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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Highlights
  • Guided tour of Port Arthur Historic Site allows a deep dive into history
  • Learn about the notorious convict site through a guide's commentary
  • 30-minute cruise down the coast to see the wild scenery of Tasman National Park
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
From US$95.94
Overview
Get an in-depth tour of the UNESCO-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on this day trip from Hobart. History buffs will love learning about the history of the Australian convict site on an excursion designed to allow as much time and in-depth learning about the area in a single day. Many tours of Tasmania include a brief stop in Port Arthur, but this one provides deep exploration and plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect
Relax on the scenic drive from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula, which encompasses Norfolk Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, Forestier Peninsula, the Tasman Bridge, and the Pitt wWater Causeway. Enjoy the fact that your guide is driving and worrying about directions as you simply look out the window and snap photos. Depending on the season, drive through the town to Richmond and see the convict-built Richmond Bridge. 
Spend a full five hours exploring the Port Arthur UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a walking tour of the seaside penal colony. Learn how and why the area’s most heinous criminals were housed here in 30 restored buildings and accompanying ruins. Highlights include the church, the Commandant’s House, the prison, flour mill, granary, and penitentiary.
Follow up the walking tour with a 30-minute cruise on Carnarvon Bay, which gives different views and photo ops from the water. See the coast of Tasman National Park, including the Devil’s Kitchen, the Isle of the Dead, and Tasman Arch.
Make a lunch stop at the Port Arthur Visitor Center or the nearby Felons (own expense).
Reviews (224)
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Reviewed today
Great day out

What a great day out. This company kept me informed all the way, was on time for pick up and the day went as planned. The driver Sue was very informative and naturally a nice person, going out of her way to help every one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kerry E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
24/7 support is not true

Despite Port Arthur itself being amazing, this tour was honestly the tour from hell. We never got any information about what time our hotel pick up would be. When we tried to reach Gray Line we could never get onto them, and when we contacted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emdw
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear emdw, We are very sorry to hear that our Port Arthur Tour didn't live up to your expectations. As you booked with an agent, and not with us directly you are correct in trying to contact them regarding your itinerary and any queries. We...More

Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile
Port Arthur

What a great day out!!! The history and landscape is spectacular that paired up with sue the driver and what a combo! Have red some of the other reviews and other customers talking about there drivers but honestly doubt they could of been better than...More

2  Thank Daniel W
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Daniel, Thank you for your high recommendation and fantastic review. Sue will certainly appreciate your comments also (they are well deserved!) We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Exceptional Day Out!

From the moment I was collected until the time I was dropped off this tour was exceptional. Tim was incredibly friendly, informative and caring. I can't believe how much I learned about Tasmania, even telling my Tasmanian friends information they didn't know themselves. The trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen O
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Karen O, What a fantastic review, thank you. We are so glad you appreciated and enjoyed the Port Arthur Historic Site itself and also Tim's experience and knowledge and love of all things Tasmanian. Port Arthur is a must see in Tassie and we...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Historic Port Arthur

Peaceful and scenic site. Poignant relics to remind of the harshness of the prisoners' lives in contrast to those who watched over them. Also the memorial to the victims of the Port Arthur massacre evoked the senselessness of the killings. Worth a visit if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lkkpaul
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ikkpaul, Thank you for taking the time to review us. There is much to see and do at Port Arthur and it is great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Your comments are much appreciated.

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The Port Arthur tour minibus also leaves from outside Brooke Street wharf
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