5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

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  • Location: Hobart, Australia
  • Duration:  10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore the Tasman Peninsula from both land and sea on a full-day excursion from Hobart. See the Tasman Peninsula from the water on a three-hour wilderness cruise, then spend three hours at Port Arthur Historic Site. Gain invaluable insights from your interpretive guides on this Tasman Peninsula day tour, which includes morning tea and lunch.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 3-hour wilderness and wildlife eco-cruise along the spectacular coastline of Tasman National Park
  • See towering cliff faces and enter deep sea caves
  • Watch dolphins and seals swim among the waves
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the convict and penal past

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

Port Arthur Historic Site

Board the tour bus in Hobart and enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to the Tasman Peninsula. After morning tea at a local cafe (included), transfer to a three-hour wilderness cruise along the Tasman National Park coastline, from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur.

From the boat, admire the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, visit sea caves and see cliff-nesting peregrine falcons. The boat features covered open-air tiered seating so everyone gets a good all-round view, improving your chances of maybe spotting whales, seabirds, seals and dolphins swimming at the bow of the boat. The interpretive guides will shed light on the peninsula’s ecosystems, wildlife and history.

Back on dry land, enjoy lunch (included), before spending three hours at the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site. Feel the spooky atmosphere at this former penal colony set in landscaped grounds, and hear tales from the site’s convict days as you tour the evocative ruins, which include the guard tower, church and main penitentiary.

The trip back to Hobart departs at around 4.30pm, arriving in the city at around 6pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

What a fantastic day. The group was small being a Saturday due to the usual attraction of the Salamanca markets. Morning tea and lunch were both provided and beyond what was expected. The driver for the day 'Phil' was friendly and warm. The boat ride is the best experience and port Arthur beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Excellent tour, and much more adrenalin than I had expected (particularly if the sea is a choppy). Scenery is amazing and team running the trip were entertaining and professional - thoroughly recommended

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