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A moving reminder of Australia’s harrowing history, the former convict settlement of Port Arthur was a key part of often brutal convict discipline within the colonial system. Today, the Port Arthur historic site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction, with museums and memorials devoted to telling the area’s history.

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Port Arthur Historic Site, Arthur Highway, Hobart, 7182
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Tasman Island Cruises and Port Arthur Historic Site Day Tour from Hobart
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Tasman Island Cruises and Port Arthur Historic Site Day Tour from Hobart

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Experience the Tasman Peninsula by both land and sea on this day trip from Hobart that includes a 3-hour cruise along the coast of Tasman National Park. Gaze up at towering sea cliffs, look for wildlife like falcons and seals, and learn about the peninsula’s ecosystem. Then visit the World Heritage–listed Port Arthur Historic Site for an in-depth look at Australia’s penal history at this former convict colony. Lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass

Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass

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With a 2-day pass for Tasmania’s Port Arthur Historic Site, you can explore this former convict colony, located on the Tasman Peninsula and part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, with the flexibility and time to make the most of your visit. Included are a guided walking tour, access to the 30-plus ruins and historical buildings, a cruise on the harbor, and a visitor guide with a map. Follow the Convict Water Supply Trail, learn what life was like as a prisoner and see where officers lived.
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  • 2 days
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Port Arthur Shuttle and Tasman Sights Tour
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Port Arthur Shuttle and Tasman Sights Tour

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Visit historic Port Arthur the easy way with direct shuttle service from Hobart to the former penal colony. Avoid the hassle of a rental car or parking, and travel to the UNESCO-listed site by comfortable coach. Once there, you’ll have 4 hours to explore the storied prison camp and surrounds independently, or join a guided tour if you wish.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.94
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur

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Learn about Tasmania's convict history and natural beauty on a full-day tour to the Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also visit the historic village of Richmond, and see landmarks of the Tasman Peninsula such as Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Blowhole. Includes entrance fees, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.70
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Full-Day Port Arthur Historic Site Tour and Admission Ticket

Full-Day Port Arthur Historic Site Tour and Admission Ticket

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Spend the day exploring the UNESCO World-heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. The timing of our bus means you'll have nearly 7 hours to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site at your leisure. Your site entry ticket includes a guided introductory walking tour and a harbour cruise, as well as entry into the site's many historic buildings.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Port Arthur Full-day Guided Tour with Harbour Cruise and Tasman National Park

Port Arthur Full-day Guided Tour with Harbour Cruise and Tasman National Park

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Take the day to fully explore Port Arthur with a guided tour of all the history of this former convict site, followed by a cruise. You’ll see the ruins and restored buildings, and the surrounding natural beauty of the Tasman National Park on this day out. When finished exploring the port, you can hop aboard your vessel, and sit back and relax as you make your way to visit the Isle of the Dead.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour
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Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour

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Enjoy several of the Hobart area's highlights in one easy day on this tour. History enthusiasts will love visiting historic UNESCO-listed Port Arthur and Richmond village. Also spend time at a lavender farm with a distillery and cafe for some inspired food and drink, and enjoy beautiful coastal views from a cliff top walkway. This full-day tour will appeal to travelers with a range of interests.
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  • 11 hours
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The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

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Get a comprehensive tour of the natural attractions and Tasmanian history on this day trip to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula. Highlights include the Richmond Colonial Village, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Remarkable Cave and Maingon Bay lookout. Take a walking tour with insightful commentary from your guide and a harbor cruise in Port Arthur.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond and Nature

Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond and Nature

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Explore Tasmania’s history and natural beauty with a small group on a full-day tour Hobart. Learn about Australia’s convict history during your visit to Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also stop at scenic locales in Tasman National Park such as Remarkable Cave, Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch and Blowhole. Travel with a group limited to 11 people, which ensures a more personalized experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.12
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Grand Port Arthur with guided Isle of the Dead tour

