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 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
BOOKED DATE: Monday 9 January 2012
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We thoroughly enjoyed our various tours off Hobart and part of southern Tasmania that I booked with Australian Explorer. The service from Australian Explorer where extremely good. Once I booked and paid I had a response and confirmation within 48 hrs of all details of tours, name of tour companies, pick-up time and vouchers.
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Over all we enjoyed our time in Hobart and with the various tours that we booked we saw some beautiful and interesting places.
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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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"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)