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Overview
Do you enjoy historical tours? This full day tour from Hobart has been designed to allow as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur. Formerly a convict site, Port Arthur is bursting with history and today boasts a landscape of natural beauty, scenic ruins and restored buildings. Make the most out of your day and join the informative fully guided historical walking tour then jump on board the relaxing cruise to the Isle of the Dead!
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Brooke Street Pier
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by Richmond Bridge
    Pass by Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
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    Port Arthur Historic Site
    Stop: 4 minutes - Admission included
    Arriving at Port Arthur historic site we visit the interpretation centre with its interactive exhibits and displays, and follow the harrowing life of a convict. Join a guided walking tour and learn about the many restored buildings and ruins, including the Penitentiary, commandant's house and the church.
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Guided tour of Port Arthur Historic Site allows a deep dive into history
  • Learn about the notorious convict site through a guide's commentary
  • 30-minute cruise down the coast to see the wild scenery of Tasman National Park
  • Round-trip transportation and all entrance fees paid make for a stress-free trip
What to Expect
Relax on the scenic drive from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula, which encompasses Norfolk Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, Forestier Peninsula, the Tasman Bridge, and the Pitt wWater Causeway. Enjoy the fact that your guide is driving and worrying about directions as you simply look out the window and snap photos. Depending on the season, drive through the town to Richmond and see the convict-built Richmond Bridge.  Spend a full five hours exploring the Port Arthur UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a walking tour of the seaside penal colony. Learn how and why the area’s most heinous criminals were housed here in 30 restored buildings and accompanying ruins. Highlights include the church, the Commandant’s House, the prison, flour mill, granary, and penitentiary. Follow up the walking tour with a 30-minute cruise on Carnarvon Bay, which gives different views and photo ops from the water. See the coast of Tasman National Park, including the Devil’s Kitchen, the Isle of the Dead, and Tasman Arch. Make a lunch stop at the Port Arthur Visitor Center or the nearby Felons (own expense).
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Important Information
Departure Point
Brooke Street Pier, 12 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Port Arthur Historic Site guided tour
  • 30-minute Harbor Cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring good walking shoes for the walking tour. If you do not wish to participate in the full walking tour, please note small golf buggies are available free of charge. Passengers can locate a buggy at the front entrance of Port Arthur Visitor Center.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Spent a whole day here. Golf buggy driver Nigel did a great job of picking us up at several sites and dropping us off at other sites that were awkward for us to get to due to walking restraints. Lots of interesting buildings with plenty of information to read as you move around
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Response from AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Noelene61, Thank you for reviewing us. It's great to hear you enjoyed your day on board our full day Port Arthur tour (so much so that you would like to go back!) We are glad that you made use of the services provided at the Port Arthur Historical Site. The golf buggy's are one of the many services provided which are designed to make for an overall enjoyable experience whilst visiting the site. Thanks again for your comments.
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Well organised and packed full day of learning about fascinating Port Arthur. Some small stops to take in great sights on the way and back. Phil kept us entertained and shared a lot about Tasmania we otherwise would not ave learned.
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Response from AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
Responded 4 days ago
Hi James h, Thank you for your positive review of Port Arthur, we agree it is a fascinating place! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Our amazing driver/guide Sue was a pleasure from the get go. Friendly, animated, informative and so very obviously proud of her beautiful Tasmania. Port Arthur was fascinating, all the little stops on the way were great. Couldn't reccomend this tour more!!! Sue made it so
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Response from AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Z2961JXamyh, Thank you for your great feedback and high recommendation for our Port Arthur Tour. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Sue who will be delighted to know you had such an enjoyable day. Thank you again for your review.
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Our driver/guide was extremely helpful and informative and also kept us amused throughout the day. It is a long trip and could, perhaps, be improved by adding a visit to the Tasmanian Devils conservation project nearby.
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Response from AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Jlandmareid, Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your day at Port Arthur. We appreciate your suggestion of adding a visit to the Tasmanian Devils nearby. We regularly review our tour itineraries to ensure we offer the most interesting and value packed day tours. We welcome your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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We started a guided tour in a cold and windy afternoon. This guided tour is not so suitable for young age children if the children were not interested in listening the history.
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By: Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours
457 reviews
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Noelene61
Gympie Region, Australia
6725
Great history
Spent a whole day here. Golf buggy driver Nigel did a great job of picking us up at several sites and dropping us
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James h
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
270124
Interesting, informative day.
Well organised and packed full day of learning about fascinating Port Arthur. Some small stops to take in great
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Z2961JXamyh
10
Wonderful!! Such an amazing tour.
Our amazing driver/guide Sue was a pleasure from the get go. Friendly, animated, informative and so very obviously
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Jlandmareid
Ashford
10
Very interesting tour
Our driver/guide was extremely helpful and informative and also kept us amused throughout the day. It is a long
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sillyoldgit1
London, United Kingdom
62
Great attraction - but pick the right tour
The Russell Falls and the tall trees walk are really a superb attraction. Our Grayline tour was less than first
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Karen G
Middlefield, Ohio
40
Karen Galier
Wonderful way to get accumulated to Hobart. Our guide was amazing! (I am sorry I don't remember his name) it was
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Stan B
Edmonton, Canada
121
Antiques and Animals up Close!
This was a great day trip from Hobart. The guide was informative and funny. Richmond was a cute historical town
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triplover2009
Singapore, Singapore
10840
Interesting place
We started a guided tour in a cold and windy afternoon. This guided tour is not so suitable for young age children
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Teachtravtrouble
20
A little painful
I didn’t actually book this particular tour as late the night before, the Jump Tours called to say they’d
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creativecrew
Allentown, Pennsylvania
774211
Port Arthur and Remarkable Cave is great day trip!
We were very pleased with this day trip from Hobart to Port Arthur. Neil, the bus driver, was informative and
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Happyrafat
10
Amazing wildlife sanctuary!
Feeding the kangaroos was so fun! We also saw wombats, koalas and echidnas. They staff care deeply about the
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Ali49Gal
Perth, Australia
10
A lovely way to spend 3 hrs
Very informative, beautifully paced & a very accomodating driver/guide. Loved the botanical gardens that we
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michaeliD2795KT
20
Port Arthur tour
Was an amazing day and we got to see so much of the Tasmanian’s countryside Port Arthur has so much history and
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Mellydeb
Brisbane, Australia
123
Port Arthur day trip
Great day out. Our guide was fantastic and kept everything running smoothly. So much to see and do. We were even
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medardyw
San Francisco, California, United States
98
Crowded but Worthwhile
The grounds were amazing and the trip was made very worth it by our driver, Phil, who had organized the afternoon.
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  • Languages Offered: English
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