- Picturesque Tasmanian scenery travelling from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula
- Panoramic tour and photo ops at the quaint town of Richmond
- Amazing views of the Tasman National Park from Pirates Bay Lookout
- Superb views of rugged coastline at Eaglehawk Neck
- 5 hours at Port Arthur including an audio tour of the site
- Boat cruise around Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead
OVERVIEW OF THE TOUR
The Port Arthur Historic Site is a dramatic reminder of Australia’s convict history and demonstrates early settlement in Tasmania. The site offers interpretive and interactive visual presentations to give us a greater insight into the harsh prison life convicts faced over 200 years ago. The World Heritage Listest Historic site, located on the Tasman Peninsula, is Australia’s most well-maintained convict locations. Join us as we take in some of Tasmania's most impressive coastal scenery and travel out to Port Arthur Prison to explore the remains!
Our Port Arthur Day Tour begins as we head east from Hobart in the early morning. Spend the morning observing the incredible scenery en route to Port Arthur as we cross the Tasman Bridge and travel along the Tasman Peninsula. We'll pass through the charming town of Richmond and stop for a photo at the town's historical bridge, before passing by Norfolk Bay and Eaglehawk Neck. Be amazed by the rugged coastline and unique rock formations of the Tasman National Park with a photo stop at Pirates Bay before we arrive at the historical site of Port Arthur.
On your arrival to Port Arthur, download the complimentary audio tour of the site and enjoy at your own pace. Spend the remainder of your afternoon exploring the remains of the historic prison. The site offers a short harbour cruise around Canavan Bay, passing the Isle of the Dead. Make the most of the cruise on offer, and gain an insight into what it would have been like to arrive at this desolate location via boat when the prison was in full operation.
After thoroughly exploring the fascinating history of this unique destination, meet your guide for your journey back to Hobart.