- Enjoy this comprehensive full-day tour to Port Arthur
- Take a walking tour around the landscaped grounds with more than 30 buildings and ruins
- Learn about the history of this former convict colony and World Heritage site
- Relax on a 30-minute Carnarvon Bay cruise to admire the coast of Tasman National Park
- Hotel pickup from centrally located Hobart hotels
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What You Can Expect
When you arrive, embark on a guided walking tour of this former seaside penal colony, once home to the most serious criminals of the time, where more than 30 restored buildings and ruins are available to explore. See sites like the penitentiary, a former granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant’s House and the church, and learn about the history of the settlement, which dates back to the 1830s, and the brutal living conditions for the convicts via interpretive and interactive presentations.
Then set off on a 30-minute cruise on Carnarvon Bay to admire the natural beauty of this somber World Heritage–listed site. From the water, admire the scenery of Tasman National Park with its rugged coastline, see the Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, and circle around the Isle of the Dead.
Lunch is not included but can be purchased at Port Cafe, at the entrance to the Port Arthur Visitor Center, or at Felons, a sit-down restaurant. Both offer a selection of sandwiches, hot food and drinks. Your day trip ends with the return drive to Hobart.
I am sure I have already rated this trio! However to repeat, it was excellent. A great day tour of Port Arthur, the isle of the dead and the Tasman Gorge. Very good driver full of both information and jokes. A great day out.
Very good driver/guide and very interesting place. Definitely a MUST for all Hobart visitors.
This was an excellent day. The driver, John, was articulate and informed, punctual and charming. The site has been beautifully maintained and is very well present. The highlight of our stay in the Hobart area.
An excellent tour with good guides and commentarties all day. The scenery and antique buiding were something to behold and will stay in out memory forever.
Port Arthur was bigger and better than we expected. John, our bus driver, was one of the best tour guides we've had.
The Tour Guide Zoran was excellent.
plenty of time to see all of the prison
very rewarding experience
All was very good guide John new his stuff had a great day