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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

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
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
From US$97.10
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
From US$97.10
Overview
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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Reviews (221)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Historic Port Arthur

Peaceful and scenic site. Poignant relics to remind of the harshness of the prisoners' lives in contrast to those who watched over them. Also the memorial to the victims of the Port Arthur massacre evoked the senselessness of the killings. Worth a visit if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lkkpaul
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing day out

Our bus driver, Sue was funny, chatty and informative during the drive to and from Port Arthur. The weather was lovely and I found Port Arthur to be absolutely beautiful despite it's dark past. The free 40 minute walking tour was very informative. There's also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great driver!

We really appreciated our driver Sue's informative commentary on the way there, and enjoyed the great talk by our guide Peter once there. I began to appreciate how much the demand for labour was driving convict transportation.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Port Arthur Day Tour

Excellent day tour, made all the more enjoyable by Nigel, our driver-guide. Handled efficiently. charming commentary with great sense of humour and repertoire of really funny jokes. Real value for money..keep it up Nigel.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kirti K
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile
So Much History

I did a day tour with Greyline and our tour guide is Phil who has a great sense of humor and lots of information as he picked people up from hobart and the wholr 2.5 hrs travel both ways. On the way there we have...More

2  Thank 263lamad
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lama D, It is great to receive such a positive review for your day spent on board our Port Arthur Tour. I can understand you wanting to spend more time at Port Arthur as we all agree there is much to see and do....More

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