1 Day Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Tour


    Explore the natural attractions and Tasmanian history on this day trip to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula.

    Join our one-day Port Arthur tours from Hobart to discover the history of the former convict colony. You will see the mystery and heritage of Port Arthur.

    Port Arthur penal settlement is a beautiful place with a dark history in Tasmania. This day tour will take you there as well as see the other beautiful views around the Tasman Peninsula southeast 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.

    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.

    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’s early convict history to life.

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

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    Port Arthur & Tassie Devils Active Day Tour

    Child( 8 - 15 ) $132
    Adult( 16 - 99 ) $142
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      Itinerary

      Today is action packed and fast-paced. 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 of the surrounding area.  Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline” our Tour Guides will share with you some fascinating stories and the 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 categorized 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”.    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 travel via the historic township of Richmond. Arriving late the in the afternoon, you will have time to meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop, Chocolatier 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, arriving back around 6.00pm.

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • 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

      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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