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Port Arthur
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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!
  • 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
Tour departs from Gray Line Terminal-Brooke St Pier. Additionally you can be picked up from a centrally located Hobart hotel.
Return Details
Concludes at Bus Terminal, Brooke Street Pier, Hobart at approximately 5:00pm
  • 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
  • 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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Value for money for those travellers without any transport. A full day, very informative and Terry our driver was entertaining as well. I learnt a lot about Tasmania's history. Thanks!
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What a great experience to be able to visit the historic site of Port Arthur and the infamous Port Arthur Massacre site - the now demolished Broad Arrow Cafe. Lots of history. Port Arthur is a must to see when you are in Hobart. Our tour guide, Greg, was very experienced and
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I found the whole context and historic significance of Port Arthur quiet profound. From the setting to the restoration it was a stark reminder what suffering is. A easy drive from Hobart
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We had a wonderful day being taken to Port Arthur with a stop at the historic bridge at Richmond on the way. Our driver was witty and full of historical facts and general information which was most helpful and illuminating. We had a mixture of people from different parts of the
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This place totally exceeded my expectations! It was incredibly beautiful and even through the history I’d sad, very interesting and beguiling. Grays Line did a great job. The coach driver was amazing. Knew do Munn and really cared about us enjoying the tour. It was a bonus to
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