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Visit the Tasman Peninsula with its stunning scenery and explore the Port Arthur Historic Site. The tour will focus on the fascinating convict history at the World Heritage Port Arthur Historic Site and the stunning scenery of the Tasman Peninsula.
Depart Hobart for the ninety minute drive to Port Arthur. On route enjoy a short stop to admire the surrounding views at Pirates Bay lookout. Here you get a glimpse of the surrounding landscape, home to the highest sea cliffs in Australia, factors that were integral to the selection of the area as a convict settlement.
From here we head to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Port Arthur has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. We have around 4 hours available to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer. Walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells discover the rich history and beautiful surrounds of this evocative World Heritage open air museum. Deemed an inescapable prison your visit here will unveil the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system. This fascinating day will give you great insight into what it was like to be sent to Van Diemen’s Land as a convict. Your entry to Port Arthur includes a fascinating walking tour with one of Port Arthur expert guides. Your entry also includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead.
We return directly to Hobart and drop you off the Cruise Terminal/Hobart Wharf area as you please.
• Enjoy the amazing views and local history from the Pirates Bay Lookout
• Explore the vast grounds of the Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
• Join the Walking Tour of the Historic Site
• Cruise the harbor around the Isle of the Dead
This tour is ideally around an 8 hour excursion. Start and finish times can be adjusted slightly to better suit Cruise Ship arrival and departure schedules
The minimum age for this tour is 5 years or older.
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.