Simply the best day tour to Port Arthur, Tasmania's most visited attraction. You will see amazing views from a local Hobart Lookout, stroll the streets of the colonial village Richmond, stop at numerous natural attractions, and then the highlight – Port Arthur Historic Site.
Enjoy an afternoon of discovery with plenty of time to explore ruins and spooky corners. Join the guided walking tour and boat cruise.
We begin the day with a short stop for some fantastic views from our local lookout. See Hobart with Mt.Wellington as a backdrop and sweeping views to the Tasman Peninsula - our destination for the day.
Next stop - Richmond (~1 hour) - described as Tasmania's most beautiful and well preserved village and home to Australia's oldest bridge, hand built by convicts. Enjoy the short drive to the Tasman Peninsula to see the highest sea cliffs in Australia. The Tasman Peninsula is an area of unique and spectacular rock formations and coastal scenery.
Visit Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch & Remarkable Cave. Beauty and brutality co-exist in this pocket of Tasmania. We arrive at Port Arthur Historic Site where you have the afternoon (~4 hours) to explore the site, discover the isolation of the convicts, and discover the grim and violent history.
Your visit includes a guided walking tour and an interpretative harbour cruise. Port Arthur is a multi award winning destination with world class facilities and experiences for you to enjoy. Our guide will ensure you can make the most of your visit here.
This tour highlights:
Port Arthur Historic Site
Guided Walking Tour of Port Arthur
Short Harbour Cruise around Isle of the Dead
Plenty of time to explore all the buildings, ruins and spooky spots on the site
Tasman Arch (natural rock formations)
Richmond Historic Village
Hobart City Lookout
Professionally guided & interpreted
Entry to Port Arthur Historic Site
Guided Walking Tour
Hotel/Hostel Pick Up & Drop Off
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 to the 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
BOOKED DATE: Monday 9 January 2012
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The tour departs from Hobart. We will pick you up and drop you off from your Hobart Hotel/Hostel.
This tour departs Tuesday Wednesday, Friday and Saturday all year round. We depart Hobart at 7:30am and return to Hobart at 6:00pm.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The tour operates with a minimum of 3 passengers and a maximum of 13 passengers. Single Bookings are welcome.
This tour is not suitable for children under 14 years.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
No meals are included. You may bring your lunch with you or we will stop to give you an opportunity to purchase your lunch on the day. Day pack, camera, comfortable, sturdy footwear, warm jumper, rainjacket, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle. The weather can change quickly; we always recommend bringing a warm jumper and a rain jacket … just in case!
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