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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart provided by Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get an in-depth tour of the UNESCO-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on this day trip from Hobart. History buffs will love learning about the history of the Australian convict site on an excursion designed to allow as much time and in-depth learning about the area in a single day. Many tours of Tasmania include a brief stop in Port Arthur, but this one provides deep exploration and plenty of time to ask questions.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Brooke Street Pier
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Richmond Bridge
    Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
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    Port Arthur Historic Site
    Stop: 4 minutes - Admission included
    Arriving at Port Arthur historic site we visit the interpretation centre with its interactive exhibits and displays, and follow the harrowing life of a convict. Join a guided walking tour and learn about the many restored buildings and ruins, including the Penitentiary, commandant's house and the church.
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  • You'll end at
    Brooke Street Pier
    12 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Guided tour of Port Arthur Historic Site allows a deep dive into history
  • Learn about the notorious convict site through a guide's commentary
  • Cruise down the coast to see the wild scenery of Tasman National Park
  • Round-trip transportation and all entrance fees paid make for a stress-free trip
What to Expect
Relax on the scenic drive from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula, which encompasses Norfolk Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, Forestier Peninsula, the Tasman Bridge, and the Pitt wWater Causeway. Enjoy the fact that your guide is driving and worrying about directions as you simply look out the window and snap photos. Depending on the season, drive through the town to Richmond and see the convict-built Richmond Bridge.  Spend hours exploring the Port Arthur UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a walking tour of the seaside penal colony. Learn how and why the area’s most heinous criminals were housed here in 30 restored buildings and accompanying ruins. Highlights include the church, the Commandant’s House, the prison, flour mill, granary, and penitentiary. Follow up the walking tour with a cruise on Carnarvon Bay, which gives different views and photo ops from the water. See the coast of Tasman National Park, including the Devil’s Kitchen, the Isle of the Dead, and Tasman Arch. Make a lunch stop at the Port Arthur Visitor Center or the nearby Felons (own expense).
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Important Information
Departure Point
Brooke Street Pier, 12 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Port Arthur Historic Site guided tour
  • 30-minute Harbor Cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring good walking shoes for the walking tour. If you do not wish to participate in the full walking tour, please note small golf buggies are available free of charge. Passengers can locate a buggy at the front entrance of Port Arthur Visitor Center.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lizzieglasg0w wrote a review 8 Apr
Sunshine Coast, Australia2 contributions
Excellent tour . Highly recommended.Mark the coach driver was a font of knowledge. He was also attentive and made sure all tourists were comfortable and informed .The day was well organised .All went like clockwork.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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alex_crawford88 wrote a review 7 Apr
North Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a lovely experience with Tim leading our tour - he was a very knowledgeable, entertaining and passionate guide. Highlights included stop off in Richmond on the way, the Isle of the Dead extra tour at Port Arthur and the sea cave near Port Arthur. Lots of local tips as well
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anonymous708934 wrote a review Mar 2021
Canberra51 contributions46 helpful votes
A delightful, if sobering, experience. During the 19th Century, Port Arthur was for many years the scene of systematic brutality and degradation by British colonial authorities. What remains of the prison facilities are ruins, testimony to the failure of incarceration as an
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Stacey O wrote a review Feb 2021
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Greg was a fantastic host for our Port Arthur tour! Very helpful and gave us lots of information for the day! Thanks Greg it was a great tour!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from GLTASMANIA, General Manager at Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Dear 335staceyo, Thank you so much for leaving a review. It is great to hear you enjoyed our full day Port Arthur tour with Greg. We very much appreciate your feedback and we are pleased to hear that Greg was a great host! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Tamar wrote a review Feb 2021
Caulfield, Australia10 contributions
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The bus driver was amazing, loved his passion and he clearly loves his job. He had a great knowledge of not just the Port Arthur history but also the history of Tasmania and of the picturesque places we stopped at along the way. The tour was well organised and I would highly
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from GLTASMANIA, General Manager at Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Hi Tamar, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and review. We thank you for your recommendation and appreciate your comments regarding our passionate driver/guides. We are lucky to have such a great team. Thanks again
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Port Arthur
Highly recommend this day trip to Port Arthur. Tim, our driver and guide was very knowledgeable, professional and f
Sherriedeee
Sherriedeee
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Memorable day! Great experience!
My first time in Tasmania and definitely won’t be the last. Highlight of my trip was cradle mountain day tour. I wa
lizzieglasg0w
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Gray line bus tour
Mark the driver very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive to detail. Highly recommended . We went to Port Arthur.
v8mgbman
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An afternoon insight into Tasmania
A fantastic afternoon trip. Tim was an excellent guide. So much information and history entertainingly delivered. H
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Never again
Cradle Mountain National Park is one of the most beautiful places one can visit in Australia. Ben our tour guide wa
JenandbrianPerthWA
JenandbrianPerthWA
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Great Tour
We had a great time on this tram style 3 hour bus tour. Phil our driver was very knowledgeable and a great drive
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Hobart Hopper
This tour was fantastic! Jim our guide was so informative and funny. King of the dad jokes. Awesome way to see the
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Terry from the port Arthur day tour
Terry made this day unforgettable with his hilarious comments, information and entertainment. Hope to see him again
Debbie P
Debbie P
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Worst experience ever
This has been the worst city tour we have ever experienced. The tour guide/bus driver was very rude and argumentat
Annemarie3175
Annemarie3175
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Great half day spent in Richmond
I had the bus to myself, Zack was very informative and friendly. Got to spend a couple of hours wandering around Ri
Hiroko M
Hiroko M
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Not worth the effort
Too rushed. Attractions are small and self exploring is sufficient. Suitable for old people and sightseers. Not for
wilsonplh01
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Maria Island Tour (WOW)
Such an amazing place that is beautiful and historic. The tour guide Tim takes you to spots that you could never fi
Lorraine B
Lorraine B
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Lovely tour to see Australian animals
This tour gave us an hour in Richmond - a tiny old-world town with some specialist shops, for instance the chocolat
Marie W
Marie W
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Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour
Dave was our tour guide today, and what a great guide he is. He works for Mcdermotts Coaches and is a real asset fo
curiosityseeker19
curiosityseeker19
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A MUST!
If you love animals this place is a must, and to think I almost didn't go. It was the highlight of my Australian t
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