Day trip

Port Arthur: Tour with Isle of the Dead Cruise

4.7 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Tasmania

Port Arthur: Tour with Isle of the Dead Cruise

Activity provider: Gray Line Tasmania

From US$ 111.34 per person

Learn about Australia's convict era and early settlement at Port Arthur historic site. Take a cruise out to the eerie Isle of the Dead.

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Duration 1 day
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  • See Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck and Norfolk Bay
  • Visit the best of Tasman National Park
  • Take a guided tour of Port Arthur and then enjoy free time at leisure to explore the ruins
  • Join a cruise out to the Isle of the Dead, the old graveyard is home to some of the oldest inhabitants that once lived at Port Arthur
Full description
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.
  • Port Arthur admission and Guided Tour
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard coach
  • Harbor cruise
  • Guided tour of the Isle of the Dead
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation in Premium Touring Coach
  • Professional and Friendly Driver Guide
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Look for the Gray Line Day Tours desk inside the Brooke St. Pier Building.

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Important information

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  • The cruise is not suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Food and drinks will not be provided
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 68 reviews

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We got there around 15minutes before the guided tour of the site at 11:30am then straight to the isle of the Dead at 1:00pm - we missed the caves as we were starving by the time we returned from the island so there was just not enough time to do the caves tour - maybe getting there 1/2 hour earlier would have been better

April 21, 2021

Driver excellent, friendly and communicative about general history of the sites we passed through on the way down. As I had an ancestor there in 1835 I was most interested in the various sites and had all my questions answered to my satisfaction. Cruise to the Isle of the Dead most enlightening. Memorial to the awful events of 1996 sobering and inspiring. Considering the nature of the site, there was a peaceful atmosphere

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November 19, 2018

Although I saw most of Port Arthur I felt the guided talk although very good was too long (an hour) when we had limited time there.

November 12, 2022

Product ID: 70189