Convicts, History and Port Arthur Day Tour
A day tour to get personal with our spectacular Tasman Peninsula and our dramatic convict history at Port Arthur. The peninsula, one hour journey from Hobart, is packed full of activities, scenic delights and hidden treasures that only a few special tours get to experience. There’s endless blue oceans abundant with life; fresh coastal air; incredible rock formations; rich eucalypt forests; numerous singing birds; convict ruins and tales to chill your spine; friendly locals and fairy- tale like scenery that brings warmth to your heart. Finish the day with mouthwatering local oysters and hand crafted wines. This is a day tour from Hobart that shows you the finest parts of the Tasman Peninsula.
There's endless blue oceans abundant with life; fresh coastal air; incredible rock formations; rich eucalypt forests; numerous singing birds; soft, white and warm sandy beaches; convict ruins and tales to chill your spine; friendly locals and fairy-tale like scenery that brings warmth to your heart. This is a day tour from Hobart that shows you the finest parts of the Tasman Peninsula.
On this tour you experience:
On this tour you experience:
- Eagle Hawk Neck and the Dog Line -
The isthmus separating the Tasman Peninsula from Mainland Tasmania is known by locals as “the neck” and formed an easily guarded exit in the convict era. A line of vicious dogs where chained together to ensure that convicts found escape very difficult from the isolation at Port Arthur. Today it makes a spectacular entrance way into one of Tasmania’s most beautiful regions.
- Pirates Bay Lookout -
Marvel at the rugged coastline across the bay looking south towards Port Arthur, guests can watch rolling surf washing onto the long white sands at the neck.
- Tessellated Pavement -
Observe a unique twist of Mother Nature walking on a flat rock seaside surface which appears to have large tile patterns engraved upon it by mankind but in reality is a pattern of erosion, a process known as tessellation.
- The Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen -
The Tasman Peninsula has stunning geological formations of gargantuan proportions. On this tour we show case these truly amazing features and be prepared to be awestruck by mother natures design.
- Port Arthur Historic Site -
Port Arthur was established as a penal prison in 1833 targeting felons of the worst caliber during the harsh days of transportation. As attitudes changed towards punishment and rehabilitation the “silent prison” was constructed where inmates were made to always wear masks and never speak. The brutality of transportation was recognized and the entire complex was closed in 1877. Although bush fire damaged a great deal of the buildings in 1895, the bulk of the architecture remains to tell a chilling story of its past.
Despite its dark past, Port Arthur is an area of incredible beauty to visit and guests will have the opportunity to wander through its historic pathways and take in its maritime appeal while cruising across the water to the isle of the dead.
- Tasman National Park -
This park features a truly iconic coastline from Cape Surville to Waterfall Bay and the highest sea cliffs in Australia looking out onto the magnificent Cape Raoul. Tasman Island and the Candlestick are geographically spectacular formations often seen in news footage relating to the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
- Bangor Vineyard Shed -
Experience a wonderful taste sensation as we take you on a personally guided tour of handmade wines at Bangor Vineyard matched with superb local oysters which will give your palate an explosion of flavours from local turquoise bays.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2021 - 2022 season. The 2021 - 2022 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022. The 2022 - 2023 season rates commence on the 1st April 2022.