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Historic Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart Including Cliff-Top Walk to Waterfall Bay

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Our tours offer guests an active day walking in nature while enjoying the beautiful surrounds and taking in fascinating history . Tour itineraries are fast paced and active designed to fit in as much as possible into the day, including hiking, sightseeing, and many stops along the way. We do offer shorter walking options for our guests wanting an easier day out.

Highlights
• Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
• Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade 2km)
• See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch
• Enjoy the stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline”
• Sample the local chocolates made at Federation Chocolate Factory
• Visit historic Richmond Village
• Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout
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    Port Arthur Historic Site
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    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! 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 spectacular 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 some truly amazing history and stories of the area. Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. We follow a spectacular track, of around 2 km’s along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. The walk takes around 45-60 minutes, is undulating, but 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 the 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. We drop you back to your Hobart City accommodation around 6.00pm. (Airport Drop Offs around 5.00–5.30pm – available only with arrangement at time of booking) Highlights • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours) • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade 2km) • See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch • Enjoy the stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline” • Sample the local chocolates made at Federation Chocolate Factory • Visit historic Richmond Village • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout
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Highlights
  • Enjoy a short guided walk along the cliff-top trail to Waterfall Bay
  • Sample the local chocolates from the Federation Chocolate Factory
  • Entrance to Port Arthur, along with a cruise and guided tour, is included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided
What to Expect
After being picked up at your Hobart hotel (or you can meet at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre), board an air-conditioned coach and head to the Tasman Peninsula. View Australia's highest sea cliffs as you drive toward the famous rock formations—Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. There, enjoy a short, easy walk along the cliff-top trail to Waterfall Bay. Following that, explore the UNESCO-listed Port Arthur Historic Site where you can join a guided walking tour, as well as board a harbor cruise; both the tour and cruise are included with your entrance ticket. Wander around the former prison and look inside its solitary confinement cells, while learning about the history of the country's early penal system and the convicts who inhabited this 19th-century prison. Then, return to Hobart, stopping at Richmond Village on the way back. There, stroll the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest sandstone bridge. At the end of the tour, get dropped off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
To arrange a Hotel pickup please email your tour operator at bookings@tourstas.com.au
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
  • Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
  • Professional guides & interpretation
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Airport drop offs on request with prior arrangement
  • We offer a Hotel pick up from most central city Hotels and Hostels
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (please pre-purchase, or there will be an opportunity to purchase on tour)
  • We do not offer pick ups from Air BnB’s and private residences
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • A small amount of walking is involved; a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential
  • Tour operator provides accurate interpretation, and keeps wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimize negative impacts
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Delightful day out. Port Arthur is a must for anybody interested in Australian history. Our guide Dan was very informative and knowledgeable. The cliff top walk was beautiful, fabulous scenery. Lovely way to spend a day whilst holidaying in Hobart. Highly recommend.
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Our guide Clinton was very informative and enthusiastic and giving enough time to appreciate the gorgeous scenery! Lots of very sad history at the prison however it is manicured and expertly converted into a great museum!
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Booked this trip direct with Tours Tasmania online in advance and the process was very easy. The pick-up at our hotel was right on schedule and we had a lovely day out with our guide Dan. Lots of information, fun and jokes with so much packed into our day. The cost was well
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From the booking in process, to getting picked up, to an amazing day all the way to being dropped off at hotel at the end of the day this company and tour did not fail at all. A very well structured and well organised day that did not disappoint in any aspect. Certainly great
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Couldn’t have asked for a better experience on this tour. Andrew our guide was fantastic, knowledgeable, witty and really helpful in recommending other things to do and restaurants to eat at. The day itself was the BEST value for money. We did so much in a day. Every time we
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By: Tours Tasmania
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497sara
Dorset, United Kingdom
20
Informative Day Out
Delightful day out. Port Arthur is a must for anybody interested in Australian history. Our guide Dan was very
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Joyce B
Slidell
222
Wildlife
John with Tasmania tour did a very good job of giving us historical information. Went to different sites. We were
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BackPacker174399
323
Port Arthur and beautiful Waterfall Bay
Our guide Clinton was very informative and enthusiastic and giving enough time to appreciate the gorgeous scenery!
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HayleyLogg
Sydney, Australia
10
Great overview of Cradle Mt
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the indigenous and modern history of the region. He kept us on a tight
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Pollok1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
21972
Sydney and Tasmania tour.
Great tour but quite a long day. Good to see the Tasmanian devil along with the other wildlife. Also enjoyed Port
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Sewjourn
Chicago
8933
Well rounded tour of Tasman Peninsula!
Booked this trip direct with Tours Tasmania online in advance and the process was very easy. The pick-up at our
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AuFrequentTraveller
Melbourne, Australia
2812
Active Tour in Scenic Destinations
This tour is very good value for money. There are several stops each day and all the entrance fees are included
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661wallyj
Brisbane, Australia
614
Very good tour with a must to try lavender/pepperberry ,leatherwood honey& lemon myrtle icecream
Everything was really great but I couldn't give 5 stars because of very unfriendly approach towards customers
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maryannvb
20
Great experience
Our guide, Andrew, was very nice and knowledgeable about the places we went. I loved the Port Arthur Historic site
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jaymeteo
Singapore, Singapore
20
Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour
Enjoyed the tour at the historic Port Arthur site. Had a short forest walk along the waterfall bay lookout and it
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Xzoeamberx
10
Very enjoyable with lots of interesting stops
My partner and I did the wineglass bay tour with Rod as our guide, and we really enjoyed it ☺️ Rod was very chatty
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abi5834
Singapore, Singapore
50
Not too bad of a tour, just some things to watch out for
The 3 day tour managed to cover most of the tourist area that you would want to visit while in Tasmania. Being on
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keelp888
11
Cradle mountain tour
Not that great as our guide Graeme drove like a maniac and didn’t get any guided walks with him. We were under the
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pixieSG
Singapore
5235
Alright but long drive
This is a full day trip but 5hours will be spent on the road as it is a 2.5hours drive from Hobart to the National
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Emmeline D
10
Excellent day out
I had an excellent experience on this trip! The host Audrey was wonderful and I think we spent a good amount of
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