Historic Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula

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Tour Number

Activity Level

29508


Categories

Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be supervised by an adult.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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

Itinerary

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

Transportation

Travel in Izzy the Bus - a comfortable 21 seater Nissan Civilian coach with air conditioning and sheepskin seat covers.

What’s Included

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

What’s Extra

Any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the tour price.

A Recent Review of this tour

Rosie took us to out of the normal tourist areas to explore Port Arthur the way the locals would. It was wonderful to spend the day at our pace and not be with all the other cruise ship tourists. Rosie was very professional in her job, but made us feel like family, rather then cattle being herded from one place to another. If you want a wonderful day in Port Arthur, call On Rosie to take you around.
Stephanie MacClements

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