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

Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$215.57
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US$215.57
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

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Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, on this day trip from Hobart. If you’re a history buff, this is the tour for you, as it’s been designed to provide as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur in one day. On a guided walking tour of the grounds, learn about the site’s history as a convict colony, visit ruins and restored buildings, and admire the coastal scenery that highlights the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. A harbor cruise is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.38
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US$109.38
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Historic Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart Including Cliff-Top Walk to Waterfall Bay

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

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See the top attractions of the Tasman Peninsula on a full-day tour from Hobart. Take in towering sea cliffs, rock formations including Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, and more as you explore the natural wonders along the coast. Next, discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, an infamous 19th-century penal colony with a fascinating history. Finally, stroll through the pretty streets of Richmond Village before returning to Hobart.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$103.00
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US$103.00
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Three Capes Panorama

Three Capes Panorama

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This scenic flight departs from Hobart's iconic waterfront and heads South-East to the spectacular Tasman Peninsula. From here we will take in the famous Three Capes from a perspective that not many people get to experience. A touch down at Port Arthur to view the UNESCO World Heritage listed convict site and its surrounds from the water. We’ll then make our way towards Cape Raoul and return to Hobart with fantastic views of the capital city and Kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$475.06
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US$475.06

3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour

3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$331.34
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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Launceston to Hobart Active Tour Including Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur

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

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$331.34
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Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Active Day Tour

Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Active Day Tour

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Join us on a fun and action packed day out visiting the World-Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site.  We stop along the way at the delightful Port Arthur Lavender Farm where you can view the Lavender Fields, distillery or head straight to the gift shop and café for an array of Lavender inspired foods and gifts.  Our action-packed day out includes a stunning cliff top walk taking in the highest cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, Richmond Historic Village and a short stop for a chocolate tasting at a local Chocolate Factory. • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (3 hours) • Explore Port Arthur Lavender Farm • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk • See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch • Enjoy stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline” • Sample the local chocolates at Federation Chocolate Factory • Visit historic Richmond Village • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$103.00
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US$103.00
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Port Arthur and Tassie Devils Active Day Tour from Hobart

Port Arthur and Tassie Devils Active Day Tour from Hobart

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Our tours offer guests an active day walking in nature while enjoying the beautiful surrounds . Tour itineraries are fast paced and active designed to fit in as much as possible into the day, including hiking, sightseeing, and many stops along the way. We do offer shorter walking options for our guests wanting an easier day out. Highlights • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (2.5 hours) • Explore the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo • Experience the ferocious action of a Tasmanian Devil feeding! • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade 2km) • See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch • Enjoy the stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline” • Sample the local chocolates made at Federation Chocolate Factory • Visit historic Richmond Village • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$110.98
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US$110.98
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$31.94
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US$31.94
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7-Day Super Value Tour of Tasmania: Explore Tasmania's West and East Coasts

7-Day Super Value Tour of Tasmania: Explore Tasmania's West and East Coasts

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If you love the outdoors, you will love our super tour of 7 days packed full of waterfalls, mountains, great walks, dramatic coastlines, lakes and primeval rainforest, You will see everything from the unique rugged mountains and lakes of the west coast and the picturesque beaches of the east coast, plus to top it all off we will show you around local favourite Bruny Island and visit the World Heritage Listed - Port Arthur Historic Site.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$836.24
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$113.46
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US$113.46
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart: Tasmania Convict Trail and Port Arthur

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

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Discover Australia’s dark past and learn the truths of its fascinating convict history on this full-day tour to Port Arthur from Hobart. Get a glimpse into 19th-century Tasmania at Port Arthur, with a guided walking tour and a harbor cruise around the UNESCO-listed penal settlement. Next, follow the notorious Tasmania Convict Trail, stopping at historic towns like Doo Town and Richmond, home to Australia’s first convict-built bridge. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$163.89
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7-Day Best of Tasmania Adventure Experience from Hobart (flexible ticket)

7-Day Best of Tasmania Adventure Experience from Hobart (flexible ticket)

