Tours Tasmania Port Arthur Day Tour

Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Day Tour

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  • Full day tour from Hobart
  • Guided walking tour of the Historic Site
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee included
  • Port Arthur Harbour cruise
  • Professional guides and interpretation
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Make an early start from Hobart and drive directly to the stunning Tasman Peninsula. This area has amazing history, fascinating stories, and spectacular scenery. It is also home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout which provides a great vantage here of the surrounding area.

Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline” your Guides will share with you some amazing history and stories of the area.

Your next adventure is one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. Follow a spectacular track, of around 2 km’s along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. The walk takes around 45-60 minutes, is undulating, but categorised as an easy walk. The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

Continuing your journey, arrive at the Port Arthur Historic Site. There is a wealth of information and history to take in and you will have ample time to explore and discover the nooks and crannies with around 4 hours on site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”.

Returning to Hobart, travel via the historic township of Richmond. Arriving late the in the afternoon, you will have time to meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop, Chocolatier and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted!

Finally, before arriving in Hobart, stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city, arriving back around 6.00pm.


  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
  • Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
  • Professional guides & interpretation
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Hotel pick up/drop off available from select locations only


  • Food and drinks - There are many options for your lunch at the Port Arthur Historic Site. There are cafes and takeaway food options to suit your style and budget. You are welcome to bring your own food/snacks along with you for the day.


  • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
  • Guided walking tour and Boat cruise at Port Arthur Historic Site
  • 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


  • Tour departs from the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre at 20 Davey Street, Hobart. Please be ready for pick up at this location at 7.25am.
  • Tour operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Hotel Pickup

  • If you require hotel pick up, please contact the operator directly prior to your tour to confirm this. Please note that the operator offers this from select locations only and may not be applicable to your hotel.
  • The operator contact information will be included in the voucher received after purchase.

What To Bring

  • Sensible shoes for day touring
  • A variety of warm clothing
  • Weatherproof jacket if possible
  • Hat, sunscreen
  • Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera
  • Sense of adventure

Additional Information

  • Children under 8 years are not permitted on this tour
  • Minimum number of 4 passengers to operate
  • Requires good mobility and adequate fitness
  • Tour vehicles range in size from a maximum seating capacity of 13 passengers or 20 passengers

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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Luira Magtanong 3 years ago
What a day! Had so many stops at beautiful locations on the way there and back! The Unzoo was amazing. Was lucky enough to feed some birds and kangaroos. Port Arthur was a beauty. Spent just enough time there. Audrey was the best tour guide! Thank you.
A big day out - 7.30am till 6pm - but well worth it.

Small group in a twelve seater bus. Friendly, knowledgeable driver/guide. Enough time to enjoy everything in the tour, particularly at Port Arthur. Stop for photos and cliff top walk on the way was very good. Included short cruise was a good opportunity to see Port Arthur from water. Good value for a full day out.

John Thayer 1 year ago
What a day

What a day! Had so many stops at beautiful locations on the way there and back! The Unzoo was amazing. Was lucky enough to feed some birds and kangaroos. Port Arthur was a beauty. Spent just enough time there. Audrey was the best tour guide! Thank you.

Luira Magtanong 3 years ago
The tour itself was great and our guide Clint was the best

The tour itself was great and our guide Clint was the best! He was very knowledgeable and added a lot of context to all the places that we visited. My only criticism would be is that there was to much time spent at Port Arthur. We had 4 hours which was to much time and we got really impatient at the end. Would recommend to the optional Tassie Devil Unzoo if you can - it would break up the day better and you would then only have 2 hours at Port Arthur (which is still plenty of time).

Kylie Marie Frech Assiginack 4 years ago
We started out early with pick up from our Hotel

We started out early with pick up from our Hotel. It was a little cloudy but a nice day. Our tour manager was young, polite and enthusiastic and so informative. The tour to Port Arthur and other sights were really great and we saw a lot along the way including a quick detour to the Port Arthur Lavender Farm which was really nice. The historic and natural wonders of the area were really interesting. The walk along the cliffs on the Peninsula was a good exercise with lots of photos taken of the scenery. It was good to stop off at historic Richmond on way back too. The bus was full and it was a little bit squashy at the front of the bus as I did not have much leg room but managed to put one leg up on the middle console. The bus air conditioner was not very good so may need a service. Other than that we had a great day and saw a lot.

Colleen Smith 5 years ago

Excellent! Tour guide David was funny, informational, energetic! The tour was great! Gets to meet great people! Stunning scenery!

Jacky Cheng 5 years ago
From beginning to the end of the day

From beginning to the end of the day, our guide and driver never ceased to amaze us with his in-depth knowledge of the State and local knowledge both past and present. A really awesome full and fun day.

Alexandra MacFarlane 5 years ago
We had a fabulous day with Dave being our guide for the day

We had a fabulous day with Dave being our guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable and nothing was too hard for him. He gave us a lot of information about the places we visited. I would highly recommend this tour.

Sue Kite 6 years ago
The trip was amazing

The trip was amazing. David, the driver was very inviting and caring. He gave us lots of explanation and information on the way which made us know Hobart a lot more. The scenery in the peninsula was gorgeous and the visit to the lavender farm was beautiful. The time in Port Arthur could be longer as it was a bit rush to cover the tour guide's introductory session and the cruise and our own stroll. But David told us what to do first so we didn't miss a lot. Definitely, a tour that first-time visitors to Hobart should do. We love the last stop up in the hill for a great view of Hobart as a fulfilling finale to the trip.

Lancy Tam 6 years ago

Dan, our guide was young & fresh & full of knowledge about the tour & local history. It was a great trip & full of unexpected bonuses. I had a lot of fun meeting new & interesting people on the way. I would highly recommend taking the tour because we learned a whole bunch more than going it alone.

Julie Burling 6 years ago
Explore Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula with this full day tour from Hobart combining history, nature and breathtaking scenery! You can also visit Tasmanian Devil Unzoo for extra $10pp. This is payable on the day of your tour.
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