Port Arthur Tour From Hobart

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 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 :
    Brooke Street Pier, 12 Franklin Whrf, 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.


Do you enjoy historical tours? This full day tour from Hobart has been designed to allow as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur. Formerly a convict site, Port Arthur is bursting with history and today boasts a landscape of natural beauty, scenic ruins and restored buildings. Make the most out of your day and join the informative fully guided historical walking tour then jump on board the relaxing cruise to the Isle of the Dead!


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Led by a local guide

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Step back in time on a history tour

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

All entrance fees included

Hotel pickup included

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Departing Hobart we travel across the Tasman Bridge and into the Coal River Valley, an award winning wine producing area surrounding the historic town of Richmond (Oct-Apr). Enjoy an orientation drive through this quaint historic town with a short photo stop at the famous convict built Richmond Bridge. We continue onto the Tasman Peninsula, an area abound with natural bushland, native wildlife and amazing coastal scenery.

At our stop in the Tasman National Park, youll be in awe of the wonderful views at Pirates Bay lookout. Great photo opportunity!

Arriving at Port Arthur we have approximately 5 hours to soak up the atmosphere of this World Heritage Site. Visit the interpretation centre and follow the harrowing life of a convict. Join a guided walking tour to learn about the many restored buildings and ruins, including the Penitentiary, Commandants House and the Church. Enjoy a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead then back to the Historic Site for free time to purchase your own lunch and explore at your own pace.

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Port Arthur Historic Site guided tour

30-minute Harbor Cruise

Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please bring good walking shoes for the walking tour. 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 Center.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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  • 13-Mar-2020

    Excellent tour. Our driver was very informative and was very helpful showing us around the buildings and grounds and had a lot of knowledge of Port Arthur.

  • 04-Mar-2020

    You could get a Redline bus down to Port Arthur from Hobart but with the tour you stop at a number of places on the way and back which makes the tour much more worthwhile. On the way down to Hobart we stopped in Richmond and on the way back at various stunning locations including Devil’s kitchen. Given the history of Port Arthur to not only Hobart but Australia it is worth spending the day there.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Our tour guide Nigel was knowledgeable and provided a good range of information and guidance on how the tour would run. The coach was not too large and the group was not too large. Port Arthur was very interesting as was the short bay cruise. The other stops on the tour were also very interesting with some spectacular scenery.

  • 30-Jan-2020

    A great tour guide
    A great history lesson from Tim
    Enjoyed the harbor tour
    Picked up on time
    A great time

  • 29-Jan-2020

    Great day out, pick up was on time and greeted with friendly service and smile by the lovely Sue.

    Sue made us all feel welcome and has extensive knowledge on everything, she was able to give us commentary the whole time, and even took us to see some extra sites.

    Would definitely recommend this tour.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    We started late, do not know why. Trafic jam delayed on the Road. 1 voit late back. We agreed the time to ne back.

  • 27-Dec-2019

    Port Arthur is a fascinating piece of history set in beautiful surroundings. Avoiding the driving was, once again, very valuable. Our guide also added a few extra natural sites on the return to Hobart (e.g. Blowhole). This was a pleasant contrast after the seriousness of visiting the Penal Colony.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    The bus driver/tour guide was informative. Port Arthur is an interesting historical site. The 30 minute cruise did not add much to the experience. I would have preferred to stay on land to give myself more time to explore the ruins.

  • 19-Nov-2019

    Picked up at Motel..visited some interesting places on the way there and back, highly recommend tour

  • 04-Jul-2019

    We really enjoyed this tour even if it rained towards the end of the day. We were 14 people on the bus and we had a great driver/tour leader who kept us entertained, was funny but more importantly told us some good points on our way there and back from Port Arthur. Port Arthur was so interesting and gave us a great idea of the past and the present time on the site. I recommend this tour.

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