One of the exclusive benefits of membership of THRA is joinin our excursions.

The Association conducts about three excursions a year to places of historical interest. As well as several day or part-day trips, there is sometimes a weekend excursion.

The excursions frequently visit places not open to the public. Expert guides provide information, and excursionists can enrich their journey by sharing their combined knowledge.

2017 Excursions

Autumn excursion: Roderick O'Connor (1 day) 

Winter excursion: Beaumauris Zoo (1/2 day)

Spring excursion: Ida Bay Railway (1 day) 30 September

Summer excursion: Royal Botanical Gardens (26 November)

Next excursion: Royal Botanical Gardens

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A trained, friendly and knowledgeable volunteer guide from the Friends of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens will give us a unique chance to enhance our experience of the Gardens, by leading us on a tour which will offer some fascinating insights into the history, collections and stories behind our historic Gardens which were founded in 1818.

The tour will take approximately 1.5 hours and does involve a moderate amount of walking. However, there will be ample time at the completion of the tour to enjoy a relaxing refreshment in the restaurant and visit the Gardens’ shop. 

Tour starts at 1:30pm
Meet inside the main entrance on the Domain

 Meet here at 1:30pm

Meet here at 1:30pm


For THRA members, the cost will be $6 per person (correct change would be helpful). All proceeds are used by the Friends of the Gardens to support projects and the work of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

As the tour groups are limited in size, we may need to have two separate groups, thus we do need to know just who is coming with a cut-off number at approximately 30 persons.

To book

Please email in your message a contact phone number and the full names of all the people wishing to attend. You will get a return email notifying you that your booking has been received.

 High Tea at Runnymede

High Tea at Runnymede


Heading photograph Grubb's tramway (NS1013-1-875), courtesy Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office