Are your tours suitable for solo travellers?
Yes!! Single travellers are very welcome and we have many guests tour with us who are travelling solo, usually at least 1 every week. In fact, often we have a guest on their 1st ever trip travelling solo! We find that with our small group tour environment it is very easy and natural for solo travellers to fit in and make new friends. We do our best to make everyone feel comfortable and included onboard.
Will solo travellers have to share a hotel room with other guests?
NO! Guests who book the 'Single' option will always have a private hotel room to themselves... guaranteed. Only couples or travel companions who have deliberately booked the 'Twin' option will ever share rooms. We would absolutely never book guests into a room together who are not willing travel partners.
What is the cell phone coverage like in Tasmania?
The only cell phone network that has reliable signal in most locations is TELSTRA network. Vodafone & Optus sim cards will usually have signal only in major cities or towns. If you need to keep in touch with loved ones or friends while touring we recommend that you buy a Telstra SIM card - prepaid kits start at $25. Otherwise public phones are widely available and some have the option of payment on credit cards.
Do our accommodations have free Wifi?
Most of our Tasmanian accommodations do offer free Wifi yes, but it is often very slow due to our remote locations. In some places the Wifi is only available when close to the reception building and will not reach the rooms.
Will we need to pack a rain jacket?
Yes we recommend packing a rain jacket or at least a disposable raincoat or poncho regardless of what time of year you are travelling to Tassie. We do not supply raincoats for guests. We complete many short walks of 20-30min and on occasions these might be in light drizzle or rain. If the rain becomes driving or heavy we will often alter our tour itinerary slightly to find more suitable attractions but it is always better to come prepared.
Can you cater to special dietary requirements?
Yes, we can absolutely cater to any dietary requirements and often do. Advanced noticed is preferred but we can very quickly make dietary adjustments on the run when needed.
Will it be cold in Tasmania?
Generally, the weather over the Tassie tourist season is warm during the day and cool at night. However, it can get very cold on occasions any time of year. We recommend packing a warm jacket regardless of when you are travelling. Some other items we recommend are below:
How many other guests will be on my Tassie tour?
We specialise in small group tours as we prefer the flexibility of small numbers and enjoy getting to know all of our guests in a more personal environment. The largest group we take in our tour bus is 15 passengers, although 95% of our Tassie tours are operated in our 17 seater vehicles which are capped at 12 guests.
What vehicle will I be travelling in?
The tour bus you will travel in depends on passenger bookings for that particular Tassie tour. We operate 3 different size vehicles. Our policy regarding 'Maximum Passengers' is as follows.
Mercedes Valente - Licensed to carry 8 but we guarantee never for than 5 passengers in this tour bus.
Iveco Mini Bus Daily - We operate 2 of these vehicles. This is the executive model tour bus with leather seats, full standing height & overhead storage. Licensed to carry 17 but we guarantee never more than 12 guests.
Yutong Coach - This is our brand new half size coach tour bus. Licensed to carry 23 but in keeping with our small group tour ethos, we guarantee never more than 15 guests in this vehicle.
Photos of our vehicles are posted in the Gallery or on our Instagram feed.
On completion of our Tassie tour can we organise drop-off directly at our hotel?
Yes, we offer a drop-off service at any CBD accommodations.
Can we offer airport transfers?
No sorry. We do not offer airport transfers except in private tour scenarios by negotiation. The options for transfers from Hobart airport into the city are Taxi (approx $55), Uber (approx $40) or the Skybus transfer (approx $20 one way).
What is the Hobart CBD?
The Central Business District (CBD) is generally considered to be within a few blocks or a couple minutes drive from the Hobart city mall.
Will we likely see animals while touring Tasmania?
Yes, it is extremely likely you will see plenty of animals in their natural environment. There are plenty of farm animals that we see up close but we often also see ducks, swans, birds, Echidnas, Eagles, Wombats, Pademelons, Wallabies and occasionally even Platypus or Devils in the Tassie wild.
Will we get opportunities to purchase souvenirs on our Tassie tour?
Yes, there will be plenty of opportunity for shopping over the course of your week in Tasmania. We try to pick out interesting shops that offer a wide variety of Tasmanian products and gift from food & wine to timber products and clothing etc.
Can you cater for private Tassie tours and groups larger than 15?
Yes we do cater for private Tasmanian tours depending on the dates and our availability during that period. We can also cater for groups larger than 15 and would normally only do so in a private Tassie tour scenario. Feel free to contact us directly to enquire about private tours and larger group options.
Will we see the Southern Aurora lights?
The southern lights - Aurora Australis - are an amazing phenomenon we are lucky to witness here in Tasmania, however they are quite rare and elusive. There is a chance we may witness them on our travels throughout Tasmania, but it is unlikely. To see the southern lights one usually needs to be very dedicated in chasing them, or very lucky.
Are there any travel insurers you can recommend that will cover COVID-19 related travel cancellations.
Yes. Some insurers are now offering travel insurance including cover against Covid related travel Cancellations. Many insurers place a cap of approximately AUD $2500 per guest for Covid related losses which would still represent a majority portion of most of our tour packages. Two reputed insurers we recommend contacting that offer Covid related travel insurance are Cover-More and NIB.
Is travel insurance mandatory for me to travel with Fun Tassie Tours?
No. although not mandatory, travel insurance is highly recommended for your Fun Tassie Tour. Two insurers we recommend that offer cover in particular for many Covid-19 related incidents are Cover-More and NIB.
Do you offer private tour packages?
Yes! Feel free to contact us anytime to discuss private tour options including itineraries, prices and all other questions private tour related.
*Last updated June 19th 2023