4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

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  • Location: Hobart, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Set off on a full day trip from Hobart and discover Port Arthur Convict Site, Tasman National Park and the Isle of the Dead! Suitable for the whole family, you'll enjoy a guided walking tour of Port Arthur and a scenic cruise to the Isle of the Dead where you'll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devils Kitchen.

Highlights

  • Explore the Port Arthur convict sites on this historical walking tour from Hobart
  • Cross the Tasman Bridge
  • Access over 30 restored convict buildings and ruins
  • See the Penitentiary - a one time granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant's House, the church and much more
  • Enjoy a cruise on Carnarvon Bay
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart

Grand Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Rich in visual history, the Port Arthur Historic Site evokes a powerful sense of Australia's past convict era and of early Australian settlement heritage. Sitting tranquilly amidst English oaks and gardens, Port Arthur is a harsh contrast to the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula.

Highlights:
  • Aquatic Centre and Royal Botanic Gardens (drive past only)
  • Government House (drive past only)
  • Cross the Tasman Bridge
  • Head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsular
  • Pristine Pirates Bay
  • Eaglehawk Neck
  • Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
  • Find out what's unique about Doo Town
  • Take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site - Port Arthur, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins
  • See the Penitentiary - a one time granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant's House, the church and much more...
  • Take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay to the Isle of the Dead for a 45 minute guided tour
  • Visit Highlights of the Tasman National Park
  • Wonder at the spectacle of the Tasman Arch
  • Superb views of the rugged coastline
  • Be amazed at the magnitude of the Devils Kitchen
Lunch (not included) is available at the Port Cafe at the entrance to the Port Arthur Visitor Center. There is also a sit down restaurant called Felons. Both have a large selection of sandwiches, hot food and drinks.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was really good, there's lots to see and are given ample time to fit it all in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This was a fantastic opportunity to experience the history of a place like Port Arthur. The tour from the moment of pickup through to delivery back to the hotel was professional and courteous. The tour driver was A being both knowledgeable and friendly.
Port Arthur itself is wonderful. So much to see and experience. If history is your thing then this is the one tour you must take

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I really enjoyed this tour, it's a great way to see Port Arthur. The bus driver was informative on the drive down and gave advice on the 'must sees' which helped to work out where to go first. Don't miss the Separate Prison and the Commandants House which have restored and give a good example the life at Port Arthur. The walking tour of the Isle of the Dead was also a great way to hear more about the convicts and their lives.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Thanks for a great tour, we enjoyed whole day, but we just couldn't take it all in, in one day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Very interesting and informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Due to the bushfires we were unable to take our much anticipated trip to Port Arthur. However the tour organisers transferred us to another day trip at no extra cost. We were very impressed with this service.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Delightful, informative tour. A great day.

DougC
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

Weather was great, Tour was great!
Tasman Arch and Devil's Kitchen were worthwhile extras. Isle of the Dead tour and tales most interesting.

Cali
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Well worth the trip! Loved the Isle of the Dead tour though a little rushed. The only negative in the day was the bus driver's inappropriate commentary on the way down, asking us to imagine the horrible stretch marks and breasts of his ancestor after having 22 children. He also gave the wrong tickets to a couple who got off the bus. When he realised he said "Oh well, they don't speak English anyway".

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

Well organise tour; friendly staff

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