Cruise Ship Special From Hobart: Port Arthur Shuttle With Free WiFi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Mac 2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting point is next to the information desk within the cruise terminal between 8:30 am and 9:00 am, for departure by .. read more
  • 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.


Thisproduct is only available to Cruise Ship passengers, or to others on days when Cruise Ships are in Hobart Port.
Travel from Hobart to Port Arthur on this small bus or mini-busshuttle, as you step back in time, discovering Tasmanias convict history. Spend approximately 4-hours exploring Port arthur historic site, including a guided tour and a tour of the bay on a catamaran.

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When your cruise ship docks in Hobart, meet your guide at the port where you will depart for your day trip taking a leisurely drive south along the Tasman Peninsula to Port Arthur, enjoying the spectacular scenery and learning about Tasmanias historical past and the horrific fires of January 2012, along the way.

At the Port arthur historic site you will experience a fascinating, 40 minute guided walking toura great introduction to Port Arthur, its people and its past. The tour is led by an experienced tour guide and provides an introduction to the most significant parts of Port Arthur, giving you a great foundation to continue exploring at your leisure.

Your admission fee includes a fully narrated 25 minute harbor cruise on board the MV Marana. The MV Marana will take you past the Dockyard, the Isle of the Dead Cemetery and the Point Puer Boys Prison. The on-board guide will provide commentary, introducing you to the maritime history of Port Arthur. You can also enjoy a warm drink, a bite to eat or even a local wine or beer, on board, as you take in the view.

Golf buggies are available for anyone not too steady on their feet. Refreshments are available in the restaurant situated at the main entrance (at own expense).

The shuttle bus will depart Port Arthur in time to return to the Cruise Ship, prior to departure time.


Port pickup and drop-off


Transport by air-conditioned minivan or small coach

All taxes, fees and handling charges


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

All customers, at time of booking (or prior to pick-up): it is very important to provide a mobile number (incl. area code), if possible.

Cruise ship passengers to provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.

A fair amount of walking is involved

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adult.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - it is always cold at the summit

We are aware that Cruise Ship passengers need to return to their ship in time for departure. We aim to arrive at least 30 to 60 minutes prior to the stipulated time. Customers should confirm this time with their tour guide on the day.

20 seat, 12-seat, 9 seat or 7-seat vehicles will be utilized to the maximum legal carrying capacity of the vehicle, irrespective of weather conditions.

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  • 25-Feb-2019

    Even though the history is grim, we felt it was important to visit Port Arthur on our one day in Hobart. Our guide, Malcolm, picked us up at the cruise ship and off we went for a scenic and informational day. We learned a lot.

  • 24-Jun-2018

    Port Arthur is a very historical part of Australian history about the early prisoners and young boys who were sent to Australia from the streets of London for committing petty crimes. Tour included a boat tour and guides who walk about the area giving the history of the place. Great day!

  • 03-Mar-2018

    Well we couldn't have asked for a better time w/ our driver being so friendly and pointing out special things along our way to Port Arthur. He made sure all understood the importance and history of his city of Hobart which made it even more enjoyable. I really felt that we were not treated as tourist, but friends who came for a visit.

  • 23-Feb-2018

    Great tour guide and pleasant trip. Talked the driver into a lunch stop at Bangor Winery with great wine and fresh oysters

  • 30-Dec-2017

    Driver friendly and knowledgeable.
    Benefits of small group tour is timings, limited waiting and flexibility of itinerary.
    Would definitely recommend

  • 07-Dec-2017

    We went on this trip during our cruise on Holland America. Although the trip started out a bit disorganized as there seemed to be a problem locating a driver, it turned out well. Our driver was kind and accommodating. He went out of his way to make everyone happy. We loved seeing Port Arthur and learning about it's history! As an added bonus, we saw a Tasmanian Devil on the way back to Hobart which was a highlight! Would definitely recommend this excursion instead of taking one organized by the cruiseline. A major positive is being able to do it with a small group!

  • 19-Feb-2017

    We had an excellent tour with our guide John. He did all that was listed and more. He was eager to please and had many stories about the site.He was very friendly and very competent and we had a wonderful day.

  • 10-Jan-2017

    Great guide, excellent tour. Well organised with friendly local knowledge and flexibility to see other suggested sites along the way.

  • 06-Jan-2017

    Renke, German guide was great and allowed us to move at our own pace and choose any extra things we might want to see if we had extra time.

  • 05-Jan-2017

    Because of the weather, our ship was late. We called tour co.the night before and were told not to worry. We did not arrive on dock until 2:00 pm. Viatour people were there but our driver was not. He had taken another couple on short tour and didn't arrive for us until 3:00 pm. While we waited for him, the viatour rep told us not to worry as the prison etc would stay open until 7:30. This was not true! We did manage to make the last prison tour by 5:00 pm and enjoyed it. However, we missed out on the included cruise as the last cruise was for 4:20 pm. When we spoke to others on our ship, they had made the cruise because they left the port at 2:00 and did not have to wait 1 hour for their driver. As we only received one half of the paid tour, we believe that Viatour should be responsible for the balance.

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