Port Arthur Day Tour with Carnarvon Bay Cruise and Isle of Dead Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

40 minute guided Port Arthur tour
Carnarvon Bay cruise
Isle of Dead walking tour
Tasman National Park
Tasman Arch
Devil's Kitchen

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Sun, Apr 21, 2024

What you can expect

Journey back to a tougher time in Tasmania with a visit to the historically preserved Port Arthur Historic Site. Led by local guides, you'll be able to explore the ruins of the one of the penal colony sites from the settlement era as well as the Isle of the Dead via a scenic and enjoyable cruise which will give you insight into the rich convict history of the site. Your journey to Port Arthur departs Hobart every day except Saturday at 8:45am to then cross the Derwent River. You'll leave the city behind and venture into the Tasmanian middle ground to experience the beauty of its contrasting landscapes including ocean views and rugged coastlines. Once you've reached Port Arthur, you'll be given the chance to join in on a walking tour around the site - which is already included in the price - while also spending some time exploring the ruins and sites on your own to learn all about the area's dramatic history and cultural importance. The Port Arthur Historic Site is a must-see when visiting Tasmania as it is rich in visual history and tells a story of troubling times to give insight into the convict era Australia once lived through. This day tour visits a number of great sights including the Tasman Arch, Tasman National Park and the Devil's Kitchen for a full day of adventure and scenery to return at 5pm. Book your tour of Port Arthur Historic Site with this cruise package online today.

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Inclusions
  • Hotel transfers
  • Guided tour of Port Arthur
  • Harbour cruise
  • Guided tour of Isle of the Dead
  • Free WiFi on the coach
  • Admission to Port Arthur
Highlights
  • Government House
  • Cross the Tasman Bridge
  • Head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula
  • Pristine Pirates Bay
  • Eaglehawk Neck
  • Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
  • Find out what's unique about Doo Town
  • Port Arthur - historic convict site
  • Take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead
  • See Port Arthur from a different perspective on an "Isle of the Dead" walking tour
  • Take a guided walking tour of historic Port Arthur with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins
  • See the Penitentiary - a one time granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant's House, the church and more
  • Visit highlights of Tasman National Park
  • Wonder at the spectacle of Tasman Arch
  • Superb views of the rugged coastline
  • Be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil's Kitchen
Time
  • Tours depart every day at 8.45am except Saturdays and return at 5pm (5.30pm OCT-APR)
  • Tour departs from Gray Line Terminal, Brooke Street Pier
Hotel Pickup
  • __If you have booked a hotel__
  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you have not yet booked a hotel__
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you do not require a hotel pick up__
  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

3.84 reviews
1

Not a worthwhile trip

Not a worthwhile trip! The bus driver/guide told irrelevant jokes with little information about the area. Once arrived at Port Arthur there is very little left of the original penal colony and one must use their “imagination “. Spend your time and money on something else.

Wendy Julia over 5 years ago
4

My partner and I enjoyed the day trip a lot

My partner and I enjoyed the day trip a lot. Our tour guide, John, was a good driver and provided lots of interesting facts along the way. The journey back was a little bit confusing as we arrived in a big coach but got picked up in a small mini bus. We were waiting at the Visitor centre for a while expecting the same bus but we had to figure out by ourselves where our tour group was! Perhaps it would've been helpful to approach people waiting to inform them that our bus has changed. Apart from that, we enjoyed our day trip. It was also handy to have free wifi on the bus (which we found out about on the trip back) but it didn't always work well, it was quite slow sometimes.

Magda Biniaszewski about 8 years ago
5

I had a great time with the tour

I had a great time with the tour. The coach driver is very friendly and knowledgeable. He made sure that everyone is looked after. There was a mixed up with the passenger list which was not his fault. The coach left Hobart 30 mins late. But he gave us more time in the after to make up the delay. It's very nice of him to do this because The Port Arthur site is so big and rich in historical content that you really need every minutes of your tour time to go through as much as you can. The Port Arthur site staff were professional and knowledgeable. The whole site was curated and maintained very well. I'm really impressed. It's well worth it.

Richard Liu over 9 years ago

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