex (driver/guide). Sonia – Australia 2011
Tour guide is friendly, knowledgeable, accommodation and meals provided are good. Tour guide is adoptable to our needs and interests. Jerry – UK 2011
Tour season 2010-2011
We have been home for a couple of weeks from our Fun Tassie Tour of your state. Our tour started on April 11 in Hobart. We were pleased with our tour experience and enjoyed the sights and experiences in your beautiful state. We also enjoyed the mix of people in our tour group. Barbara & Carl – USA 2011
I just wanted to take a moment to say our great appreciation for your wonderful personalised trip to western Tasmania. Dee and I both enjoyed it immensely. A great part of that were your personal comments about where we visited and the interaction with the other tour members. Dave – USA 2011
We enjoyed the tour very much especially the friends. Please enjoy our group photos.. Michelle – Hong Kong 2011
Just a quick note to tell you that, weather notwithstanding, the Kelkars were very happy with their trip.
Mr. Kelkar did face a few challenges on his vegetarian diet, but that part, they enjoyed themselves immensely. Apparently the group gelled very well too. So, thank you for everything and I hope to do some more business soon with you. Ajaj Prakash – Nomad Travel – India 2011
Tour Seasons 2008-2009 and 2009-2010
All in all is an excellent tour. Hard to hear at the back seat. Please check speaker system. Lyn & Meyric – New Zealand 2010
I really enjoyed the trip with Fun Tassie Tours. Everything was well organised and good value for the money. Ingrid – UK 2009
The design of the tour and the number of and range of activities each day were excellent and exactly as described in the advertising. Dr Bruce – UK 2009
We both enjoyed a great holiday with this tour. We would also recommend this tour to anyone. Tour guide was very informative and attentive with everyone on the tour. Ross & Rhonda – Australia 2009
Good value for money, excellent service, information, history, well organised, small group size. I felt safe,had a really good time, good website-information. Astrid Athen – England 2009
Tour season 2007-2008
I was a little concerned but at the end it was great experience, guide was professional and attentive. Giocomo Steccoto – Australia 2008
Fun Tassie Tours organised the tour very well and we enjoyed our holiday very much. Lydia Chiu – Hong Kong 2008
Tour season 2006-2007
We chose Fun Tassie Tours because it gives more flexibility in a small group tour. Itinerary around Tasmania was very good. Accommodation was very comfortable.
JiaHui Qin Roebery- Australia 2007
Both drivers were very good drivers, all accommodation was very clean and well maintained. Discovery Holiday parks should provide Kleenex. Wes Lebedowick Couquitlam – Canada 2007
The guide went of of his way to make the trip enjoyable for my partner and me during 6 days. Robert Treacy – England 2007
I enjoyed the tour. Fun Tassie Tours people are really professionals. Dubois Jacques – France 2007
Tour season 2005-2006
Our guide was very well informed and knowledgeable. He was easy going, flexible, well organized and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend Fun Tassie Tours to other travelers. Ted Shultz & Janice Spry – Canada 2006