Convict and Peninsula Explorer including Port Arthur Historic site - Private tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

185543


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be over 12 years of age and accompanied by a supervising adult.

Friendly: Yes.
~ Your wheelchair should be compact and foldable for ease of stowing in the vehicle.
~ To allow stowage space for a wheelchair, the maximum group size is 4 travellers.
~ The itinerary may be adapted to suit your requirements. However, you will need to get into and out of the vehicle independently and operate your wheelchair in and around the attractions visited or be assisted by another person travelling with you.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Hear compelling stories of Tasmania's convict history and marvel at coastal landscapes and the very impressive Tasman Peninsula


Take a journey back almost 200 years ago when Tasmania was known as Van Diemen's Land; a time when convicts were transported from Britain to settle a new colony.
On this tour you will travel to the Tasman Peninsula, visit the world heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site - in a bygone era, a male convict settlement site. Hear stories about the harrowing life of convicts as they served time for their crimes and wander around the sandstone ruins and magnificently refurbished historic buildings.

You will spend the afternoon exploring the coastal landscape of impressive sea cliffs, natural rock formations and hear an overview of a fascinating geological history - I'll take you to see the highlights and stop at lookouts for awe-inspiring views - and we'll keep an eye out for birds and wildlife too.

As time permits, you may like to visit the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (additional cost applies) for a chance to see a Tasmanian Devil.

Itinerary

Departing Hobart, it's a 1. 5 hour journey to Port Arthur. We'll stop enroute so you can marvel a awe-inspiring views of the rugged coastline and learn about unique was used to stop potential escapees from the convict settlement.

You will spend 2. 5 to 3 hours exploring Port Arthur's historic ruins and restored colonial homes (of which there are more than 30) on an fully guided interpretive walk and a cruise on the harbour taking you closer to the 'Isle of the Dead' - you'll be sure to gain an understanding of the life of a convict.

After lunch (at your choice of my recommendations), we'll visit the natural attractions of the peninsula. Marvel at ancient rock formations and the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere - all shaped by wind, wave action and tidal currents.
The amount of time spent at Port Arthur, and the time by which we must return to Hobart (especially important for cruise ship shore excursions), will determine the amount of time you have for leisurely walks along the nature trails.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

Duration: 9 hours

If you are visiting Hobart on a cruise ship and booking this tour as a shore excursion, the duration of this tour will be adjusted accordingly to be sure of a timely return to the cruise terminal - i.e. less time spent on site at Port Arthur.

Transportation

You will travel a stylish and spacious, air-conditioned SUV. It's fully registered, insured and accredited for private tours.

2019 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander)

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Admission Tickets

Other: -
~ Guided interpretive walks tours
~ Boat cruise at Port Arthur
~ Drinking water throughout the tour

In addition to being an experienced tour guide I am also a local photographer, so you may like to take advantage of my knowledge to learn some hints and tips for taking great photos.

* You will be responsible for the purchase of your refreshments and lunch on the day.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 AUD - This is an approximate amount you'll need to allow for refreshments and lunch, depending on the eatery you select.

In addition to the above, if you wish to visit the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo the entry fee of AU$36 (current as at March 2019) will be payable on the day.

Visa & MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted. Please be aware that small retailers do not usually accept AMEX and DinersClub cards.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: WHAT TO WEAR/BRING WITH YOU
Please wear closed toe walking shoes with adequate tread for occasional uneven pathways. Also, bring suitable clothing for changeable weather that is often experienced in Tasmania, including...
- Sunglasses, Hat & Sunscreen, especially in summer
- Warm Jacket
- Rain Jacket
- Warm Hat & Gloves, mostly in winter but even sometimes in summer too

A Recent Review of this tour

Coreena was an excellent guide. She regulararly communicated with us about pickup location, pick-up time and what the tour covered. Her knowledge of the area and its history is extensive. Her van is very comfortable and accommodated my 6'3" husband with no problem. The third row is a bit tight but will accommodate those who are of average height and weight.
Carol Dolian

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    185543


    Categories

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

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be over 12 years of age and accompanied by a supervising adult.

    Friendly: Yes.
    ~ Your wheelchair should be compact and foldable for ease of stowing in the vehicle.
    ~ To allow stowage space for a wheelchair, the maximum group size is 4 travellers.
    ~ The itinerary may be adapted to suit your requirements. However, you will need to get into and out of the vehicle independently and operate your wheelchair in and around the attractions visited or be assisted by another person travelling with you.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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