Port Arthur with Tasman National Park and Harbour Cruise
Embark on a captivating journey through Tasmania’s storied past with our Full Day Bus Tour from Hobart to the historic Port Arthur. This tour offers a profound exploration of Tasmania’s convict heritage, set against the backdrop of the island’s stunning natural beauty. From the architectural marvels of Hobart to the haunting ruins of Port Arthur, each moment of this tour is designed to transport you through time. Witness the dramatic landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula, marvel at the rugged coastlines, and delve deep into the stories of those who lived and toiled in what was once the Colony of Van Diemen’s Land.
What You Will See
Port Arthur Historic Site: The centerpiece of the tour, Port Arthur, offers a comprehensive look into the lives of convicts who were sent to this remote outpost of the British Empire. With site talks by expert guides and a self-guided audio tour, you’ll explore the ruins and restored buildings, including the Penitentiary, Commandant’s House, and the Church, gaining insights into the harsh realities of convict life.
Government House and Tasman Bridge: The journey begins with a view of the stately Government House and crosses the iconic Tasman Bridge, offering panoramic views of the Derwent River.
Coal River Valley: Travel through this award-winning wine region, enjoying the picturesque landscapes that frame the historic town of Richmond, with a stop at the famous convict-built Richmond Bridge.
Tasman Peninsula: Experience the raw beauty of the Tasman Peninsula, with stops at Eaglehawk Neck and the striking rock formations of the coastline. The pristine Pirates Bay offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities of the rugged coastline and striking rock formations.
Doo Town: A quirky highlight, Doo Town is known for its whimsically named houses, adding a light-hearted touch to the tour’s historical depth.
Chocolate Foundry: Conclude your journey with a sweet stop at the Chocolate Foundry, a perfect way to end a day of exploration and discovery.
General Tour Info
- Duration: Full day (approximately 8-9 hours)
- Departure Point: Hobart, with pickup options available from selected locations.
- Inclusions: Entry to the Port Arthur Historic Site, guided and self-guided tours, harbour cruise around the Isle of the Dead, optional Remarkable Caves tour, and a visit to the Chocolate Foundry.
- What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing (layers recommended), water bottle, camera for photos, and a sense of adventure.
- Booking Information: Advance booking is recommended to secure your spot. Group rates and private tours are available upon request.
- Activity Duration
- 8 hours 45minutes
- Activity Location
- Hobart, TAS