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Port Arthur Tours from Hobart

By Viator, February 2018

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A visit to the former convict settlement of Port Arthur offers harrowing insight into Australia’s convict history. The vast complex is now both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction. Here are your options for Port Arthur tours from Hobart. 

Full-Day Tours 
The easiest way to visit the Port Arthur historic site is on a full-day group tour, traveling by bus or coach from Hobart. Most tours include a walking tour of the sprawling open-air museum, taking in highlights of the Tasman National Park along the way. Expect photo stops at sites like Tasman Arch, Eaglehawk Neck, Pirates Bay, and Devils Kitchen.

Multi-Day Tours
With time to spare, a multi-day tour means you can explore more of Tasmania’s attractions, with an expert tour guide on hand to make sure you don't miss anything. You can combine a Hobart sightseeing tour with a day trip to Port Arthur; journey from Hobart to Launceston with stops at Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park, and Cradle Mountain; or set out on an epic 7-day island adventure. Most tours include accommodation, as well as selected meals, entrance fees, and activities.

Things to Know 
  • Port Arthur is located on the Tasman Peninsula, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Hobart—about a 1.5-hour drive.
  • Day tours from Hobart typically last between eight and 11 hours.
  • Multi-day tours typically include accommodation, some meals, and round-trip transportation.
  • Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, as most of the tours are outdoors.

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

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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 ...  Read more

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Tasmania Super Saver: Hobart Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour plus Port Arthur Tour, Hobart, Day Trips
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Tasmania Super Saver: Hobart Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour plus Port Arthur Tour

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Over two days, enjoy a half-day tour of Hobart’s major city-center attractions, plus a full-day walking tour of Port Arthur! Ideal for first-time visitors to ...  Read more

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Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Historic Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart Including Cliff-Top Walk to Waterfall Bay, Hobart, Super ... 
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Historic Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart Including Cliff-Top Walk to Waterfall Bay

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Take an activity-packed day trip from Hobart that showcases the best of the Tasman Peninsula. You'll visit Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Tasmania Convict Trail and Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Small-Group Tasmania Convict Trail and Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart

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Take a day trip from Hobart to explore Tasmania’s convict history. Highlights include a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site and a visit to the ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour Including Port Arthur, Freycinet National ... 
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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour Including Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain

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See the BIG 3 highlights of Tasmania in just 3 days! During 3 action packed days, our BIG 3 Tasmania tour explores some of our Island’s most scenic and ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart, Hobart, Multi-day Tours
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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 ...  Read more

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Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart

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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, ...  Read more

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

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Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart

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Travel east of Hobart to explore the beautiful natural wonders of the Tasman Peninsula and Tasmania’s dark convict past in Richmond and Port Arthur. Your day ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Complete Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Complete Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart

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This popular 11-hour Port Arthur day trip showcases fascinating Tasmanian history, the natural attractions of the Tasman Peninsula, and Tasmania’s unique ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur, Hobart, Day Trips
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur

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Explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site and experience the beautiful coastline of the Tasman ...  Read more

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From USD $96.73

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