1 Day Port Arthur and Tasmanian Devils Tour

    Port Arthur penal settlement is a beautiful place with a dark history in Tasmania. This day tour will take you there as well as seeing the other beautiful views around the Tasman Peninsula south-east of Hobart.World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, and among the most significant convict era sites worldwide.

    Discover the history of the former convict colony on this day tour to Port Arthur. UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict site in Australia. You will see the mystery and heritage of Port Arthur.

    Separated from Tasmania by a narrow neck of land, Port Arthur was once known as the “inescapable prison”, housing hardened criminals.  Now a moving reminder of Australia’s history.

    We explore the spectacular scenery on the Waterfall Bay clifftop walk, experience a Tassie Devil feeding, enjoy a stop at Richmond Historic Village and a local chocolate factory!

    A perfect day tour from Hobart to experience this important and popular destination.

    Port Arthur & Tassie Devils Active Day Tour

    Adult( 15 - 54 ) $129
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      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 amazing 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 truly amazing history and stories of the area.
      Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. This is a short but spectacular track along the Waterfall Bay Clifftop. The walk is around 45 minutes, undulating and categorised as an easy walk. The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

      Next stop is the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. We arrive here for all the action of a Tasmanian Devil Feeding. Watch the snarling, fighting and bone crushing in a spectacle of devilish behaviour during the feeding. Hand feed the wallabies and walk among the local fauna and flora in the charming “Unzoo” setting.

      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 to explore. 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 2.5 hours here, you have time to walk amongst 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.

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • UNESCO World Heritage listed, Port Arthur Historic Site
      • Pirates Bay
      • Waterfall Bay
      • Harbour Cruise around Port Arthur
      • Federation Chocolate Factory

      Essential things to pack

      • Sensible shoes for walking
      • A variety of warm & weatherproof clothing
      • Hat & Sunscreen
      • Large water bottle
      • Snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day)
      • Camera
      • Sense of adventure!

      Important Booking Info

      • Suitable for children over 8 years old.
      • Our tours are designed as full active days of fast-paced travel, we are also at times exposed to the outdoor conditions of the day.
      • On all tours, we offer a central city hotel or backpacker hostel pick up.
      • We do not offer a pick up from residential addresses or from Air BnB accommodation.
      • We operate small group Active Day Tours using Toyota Commuter and Toyota Coaster vehicles.  These seat maximum passengers of 13 or 20 respectively.
      • We consider our tours to be active, visiting National Parks and wild areas focusing on the great short walks of Tasmania. Although most of the walks are classified as ‘easy’, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential.
      • We educate all our guests on ‘Minimal Impact Bushwalking’ and the ‘Leave No Trace’ policy’s before entering our National Parks. We provide accurate interpretation and keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests about how to treat wildlife with patience and respect.

      FAQs

      What time does the tour start?

      All our tours are scheduled to depart the city at 7.30am. Our first pick up is normally at 7.00am. Your pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking depending on your hotel or hostel location.

      Are any meals included?

      We do not supply lunch, snacks or beverages on our tours but we do stop along the way for you to purchase food to suit your budget and taste. This is usually a Bakery style stop in a regional town along the way to the main destination for the day. You will then be able to enjoy a lunch break during the tour day, usually somewhere scenic and suitable for a rest stop.

      Can I be dropped off at the Airport?

      We do offer a Hobart Airport drop-off at the end of this tour day as we pass the airport around 6.00pm.  You need to arrange this with our friendly office staff at the time of making your booking.

      How much luggage can I bring?

      As we operate small group Active Day Tours, our tour vehicles are not equipped to handle excess luggage.  On our Active Day Tours we expect that each traveller will have a day pack only to store your daily essentials such as drinks, jackets and sunscreen while on tour for the day.  No other luggage is able to be carried on our day tours.  If you are moving hotels or have onwards travels you will need to ensure this is stored for the day at your hotel/accommodation prior to boarding the tour bus.  If you attend a tour with luggage without consultation with our Reservations Team prior to travel, you may be refused entry to the tour vehicle.

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