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  • Port Arthur Historical Site: Full-Day Tour with Admission

    1. Port Arthur Historical Site: Full-Day Tour with Admission

    Interpretive and interactive presentations at the Port Arthur Historical Site bring to reality the harrowing life of convicts 2 centuries ago. This full-day tour from Hobart ensures that you have maximum time at the site. You’ll cross the Tasman Bridge, and head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula. Admire the pristine beauty of Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, and Norfolk Bay. Visit Abel Tasman National Park, where you’ll marvel at the spectacle of Tasman Arch and enjoy superb views of the rugged coastline. You’ll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil's Kitchen! Finally, you’ll have a chance to explore Port Arthur, where you’ll take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins. See the penitentiary, the separate prison, the commandant's house, the church, and more. On Saturdays, the tou...

    This was a very enjoyable and informative experience with a generous amount of time to see everything.

  • Tasman Peninsula Day Trip with Cruise & Devils from Hobart

    2. Tasman Peninsula Day Trip with Cruise & Devils from Hobart

    Experience the highlights of the Tasman Peninsula on a day trip from Hobart. Journey 1.5-hours from Hobart to Port Arthur by comfortable coach. Enjoy morning tea on the Tasman Peninsula. Climb aboard a custom-built boat for an unforgettable 3-hour wilderness cruise. Explore the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck, from rugged sea cliffs to waterfalls, rock formations, archways, and deep-sea caves. You might see seals, migrating whales, seabirds, or even a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat.  At the end of your cruise, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park. Spend part of the afternoon at the Park before the return journey to Hobart. Be dropped back to your hotel around 6 pm. 

    The guides were very friendly and easygoing. Beautiful tour, relaxing and enjoyable. I loved the boat part at the Tasman Peninsula. The guides were very passionate and accommodating. 5 stars from me!

  • Port Arthur: Day Tour from Hobart

    3. Port Arthur: Day Tour from Hobart

    Head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs, on this full-day excursion. Enjoy panoramic views from Pirate's Bay lookout, see the Tasman Arch and Devil's Kitchen rock formations, and take a spectacular walk along the Waterfall Bay coastal track. Visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, and enjoy a complimentary cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with an expert guide. Walk around the main penitentiary and see the solitary confinement cells and more in this World Heritage open-air museum. On the return to Hobart visit lovely Richmond village, taking time to walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use.

    This four was 10/10! It had the perfect amount of guidance vs freedom. Lots of outdoor activity so you were taking in the marvellous views for the entire day. The guide was incredible - didn’t constantly speak so you didn’t have a headache at the end of the day. Just shared stories and information at the perfect time, in the perfect amount. Would 100% recommend this tour.

  • Tasman Peninsula Tour, Cruise & Port Arthur Historic Site

    4. Tasman Peninsula Tour, Cruise & Port Arthur Historic Site

    Experience the best of the Tasman Peninsula on an informative and entertaining day trip from Hobart.  Journey 1.5-hours from Hobart to Port Arthur by comfortable coach. Enjoy morning tea on the Tasman Peninsula. Climb aboard a custom-built boat for an unforgettable 3-hour wilderness cruise. Explore the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck. Look for seals, migrating whales, seabirds, or even dolphins.  At the end of your cruise, spend 3-hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site. You will have time for lunch on site and to explore before the return journey to Hobart. Be dropped back to Hobart or your hotel around 6 pm.

    Amazing life changing experience. I have read somewhere that tasmanian peninsula has more wilderness than bruny island and it was totally worth it.

  • From Hobart: Port Arthur and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo Day Tour

    5. From Hobart: Port Arthur and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo Day Tour

    This action-packed day tour starts with an early morning hotel pickup in Hobart. Drive directly to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Witness the spectacular scenery with panoramic views from Pirates Bay Lookout. Passing through the isthmus of Eaglehawk Neck and the “dog line,” your tour guides will share with you the fascinating history and stories of the area. Next, begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks.” Follow a 2-km track along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. This undulating walk takes around 45–60 minutes and is 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. Check out the action of a Tasmanian devil feeding — watch the snarling, fighting, and bone crushing in a spectacle of devilish behavior. Hand feed the wallabies and walk am...

    It was a really well organised trip, with a great mix of sights - fantastic scenery, wildlife and history. The guide was really knowledgeable and made the trip even better.

  • Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

    6. Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

    Depart Hobart at 07:30 on a full-day tour exploring Tasmania’s ruthless convict past, and experience the rugged landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula along the way. Start with a visit to the well-preserved colonial village of Richmond, where sights include Australia's oldest bridge still in use. Then, head south to the Tasman Peninsula and enter the Tasman National Park for some amazing views of the coastline and sea. Upon arrival at the Port Arthur Historic Site, learn the story of the convict settlement and the chilling realities of life as a prisoner amid the preserved jail ruins on a guided tour. Hear more about the penal colony's terrible past. Take a cruise of the harbor to see the site from a different perspective, and get a look at the Isle of the Dead where those who died at the prison were laid to rest in mass graves. Return to Hobart, and benefit from the opportunity to stop by...

    I was fortunate to have had excellent weather, clear blue skies in the three days before Easter. Maps and sign posting really helped getting around. It was wonderful particularly as I’ve always wanted to see Port Arthur, and Tasmania as it was the only state I hadn’t seen in my 50 odd years in the wonderful country.

  • Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    7. Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    Day one: Port Arthur Historic Site Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM. After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. A guided walk and harbor cruise are included. Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life of a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins. Day two: Hobart to Strahan Drive through the Derwent Valley. Travel east to west across the island. See the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park tall trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan, where you will stay overnight. Day three: Wild West Coast  In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explor...

    I think whoever wants to visit Tasmania for a short period of time and want to make the best out of it, I recommend this tour. Tasmania is indeed very beautiful and the tour was well planned. Sometimes we would have to rush while walking and couldn’t spend enough time in some places but I guess otherwise we wouldn’t be able to see as many... Hostels that we have stayed varied in quality. I personally liked the one in Strahan the most and the good thing is that we stayed there two nights. I wish the tour guide in the beginning of the tour let us introduce ourselves like we did in Melbourne “go west-great ocean road tour”. Even on the fifth day we wouldn’t know each others names whereas in a day tour that I spend in Melbourne everybody had an idea who is who. I just recommend that to the tour company. All and all, I do recommend this tour especially if you are traveling alone or make the most out of Tasmania in restricted amount of time.

  • Tasmania: Full-Day Gin & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

    8. Tasmania: Full-Day Gin & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

    Discover the wonders of the Tasmanian gin scene on this full-day tasting adventure. With some of the purest air and water on Earth, Tasmania’s diverse and interesting plant life has allowed for some truly unique flavors to flourish, creating world-class gins. During the experience, visit three carefully selected gin distilleries known for their outstanding handcrafted gin. Enjoy an insightful tour of each venue, meet the makers behind the spirit, and learn about the process of gin making. The tour gives you the unique opportunity to smell, touch, and taste the myriad of botanics that come together to create this amazing spirit. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a gourmet Tasmanian lunch. The tour also includes a visit to a winery for a tasting session of regional wines. At the end of an unforgettable day, be dropped off to the city at around 5:30 PM.

    A great day trip! Small group, visiting a variety of distilleries and wineries. The wine tasting and lunch at Bangor was fantastic. Very well organised. I would definitely take this tour again (or another one on offer) when I return to Hobart.

  • Hobart: Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour

    9. Hobart: Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour

    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 th...

    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!

  • Port Arthur: Tour with Isle of the Dead Cruise

    10. Port Arthur: Tour with Isle of the Dead Cruise

    Cross the Tasman Bridge, and head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pittwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula. Admire the pristine beauty of Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, and Norfolk Bay. Visit Abel Tasman National Park, where you’ll marvel at the spectacle of the Tasman Arch and enjoy superb views of the rugged coastline. You’ll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil's Kitchen. Explore Port Arthur, where you’ll take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins. See the penitentiary, the separate prison, the commandant's house, and the church.

    Extremely interesting and fascinating insight into the plight of the convicts and Port Arthur's history. Rob the tour guide was excellent.

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What people are saying about Port Arthur

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 135 reviews

Very easy to book. Picked up punctually. Wonderful bus driver Phil was informative and entertaining which enhanced the whole experience. Learnt so much about the history of Port Arthur and the areas we journeyed through thanks to Phil and the guide at Port Arthur. Highly recommend this tour.

Our tour guide Phil was so kind and knowledgeable, he taught me so much about Tasmania, I was never bored once! He also had some great dad jokes. One of the best tours I’ve been on by far! Thank you all.

Amazing life changing experience. I have read somewhere that tasmanian peninsula has more wilderness than bruny island and it was totally worth it.

Extremely interesting and fascinating insight into the plight of the convicts and Port Arthur's history. Rob the tour guide was excellent.

This was a very enjoyable and informative experience with a generous amount of time to see everything.