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

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
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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart
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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart
From US$190.59
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.
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.
Reviews (131)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wild and Wonderful

Although the weather was very unkind to us, the scenery made up for the driving rain, rough seas and windy conditions. Our boat captain, Tim, was a fount of information and it was great to share his obvious passion for his job and nature. With...More

2  Thank Blakey1953
Reviewed 6 September 2018
Big day out well worth it

Was well worth it and was the highlight of my trip. What a wonderful day out. An amazing experience in any weather. Take warm clothes because it is cold out there on the ocean and sea spray. A one off experience. The landscapes, seals and...More

1  Thank jason o
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Pennicott Tours and Port Arthur

The Tasman Island boat trip with Pennicott tours is one of the best I've done. The coastline, is almost out of this world. It is well worth the $135 per adult. No matter where you sit the boat swings around so everyone can see. For...More

5  Thank Wiz-Oz7
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing!!!

Despite the wind, rain and freezing weather this trip was amazing. I can highly recommend doing the Tasman Peninsula boat trip (we combined it with Port Arthur). - Staff and friendly and very helpful. - Morning tea at the lavender farm is yummy - best...More

1  Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 30 June 2018
Fabulous Day

We got up early to drive to Port Arthur in time for our half day cruise around Tasman Island. When we got there, it was discovered they were over-booked for the cruise and so they asked if anyone would volunteer to swap to an afternoon...More

2  Thank i-love-asia
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