Historic Port Arthur Day Trip From Hobart Including Cliff Top Walk To Waterfall Bay

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Join an action packed day out showcasing the very best of the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a spectacular cliff top walk, the captivating history of Port Arthur and stroll through picturesque Richmond, with a few other local stops along the way.


  • 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

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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 for Historic Port Arthur Day Trip From Hobart Including Cliff Top Walk To Waterfall Bay

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry to Port Arthur Historic Site with cruise and guided walking tour

Exclusions for Historic Port Arthur Day Trip From Hobart Including Cliff Top Walk To Waterfall Bay

  • Food and drinks (please pre-purchase, or there will be an opportunity to purchase on tour)
  • AirBnB pickup and drop-off

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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7 Traveler Reviews

  • We recommend this tour. Port Arthur is a must see and this tour includes stops at Sorrel, Eaglehawk Neck and the dog line statue. The coastline views of Tasman Arch and Devils rock formations are great photo opportunities. The walk along Waterfall Bay clifftop was enjoyable with lots of photo opportunities. You had a choice to go to Unzoo or spend extra time at Port Arthur. We had seen the devils already so we opted for an extra hour at Port Arthur, which we needed. We stopped in Richmond on the way back and had the famous curry scallop pie and a delicious fruit tart from the bakery. Our tour guide David was excellent.

  • Beautiful! The day tour was great and Dan was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

  • The guide was 10/10.Thanku (Mel), I hope that I have your correct name,made our trip most enjoyable.

  • David, our tour guide is very friendly and nice.
    The tour is good too.

  • It was new experiences about island.
    We had wonderful time.
    Thanks Great Guide!!!!

  • Fantastic value for money. An 11 hour tour from Hobart to Port Arthur to Richmond and back to Hobart. Nick, our tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. I particularly loved the stops at Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and Richmond. Would definitely recommend this tour.

  • Dan our tour guide was fantastic. He entertained us with local knowledge without being boring. He really did value add to this tour.

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