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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

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Overview
Stretching southeast of Hobart, the Tasman Peninsula is known for its dramatic coastal scenery and the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur. This tour saves time by taking in both sights in one day, with a thrilling cruise around Tasman National Park, a self-guided tour of Port Arthur, and lunch included.
Highlights
  • Spot dolphins and admire the Jurassic cliffs on a 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Self-guided tour of Port Arthur: visit the sites that interest you most
  • Hassle-free, round-trip scenic transportation by bus from Hobart
  • Great-value: morning tea, lunch, and entrance fees are included
What to Expect
Make your way to Franklin Wharf to meet your guide for a 7:30am departure. Board your air-conditioned bus and set out on the scenic drive to the Tasman Peninsula, stopping along the way to enjoy morning tea (included) at a local café. Arrive at Eaglehawk Neck in Tasman National Park, where you will transfer to an open-air cruise ship and set sail around the peninsula’s rugged coast. During the 3-hour wilderness cruise, look out for dolphins, seals, and whales along the coast, and enjoy spectacular views as you glide beneath the towering dolerite sea cliffs, peer inside sea caves, and perhaps spot peregrine falcons and other sea birds swooping over the sea or nesting in the cliffs. Back on the mainland, stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict sites. After an introduction from your guide, you are free to discover the former penal settlement at your own pace. With around three hours to explore the open-air museum, see the guard tower, penitentiary, and tower cottage, and uncover the harrowing history of the site, which forms a key part of Australia’s convict history. After your Port Arthur visit, meet up with your guide for the return journey to Hobart, where your tour ends at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic guided bus tour
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Full-length waterproof and windproof jackets provided
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
152Reviews
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By: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Helen M
40
Loooooved it 💓🥂
How lucky were we to have Andrew, funny, knowledgeable, great company, professional and from the area. This ticked
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codebeans
Sydney, Australia
18094
Pretty Cool
The cruise provides a great way to view the South coast of Bruny. We saw a lot of animals like fur seals,
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Frankie
10
Spectacular day at Bruny
Fantastic day. All the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. From the moment Grant picked us up at Kettering
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Ann L
Boston, Massachusetts
92
Perfect way to enjoy what contributes to Tasmania economy
Well organized and enjoyable day tour on Bruny Island showcasing the local specialties. Loved each visit and took
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MeegsH
10
Bruny
Nice day trip of Bruny. A good way to explore if you don't have a car. Food is very fresh and their is lots of it!
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Silverstreak46
Vienna, Virginia
30373
Fantastic views of sea caves and cliffs from Port Arthur to Tasman Island
Don't just take a cruise of the Port Arthur harbor.Get out and see the caves and cliff from the ocean. Cape
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Lauren A
20
BEST Way to See Bruny Island!
What a day! My husband and I had the BEST time on our tour. There was so much delicious food and drinks - great
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VPlink
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
207
Bruny Island is a must for every visitor to Tasmania
A great host who made sure everyone enjoyed themselves. The 7 course gourmet was exceptional with the highlight
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Judy
30
Unforgettable memory of a lifetime!
You will not regret booking this cruise. The entire staff was friendly and helpful from start to finish! This
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stuart c
Brisbane, Australia
23668
Fantastic full day out
Awesome day out. We(all 6 of us) absolutely loved it. What a superb day out. So much that we had seen and done. It
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Key Details
  • Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasman Island Cruises, and 2 more
  • Duration: 10h 30m
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