Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart information and booking

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$170
Duration
10 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Franklin Wharf
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
7:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Explore the Tasman Peninsula from both land and sea on a full-day excursion from Hobart. See the Tasman Peninsula from the water on a three-hour wilderness cruise, then spend three hours at Port Arthur Historic Site. Gain invaluable insights from your interpretive guides on this Tasman Peninsula day tour, which includes morning tea and lunch.

Board the tour bus in Hobart and enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to the Tasman Peninsula. After morning tea at a local cafe (included), transfer to a three-hour wilderness cruise along the Tasman National Park coastline, from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur.From the boat, admire the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, visit sea caves and see cliff-nesting peregrine falcons. The boat features covered open-air tiered seating so everyone gets a good all-round view, improving your chances of maybe spotting whales, seabirds, seals and dolphins swimming at the bow of the boat. The interpretive guides will shed light on the peninsula’s ecosystems, wildlife and history.Back on dry land, enjoy lunch (included), before spending three hours at the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site. Feel the spooky atmosphere at this former penal colony set in landscaped grounds, and hear tales from the site’s convict days as you tour the evocative ruins, which include the guard tower, church and main penitentiary.The trip back to Hobart departs at around 4.30pm, arriving in the city at around 6pm.

What's included

  • Scenic guided bus tour
  • Morning tea
  • 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Lunch
  • Port arthur historic site

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off