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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

From US$100,90
  • 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
Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
From US$100,90
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
From US$100,93
Get an in-depth tour of the UNESCO-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on this day trip from Hobart. History buffs will love learning about the history of the Australian convict site on an excursion designed to allow as much time and in-depth learning about the area in a single day. Many tours of Tasmania include a brief stop in Port Arthur, but this one provides deep exploration and plenty of time to ask questions.
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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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago
Port Arthur

You need to have a full day here , there is lots to see and take in. The tour guides were great . They have three eating venues onsite to choose from . A beautiful garden to walk through and a lot of history ....lots...More

Thank saltoftheearthbeauty
Reviewed 1 week ago
Salamanca Markets and Port Arthur Historical Site Tour.

Tim was our driver for the day and he was fantastic! He was on time for pick up and a fountain of information on Tasmania. We got to the Markets before 9am so it wasn't particularly crowded and gave us plenty of time to explore...More

Thank Lyn1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Long but great day

A girlfriend and I decided we would head to Hobart for a few days in February and during that trip I made sure we came to visit Port Arthur. Although it is a bit of a drive from Hobart CBD we hired a car for...More

1  Thank HickeyGirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Travelled from Port Arthur return to Hobart after Three capes walk.

Bus driver Greg was miserable, told us Collins street was closed so he couldn't drop us to our stop- Collins st was not closed! Asked us to tell him where else for him to drop us (Im not from Tasmania!!) So he asked me to...More

Thank JaynePaulBrown
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JaynePaulBrown, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. It is very disappointing to hear that your experience with Gray Line was not in keeping with the standard expected by our Company. I would very much like the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile
Great trip to Port Arthur Historical Site

I had a pleasant time on the coach to Port Arthur. I really enjoyed visiting the Historical Site. I learnt heaps. We had a very witty and kind coach driver.

1  Thank Scott C
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6 May 2018|
Response from Cadbury29 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pamella, Best to ring or email the tour company for this one. I have assumed it will be Grayline. Do a google search Grayline tours of Port Arthur to get contact details, as I am not permitted to provide contact... More