1 Day Port Arthur and Tassie Devils Tour


    This highly popular, eco-certified day tour from Hobart offers terrific insights into Tasmania’s captivating convict history, as well as breathtaking natural scenery on the doorstep of Tasmania’s capital city.

    This Port Arthur day tour is most certainly a highlight for any traveler wanting a deeper experience into Tasmania’s fascinating, yet ruthless history. Discover the beautiful coastline of the Tasman peninsular as you explore the World Heritage-listed site on this enthralling eco-certified tour from Hobart.

    Visit World Heritage-listed Port Arthur and the Tasman National Park with the expertise and knowledge of brilliant local guides. Discover the fascinating convict history at Port Arthur Historic Site, deemed an inescapable prison. Explore the spectacular scenery of the Tasman National Park along the Waterfall Bay clifftop walk, experience a Tassie Devil feeding, and a visit to Richmond’s historic village.

    Enjoy some storytelling and wandering within Australia’s best-preserved colonial town and an open-air museum. Plus marvel at the geological wonders within Tasman National Park and take the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk.

    See the Tasmanian Devil feeding and Birds of the Bush show at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. The Unzoo is a global leader in shaping the way zoos evolve in the 21st century.

    Join our popular Port Arthur day tour from Hobart.

     

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    Port Arthur & Tassie Devils Active Day Tour

    Child( 8 - 15 ) $145
    Adult( 16 - 99 ) $155
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      Itinerary

      Port Arthur and Tasmanian devils Tour

      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 here of the surrounding area.
      Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline” our Tour Guides will share with you some 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 enjoy 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 wildlife in this 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, ‘The Port Arthur Experience’ a podcast that provides a fascinating introduction to the site, and complimentary site talks throughout the day led by Port Arthur’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 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!

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (2.5 hours)
      • Complimentary Harbour Cruise at Port Arthur Historic Site
      • Explore the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
      • Experience the ferocious action of a Tasmanian Devil feeding!
      • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade 2km)
      • See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch
      • Enjoy the stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline”
      • Visit historic Richmond Village

      Essential things to pack

      • Camera
      • Drink bottle
      • Comfortable walking shoes
      • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
      • Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
      • Waterproof jacket (just in case)

      Important Booking Info

      • In Tasmania, we wish to acknowledge the palawa and pakana as the Traditional custodians of the land and recognise their ongoing connection to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
      • This tour is Advanced eco-certified. Our tour aims for minimal impact, leave no trace principles. Accredited with Parks and Wildlife Tasmania and Accredited Tourism Business Australia, we hold Eco Certified Tourism Green Travel Leader and Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation Certification.
      • We are also ROC (Respect Our Culture) Certified.
      • All transport provided in our modern and economical turbo diesel vehicles.
      • Where possible we use locally owned accommodation and eat in local establishments that source their produce close to home.

      FAQs

      Are meals included on tour?

      No meals are not included on this day tour. Food and drinks – There are many options for your lunch at the Port Arthur Historic Site. There are cafes and takeaway food options to suit your style and budget.  You are welcome to bring your own food/snacks along with you for the day.

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