• Location: Hobart, Australia
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • Tasman Peninsula day trip from Hobart
  • Enjoy a 3-hour eco-cruise along the spectacular coastline of Tasman National Park
  • Admire towering cliff faces and enter deep sea caves
  • See the Jurassic Dolerite sea cliffs, carved by the power of the Southern Ocean
  • Watch dolphins and seals swim among the waves
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover the history of the former convict colony

What You Can Expect

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

Port Arthur Historic Site

Your day trip begins as you depart Hobart by bus for the drive to the Tasman Peninsula. Stop by a local cafe for morning tea, and then embark on your 3-hour wilderness cruise along the coastline of Tasman National Park, from Eaglehawk Neck all the way around to Port Arthur.

While you’re on the water, stare up at some of the southern hemisphere’s tallest vertical sea cliffs, spot sea caves and watch for peregrine falcons nesting on the rugged coastline. From the boat’s open-air tiered seating, everyone can enjoy good views, increasing your chances of catching sight of marine life like seals, dolphins, seabirds and maybe even whales. You’ll also hear about Tasman Peninsula’s history, native wildlife and natural environment from the onboard interpretive guide.

Returning to land, enjoy an included lunch before your tour continues to Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites. You have three hours at this former penal settlement to dive into Australia’s convict history. Explore the many old structures and ruins that dot the landscaped grounds, from the penitentiary building and guard tower to a church.

Your day trip concludes with the return drive to Hobart.

Customer Reviews

Luke L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Amazing day out and really enjoyed the day.

Stephanie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the most amazing trips ever experienced. From the coach driver to the boat crew, from the hospitality to the historic Port Arthur site - a day full of education, adventure and inconceivable majesty of the Tasmanian landscape.

Marla F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Truly outstanding! We had so much fun, The crew was engaging.

Susan D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic day trip with great staff and highly recommended. If I could do it again however I would do it in two days as an afternoon is not enough to properly enjoy Port Arthur. I'd probably do the boat trip and the Devil Unzoo Day One and Port Arthur all day Day Two.

Samantha B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fantastic day out! Excellent eco-cruise and spending the afternoon wandering at your leisure around Port Arthur was memorable.

Peyton K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Highly recommend this amazing trip. Beautiful, dramatic sights throughout the boat ride. The staff were absolutely wonderful.

Tasneem S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

An interesting experience. it was really nice to see beautiful areas if hobart.

LEEANN R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

WOW WOW WOW is all we can say! This was the absolute highlight of our grande tour of Australia. We happened to go on this trip on the day of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and saw the top 2-place finishers, got to ride along side them for awhile! The photos and experiences on this trip are unexplainable, so just take the tour yourself! Of course Port Arthur Historic Site is filled with so much history that was great to learn. Really great tour.

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very well organised, enjoyable and informative tour. On the 3 hour boat trip Cain and Damo provided funny and informative commentaries and gave us the chance to see lots of wildlife no whales, but dolphins, seals, petrels, albatross and amazing scenery in and around Tasman Island. However even on relatively calm days - 1-2 metre swells - poor sailers like me should make sure you take motion sickness tablets before you head out! We had more than enough time to explore the Port Arthur site before heading back to Hobart.

Valerie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Wow!!! This was the perfect day trip. We drove down from Hobart to the southern cost we took a tour boat around the coast then we went to Port Arthur where we had lunch and toured the site. Everyone connected with the tour was friendly and accommodating. The sights from the boat was sublime. There are no words to describe how breathtaking these were! All in all, a great experience and good value!

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