Grand Port Arthur with guided Isle of the Dead tour

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This tour takes you through Port Arthur with several stops along the way, then on to the Isle of the Dead, where you’ll continue the tour. Suitable for the entire family, this walking tour will have stops at the Richmond Bridge, and then onto the Tasman Peninsula with views of Pirates Bay Lookout. You’ll learn about the convicts at Port Arthur, then take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay and a walking tour of the Isle of the Dead.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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BIG 3 Tasmania - Launceston to Hobart - 3 Day Active Adventure
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BIG 3 Tasmania - Launceston to Hobart - 3 Day Active Adventure

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Cover the three top highlights of Tasmania on a 3-day tour that visits Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur. Arrange for your own accommodation in Launceston and Hobart, and leave the rest to the pros. Enjoy walking around Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, then spend a day in Freycinet National Park to see Wineglass Bay and other landmarks. From Hobart, head to the Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided walking tour and harbor cruise, and see the historic town of Richmond and Mt Wellington upon your return.
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  • 3 days
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Tasmania 7 Day - Tour in Circle

Tasmania 7 Day - Tour in Circle

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Sample the best of Tasmania in one week’s time on a small-group 6-day tour that covers many of Tasmania’s premier attractions. Travel round-trip from Hobart to destinations including Port Arthur, Bicheno, Launceston, Cradle Mountain, and Queenstown. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, places of historical interest, and a variety of spectacular wilderness areas, with opportunities to taste specialty foods along the way.
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  • 7 days
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BIG 3 Tasmania - Hobart to Launceston 3 Day Active Adventure
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BIG 3 Tasmania - Hobart to Launceston 3 Day Active Adventure

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Explore the top sites of Tasmania on a comprehensive 3-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. Delve into the convict history of Australia at Port Arthur Historic Site, and see landmarks like Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. Continue to Launceston to discover the gems of Freycinet National Park, including Wineglass Bay. Then head to Cradle Mountain National Park to walk around Dove Lake and admire Cradle Mountain. Stop in towns such as Richmond, Swansea, Sheffield and Orford, and taste fresh produce and seafood from local producers.
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  • 3 days
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7-Day Super Value Tour of Tasmania: Explore Tasmania's West and East Coasts
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7-Day Super Value Tour of Tasmania: Explore Tasmania's West and East Coasts

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Simplify your week-long trip to Tasmania by joining a handy guided tour that explores both the east and west coasts. Relax and enjoy an itinerary crafted by the experts. Travelers who love nature and the outdoors will especially like the combination of activities and sights, including wildlife sanctuaries, short hikes, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, beaches, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site.
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  • 7 days
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Three Capes Panorama

Three Capes Panorama

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Take to the skies on this scenic seaplane flight, leaving from Franklin Wharf in Hobart and traveling to the picturesque Tasman Peninsula. Catch unique aerial views of Three Capes, and land in the water at Port Arthur (one of the most significant convict-era sites) and see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. On the return trip, head toward Cape Raoul and take in the sights of Hobart and Kunanyi/Mount Wellington.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Port Arthur Private Charter Service

Port Arthur Private Charter Service

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Explore Port Arthur, founded in 1830 as a penal settlement and timber station for the punishment of convicts on the Tasman Peninsula by private charter service. It is now an open air museum and a well preserved piece of history. Your guide will explain all the stories and history, and after lunch (extra expense) you can visit four natural wonders: Devils Kitchen, The Tasman Arch, Blow Hole, ND Tessellated Pavement.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$690.68
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Port Arthur Historic Site on Saturday including Salamanca Market

Port Arthur Historic Site on Saturday including Salamanca Market

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This full day tour from Hobart has been designed to allow as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur on a Saturday without missing out on the iconic Salamanca Market. Spend the morning wandering through the numerous stalls of art, craft, fresh produce and gourmet food at Salamanca Market before joining the coach tour to Port Arthur Historic Site. From here, enjoy a personalised tour with live commentary. 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 to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site then jump on board the relaxing cruise to the Isle of the Dead! Our driver/guide will be on hand throughout the day to provide additional information about this fascinating site and to ensure your time is well spent. Lunch and refreshments can be purchased on site or you are welcome to bring your own.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
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Tasmania 5 Day East Coast + Launceston

