Port Arthur Historic Site
Today we depart Hobart at 8.45am and head to the Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs and stunning coastal scenery. Along the way, we take time to enjoy a short stop at Pirates Bay Lookout. The lookout provides a vantage point from where you are able to see & understand the surrounding landscape. You will see why the area presented as an excellent site for a convict settlement.
From here we head to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Port Arthur has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. We have around 4 hours available to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer. Walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells discover the rich history and beautiful surrounds of this evocative World Heritage Site. Deemed an inescapable prison your visit here will unveil the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system. This fascinating day will give you great insight into what it was like to be sent to Van Diemen’s Land as a convict. Your entry to Port Arthur includes a walking tour with one of Port Arthur's expert guides. Your entry also includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead.
We return directly to Hobart and drop you off the Cruise Terminal/Hobart Wharf area as you please. Our return time is scheduled for 4.45 – 5.00pm
Pick Up Details
We will pick you up from the Hobart Travel and Information Centre, 20 Davey Street, Hobart. The information centre is the on the corner of Elizabeth and Davey Streets. It is a very short walk from the Cruise Terminal. Please try to arrive around 8.40am ready to meet Tours Tasmania and depart at 8.45 am. If you have any concerns along the way you can call our office on 0439 035 463 or 03 6231 5390.
- Adult: $135
- Child (8-15 Years): $135
- Duration: 1 day
- Departs: 8.45am from the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre.
- Returns: 4.45pm – 5.00pm (Cruise Terminal)
- Days: If your Cruise Ship date is not showing when you are booking this tour, please email us and we will make your date available.
- Pick up time: 8.45am at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre