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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).

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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 yesterday via mobile
Great trip with Neil

Thanks to Neil for a great trip! Very entertaining trip to and from Port Arthur! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Arthur - great place to visit, but...

Port Arthur has so much history and has beautifully maintained grounds. There is a lot to see and the cruise is a nice too. The driver gave a knowledgeable account of the drive up - and that's about it. He stopped for a bathroom break...More

Thank Nikki_Nola
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nikki_Nola, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are extremely disappointed to hear that your experience with us did not live up to yours or our expectations of the day. Your experience was certainly not within keeping of our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
The trip is meaningful and precious

If you come to Tasmania, you have to visit Port Arthur. This not only about historical tour, but also make you surprised with the natural. I loved the way of elderly guide man who have been very dedicated guides on history, local culture, natural....More

1  Thank mngocloi
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mngocloi, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Port Arthur. We agree that Port Arthur is an amazingly beautiful, historic and interesting site and we love sharing it with our visitors. Thank your for your feedback and we hope you can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great day, very interesting tour

We really enjoyed this trip, very interesting, relaxing and informative drive with Phil. He did a great job telling stories about the history and we liked his funny jokes as well. It was far better than the alternative of driving our rental car since we’re...More

Thank kathytuzzi
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear kathytuzzi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed your day touring to Port Arthur with Phil. It is great to be able to offer interesting and informative itineraries as well as experienced and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic tour

We had a fantastic time on our trip! Our guide Tim has a wealth of knowledge of Port Arthur plus a captivating passion for all things Tasmania. Definitely recommend the tour and definitely request Tim if you can!More

Thank Ari F
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ari F, Thank you for leaving a review. We value your feedback and we are delighted to hear your positive comments regarding Port Arthur and your experience with Tim. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Tim and we hope to...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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