Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour - Hobart

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Our tours offer guests an active day walking in nature while enjoying the beautiful surrounds and taking in fascinating history . Tour itineraries are fast paced and active designed to fit in as much as possible into the day, including hiking, sightseeing, and many stops along the way. We do offer shorter walking options for our guests wanting an easier day out.

Highlights
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade 2km)
See the Tasman National Park highlights Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch
Enjoy the stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The Dogline
Visit historic Richmond Village
Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Know More about this tour

Depart Hobart in the early morning to start your Port Arthur day trip with the drive to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australias highest sea cliffs.

Enjoy panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout; see the interesting Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen rock formations; and take a short but spectacular walk along one of Tasmanias 'Great Short Walks,' the Waterfall Bay cliff-top track. From here, head to Port arthur historic site, where you have about four hours to explore. Your entry includes a harbor cruise around Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the sites expert guides.

Try to imagine the sense of isolation experienced by the convicts who once inhabited this 'inescapable prison,' and discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian penal system. Walk through the main penitentiary, and see the solitary confinement cells and other buildings in this open-air museum and World Heritage site.

The return drive to Hobart takes you into the historical township of Richmond, where you have a bit of time to walk around and cross Australias oldest bridge still in usea convict-built sandstone bridge reported to be haunted. Last but not least, before re-entering Hobart, stop for a view of the city from a local lookout point.

Inclusions

Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee

Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur Harbor Cruise

Professional guides & interpretation

Small, friendly groups

We offer a Hotel pick up from select central city Hotels.

Exclusions

Food and drinks (please pre-purchase, or there will be an opportunity to purchase on tour)

We do not offer pick ups from Air BnBs and private residences

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 8 years

A small amount of walking is involved; a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential

Tour operator provides accurate interpretation, and keeps wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimize negative impacts

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Your safety is our priority. Tours operate in compliance with current local regulations.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Nov-2022

    Absolutely loved the small walk from Eagle Neck to Tasman Arch. And the Port Arthur tour guide was as brilliant as our whole tour leader. Thanks team. Mum is 84 and loved it too!

  • 13-Oct-2022

    We had a small group which was great! The tour guide gave us instructions on how the day would run which was helpful. Port Arthur was the highlight. We had sufficient time to explore on our own, with a guide and the short cruise was included. A little more time in Richmond would have been great but the rainy weather and roadworks caused a few time issues. Extra commentary as is often offered on other tours would have been a great addition. Flexible drop off at the end of the day was very much appreciated. Thank you for a great day!

  • 11-Oct-2022

    Our tour guide Trev, was not only friendly and informative, but very accomodating. He was a wealth of knowledge about all things local, and also put some humour into the day. Would highly recommend!

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Great tour, fantastic guide, wonderful sites, enough time for walks and enjoying the scenery. Small group and well organized, but on time.

  • 21-Sep-2022

    Great day full off great things to see. Tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable of local area’s history.

  • 07-Sep-2022

    This was such a great day and our guide, David, was well organized and full of stories and insights into Tasmania. I had limited time (unfortunately) and this tour was the perfect way to see a lot in a short time. The peninsula walk, unzoo, Port Arthur and Richmond were all great! It felt like just the right amount of time to enjoy each stop while packing a lot in. A tiring day, but worth it.

  • 01-Jul-2022

    Walking around all the ruins and reading all the history provided. Cafe was great and reasonably priced.

  • 13-Jun-2022

    A great way to combine some stories, see the coastline, learn more of the history of Port Arthur and enjoy the tranquility of Richmond.

  • 06-Jun-2022

    We have loved the little bit of Tassie we've seen. Had a great time on the tour. Trevor was a great guide! Thankyou Trevor!

  • 04-Jun-2022

    This was a fast paced tour with many stops and a quick jaunt around Port Arthur. If your main interest is in seeing Port Arthur, I’d recommend another tour (the Port Arthur historic site covers a large area so it’s hard to see it all in a couple of hours); however, if you want to take in some of the spectacular natural scenery on the way, such as the Tasman Arch, then this tour is worthwhile.

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