Enjoy a fun and action packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. Explore convict history, sightseeing, a nature walk, amazing scenery and some great local specialties with this small group tour.
You’ll start your day from your Hobart accommodation bright and early and head directly to the Tasman Peninsula. This area has amazing history, fascinating stories and amazing scenery.
It is also home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout. Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline” your tour guides will share with you all the great stories of the area. Then you’ll begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. This is a short but spectacular track along the Waterfall Bay Clifftop. The walk is around 45 minutes, undulating and categorized as an easy walk. The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.
Continuing on your journey, you’ll arrive at Port Arthur Historic Site. 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. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”. With around 4 hours here, you have ample time to walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.
On the road back to Hobart, you’ll stop at Federation Chocolate Factory, a small family run boutique chocolate stop, with a variety of chocolate flavors to sample. Further along you’ll arrive in the late afternoon into historic Richmond Village. Meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly (aka candy) Shop and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted!
Finally, before you re-enter Hobart you’ll stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.
– Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
– Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade)
– Tasman National Park – Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch
– Pirates Bay Lookout
– Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline”
– Federation Chocolate Factory
– Richmond Village and historic bridge
– Hobart City lookout
Sunday – Friday, expect Christmas Day (December 25). We can arrange a different tour for a Saturday visit to Port Arthur.
Need to Know
– Meals are not included. What to bring: Sensible shoes for day touring, a variety of warm clothing, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day) & camera.
– Not suitable for children under 8 years old.
– Tour suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness and mobility for a 45 minute nature hike. About Australia can book a different tour of Port Arthur if you would prefer not to hike.
Departs at 7:00am and returns at 6:00pm.
– Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
– Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
– Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
– Professional guides & interpretation
– Small, friendly groups
– CBD Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
– Airport drop offs on request