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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

  • 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
Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
From $98.48
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 (218)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Port Arthur Day Tour

Excellent day tour, made all the more enjoyable by Nigel, our driver-guide. Handled efficiently. charming commentary with great sense of humour and repertoire of really funny jokes. Real value for money..keep it up Nigel.

Thank Kirti K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
So Much History

I did a day tour with Greyline and our tour guide is Phil who has a great sense of humor and lots of information as he picked people up from hobart and the wholr 2.5 hrs travel both ways. On the way there we have...More

Thank 263lamad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salamanca & Port Arthur

It was really unfortunate when we were at Port Arthur, it was raining cats and dogs. We didnt really get to enjoy ourselves there as it's really freezing cold though the Port Arthur guides are pretty interesting. We were also fortunate to have Zack as...More

Thank moniqee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Tour with Terry

Amazing tour - everything was perfect. Driver picked us up right on time. We started early at 7:50 and our guide Terry was amazing; he’s knowledgeable, funny and made the tour even more interesting. Scenic beauty was remarkable on our way to Port Arthur. And...More

Thank Minhaz M
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Minhaz M, Thank you for your recommendation for our full day Port Arthur tour. It is great to hear such positive comments about your day and in particular your comments regarding our driver Terry. Terry is a true professional who always ensures a great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very informative

Really enjoyed this trip. Our driver Gregg was very easy to understand and told us little stories about places we passed. Our guide, Colin, at the site gave us plenty of history but in a light hearted way. Beautiful grounds and the memorial garden to...More

Thank Alixis
AdamGLTAS, General Manager at Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alixis, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed Port Arthur (and all it's beauty) and the informative commentary that Greg was able to provide. Thanks again for your valuable comments.

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