Port Arthur
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  • Tasman Peninsula Tour, Cruise & Port Arthur Historic Site

    1. 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.

  • Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    2. 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.

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What people are saying about Port Arthur

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

An exceptional day tour with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, we loved every second! We had a great bus driver, thanks Phil for taking such good care of us. The absolute highlight was the eco cruise with Dammo & Andrew, it was breathtakingly beautiful & it was so obvious how much our guides loved their jobs & the Tasman Peninsula. We enjoyed Port Arthur, but it was a snapshot of the historic site & we rushed around after eating lunch to cram as much of it in as possible. Thanks to everyone involved for a wonderful day!!

One of the Highlights in Tassie. Definitely recommend doing this. Lucky enough on the day to come across a Super pod of Dolphins. Amazing experience. Hamish was very knowledgeable.

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

Be prepared for a wild ride. We are older, but really enjoyed the experience. Driver, Captain & Hostess wonderful.

Something not to miss!! The crews are amazing and the cruise itself is soooo worthwhile