Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour From Hobart

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:15 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, Brooke Street Pier, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Set off on a full day trip from Hobart and discover Port Arthur Convict Site, Tasman National Park and the Isle of the Dead! Suitable for the whole family, you'll enjoy a guided walking tour of Port Arthur and a scenic cruise to the Isle of the Dead where you'll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devils Kitchen.


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Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Richmond Bridge, Richmond, Clarence, Greater Hobart, Tasmania

Photo Stop (October to April only)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

Lookout stop at Pirate's Bay

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Port arthur historic site, Port Arthur, Tasmania

- Isle of the Dead Cruise and Tour
- 40 minute historical walking tour provided by Port Arthur Guides.
- The Visitor Centre has a Lottery of Life exhibition that is an interactive area allowing you to take on the persona of an actual convict throughout their life from London to Tasmania.
- The Visitor Centre also holds a caf, souvenir shop and first class restaurant.
- Port Arthur Museum.

Duration: 5 hours


Guided Historical Walking Tour of Port Arthur

Harbor Cruise at Port Arthur

Guided tour of the Isle of the Dead

Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

Air-conditioned vehicle

WiFi on board

Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The guided Historical Walking tour of Port Arthur involves a lot of walking. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

If you do not wish to participate in the full walking tour, please note small golf buggies are available free of charge. Passengers can locate a buggy at the front entrance of Port Arthur Visitor Centre (it has a full commentary).

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Aug-2018

    Our tour guide was Jim and he was excellent. We only had 6 people on this tour. Jim was a very good narrator and very informative on the drive down to Port Arthur. We were met by a tour guide from Port Arthur who told us about the history of the place. We then had some time to look around before we met the boat for our cruise to the Isle of the Dead. Our tour guide Rob was excellent giving us a thorough history of the Island. We then had more time to look over the site. This tour was very good and we had enough time to see everything.

  • 16-Jun-2018

    This is a great tour, very informative and cultural. The bus driver is just the right amount of chatty enough to be interesting without droning on too much as some do. Once you get to Port Arthur, you have the choice of making your own way around the site, or joining with a tour guide. Either option is good, one you go at your own pace, the other you get all the information. We did a bit of both.
    The site itself is beautiful, but has a dark history. Also highly recommend taking the tour of the Isle of the Dead

  • 16-Apr-2017

    Good tour, but not enough time to see everything in Port Arthur. You really need a whole day.

  • 26-Jul-2016

    This tour was wonderful! We learned some very interesting things about Port Arthur. The guides were very knowledgeable and had stories to make the history come alive! I would recommend this tour for anyone!

  • 27-Jun-2016

    Having Port Arthur on my bucket list for some time, while in Tasmania for a wedding, I took advantage of the time and booked this tour.
    My tour included the boat tour, a friend had highly recommended NOT going on the boat, as if you do, you won't get a chance to really explore the site and all it has to offer. I'm glad I took this up, as the boat tour doesn't leave much time at the end for lunch and further exploring before the coach returns to take everyone back to Hobart.
    The site itself was incredible, it would have been good to have a longer walking tour only 30-45 minutes or perhaps the ability to book one of the on-site tour guides to walk with you.
    I was in awe of the location and the history associated with it. Our coach driver didn't highlight much on the way to or from Port Arthur. Wether you're an Australian resident or a tourist visiting, do visit Port Arthur and learn about this important place.

  • 31-May-2016

    Our bus driver was a very friendly and informative guide and a lot of fun.
    The tours both the walking tour and Isle of Dead were great but because I chose to do the Isle of Dead I really had trouble spending any quality time looking around the historical site of Port Arthur. Good tour.

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  • 28-Apr-2015

    Such a cool place! Definitely recommend checking it out if you're at all interested in Australia's prisoner history.
    Plus this tour company offers wifi on the bus. Always a nice bonus when cell service is spotty.

  • 24-Mar-2015

    All in all I would recomend. Our trip was a little disapointing in that the microphone on the bus did not work on the way down so we missed all that good information the driver was trying to tell us. Would recomend that you take your own lunch as the line for food was long. But these are minor things it is a great place to visit.

  • 05-Feb-2015

    This was a fantastic opportunity to experience the history of a place like Port Arthur. The tour from the moment of pickup through to delivery back to the hotel was professional and courteous. The tour driver was A being both knowledgeable and friendly.
    Port Arthur itself is wonderful. So much to see and experience. If history is your thing then this is the one tour you must take

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