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  • Location:Hobart, Australia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Do you enjoy historical tours? This full day tour from Hobart has been designed to allow as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur. Formerly a convict site, Port Arthur is bursting with history and today boasts a landscape of natural beauty, scenic ruins and restored buildings. Make the most out of your day and join the informative fully guided historical walking tour then jump on board the relaxing cruise to the Isle of the Dead!


  • Enjoy this comprehensive historical full-day walking tour of Port Arthur
  • Relax on a 30-minute Carnarvon Bay cruise
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup from centrally located Hobart hotels

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What You Can Expect

Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Port Arthur

Port Arthur Historic Site is a compelling and dramatic reminder of our convict past and the early settlement of the Colony of Van Dieman's Land, now Tasmania. Interpretive and interactive presentations being the reality the harrowing life of convicts 200 years ago. Please note, this tour offers the opportunity for maximum time at Port Arthur Historic Site.

  • Cross the Tasman Bridge
  • Head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsular
  • Eaglehawk Neck
  • Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
  • 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 and circumnavigate the Isle of the Dead
  • 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 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

Sally F I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

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.

Brig. Brian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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.

Rein B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Port Arthur was bigger and better than we expected. John, our bus driver, was one of the best tour guides we've had.

Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Tour Guide Zoran was excellent.

Larry C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

plenty of time to see all of the prison

Harold H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very rewarding experience

Margaret S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

All was very good guide John new his stuff had a great day

Chen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour guide is very professional!The day tour was quiet well!

ronald w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

a great day

Judith K G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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