Port Arthur 1D Tour From Hobart

Experience the history and beauty of the Tasman Peninsula!
Hobart, Australia
11 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start 7am, End 6 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Not Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location

What's Included

  • A chance to explore and learn about the Tasman peninsula! 
  • Pick up and drop off at your Hobart accommodation
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
  • Port Arthur harbour cruise 
  • Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site 


Where you'll visit:

  • Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)
  • Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade)
  • Tasman National Park – Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch
  • Pirates Bay Lookout
  • Eaglehawk Neck & The Dogline
  • Federation Chocolate Factory
  • Richmond Village and historic bridge
  • Hobart City lookout


What's Excluded

  • Meals are not included. You may bring a packed lunch with you or purchase lunch and snacks along the way.

What to Expect

Experience all the highlights of Tasmania on this fun and action-packed full day tour from Hobart! Knowledgable guides will lead the way as you explore the beautiful Tasman Peninsula, uncover the dark history of the 19th Century Port Arthur prison, and enjoy an afternoon of laid-back sightseeing and chocolate tasting! This one-day Tasman tour covers all bases, leading you on an adventure back in time and exploring all the best attractions of this amazing island.




Local guides lead the way as you uncover the best of Tasmania, one of Australia’s most unexplored destinations. Learn the history of this fascinating island as you journey from Hobart to Port Arthur and Richmond Village. Along the way, you'll get to check out the spectacular scenery and enjoy some of Tasmania’s best chocolates!

The tour begins bright and early with pick-up from your Hobart accommodation at 7 am. Enjoy beautiful coastal views as you travel to the spectacular Tasman Peninsula, home of Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Stretch your legs and breathe in the salty morning air as you walk along the coastline. From from Pirates Bay Lookout, see the spectacular rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen


Next, you'll visit Port Arthur. Rumoured to be surrounded by shark-infested waters, this stunning peninsula was once one of the most terrifying prisons in Australia! Now it's home to a fascinating open air museum. The inescapable prison was home to some of the worst convicts. Embark on a Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and wander through the ruins of this harrowing penitentiary as you uncover the incredible stories of those who lived and died on these grassy shores.


Lighten up the afternoon with a stop-in at the awesome Federation Chocolate Factory to sample the unique flavours of these local treats, before heading to the beautiful Richmond Village. Meander through the gorgeous old streets, enjoy a quick coffee, and walk across the haunted Richmond Bridge as the guides tell ghost stories and folk tales from years ago. After a full day’s exploring, the tour heads back to Hobart, stopping at a local lookout point to capture a panoramic view of the capital city and Mt. Wellington. 


Optional Upgrade: Devil’s Park add-on: Reduce the amount of time you spend at Port Arthur Historic Site and add-on a trip to the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo instead! Experience a Tasmanian Devil feeding and explore this awesome wildlife park!


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Money for snacks, drinks and lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen/sunhat/sunglasses for Spring/Summer months
  • Warm jacket & waterproofs for Autumn/Winter months
  • Camera!
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Terms & Conditions:

  • This tour is not suitable for children under 8 years of age
  • This tour visits National Parks and wild areas that involve some walking. It's suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness
  • Tasmania is subject to weather conditions that can change quickly at any time of year. The tour operates in the rain and snow, so we recommend that you bring clothing and footwear suitable for warm, cold or wet conditions
  • The tour reserves the right to cancel departures if there they do not have sufficient numbers of passengers for travel

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days - 14 days before departure 25% of tour or package price 
  • 13 days - 48 hrs before departure 50% of tour or package price 
  • Within 48 hrs or no shows 100% of tour or package price

Pickup Locations

  • Alabama Hotel Hobart
  • Amberley House
  • Argyle Motor Lodge
  • Astor Private Hotel
  • Backpackers Imperial Hotel
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