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Itinerary
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 a full five 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 30-minute 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).

Locations visited
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasman Bridge
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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.
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
  • 30-minute 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic! Great tour by Phil

This tour was extremely insightful. Our tour guide/driver, Phil, gave us an exciting journey to and from Port Arthur. With scenic stops and funny jokes, this tour is not one to miss. Port Arthur gave much historical information, as well as great engagement and interaction...More

2  Thank Emily K
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Emily Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is great to hear such positive feedback regarding our Port Arthur day tour. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic day and enjoyed Phil's jokes! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mesmerizing

A must see, I was not disappointed, wonderful for history lovers, informative tour guides. Take the two day tour and be sure to see the Isle of the dead

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Port Arthur

I didn't know Port Arthur was so full of history and how important it was to Australia. It was a sad but beautiful place.

1  Thank iww8888
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile
Port Arthur

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Port Arthur today, with the lovely Sue driving our coach. She was fantastic, friendly and a very good guide on our journey.

2  Thank Janine R
Reviewed 24 May 2018
Extrodinary view with unbeatable service!s

It is my first time to enjoy the breath-taking view of tasmania and thanks for the humerous and spuer nice guide Sue. Everything went all right and i had an unforgetable experience of tasmania. I would strongly recomm Sue to any tourist group with different...More

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Hi Pamella, Best to ring or email the tour company for this one. I have assumed it will be Grayline. Do a google search Grayline tours of Port Arthur to get contact details, as I am not permitted to provide contact... More
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