Hobart: Full Day Grand Port Arthur Tour
- 8.75 Hours
- 8.75 Hours
- On request
Sitting tranquilly amidst English oaks and gardens, Port Arthur is a harsh contrast to the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. Rich in visual history, the Port Arthur Historic Site evokes a powerful sense of the past convict era and of early Australian settlement heritage. Depart Hobart and view Government House, home to the governor of Tasmania. Travel across the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River, and into the Coal River Valley, an award-winning wine producing area surrounding the historic town of Richmond and enjoy an orientation drive through this quaint historic town with a short photo stop at the famous convict-built Richmond Bridge from Oct to Apr. Continue onto the Tasman Peninsula, an area that abounds with natural bushland, native wildlife and amazing coastal scenery. Make a stop in the Tasman National Park at pristine Pirates Bay, plenty of the wonderful views, rugged coastline and striking rock formations.
Arriving at Port Arthur there is approximately 5 hours to soak up the atmosphere of this World Heritage Site. Visit the Interpretation Centre and follow the harrowing life of a Convict. Join a guided walking tour and learn about the many restored buildings and ruins. See the Penitentiary, a one-time granary and flour mill, separate prison, Commandant's House, church and more.
Enjoy 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. Then back to the Historic Site for free time to purchase some lunch and explore at your own pace.
Duration: 8.75 Hours
Departs: 8:45 a.m. - Returns: 5:30 p.m.