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

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Explore the Tasman Peninsula from both land and sea on a full-day excursion from Hobart. See the Tasman Peninsula from the water on a three-hour wilderness cruise, enjoy an included lunch before your tour continues to Port Arthur Historic Site. Gain invaluable insights from your interpretive guides on this Tasman Peninsula day tour, which includes morning tea and lunch.
  • 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
  • Great-value: morning tea, lunch, and entrance fees are 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Franklin Wharf
Departure Time
7:30 AM
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Scenic guided bus tour
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Full-length waterproof and windproof jackets provided
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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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Easily one of the best parts of my trip to Tassie. The boat trip was incredible and you can do Port Arthur in a day.
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Amazing!!! Bonus on this trip wildlife at sea!!! Dolphins, sea lions, whales!!! Highly recommend this trip!
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Amazing experience!! We love the 3 hrs cruise. Perfect weather but some parts of the sea is a bit rough, so make sure to take the anti-sea sickness tablet that they will offer :) Beatiful view of the peninsula and you can definitely see the wild life around the area. Don’t
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We had the best Adventure. It was nice cool fresh breeze our captain steer the boat with amazing ability we could not believe he took us into the cave the wavy water was no problem he steer the boatlike an extension of his body swimming. We went as close as ..feels nearly
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We had a perfect day weather wise for our trip. Coach driver Michael made sure we got to where we were supposed to. Boat ride was fantastic, crew very knowledgeable and friendly. Port Arthur gave a good history of what convict life was like.
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