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Historic Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart Including Cliff-Top Walk to Waterfall Bay

Our tours offer guests an active day walking in nature while enjoying the beautiful surrounds and taking in fascinating history . Tour itineraries are fast paced and active designed to fit in as much as possible into the day, including hiking, sightseeing, and many stops along the way. We do offer shorter walking options for our guests wanting an easier day out.

Highlights
• Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
• 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”
• Sample the local chocolates made at Federation Chocolate Factory
• Visit historic Richmond Village
• Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout

per adult from

$122

AUD

Duration

11 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
    • Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
    • Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
    • Professional guides & interpretation
    • Small, friendly groups
    • Airport drop offs on request with prior arrangement
    • We offer a Hotel pick up from most central city Hotels and Hostels
    • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks (please pre-purchase, or there will be an opportunity to purchase on tour)
    • We do not offer pick ups from Air BnB’s and private residences
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Port Arthur Historic Site, Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182 Australia

    Join us for a fun and action-packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, chocolate tasting and much more!

    Today is action packed and fast paced, so we 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. We 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” our Tour Guides will share with you some truly amazing history and stories of the area.

    Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. We 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 our journey, we arrive at the Port Arthur Historic Site. 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. 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”. With around 4 hours here, you have ample time to walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.

    On our return to Hobart, we make a stop at Federation Chocolate Factory, a small family run boutique chocolate stop, with a variety of chocolate flavours to sample. Further along we arrive in the late afternoon into historic Richmond Village. Meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted!

    Finally, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.

    We drop you back to your Hobart City accommodation around 6.00pm.

    (Airport Drop Offs around 5.00–5.30pm – available only with arrangement at time of booking)

    Highlights
    • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
    • 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”
    • Sample the local chocolates made at Federation Chocolate Factory
    • Visit historic Richmond Village
    • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout


    Duration: 10 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    To arrange a Hotel pickup please email your tour operator. We offer Hotel & Hostel pick ups from select Hobart central city locations .
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • A small amount of walking is involved; a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential
    • Tour operator provides accurate interpretation, and keeps wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimize negative impacts
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Tours Tasmania

Activity ID: V-26836P1

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