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Bus driver was very informative. Everything ran to schedule. Tour guide once we were inside Port Arthur was fantastic. Well spoken and so informative. Loved the cafeteria. Friendly people and good coffee. Would recommend the bus as it is a long drive from Hobart. Could sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Good trip. Driver/guide was very competant and knowledgeable. Interesting day but should the weather had been wet it would have been a 'wash out'! Make sure you check the weather forecast. The entrance ticket to Port Authur is for two days consecutively so if you have a friend going the following day with their own transport give them the ticket and save them $32.
The tour itself is fairly basic. It gets you there and back. However, a visit to Port Arthur is a must. The location and natural beauty is breathtaking only to be haunted by its history and desertion.
Overall the tour was excellent. Port Arthur is well worth seeing. However I could have done without the ghost story video all the way back - there was a reason I didn't choose to do the Ghost Tour. Still, very well organized and well worth the money
Well organised tour. Very interesting piece of Australian history.
Comfortable trip there and back, imformative friendly driver. Not enough time there to take ferry to both isle of dead and other island stop.(i did do isle of the dead tour- worthwhile) But enough time if you just want to wander and enjoy. Beautiful!!!
If you don't have much time- this tour is great. We had brilliant historic commentary by the fabulous Bruce all the way there and back which was wonderfully dense, quirky and fascinating. On arrival you get a potted history tour of the site which allows you to choose what you'd like to focus on. If you're not a keen walker this is great as it is quite spread out but surprisingly accessible- ie its not as far as it looks . We were happy with the amount of time we had to explore but that will be a personal judgement. I would forgoe the cruise tour around the Isle of the Dead in favour of more time to explore the site. We got the opportunity for some 'kodak ' moments on the way up with stops to take pics of The Tasman Arch and Devil's Kitchen. We loved being given our convict 'playing card' and finding our convict in the exhibition, which you must give yourself time to tour- at least 1/2hr- but its chocca with facts, figures, artefacts and atmosphere! The cafe is good too!
We enjoyed our trip to Port Arthur. It is a very beautiful place and well worth the trip. The bus that we had for the day was pretty uncomfortable though.
this was a very enjoyable day in spite of the fact that it's at a former prison. the grounds are beautiful, and you get the feeling that you're in a beautiful park. the history is there, and the tour guide is very helpful along the way. overall, I was glad I visited this site.
Had a great day, very relaxed and nice to just let someone else worry about the details, highly recommend this day out if you haven't been before...
Very pleasant day. Lots of time to see all of Port Arthur. Some beautiful scenery on the way.
This was my fourth visit to Port Arthur and the best! Kevin our driver made the whole journey interesting and entertaining. The only change I would make is that the boat cruise is scheduled later in the day as the 1.pm time interupted the flow of the seeing the buildings. I highly recomment this tour and make sure you get the Kevin trip!! Desmond
The bus driver was good, friendly and informative on the way there and back. Once at Port Arthur we were given clear instructions on what was where and how to make the most of the day. Walking around the site was easy and the signs and paper guide were informative. The time at the site could have been 1 hour longer to enable a more relaxed walk around and have time to spend on the island of the dead, which I didn't do.