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Get the total Tasmanian experience on this 7-day tour from Hobart. Visit the island highlights including Bruny Island, Port Arthur, the wild East Coast, and others. Entrance fees, round-trip transport from Hobart, and six nights' accommodation included.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$797.58
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$71.86
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US$71.86
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6-Day Tasmanian Explorer Adventure Tour from Hobart

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$752.20
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Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart

Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart

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Take in the highlights of the Tasman Peninsula on this full-day small-group tour from Hobart, including hotel pick-up. Learn about the island’s convict past with a walking tour and boat cruise around Port Arthur, then admire the colonial architecture of historic Richmond. After spotting natural landmarks like the Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch and Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park, finish with an indulgent chocolate tasting at the Federation Chocolate Factory.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$108.21
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US$108.21
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Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart

Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart

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Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, on a day trip from Hobart. On a guided walking tour of the grounds, learn about the site’s history as a penal colony, check out ruins and restored buildings, and admire the coastal scenery that highlights the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. Plus, take a cruise to Isle of the Dead for a walking tour of this prison cemetery. 
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$123.75
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US$123.75
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4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Devils & Bruny Island

4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Devils & Bruny Island

This 4-day tour of Tassie's East Coast, Tasman Peninsula and Bruny Island sees you exploring Tassie's awesome beaches, discovering amazing history and enjoying local wildlife. Join our eco-certified tour to experience Tassie's picturesque beaches, stunning scenery and magical locations such as the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. We will also visit a wildlife sanctuary to see Tasmanian devils in action and stay overnight in one of Tassie's best seaside towns, Bicheno. We visit Bruny Island (Tassie's own island paradise), where we'll taste some local gourmet delicacies and experience a diversity of scenic and natural highlights including South Bruny National Park, Adventure Bay and The Neck. On our final day we'll discover the dramatic coastal scenery of the Tasman Peninsula and explore the world's best-preserved convict ruins at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$500.06
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6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

This tour is perfect for those wanting a guided tour with some diverse experiences. It features fantastic scenery, cultural highlights, delicious foods and drink, sampling opportunities and comfortable lodgings. It also stays relatively close to the big cities ensuring our creature comforts like good phone reception & wifi. They small groups allow guests to meet you people and enjoy some company without ever feeling crowded or herded at attractions.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,796.44
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,592.84
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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 tour is a direct bus to the historic site where you will have 4 hours to explore at your own pace. This 7 hour round trip departs Hobart at 10:30 AM getting back at around 5:30 PM.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$199.60
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US$199.60

Tasmania 6 Day 'Tour in Circle'

Tasmania 6 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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  • 6 days
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US$1,796.44
Price varies by group size
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US$1,796.44
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Hobart Minibus Full-Day Private Tour

Hobart Minibus Full-Day Private Tour

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Touring with passionate fully trained and knowledgeable local Driver/guides who want to share their stories and provide an unforgettable experience. Your driver guide will be able to take you to places that interest you and can give information and make suggestions so that you get a unique and personal experience. There are so many itinerary options depending on your interests, from our fascinating wildlife, our pristine nature and our history. You can experience it all on these customised private tours while travelling in safety and comfort with every detail taken care of so you sit back relax and enjoy.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$638.73
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US$638.73
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2 Day Bruny Island & Port Arthur Tour From Hobart

2 Day Bruny Island & Port Arthur Tour From Hobart

Join us for two of Tasmania's best tourist attractions - The natural beauty of Bruny Island and the Historic Port Arthur penal colony. Day 1: 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.The bus departs Hobart at 7:30 AM and returns at 5:30 PM. Day 2: The Port Arthur tour is a direct, 7 hour return shuttle service from Hobart to the Historic Site. You will have 4 hours to explore the site and soak up the rich colonial history at one of Australia's most important heritage destinations. The shuttle departs Hobart at 10:30 AM and returns at 5:30 PM.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$139.72
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US$139.72

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What are Port Arthur hours of operation?
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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.
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Should I book Port Arthur tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Port Arthur can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 27 Port Arthur tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Port Arthur 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Port Arthur costs USD 31.94. Guided Port Arthur tours start around USD 31.94 per person. See all 27 Port Arthur tickets and tours on Viator.
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