Port Arthur Historic Site (Hobart Shore Excursion )
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hobart, TAS
- Product code: CRUISEPA
Join us we travel to the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site.
Today’s full day excursion travels from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula, just a short 90 minute drive away. As we travel through to the Port Arthur Historic Site we make a short stop along the way at the stunning Pirate’s Bay Lookout. Here your Tour Guide will introduce you to the surrounding area famous for its towering sea cliffs. Here we will also view the local landscape with its narrow isthmus, a feature that assisted with this area being selected as a convict settlement.
From here we travel directly to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Port Arthur has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. We usually have around 3 hours available to allow time to experience all that Port Arthur has to offer.
We can walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and discover the rich history and beautiful surrounds of this evocative World Heritage open air museum. Deemed an inescapable prison your visit here will unveil the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system.
This fascinating day will give you great insight into what it was like to be sent to Van Diemen’s Land as a convict. Your entry to Port Arthur includes a walking tour with one of the Port Arthur expert guides. Your entry also includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead.
We return directly to Hobart and drop you off the Cruise Terminal/Hobart Wharf area as you please.
• Enjoy the amazing views and local history from the Pirates Bay Lookout
• Explore the vast grounds of the Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
• Join the Walking Tour of the Historic Site
• Cruise the harbor around the Isle of the Dead
• Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
• Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
• Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
• Professional guides & interpretation
• Small, friendly groups
Food & Drink - You may bring your lunch with you or there is ample opportunity to purchase lunch at Port Arthur
What to bring/wear
• Sensible shoes for day touring
• A variety of warm clothing
• Weatherproof jacket if possible
• Hat, sunscreen
• Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
• Sense of adventure
Times (*Check Cruise Ship arrival and departure times for adjusted tour day times)
Departs Hobart 8.45am
Returns Hobart 4.45pm
This tour is ideally around an 8 hour excursion. Start and finish times are adjusted to suit arrival and departure times of Cruise Ships that are in Hobart for adequate time to undertake this excursion.
** Return times are often altered to suit the Cruise Ship departure time - please contact us to confirm this. e.g. Radiance of the Seas on 05 March 2020 - this tour will return around 3.45-4.00pm to suit Cruise Ship Lines at 4.30pm
Pick Up Details
We will pick you up from the Hobart Travel and Information Centre, 20 Davey Street, Hobart. The information centre is the on the corner of Elizabeth and Davey Streets. It is a very short walk from the Cruise Terminal. Please try to arrive around 8.40am ready to meet Tours Tasmania and depart at 8.45 am. If you have any concerns along the way you can call our office on 0439 035 463 or 03 6231 5390.