A guided discovery of our unique convict history
Travel east of Hobart over the Tasman bridge and learn about its collapse in 1975 that divided the city.
We travel over water ways and past farms, rolling hills and bushland towards the Tasman Peninsula with stunning coastal scenery and Eaglehawk Neck, where a "fence" of savage dogs prevented convicts from escaping the brutal conditions of the Port Arthur Penal Colony.
See the spectacular coastal formations of the Tasman Arch, Devil's kitchen and the quirky "Doo Town".
We will have lots of time to explore the grounds and buildings of the penal settlement of Port Arthur Historic Site. The tour includes a guided walking tour and a harbour cruise to the Isle of the Dead.
Some other options include a side trip to a lavender farm or a chocolate factory, or (as time allows) a visit to Remarkable Cave or a one hour coastal walk to Waterfall Bay.
THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMISED FOR UP TO 18 PEOPLE
Depart Hobart for the 1 1/2 hour trip to Port Arthur via pastoral and coastal scenery and some gorgeous panoramic views.
Spend up to 3 1/2 hours exploring the Historic site, including a guided walking tour and a half-hour cruise on the harbour and around the "Isle of the Dead".
Visit Tasman Arch, the Devil's kitchen and "Doo Town".
Return to Hobart with optional stops (as time allows) at a chocolate factory, lavendar farm or Remarkable Cave.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel, cruise ship port, or a location convenient for you.
End location: At your hotel, cruise ship port, or a location convenient for you.
Duration: 9 hours
Travel in Izzy the Bus - a comfortable 21 seater Nissan Civilian coach with air conditioning and sheepskin seat covers.
My services as your personal guide.
Entry to Port Arthur
Entry to Tasman National Park
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 AUD - Lunch and other personal expenditures
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Fabulous tour and tour guide. Rosie was right on time and was very accommodating for our special requests. Her van "Izzy" was very comfortable. We highly encourage anyone making a stop in Tasmania to hire Rosie to show you Tasmania.