Getting there & around
Regional public-transport connections are surprisingly poor. TassieLink (1300 300 520; www.tassielink.com.au) runs aweekday evening bus from Hobart to Port Arthur ($25, two hours) during school terms, reducing to Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings during school holidays. Buses stop at the main towns en route.
You can cruise from Hobart to Port Arthur with Navigators (03-6223 1914; www.navigators.net.au; adult/child incl site entry & return coach trip $149/110), or take a coach tour if you don’t have transport:
Bottom Bits Bus (1800 777 103, 03-6224 2316; www.bottombitsbus.com.au) Small-group Saturday day trips ($110) including Port Arthur entry, the evening ghost tour and visits to the peninsula’s natural attractions (Tessellated Pavement, Tasmans Arch, Devils Kitchen).
Escape Tours Tasmania (1800 133 555, www.escapetourstasmania.com.au) Friday tours to the peninsula ($95). A flexible itinerary can include the whole day at Port Arthur, or visits to other peninsula attractions.
Smash & Grab (1800 777 103; www.tourstasmania.com.au) Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday day tours ($100) including Port Arthur admission and stops at Eaglehawk Neck, Doo Town, Tasmans Arch and Remarkable Cave.
TassieLink (1300 300 520; www.tassielink.com.au) Aside from their regular bus, TassieLink run Port Arthur day trips ($85) on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday (plus Wednesday in summer), with maximum time at the historic site.