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Tour ID: 10049861

This day tour will make sure you get to see all the main sites, the beautiful historical town of Richmond where Australia's oldest bridge is located, and the amazing Port Arthur where you will learn all about Australia's convict's history. The scenery is amazing along the Tasman Peninsula, great photo opportunities at Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and plus see Tasmanian Devils.

  • Enjoy a wander around historic Richmond, home to some of the oldest Georgian sandstone structures in Australia.
  • Visit the spectacular wilderness areas of Tasmania's coast on the Tasman Peninsula, including Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen.
  • Explore the ruins of Port Arthur's infamous penal settlement and with your guide, learn of the difficult life endured by the early convicts.
  • Navigate the harbour by boat and see the convict's island cemetery.
  • Meet a Tassie Devil and other native wildlife at the Tasmanian Devil Park.

 

Departing from Hobart at approximately 8 am after being picked up from your CBD accommodation, your first main stop is historic Richmond, around 25 km north east of the capital. A convict heritage site, Richmond is full of well-preserved colonial sandstone buildings, including St John's Catholic Church, thought to be the oldest in Australia. While in Richmond, you can visit the old goal and Richmond Bridge, the oldest bridge still in use in Australia today. You will have 1 hour visiting time to explore some of the area's most beautiful Georgian architecture,and stories of the convict past when Richmond was a military staging post and convict station. ( *IMPORTANT - This is more time in Richmond than any other tour company offers on a day tour to Port Arthur)

After leaving Richmond, you will venture south to the Tasman Peninsula, where – amidst breathtaking scenery and rugged wilderness – you will discover significant historical sites drenched in convict history. Soaring dramatic cliffs and rocky outcrops reach to the lashing ocean, forming an extraordinary backdrop to Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck and the natural landforms of the Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen.

From the dramatic coastline of the Tasman Peninsula, you will then visit the TASMAN PENINSULA DEVIL & WILDLIFE PARK, watch the famous Tassie Devils feeding and check out all the other great Australian wildlife, you will have 1 hour to visit the park.

Its then only a short drive to the famous World Heritage Site... Port Arthur! – Australia's most significant historical convict site and Tasmania's most visited destination.
Originally a penal settlement known as 'Hell On Earth', your Port Arthur visit is an opportunity to learn of the harsh and unforgiving convict life that settled Australia. You will have 3 hours to wander the fascinating ruins, or join one of the guides with many interesting tales to tell. Enjoy the historic site from a different perspective on your 30 minute harbour cruise, where you will also see the convict cemetery on the tiny island where prisoners were buried.

After a truly amazing day, you will return to Hobart and your accommodation between 6:00 and 6:30 pm (airport drop offs available).

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Port Arthur entrance fee, harbour cruise & Tasmanian Devil Park entrance fee

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Morning tea in Richmond
    Lunch in Port Arthur

  • Duration:

    1 day

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

  • Return:

    6pm

  • Departure points:

    Hobart

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    We pick up from selected Hotels, backpackers and private accommodation in the Hobart area.

    Airport pick ups or drop offs are also available.

  • What to bring:

    Clothing for warm and cold conditions

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Child ages are form 3 to 16 years and they are very welcome on our tours.

  • Additional Information:

    We operate all year round

  • Destinations:

    Port Arthur, Richmond, Dunalley and Remarkable Caves

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