Day trip

Port Arthur: Small Group Tour

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: iWander Tasmania

Port Arthur: Small Group Tour

Activity provider: iWander Tasmania

From US$ 64.23 per person

Discover Tasmania’s convict past on a small-group day trip from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula and the much-maligned Port Arthur Historic Site.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from a centrally-located Hobart accommodation. Please provide your accommodation details when booking and the local operator will confirm your pick-up location and time.
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Discover the Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch and Remarkable Caves
  • Enjoy the peninsular drive and visit Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Learn about Tasmania's history and nature from your local guide
  • Visit a lavender farm
  • Start with a visit to the well-preserved colonial village of Richmond to see Aus
Full description
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, on this day trip from Hobart. Learn about the site’s history as a convict colony on a guided walking tour of the grounds, visit ruins and restored buildings, and appreciate the coastal scenery that highlights the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. A harbor cruise is included. This full-day tour from Hobart ensures that you have maximum time at the site. Start with a visit to the well-preserved colonial village of Richmond to see Australia's oldest bridge and take the chance to grab coffee from the Richmond bakery. Then, head south to the Tasman Peninsula and admire Pirates Bay lookout and Tessellated pavements. Upon arrival at the Port Arthur Historic Site, learn the story of the convict settlement and the terrifying realities of life as a prisoner among the preserved jail ruins on a guided tour. Take a cruise of the harbor to see the site from a different perspective, and then enjoy self-exploring the site. On the return to Hobart stop into the Port Arthur Lavender farm for an opportunity to taste lavender ice cream and explore the lavender fields, before stopping by geological formations of the Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and Blow Hole. **Please note entrance fees are at own expense
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • No food will be served on this tour but there is a café where you can purchase it.
  • Port Arthur historic site entry fee is not included.
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This is a small-group tour with a maximum number of 11 guests per trip
  • You are welcome to bring along your own lunch or there will be stops along the way where you can purchase lunch. Food, drinks and toilets are easily accessible throughout the day
  • **Please note entrance fees are at own expense
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Fantastic Tour

We had Jarrod as our tour guide and there were only 3 couples on the tour bus that day (chose a small group tour company) and we had a lovely trip from Hobart to Port Arthur and back with stops along the way learning about the local area attractions on the way to Port Arthur. Would highly recommend anyone considering doing a tour to Port Arthur to use Get Your Guide.

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May 22, 2019

Jarrod our guide was fantastic and the tour awesome. I would without hesitation recommend this small group tour.

April 13, 2022

A well planned tour

April 9, 2022

Product ID: 140751