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1 Day Port Arthur Tour
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Port Arthur Active Day Tour

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Learn the history of Australia’s Convict past with a visit to World Heritage-listed Port Arthur

Start the day off with a trip to Richmond, Australia’s best preserved colonial village. Then head south on the Tasman Peninsula for breathtaking views on your way to historic Port Arthur.

Enjoy a guided tour of this world heritage listed site as well as a harbour cruise taking in the surroundings. Hear all the tales of life between the sandstone walls as you enjoy one of Australia’s best Heritage-listed attractions.


  • All entrance fees
  • Friendly, informative tour guide
  • Harbour cruise


  • Visit the historic Port Arthur
  • Learn about Australia's convict past
  • See Beautiful views and landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula
  • Historic Richmond Village
  • Waterfall Bay
  • Devil's Kitchen

Join us for a fun and actionpacked day out on the Tasman Peninsula.  Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing and much more.

The Tasman Peninsula is home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. We experience the drama and magnificence of these with a visit to Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen before beginning a short, easy but incredibly stunning cliff top walk via Paterson’s Arch to Waterfall Bay.  We believe this is the perfect introduction to the area and an invigorating way to begin our day.

As we enter 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.  Feel the sense of isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”, discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system.  Walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.

On the journey back to Hobart, we stop to sample the local hand made chocolate at Federation Chocolate Factory.

We stop at the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sandstone bridge, reported to be haunted!

Last but not least, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view of Hobart from a local lookout.  A picturesque way to return to the city.

We drop you back to your accommodation around 6.00pm.

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