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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.
Highlights
  • 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing trip. Really good value. The support crew both on bus and boat were very good and informative. It was slightly cold near the end of the trip. If you are doing it in winter like we did wear waterproof shoes and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank margieandneil2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip. Adventurous cruise around the peninsula. Knowledgeable, fun local guides. Plenty of time at Port Arthur. Coach driver very informative, friendly and accommodating.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BiancaBiyonka
Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

A lovely day out! Phil the Tour Guide was super and greatly informative. The Lavender Farm stop had lovely souvenirs, and, delicious scones. The cruise on the Ocean / Sea was spectacular, and, if you like a roller-coaster ride, sit at the front of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GREGG E
Reviewed 5 June 2019

When I realised what the ride/journey was going to be (after booking and paying), I was very unsure this was what I had bargained for! They warned me that my camera and bag would likely get wet so I opted to take only one camera....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marielister
Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

This was amazing, both the tour guide and the ferry skipper were both very informative and humorous. The ferry ride was around 3 hours, views were spectacular. Port Arthur and the Tasman sea were well worth a visit. We were very lucky with the weather...More

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Response from JohnV15 | Reviewed this property |
we were back at about 6 pm.
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Hi Ange, The whole Port Arthur experience will take the best part of a day, comprising an early start from Hobart, an hour and a half drive to the Port Arthur area and then its your pick of doing either Port Arthur Historic... More
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