This tour starts and finishes in Hobart and allows you to visit the Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania. The sand and the water once turned red from whaling and hence the name Wineglass Bay. It's a beautiful area with a lot of history, walks and wildlife.
All about the 1 Day Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Tour
Experience the Tasman Peninsula by both land and sea on this day trip from Hobart that includes a 3-hour cruise along the coast of Tasman National Park.
Discover the history of the former convict colony at Port Arthur.
1 Day Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Tour Itinerary - 1 days
Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula
The Tasman Peninsula is home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Experience the drama and magnificence of these with a visit to Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen before beginning a short, easy but incredibly stunning cliff top walk via Paterson’s Arch to Waterfall Bay. This is the perfect introduction to the area and an invigorating way to begin your day.
As you enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, there is a wealth of information and history to take in and you will have ample time to explore and discover the nooks and crannies with around 4 hours on site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. Feel the sense of isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”, discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system. Walk through the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.
On the journey back to Hobart, stop to sample the local hand made chocolate at the Federation Chocolate Factory.
Stop at the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sandstone bridge, reported to be haunted!
Last but not least, before you re-enter Hobart enjoy a fabulous view of Hobart and Mt. Wellington from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.
You will be dropped back to your accommodation around 6.00pm.
|Tour code: PA1|
If you book 90 days before your departure date.
Daily except Saturday from Hobart accommodation at 7.30am
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Extra Costs: Meals. You may bring your lunch with you or we will stop to give you an opportunity to purchase your lunch on the day.
Fitness: Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground.
Luggage: Please limit to day bag
Suitable for children over 8 years old.
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