Port Arthur Day Tour (optional Devils Park upgrade)
- Duration: 11 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: PA
Join us for a fun and action packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, chocolate tasting and much more!
We take an early start from Hobart and head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, and along the short but spectacular Waterfall Bay Clifftop Track. This is one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”, concluding at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.
After our refreshing walk and amazing photographs we arrive at Port Arthur Historic Site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with Port Arthur’s expert guides. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”. With around 4 hours here, you have ample time to walk among the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.
On our return to Hobart, we make a short stop at a local Chocolate Factory, where the delightful flavours are on offer to be tasted. We arrive In the late afternoon into historic
Richmond Village. Meander the streets, stop for a coffee and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted!
Last but not least, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.
We drop you back to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.00pm.
What we do
Tasman Peninsula – Pirate’s Bay Lookout,
Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen
Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade)
Port Arthur Historic Site (~4 hours)
Federation Chocolate Factory
Richmond Historic Village (~ 1 hour)
Professional guided interpretative walks
Port Arthur Historic Site Entrance Fee
Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
Pick Up & Drop Off
No meals are not included. You may bring your lunch with you or there is ample opportunity to purchase your lunch and snacks along the way on the day.
Port Arthur & Devils Tour
Select the upgrade to the Port Arthur & Devils day tour and you will reduce the time you spend at Port Arthur Historic Site and swap this for time at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. We time your visit here to experience the Tasmanian Devil feeding and with time to wander the park.
Port Arthur & Lavender Tour
Select the Port Arthur Lavender tour option and enjoy the stop at the Port Arthur Lavender Farm. Wander the site, sample the Lavender flavoured chocolate and fudge.