Tasmania 5 Day East Coast + Launceston

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Discover the eastern part of Tasmania, including Hobart and Launceston, on this 5-day excursion. Join a small group and hit the highlights including Mount Wellington, Tasman National Park, Port Arthur, and Bay of Fires. Stop at several venues to sample local products including cheese, wine, oysters, and beer, and enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Launceston.
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  • 5 days
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4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Tasman Peninsula & Bruny Island

4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Tasman Peninsula & Bruny Island

Join our active and eco-certified tour along Tasmania’s Great Eastern Drive. Experience picturesque beaches and stunning coastal scenery, such as the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay, staying overnight in Tassie’s favourite seaside town, Bicheno. We explore the best of Bruny Island (Tassie’s own island paradise) where we’ll taste some local gourmet delicacies and hike to Fluted Cape. On our final day we’ll discover the phenomenal coastal scenery of the Tasman Peninsula at the geological wonders of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, with brilliant walks to Crescent Bay and Waterfall Bay.
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  • 4 days
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6-Day Tasmanian Explorer Adventure Tour from Hobart
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6-Day Tasmanian Explorer Adventure Tour from Hobart

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Home to rugged wilderness, serene lakes, and protected parklands, Tasmania is a backpacker’s dream destination—but exploring the remote island by public transport is a challenge. On this adventurous road trip, reach natural attractions and hidden treasures like Lake St. Clair and the Tarkine Rainforest with ease. With accommodation and park fees included, see the best of Tasmania in six action-packed days.
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  • 6 days
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6-Day Hearty Tasmania Tour (Tasmania in a Circle)

6-Day Hearty Tasmania Tour (Tasmania in a Circle)

We specialise in small-group tours (maximum 12 persons). Personalized service at competitive price. We have price matching policy. Great itineraries to explore the unique nature of Tasmania in escorted packaged tours. Comfortable and safe touring minibuses that are regularly inspected and accredited. Luggage carried separately in a trailer. Accredited tour business by the Tourism Council of Tasmania that you can trust. We treat customers as our own guests!
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  • 6 days
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US$1,509.63
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Shore Excursion - Port Arthur - Tasman Peninsula

Shore Excursion - Port Arthur - Tasman Peninsula

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When your cruise ship docks in Port Arthur, discover Tasmania’s tasty local foods and stunning scenery on a half-day shore excursion suitable for all ages. Take in natural wonders including Remarkable Cave, Devils Kitchen, and Tasman Arch; sample treats at Lavender Farm and Federation Chocolate; and purchase a fresh fish and chips lunch at the Blowhole. Includes transport by air-conditioned minivan, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.89
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Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula - 4 Day Walking Tour
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Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula - 4 Day Walking Tour

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Explore the highlights of the magical Tasman Peninsula over four fantastic days of walking and sightseeing. This itinerary incorporates some of Tasmania’s most spectacular scenery. Enjoy towering clifftops, marvel at amazing rock formations and take a cruise around the spectacular Tasman Peninsula.
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  • 4 days
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3 day Tasmanian highlights tour – Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island

3 day Tasmanian highlights tour – Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island

One can’t say that they’ve truly explored Tasmania without visiting the big three: Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. This three-day tour will make sure you get the full Tassie experience by guiding you on an epic journey around Tasmania's south. Day 1: Covers all of Hobart’s key attractions: Mt Wellington, Bonorong, MONA, Richmond, city highlights tour and Salamanca market (Sat only). Day 2: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land - a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Day 3: The Port Arthur and Tasman Sights tour - Eagehawk Neck, Pirates Bay, Dog Line Monument, Tasmanian Chocolate Foundry, Lavender Farm, Port Arthur Historic Site and Remarkable Cave.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Port Arthur hours of operation: Open 9am to dusk. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.