Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Daytrip

A beautiful place with a dark history

 

Join us for a fun and action-packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula.  Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, chocolate tasting and much more!

Join us for a fun and action-packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula.  Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, chocolate tasting and much more!

Highlights

  • Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
  • Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade)
  • Tasman National Park – Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch
  • Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline”
  • Federation Chocolate
  • Richmond village and historic bridge
  • Hobart City lookout

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 8

Fitness Requirement: Normal fitness

What's included

  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
  • Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
  • Professional guides & interpretation
  • Small, friendly groups
  • CBD Hotel/Hostel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Airport drop offs on request

What To Bring

  • Sensible shoes for day touring
  • A variety of warm clothing
  • Weatherproof jacket if possible
  • Hat, Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera
  • Sense of adventure

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Tasman Peninsula
Today is action packed and fast paced, so we make an early start from Hobart and drive directly to the stunning Tasman Peninsula. This area has amazing history, fascinating stories and amazing scenery. It is also home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. We enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout which provides a great vantage here of the surrounding area. Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline” our Tour Guides will share with you all the great stories of the area. Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. This is a short but spectacular track along the Waterfall Bay Clifftop. The walk is around 45 minutes, undulating and categorised as an easy walk. The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Continuing our journey, we arrive at Port Arthur Historic Site. As we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, there is a wealth of information and history to take in and you will have ample time to explore and discover the nooks and crannies with around 4 hours on site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”. With around 4 hours here, you have ample time to walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum. On our return to Hobart, we make a stop at Federation Chocolate Factory, a small family run boutique chocolate stop, with a variety of chocolate flavours to sample. Further along we arrive in the late afternoon into historic Richmond Village. Meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted! Finally, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.
Meals :None

Pickups

Each tour day, pick up commences from 7.00am from central Hobart - Hotels/Backpackers.  Please ensure this is all arranged in advance so pick up times can be confirmed at the time of booking. (please note we do not offer a pickup service from Air BnB's)

Details

Duration: 1 Day


 

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Cruise
  • Adventure
  • Scenic Tour / Sightseeing

Available Extras

There are no additional charges.

Please note meals/snacks are not included but we do offer a stop along the way to purchase a bakery style take away lunch. 

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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On this action-packed daytrip, you will visit the stunning port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula. The area is known for its amazing history, scenery and a great variety of activities like sightseeing history, chocolate tasting, walks and many more.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    Excellent day tour which I enjoyed. The tour guide and driver Dan was excellent ,very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. Got to visit the Tasmanian Unzoo and met with kangaroos and tasmanian devils during feeding time. Really awesome Tasman Peninsula, famous for its high sea cliffs. Walked around Pirates Bay Lookout . I also did Tasmania’s “Great Short Walk”. an easy to walk track along the Waterfall Bay Clifftop. The walk is around 45 minutes. The track ends at Devil Point lookout and the fantastic, Tasmanian Arch. I learnt about the convicts sent to Port Arthur, Did a harbour cruise of the Port Arthur area..Tasted chocolate at the chocolate factory near tasmanian unzoo and also visited the quaint little Richmond town near Hobart and visited a lookout of Hobart city at a hilltop nearby Hobart

    On Trip Advisor

    Any trip to Hobart would not be complete without a visit to the Port Arthur historical site and this tour did not disappoint. Part of a small group, (max 12 people), we were picked up from our Hobart accomodation by our knowledgeable, friendly and fun guide, Dan.
    With scenic stops along the Tasman Peninsula, we were given ample time to explore the beautiful coastline before heading to Port Arthur. Upon arrival we joined a guided tour learning of the grim and confronting convict history contrasted by the gorgeous setting, then left for the next four hours to explore in depth.
    Also included in our entry ticket was a 20 minute harbour cruise with commentary, past the Point Puer Boys’ prison and the Isle of the Dead cemetery.
    The return trip to Hobart included brief stops at a local handmade chocolate factory and the Historic town of Richmond, which boasts the oldest convict built road bridge in Australia.
    In summary, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would definitely recommend to those visiting Hobart.
    Also of note, the entry ticket to Port Arthur is valid for two consecutive days, therefore  if you find yourself pushed for time at the site, you can return yourself the following day.

    On Trip Advisor

    A well structured and organised tour, giving a good introduction to a variety of sites in and around the Tasman Peninsula, but with a particular focus - quite rightly - on Port Arthur. Timings were good with plenty of time at each of the stops and no sense of being rushed. The tour guide, Dan, was excellent - engaging, patient and very informative.
    Highly recommended!