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Port Arthur & Tasman Peninsula Day Tour from Hobart

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  • 11
    Daily
  • 11
    Departs From Hobart
  • Full Day

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, located 90 minutes’ drive from Hobart is Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site. With more than 30 historic buildings and ruins across the 100 acres of grounds Port Arthur brings Australia early convict history to life.

Join us for a fun and action-packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula.  Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, chocolate tasting and much more!

Departure & Return Location

Pick up time:

7.00am to 7.30am depending on your location (Hobart)

Returns:

Hobart 6.00pm

Price Includes

  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
  • Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
  • Professional guides & interpretation
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Central Hobart pick up and drop off
  • Airport drop offs on request

Price Excludes

  • Meals not included

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”

Federation Chocolate Factory

Richmond Village and historic bridge

Hobart City lookout

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Today 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.  We 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 fascinating stories and history of the area.  Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”.  We 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 our journey, we arrive at Port Arthur Historic Site.  As we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, there is a wealth of information and history to take in and you will have ample time to explore and discover the nooks and crannies with around 4 hours on site. Your 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, you have ample time to walk among the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.

On our return to Hobart, we make a stop at Federation Chocolate Factory, a small family run boutique chocolate stop, with a variety of chocolate flavours to sample.  Further along we arrive in the late afternoon into 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 we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout.  A picturesque way to return to the city.

FAQ

What To Bring

Sensible shoes for day touring

A variety of warm clothing

Hat, sunscreen

Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)

Camera

Cancellation Policy

Once a booking is made and confirmed and a passenger wishes to cancel the booking the following timelines and charges will apply at Management discretion:

Customer Cancellation:  7 days – 14 days prior to departure – 25% fee of the total tour or package price
Customer Cancellation:  48hrs – 7 days prior to departure  – 50% fee of total tour or package price
Customer Cancellation:  Within 48hrs  of departure or no show on departure day – 100% of total tour or package price

Requests to change tour departure date within 7 days of departure, may be subject to the cancellation policy.  Alteration fees/charges are at the discretion of management and may be up to the equivalent of 100% of the tour price.

If you are not present at the designated tour departure point and departure time as held by Tours Tasmania you will be classed as a No Show.

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