Guided tour

Hobart: Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour

4.5 / 5

18 reviews

Hobart: Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour

From US$ 96.76 per person

Join a fun and action-packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. You can explore, discover, and learn with your guide as your enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, chocolate tasting, and much more.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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English

Experience

The experience
  • Visit the Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Explore the Port Arthur Lavender Farm
  • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff-Top Walk
  • See some of the Tasman National Park highlights
  • Sample the local chocolates made at Federation Chocolate Factory and visit the historic Richmond Village
Full description
Departing early from Hobart, you will drive directly to the stunning Tasman Peninsula. This area has amazing history, fascinating stories and spectacular scenery, and is also home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. You will enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, which provides a great vantage point of the surrounding area. Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline”, your guide will share with you some truly amazing history and stories of the area. You will then begin one of Tasmania’s “great short walks”, following a spectacular track of around 2 kilometers along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. From there you will be dropped off for a short visit to the Port Arthur Lavender Farm, where you will enjoy a self-guided wander around the Lavender grounds and can enjoy free samples of the local handmade lavender chocolates and lavender fudge. You will then enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, where you will find a wealth of information and history which you can discover throughout your 3 hours on site. Your entry includes a complimentary harbor cruise around the Isle of the Dead, as well as a guided walking tour with one of the site’s expert guides. On your return to Hobart, you will make a stop at the Federation Chocolate Factory, a small family-run boutique chocolate shop with a variety of chocolate flavors to sample. Moving along, you will arrive to the historic Richmond Village in the late afternoon. There you can meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop, and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge which is still in use: a convict-built sand-stone bridge (which is reportedly haunted). Finally, before you re-enter Hobart, you will stop for a fabulous view across the city from a local lookout, a picturesque way to return to the city. You will then be dropped off back to your Hobart City accommodation at around 6:00PM.
Includes
  • Pick up from select city center hotels and hostels
  • Airport drop-off available on request with prior arrangement
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
  • Guided walking tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
  • Chocolate and Fudge samples at Port Arthur Lavender
  • Professional guides and interpretation
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Food and drinks (you may bring your lunch with you, or there is plenty of opportunity to purchase food and drinks from the Port Arthur Historic Site)
  • Air BnB accommodation or private residence pickup
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

If pickup arrangements are not organized with the tour operator, please make your way to the general pickup location at Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre, 20 Davey Street, Hobart for your 7:25 AM pickup.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note, this tour is active and involves some walking (although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential)
  • This is an outdoor activity, please dress appropriately for the weather conditions
  • Airport drop off will take place around 5:00PM–5:30PM (available only with arrangement at time of booking)
  • There is no maximum age for this tour, provided all participants have a sense of adventure and reasonable level of fitness and mobility
  • Please bring sensible shoes for walking, a variety of warm and weatherproof clothing, a hat, sunscreen, a large water bottle, and snacks/lunch (also able to be purchased on the day)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5

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Was a jam-packed day with lots of variety! The Tasman National Park walk and views were lovely. The Lavender Farm is quite small, so only had 30 minutes there. The tour included entry into the Port Arthur Historic Site and a boat ride. My guide Andrew, and the other travellers in my tour group made the experience even more enjoyable. Would highly recommend for a great day out!

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March 17, 2020

Enjoyable day out. Lavender farm is small but has LOTS of lavender products to buy and eat. Pt Arthur site is huge, lots of walking to see it all, and the included boat trip is pleasant. My guide, Connor was great, shared lots of info during the day. Shorter drive distances than some day trips, which I liked.

February 24, 2020

It was a jam packed day but perfect in every way. The sea cliff views and short walk was easy manageable and lavender farm was delightful. Didn’t need too long there unless you wanted to sit and eat (I had 45 minutes which was enough to capture some beautiful shots!

December 19, 2019

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