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  4. Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur: Day Tour from Hobart

Product ID: 65415
Spend an action-packed day on the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a clifftop walk and a cruise, and explore historic Port Arthur and picturesque Richmond.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones

Pickup included

Pickup is available from central Hobart hotels and backpacker hostels (not AirBnbs). Please ensure this has been organised at the time of booking or well in advance of your tour departure with the operator. See the Voucher Information section for more details.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take in spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay cliff-top walk
  • See the Devils Kitchen and Tasman Arch in Tasman National Park
  • Sample local chocolates made at the Federation Chocolate Factory
  • Enjoy 4 hours exploring the fascinating Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Wander through the beautiful Richmond Village before returning back to Hobart
Full description
Head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs, on this full-day excursion. Enjoy panoramic views from Pirate's Bay lookout, see the Tasman Arch and Devil's Kitchen rock formations, and take a spectacular walk along the Waterfall Bay coastal track.

Visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, and enjoy a complimentary cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with an expert guide. Walk around the main penitentiary and see the solitary confinement cells and more in this World Heritage open-air museum.

On the return to Hobart visit lovely Richmond village, taking time to walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use.
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee and guided walking tour
  • Port Arthur harbor cruise
  • Professional guides
  • Small groups
  • Pickup and drop-off at central Hobart hotels and backpacker hostels
  • Airport drop-off on request with prior arrangement
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• If pickup arrangements are not organized with the tour operator, please make your way to the general pickup location at the Tasmanian Travel & Information Center, 20 Davey Street, Hobart at 7:25 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is active and involves some walking. Although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical ability is essential
• This is an outdoor activity, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather conditions
• The minimum age to participate is 8 years; there is no maximum age provided all participants have a sense of adventure and reasonable level of fitness and mobility
• Bring sensible shoes for walking, warm and weatherproof clothing, a hat, sunscreen, a large water bottle, snacks, and lunch (or buy it on the day)
• There is no pick up from Airbnbs or private residences
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This tour was very good. We were picked up from our hotel by a friendly and courteous guide who explained what was going on throughout the day so we knew what to expect at all times. The guide spoke 3 languages. As we travelled to our destinations the guide told us about each place and how we should proceed when we got there. We had plenty of time at Port Arthur. We were given our tickets for the short cruise there. We had lunch at the very reasonably priced café at Port Arthur. We stopped at the Tasman Arch where we were able to take a 30 minute walk along a bush track and view the natural coastline landscape. On the way back we made a short stop at Richmond to see the old bridge. I found a lovely little shop, adjacent to the park near a bakery, where local artists sold their hand crafted items. Some of these make lovely gifts to take home. We asked to be dropped off in Hobart near the pier so we could buy our dinner before making our own way back to our lodgings. Great day out.

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November 28, 2019

This day out is well worth doing and I highly recommend it. The day was enjoyable, informative and relaxing. We saw a lot of things and there was no rush or stress all day. How tour guide was lovely and full of interesting information. Really glad we choose to do this tour

November 6, 2019

February 21, 2020

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Product ID: 65415