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

Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3998_774
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
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
  • Entry/Admission - Tasman National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Remarkable Cave
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Waterline Brooke Street Pier, Brooke Street Pier, 12 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
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
  • Entry/Admission - Tasman National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Remarkable Cave
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Waterline Brooke Street Pier, Brooke Street Pier, 12 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Waterline Brooke Street Pier
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Richmond Bridge
    Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
  • 1
    Port Arthur Historic Site
    Stop: 4 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tasman National Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Remarkable Cave
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Chris C
6 contributions
Port Arthur Historic tour
Nov. 2021 • Couples
We travelled on Grey Line tours to Port Arthur with “Tim” as our guide. We had a fantastic time and learnt so much about Tasmania and our history. Tims knowledge was outstanding and made our day one to remember.
Written 4 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi chriscT8776NX, Thank you for your 5 star review! It is great to hear such positive comments about Tim and your overall experience on board our full day Port Arthur tour. Port Arthur is a fascinating destination of cultural significance so it is great to hear that Tim was able to share is vast knowledge with you. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review.
Written 4 November 2021
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Emily S
Adelaide, Australia7 contributions
Perfect day trip to Port Arthur
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Excellent guide makes all the difference, our guide/driver Phil was professional, knowledgeable and passionate about showcasing the best of Tasmania. Booking the tour was easy and arranging pickup from our Airbnb was no issue at all, we simply reached out to the booking admin and got a response straightaway. It was nice to outsource the driving so we could take in the amazing scenery and Phil's insightful and funny dad-joke-esque commentary kept us engaged through our trip to and from Port Arthur. Quite a fast paced itinerary that's perfect if you're short on time or want to get an overview of what the Port Arthur site is all about. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would highly recommend the Grayline Port Arthur day trip, especially if you're lucky enough to get Phil as your guide.
Written 31 October 2021
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Dear emilynnigel, We're starting to see a pattern here about Phil and his humour (which we love!) I'm sure Phil thoroughly appreciated reading your fantastic comments as we did. It is great to hear that all aspects of your tour were highly satisfactory. Especially regarding the details such as the pick up and booking process. Our aim is to make it easy for our customers so this is great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Written 4 November 2021
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Cookie255069
Cairns, Australia16 contributions
Relax and soak up some Aussie history
Jul. 2021 • Couples
A fantastic day out from Gray Line Tours. Tim our guide had previously worked at Port Arthur and for the Environmental Protection Agency. His knowledge made the day so interesting. Port Arthur is an icon of Australian history.
Written 9 July 2021
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Dear Cookie255069, We are delighted to hear you had a fantastic day on board our Port Arthur full day tour. We agree Port Arthur is of national historical significance and we are pleased that we are able to showcase this amazing place with experienced driver/guides such as Tim. Thank you for taking the time to review us, it is very much appreciated.
Written 19 October 2021
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Travelling marsupials
Adelaide, Australia22 contributions
Highly recommend
Fantastic day! The bus was comfortable and the driver mark was great! Very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.
The day was packed with stops of breathtaking views and the heritage centre was incredible.
Thanks for such a wonderful day!
Written 8 July 2021
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Dear tsarinak, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We very much appreciate your high recommendation and positive feedback. We will enjoy sharing this review with Mark. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you when you next visit Tassie.
Written 19 October 2021
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kathy1932
Cairns, Australia199 contributions
Great day tour from Hobart!
Our bus driver Phil was very knowledgeable and it was so great to have him divulge so much information on the journey. With teenagers it was just about the perfect time at port Arthur and great to squeeze in a view of the remarkable cave. The weather turned miserable toward the end but we’d still managed to be completely satisfied with the amount we’d seen! Thank you Phil and gray line for making it so easy and organising a great tour!
Written 4 July 2021
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Linda S
18 contributions
Enjoyable day out! Do as much or as little as you like!
Our bus tour guide, Phil, was knowledgeable, funny and engaging. Stan the guide at Port Arthur was great too - very enthusiastic! And enjoyable day out visiting this historic site. Tailored to do as much or as little as you fancy.
Would suggest however that you opt for the Isle of the Dead tour add-on at time of booking.
Written 4 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand3 contributions
Port Arthur trip
Was the best tour Our driver was very friendly full of Information was very safe driver made the trip exciting, great sense of humour and very helpful and made my trip very Enjoyable. I give the company and driver 10 out of 10.
Would certainly recommend them for any tours you have planned
Written 27 June 2021
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Hi Jet23334271856, Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback regarding your day spent at Port Arthur. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and we are delighted to hear that your tour with us met expectations. We appreciate the 10/10 too! thanks again
Written 12 July 2021
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Jerry
1 contribution
Remarkable experience...
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Booked online very late the day before the tour - I had to call to re-confirm otherwise it went smoothly.

