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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Overview
Discover the sights of the Tasman Peninsula on this full-day tour from Hobart. The tour includes stops at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, an infamous 19th-century prison, as well as Richmond Village where you’ll be able to cross Australia’s oldest sandstone bridge. Plus, check out rock formations, the Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, along the peninsula’s coastline.
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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
Duration
11h
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
  • Travellers 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Linda Z wrote a review 9 May
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a great day! An early start meant that we saw so much. We did the 45 min walk and saw spectacular cliff to sights including the devils kitchen ad blow hole. Our guide was David and he was full of interesting information and funny stories. He had a vast knowledge of local
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Lynn M wrote a review Feb 2021
Adelaide Hills, Australia33 contributions7 helpful votes
Our tour guide Beth was amazing, she made us feel welcome and her commentary was so interesting- highly recommend this tour 👍🏻👏🏻
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Penelope P wrote a review Jan 2021
Albury, Australia36 contributions12 helpful votes
We started with a guided tour which was extremely interesting. We found out so much more than we would have if we were just checking it out on our own. We went on the short harbour cruise too which was lovely. I would highly recommend visiting Port Arthur to anyone!
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Jibu wrote a review Dec 2020
Pathanamthitta, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
It was beautiful everywhere we looked. Knowing the history was enlightening. Family had a relaxing time.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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RC30319 wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1,197 contribution423 helpful votes
This excursion is run by a company called Tours Tasmania and they were first class all the way. Yes it is an 11 hour tour so it's a long day, however it was worth it. The guide was great and knowledgeable, they were on time, and the stops were great. The cliff walk was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Great Guide saved the trip for us.
3/5 would probably suggest a pretty average experience but I would have actually given it a lot higher if they had
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Great day
Guide very informative, lots of relevant local historical knowledge. Perfect overview for the time poor who want to
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Great day full of experiences
We had a great day tour full of amazing sights and historical reflection. Port your guide and driver Jeremy was org
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Amazing tour!
Amazing tour! Hotel pick up was ontime and despite the rain and hail throughout the day it was a great day and the
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Excellent
Very nice trip and good sceneries, friendly tour guide and amazing view on the mountain for the wineglass bay, high
braap2017
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Go to place
Lovely bush walking with good challenging swing bridges and Ariel treetop airwalk - can give shivers. But unmissabl
Michelle M
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5 star service
Great trip, gave us plenty of time to do all the sightseeing and more. Showed us all the best spots and hidden bays
DanielElkington
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Amazing guide leading an awesome tour
Booked this tour as it was one of the few ways to see a Tasmanian lavender farm without a car, but it ended up bein
mliElisabeth
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Great tour with a lot of hiking opportunities
The best part of this tour is the fact that you have the option of which trails at Cradle Mountain to hike. You don
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Wombats in the Wild - Maria Island
Seeing wombats grazing on the island and sleeping in disused machinery in an old shed were the highlights of this
AlisonM2128
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Great day out. Fantastic people. A must do when in Tassie
The cruise for 3 hours around Poet Arthur Coast line was stunning, gorgeous and fabulous. A must do when in Tassie.
LinkMason
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David provided one of the best experiences Tasmania has to offer, Maria Island is a MUST!
David is a FANTASTIC guide, very friendly, polite, patient, knowledgeable and to top it off funny. To anybody consi
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A day packed with incredible scenery and fun
The day is packed with lots of different activities and lookouts, it was amazingly well organised, such that you ne
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3 tours with Tours Tasmania - thoroughly recommend
I did the Cradle Mountain tour, Launceston to Hobart via Freycinet and Lake St Clair tours. Very well run tours, ex
Kristen K
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A fantastic experience
Day 1 - The weather on the day of the tour was not ideal, lightly raining nearly the entire day, but I still had a
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