Richmond, Tasmania Culture & history

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Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

1. Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

Depart Hobart on a full-day tour exploring Tasmania’s ruthless convict past and experience the rugged landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula. Start with a visit to the well-preserved colonial village of Richmond. Admire sights like Australia's oldest bridge that is still in use. Head south to the Tasman Peninsula and enter the Tasman National Park for some amazing views of the coastline and sea. Upon arrival at the Port Arthur Historic Site, learn the story of the convict settlement. Listen to stories about the chilling realities of life as a prisoner amid the preserved jail ruins on a guided tour. Hear more about the penal colony's terrible past. Take a cruise of the harbor to see the site from a different perspective, and get a look at the Isle of the Dead where those who died at the prison were laid to rest in mass graves. Return to Hobart and benefit from the opportunity to stop by the remarkable geological formations of the Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and Blow Hole. Get dropped off in Hobart in the early evening.

Hobart: Mount Wellington and Richmond Village Shuttle

2. Hobart: Mount Wellington and Richmond Village Shuttle

On this combination tour, you will start the day with our kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour, offering a breath-taking journey to the mountain summit. Here you'll have 30 minutes to explore the spectacular views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Return to the Hobart waterfront with an hour to explore before commencing the afternoon Richmond Village Tour. Richmond historical village is home to Australia’s oldest bridge, Catholic Church and gaol. This part of the tour offers a generous 2.5 hours to explore this historical town at your own pace.

3D Tasmanian Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur & Bruny Island

3. 3D Tasmanian Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur & Bruny Island

One can’t say that they’ve truly explored Tasmania without visiting the big three: Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. This three-day tour will make sure you get the full Tassie experience by guiding you on an epic journey around Tasmania's south. Day 1: Start your three day tour by meeting your fun and friendly driver/guide. After a short meet and greet, you will set-off on your Tasmanian adventure. Your first day on the tour aims to show you all of Hobart's key attractions. Some of the highlights are Mt Wellington, Bonorong, MONA, Richmond, a city highlights tour and Salamanca market (Saturday only). Day 2: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land, a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Day 3: The Port Arthur tour includes a direct bus trip to the historic site where you will have 4-hours to explore at your own pace. This 7-hour round trip departs Hobart at 10:30 AM, getting back at around 5:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Richmond, Tasmania

This all day tour to the Tasman peninsula and Port Arthur was fabulous. Our guide Justin was amazing, hilarious and very knowledgeable. There was a long bush walk to one site on the way which we weren’t expecting but still very well worthwhile. Very much recommend this tour and company. Great communication.

The bus picked us up on time and drove to Richmond for a coffee and snacks.The whole journey,Garth gave a very interesting talk about the landscape and the history. Port Arthur wonderful,despite the weather. I would highly recommend this tour.

Excellent tour, brilliant guide who was v informative and funny keeping energy levels up all the way. Weather was rain but even so tour was worth it. Learning about convict life was both fascinating and disturbing.

A great experience. The guide is excellent, knowledgeable and humorous. Would love to come back again. Highly recommend.

Tony the bus driver was great and great views of Hobart