Tour ID: 10046621
This amazing full day tour visits the penal settlement of Port Arthur, via the historic township of Richmond and the harsh wilderness of the Tasman Peninsula, home to the Tasmanian Devil. To see the video review of this tour click here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The famous Port Arthur mega day tour shuttle now offers a flexible itinerary once arriving at the TASMAN PENINSULA...
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MIX AND MATCH YOUR TOUR - CHOOSE PORT ARTHUR & WILDLIFE PARK OPTION OR PORT ARTHUR & REMARKABLE CAVE OPTION OR IF HISTORY IS NOT YOUR THING AND YOU ENJOY ANIMALS AND NATURE - CHOOSE WILDLIFE PARK AND REMARKABLE CAVE OPTION....JUST TELL YOU GUIDE ON THE BUS
As a small Tasmanian company with 20 years experience and carrying over 100 000 passengers to the famous Port Arthur and the Tasmanian Peninsula we will make sure we look after you!!! Our tour are informative and through our 2 video screens on the bus we can show you lots of interesting stories about convict life as we head down. Here is the itinerary!
Departing from Hobart at approximately 8 am after being picked up from your CBD accommodation we briefly visit Rosy Lookout for excellent views of Hobart and Mt Wellington its then on to our first main stop, historic Richmond Village... 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 Richmond Bridge, the oldest bridge still in use in Australia today. You will have 30 mins visiting time to explore some of the area's most beautiful Georgian architecture.
After leaving Richmond, you will venture south via the Dunalley Sea Canal 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, you will have plenty of time to explore this area including a great short walk and find out about the famous Dog-line!!!Our last stop before Port Arthur will be a short visit to the Lavender Farm or an OPTIONAL visit the Tasmanian Devil Park
TASMANIAN DEVIL PARK: OPTIONAL (1 HR & 15 MINS) - If you would like to split your time at the wildlife park and Port Arthur (We suggest 1hr 15 min at Tasmanian Devil Wildlife Park and 3 hrs at Port Arthur) this option is available, just let guide know when you are on the bus
From the dramatic coastline of the Tasman Peninsula, you will then visit the famous World Heritage Site... Port Arthur! – Australia's most significant historical convict site and Tasmania's most visited destination. We give maximum time to visit this area ( 4 Hrs and 15 mins )
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 4 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.
OPTIONAL: REMARKABLE CAVE & MT BROWN CLIFF TOP WALK (1 HOUR 15 MINS) - f you would like to split your time at Port Arthur and the amazing Remarkable cave area...and do a fantastic easy cliff top walk
(We suggest 1hr 15 min at Remarkable cave area and 3 hrs at Port Arthur) this option is available, just let guide know when you are on the bus
After a truly amazing day, you will return to Hobart and your accommodation between 5.30 and 6:pm (airport drop offs available).
IMPORTANT: We will adhere to new COVID protocols on bus
Pick up from your accommodation in Hobart immediate area
pick up and drop off at Wildlife Park and Remarkable cave if choosing this option
DVD display on bus
Port Arthur entrance fee ( Guide can purchase ticket for discounted price for you )
Tasmanian Devil Wildlife Park ( Guide can purchase ticket for discounted price for you )
Morning Tea at Richmond
Lunch etc at Port Arthur
8:00 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
5.30 (Winter) 6.00 pm (Summer)
We pickup / drop off from your accommodation in Hobart, from approx 7.30am
Airport pick ups or drop offs are also available.
Clothing for warm and cold conditions
Children are welcome on our tours.
Child prices apply for 3-17 years.
Tour operates all year round.
Port Arthur, Richmond, Derwent River, Dunalley and Remarkable Caves
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