Phil, our bus tour guide, was excellent. I couldn't stop listening to his remarkable commentaries. Had a few jokes up his sleeves and he took time to even walk with us on some of the lookouts. Brilliant guy overall.

There were only 8 of us on the mini bus so there were plenty of space.
Written 6 June 2021
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Dear JerryU57, Thank you for such a fantastic review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your day spent at Port Arthur and in particular your day spent with Phil, our very experienced driver guide. We will be sure to share your comments with Phil. We are lucky to have a great team of driver/guides. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written 12 July 2021
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Jude L
1 contribution
Jude Wells
May 2021 • Couples
Great scenery, beautiful place to visit.
Christian is the best tour guide in the industry, highly recommend this tour.
Written 28 May 2021
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Hi 172judel, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the beauty of our full day Port Arthur tour and the company of Christian. We look forward to seeing you on board again in the future.
Written 12 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle K
1 contribution
Port Arthur -informative, entertaining, shocking
May 2021 • Family
Our tour guide Phil was was fantastic! The tour exceeded our expectations. We would recommend to others
Written 26 May 2021
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Dear V8713Zmichellek, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Phil will also be thrilled with your comments. Fantastic Phil does have a nice ring to it! Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future.
Written 3 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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230kirrah
230kirrah
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Great tour but wish it was longer.
Our driver was Christian, not only did he make our tour super interesting pointing out all the different things but
Y4695IOtammyh
Y4695IOtammyh
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Port Arthur
What an amazing day … our guide Phil was excellent with abundant knowledge and humour. The group wasn’t large , th
Diedre_11
Diedre_11
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We did several!
Good guides and right on time - recommend highly. We did the tour of Hobart, tour to Mt Wellington and to the Tas
KKGoldCoast
KKGoldCoast
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A great day out in Hobart!
We did the half day morning tour of Hobart, followed by the afternoon at MONA last Monday. Our tour guide for the
Extraordinary642858
Extraordinary642858
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Great Historical Day Out
A great experience, very informative tour guide Tim who had great knowledge and was a pleasure to spend the day wit
Brettparfitt
Brettparfitt
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Great day out
Excellent full day out. A few stops on the way to Port Arthur. All entries to historic site included in cost. Ve
Q3888WRangelav
Q3888WRangelav
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Highly recommended
Phil our coach driver was very insightful and friendly, he made the day even better than it was. I felt very welcom
sharonb651661
sharonb651661
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Amazing day!
This tour was great! Our tour guide David was very knowledgable, friendly and passionate about Tasmania- which made
B6096XGmichellea
B6096XGmichellea
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Thanks ..
What a great day .. Thanks to Phil our driver. Great commentary with humour!! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks
Beartui
Beartui
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One great trip
From Beginning until the end it was a great Tour and made even more special by our driver Tim who was full of knowl
RobynR3663
RobynR3663
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Picturesque Richmond
Such a beautiful little town! Tour guide Tim was wonderful. He was able to give lots of info not only on the town o
RobynR3663
RobynR3663
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Must do tour for Australian history lovers.
Wonderful day out! An experience from start to finish. Phil our guide was an amazing source of information and even
richardsG7055FU
richardsG7055FU
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Great day out
A fantastic day out . Very easy drive to the Park . The walk to the falls was magical . Such amazing place. The wal
keeze587
keeze587
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mt wellington tour
Mark is a excellent tour guide,views from mt wellington amazing,cascade prison for women informative well worth see
Mjay6789
Mjay6789
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Great tour. Great tour guide.
This was a fantastic tour not only because the beautiful town of Richmond and the cute animals at the wildlife park
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