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Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Day Tour

Explore Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula with this full day tour from Hobart combining history, nature and breathtaking scenery - book online now!
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Highlights

Full day tour from Hobart
Guided walking tour of the Historic Site
Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee included
Port Arthur Harbour cruise
Professional guides and interpretation

What you need to know

Explore Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula with this full day tour from Hobart. Taking you from Hobart with a 7:30am departure and into the heart of the Tasman Peninsula, you'll be amazed by the natural beauty that the region possesses. The Peninsula is home to a handful of impressive sights including the Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, both of which will be seen on this adventure. Additionally, you'll embark on a cliff top walk from Paterson's Arch to Waterfall Bay to admire the natural beauty it showcases. Visiting some of the Tasman Peninsula's must-see sights is a great way to begin your adventure out of Hobart, but it is only just the beginning.

The next stop on the agenda is the popular Port Arthur Historic Site. Here you will be give around 4 hours to explore the grounds and learn about the rich history of the site with the help of one of the Site's expert guides. You can wander around the ruins, admire the views and jump aboard a cruise to the Isle of the Dead, which was the burial place for inmates. Come time to leave the Port Arthur Historic Site, you'll travel towards Richmond Village for a short stop. Here, you'll be able to walk across Australia's oldest bridge that's still in use today and is believed to be haunted, as well as exploring the historic streets of this popular township. Following your visit to Richmond, you'll enjoy one final stop before the conclusion of the tour. You'll be taken to a local lookout for spectacular views of Hobart and Mount Wellington as the sun sets on yet another beautiful day in Tasmania.

The tour is set to return to Hobart around 6pm, making this a long, yet thoroughly enjoyable day tour. Tours depart six days a week (except Saturdays) and include pickups before the commencement of the tour. Book your Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Day Tour from Hobart online today!

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Inclusions

  • Full day tour
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
  • Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
  • Professional guides & interpretation
  • Pickup and drop off available from select Hotels and Hostels located in the central city area

Exclusions

  • Meals not included
  • You may bring your lunch with you or cafes and restaurants are available at Port Arthur Historic Site to purchase meals and beverages

Itinerary

  • This tour is action packed and fast paced, so we make an early start from Hobart and drive directly to the stunning Tasman Peninsula. This area has amazing history, fascinating stories and spectacular scenery. It is also home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout which provides a great vantage here of the surrounding area. Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline” our Tour Guides will share with you some truly amazing history and stories of the area

  • Begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. Follow a spectacular track, of around 2 km’s along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. The walk takes around 45-60 minutes, is undulating, but categorised as an easy walk. The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Continuing your journey, arrive at the Port Arthur Historic Site

  • Enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, there is a wealth of information and history to take in. Travellers will have ample time to explore and discover the nooks and crannies with around 4 hours on site

  • Entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”. With around 4 hours here, travellers will have ample time to walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum

  • On return to Hobart, make a stop at historic Richmond Village. Meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted! Finally, before travellers re-enter Hobart this tour will stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city

Highlights

  • Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
  • Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade)
  • Tasman National Park – Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch
  • Pirates Bay Lookout
  • Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline”
  • Richmond Village and historic bridge
  • Hobart City lookout
  • Port Arthur Lavender Farm (Optional)

Time

  • Tour departs Hobart daily at 7.30am (7.00am to 7.30am depending on your location)
  • Returning to your accommodation approximately 6.00pm

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you do not require a hotel pick up

  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher

What To Bring

  • Day pack
  • Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Good shoes or boots for walking
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions (Please note that Tasmanian weather can famously change very quickly so we highly recommend bringing along a few layers even on a sunny summer day!)

Additional Information

  • Children under 8 years are not permitted on this tour
  • Minimum number of 4 passengers to operate
  • Requires good mobility and adequate fitness
  • Tour vehicles range in size from a maximum seating capacity of 13 passengers or 20 passengers

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Important notice

Confirmation in the form of an e-voucher will be sent to your email at the time of purchase. Although we do our best to deliver it instantly, occasionally, this may take up to 6 hours for the e-voucher to be delivered. For any queries, please get in touch with us . We're always happy to help.