Port Arthur Full Day Tour
A wonderful day tour full of history, amazing scenery and maximum time at the Port Arthur Site. A compelling and dramatic reminder of our convict past and the early settlement of what was the Colony of Van Diemen's Land -
Heading south east from Hobart, enjoy the changing scenery passing Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck and Norfolk Bay. Stop to take in the dramatic sights of stunning natural rock features. On arrival at Port Arthur enjoy an introductory 40 minute guided walking tour to familiarise yourself with this expansive site before exploring at leisure. Enjoy a short harbour cruise passing the Isle of the Dead and get a feel for what it was like to arrive by boat at this desolate location.
Departing Hobart view Government House, home to the governor of Tasmania
Travel across the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River, and into the Coal River Valley, an award winning wine producing area surrounding the historic town of Richmond (Oct - Apr).
Enjoy an orientation drive through this quaint historic town with a short photo stop at the famous convict built Richmond Bridge (Oct to Apr)
We continue onto the Tasman Peninsula, an area abound with natural bushland, native wildlife and amazing coastal scenery
Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
Eaglehawk Neck- stunning rocky coastline
Our stop in the Tasman National Park at Pristine Pirates Bay, will leave you in awe of the wonderful views, rugged coastline and striking rock formations. A great photo opportunity!
Arriving at Port Arthur we have approximately 5 hours to soak up the atmosphere of this World Heritage Site
Visit the Interpretation Centre and follow the harrowing life of a convict.
Join a guided walking tour to learn about the many restored buildings and ruins
See the Penitentiary - a one time granary and flour mill, separate prison, Commandant's House, church and more
Enjoy a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead, then back to the Historic Site for free time to purchase your own lunch and explore at your own pace.
Introductory walking tour by Port Arthur guide (40mins)
Port Arthur admission
Free WiFi* on coach
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2019 - 2020 season. The 2019 - 2020 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2019 to the 31st March 2020. The 2020 - 2021 season rates commence on the 1st April 2020.