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

From US$198.80
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$198.83
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.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Fun and great experience

Great trip. We have seen many wild animals and lovely caves. It was totally worth it. the driver is nice.

Thank Suki N
Reviewed 16 April 2018
Best Tour Ever

We went on the tour on the 15th of April. It was cold wet and rainy. Our bus tour driver Phil was the perfect tour guide. Informative and very customer oriented. He made the bus part of the tour very interesting. I am a seasoned...More

Thank Indy_Noodle
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good evening Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your review. We really appreciate all your feedback and look forward to sharing it with our staff. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Team

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Fabulous day!

Port Arthur's brutal history contrasts with the beauty of the location. Very interesting. No guide needed. The highlight of the day is the 3-hour eco cruise. Highly recommended. Exciting! Amazing wildlife and the rugged coastline and sea caves are breathtaking. A must-do. Petticoat Wilderness Tours...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi Laraine Thank you so much for providing feedback on our Tasman Island Cruise. It is such a beautiful part of the world and we love sharing it with you. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Exceptional!

What a great day. From the coach driver to the captain. Every member of the Pennicott crew were awesome. The views from the boat were breathtaking, the cliffs, the caves, the dolphins and the albatross - viewing this amazing coastline with the information freely given...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Good evening Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback of your trip. Our staff work very hard to ensure we deliver a great experience and they will really appreciate your feedback. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile
Superb ocean excursion and Port Arthur tour

This day trip incorporated an ocean excursion to view the geology and wildlife off the coastline of the southern Tasman Peninsula, and a self directed tour of the Port Arthur prison built to house convicts sent from Britain in the 1800s. The ocean trip was...More

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