RMA23 family program and child minding

We know time away from loved ones can be hard, which is why we encourage you to bring the family along to nipaluna (Hobart)! We’re delighted to announce RMA23 will offer our first official family program.  


Family program

Thursday 19 October 2023


Departs: 10am, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
Returns: 1pm, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

Bonorong is a Sanctuary for wildlife, where you will have your chance to come closer than ever to something wild and fragile. Bonorong is successful breeding site for the unique and often misunderstood purinina (Tasmanian Devil).

Be amazed by what you will learn when taking part in an up-close encounter with “The Devil” and other Tasmanian and Australian native animals. Stroll the grounds of the sanctuary and hand feed the animals that roam free. You will have great photo opportunities on this fun-filled day!


  • Coach transfer to and from Bonorong wildlife sanctuary with commentary.
  • Entry into Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Private tour with a guide of the sanctuary.

Adult: $105
Child: $55

Terms and conditions

  • Minimum of 10 guests.
  • Max 50 guests (can be increased if sold out).
  • Full refunds are available up to 24h prior to departure.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Friday 20 October 2023

iron pot coastal cruise

Departs: 10am, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart
Returns: 12.30pm, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart

Iron Pot Cruises is a 2½ hour cruise exploring the renowned waterways that influence the nipaluna (Hobart) lifestyle. Visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island and discover the city's rich maritime past.

Travel aboard one of our brand new vessels in a small group of up to 12 passengers. The spacious enclosed cabin contains comfortable leather seats. Large awning windows provide a great view and allow you to immerse yourself in the surroundings.

Cruising down timtumili minanya (the Derwent River) you'll pass historic Battery Point, now one of lutruwita's (Tasmania's) premium residential addresses. You'll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Further south, you'll truly appreciate the scale of kunanyi (Mt. Wellington) as it towers over the city.

Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse, and be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart's early settlement.


  • Private vessel (vessel is enclosed, protecting you from the elements. However, we suggest you still dress warmly).

Adult/child: $138

Terms and conditions

  • Minimum of 12 guests, if less price will increase.
  • Max 12 guests (can be increased if sold out).
  • Final numbers 48h prior to departure.\
  • Refunds:
    • Full refunds are available up to 48h prior to departure.
    • 50% cancellation fee will be imposed if cancelled between 47 and 24h prior to departure.
    • No refund will be offered if cancelled within 24h.
Iron pot coastal cruise


Departs: 2pm, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
Returns: 4.30pm, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

On a clear day the views from kunanyi (Mt Wellington) are stunning.

On this fully escorted tour we will pass through various eco systems and experience the harsh alpine environment of the mountain. As we ascend, view the massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes. The summit of kunanyi offers panoramic spectacle of nipaluna (Hobart), surrounding suburbs and the vast waterways of timtumili minanya (the Derwent River). Join the escorted tour of the Observatory and enjoy the Exhibition Gardens walk at the Springs and a self-guided walk at the Western Wilderness lookout.


  • Fully escorted coach touring with live commentary.
  • Escorted tour to the observation deck and interpretation centre.

Adult: $44
Child: $25

Terms and conditions

  • Minimum of 10 guests.
  • Max 50 guests (can be increased if sold out).
  • Refunds can be provided up to 24 hours prior to departure.
Mt Wellington tour

Child minding

Hobart Babysitting and Butterfly Babysitting Agency have been secured to provide childminding during RMA23. Please contact either group directly to organise childminding.

Hobart Babysitting

Offering quality childcare services throughout Hobart and Kingborough regions.

  • Babysitters have first aid training, Working with Vulnerable People card, and references
  • Highly experience caring for ages 0-15 years
  • Provide engaging, fun activities for your little ones, such as crafts, games, sports and cooking
  • Pick-up and drop off services available
  • Organise outings to the park, pool, play centre, etc.

Minimum duration of 3 hours per booking

At 48 hours notice be given for cancellations, otherwise a $50 cancellation fee applies. Same day cancellations require full payment for the hours booked. Please give as much notice as possible to change any bookings. 


Jessie Rankin
0411 220 850

Butterfly babysitting agency

0411 220 850

Looking to keep your fitness up during RMA23?

Check out the weekly Queens Domain Park Run on Saturday 23 October at 9am! This is a free, fun, and friendly 5k open to anyone. 

Need other ways to entertain the kids while you're in Tassie?

Discover Tasmania has plenty of family activities for an action-packed visit. There’s so much for kids of all ages to enjoy in Tasmania that they’ll want to keep coming back!

ACRRM and RDAA acknowledge the deep history and culture of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pay respect to the muwinina people as the Traditional Owners of nipaluna (Hobart) where we will gather for RMA23. While the muwinina people are no longer here due to the impacts of colonisation, we continue to acknowledge and recognise the palawa people of the island who continue to work together to maintain their identity and culture. We acknowledge that palawa still have connections to the skies, waters and land of lutruwita.