1 Day Port Arthur 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 traveller 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 ) $132
    Adult( 16 - 99 ) $142
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      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 an 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”.  This is a short but spectacular track along the Waterfall Bay Clifftop.  The walk is around 45 minutes, undulating and categorized as an easy walk.  The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

      The 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 behavior 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 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 (2.5 hours)
      • Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (1 hour)
      • Tasmanian Devil feeding
      • Birds of the Bush show
      • 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

      • 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.

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