Port Arthur Mega Day Tour Shuttle
The famous Port Arthur mega day tour shuttle now offers a flexible itinerary once arriving at the Tasman Peninsula. Mix and match your tour to suit. Choose Port Arthur and Wildlife Park, Port Arthur and Remarkable Cave, or if history is not your thing and you enjoy animals and nature choose the Wildlife Park and Remarkable Cave. Just tell your guide on the bus.
As a small Tasmanian company with 20 years experience and carrying over 100 000 passengers to the famous Port Arthur and the Tasmanian Peninsula we will make sure we look after you!!!
Our tours are informative and through our 2 video screens on the bus we can show you lots of interesting stories about convict life as we travel down to Port Arthur from Hobart.
Departing from Hobart at approximately 8:00am after being picked up from your CBD accommodation we briefly visit Rosy Lookout for excellent views of Hobart and Mt Wellington. It's then on to our first main stop, historic Richmond Village. A convict heritage site, Richmond is full of well-preserved colonial sandstone buildings, including St John's Catholic Church, thought to be the oldest in Australia. While in Richmond you can visit the Richmond Bridge, the oldest bridge still in use in Australia today. You will have 30 mins visiting time to explore some of the area's most beautiful Georgian architecture.
After leaving Richmond, you will venture south via the Dunalley Sea Canal to the Tasman Peninsula, where – amidst breathtaking scenery and rugged wilderness – you will discover significant historical sites drenched in convict history. Soaring dramatic cliffs and rocky outcrops reach to the lashing ocean, forming an extraordinary backdrop to Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck and the natural landforms of the Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, you will have plenty of time to explore this area including a great short walk and find out about the famous Dog-line!!!
Our last stop before Port Arthur will be a short visit to the Lavender Farm or an OPTIONAL visit the Tasmanian Devil Park.
TASMANIAN DEVIL PARK : OPTIONAL (1 HOUR 15 MINS)
If you would like to split your time at the wildlife park and Port Arthur this option is available, just let guide know when you are on the bus. (We suggest 1hr 15 min at Tasmanian Devil Wildlife Park and 3 hrs at Port Arthur).
From the dramatic coastline of the Tasman Peninsula, you will then visit the famous World Heritage Site ... Port Arthur! – Australia's most significant historical convict site and Tasmania's most visited destination. We give maximum time to visit this area (4 Hrs and 15 mins).
Originally a penal settlement known as 'Hell On Earth', your Port Arthur visit is an opportunity to learn of the harsh and unforgiving convict life that settled Australia. You will have 4 hours to wander the fascinating ruins, or join one of the guides with many interesting tales to tell. Enjoy the historic site from a different perspective on your 30 minute harbour cruise, where you will also see the convict cemetery on the tiny island where prisoners were buried.
REMARKABLE CAVE & MT BROWN CLIFF TOP WALK : OPTIONAL (1 HOUR 15 MINS)
If you would like to split your time at Port Arthur and the amazing Remarkable cave area and do a fantastic easy cliff top walk this option is available, just let guide know when you are on the bus. (We suggest 1hr 15 min at Remarkable cave area and 3 hrs at Port Arthur).
After a truly amazing day, you will return to Hobart and your accommodation between 5:30pm and 6:00pm (airport drop offs available).
IMPORTANT: We will adhere to new COVID protocols on bus.
Richmond historic village (30 minutes)
Richmond Bridge, Australia’s oldest bridge
Pirates Bay Lookout
Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen walk
Tasmanian Devil Park (optional)
Remarkable Cave (optional)
Port Arthur Historic Site
Up to 4 hours 15 minus visiting time
Access to over 30 buildings, ruins and restored houses
Visit interpretation gallery, museum and cinema
30 minute cruise around the Isle of the Dead
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 to the 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.
Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of Covid-19 restrictions and the unpredictable impact it is having on bookings we have temporarily ceased taking new reservations for this package. If you have a gift voucher that you would like to redeem please contact us and we will be happy to check availability.