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Tassie Convict Stopover

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 399

Tasmania offers a world of difference from the rest of Australia. Explore the ruins of the infamous Port Arthur penal settlements, learning the history of Australia’s early convicts.


Discovered in 1642, Tasmania’s isolation made it an ideal penal colony for many of the worst offenders from Britain, Ireland and New South Wales. Port Arthur was a major convict settlement used from the 1833 until 1877. Today, it is the best preserved site of its kind in Australia.

This 3 day tour from Hobart takes you to see many of the settlement’s key sites, including the Commandant’s House, Devil’s Kitchen and for a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the ‘Isle of the Dead’.


 

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Accommodation in Hobart

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    Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel



    Whether you are travelling for leisure or business, you will experience a warm welcome and enjoyable stay at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart. Located in Sullivan's Cove, the hotel is just a 5 minute walk to many of the city centre attractions, including; the …

    Whether you are travelling for leisure or business, you will experience a warm welcome and enjoyable stay at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart. Located in Sullivan's Cove, the hotel is just a 5 minute walk to many of the city centre attractions, including; the Aquatic Centre, Botanical Gardens, The Domain, Theatre Royal, the waterfront and Salamanca Place. The property is historic with a modern feel and features a flexible mix of 242 rooms and apartments.

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    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Paid Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
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    The Henry Jones Art Hotel



    The Henry Jones Art Hotel is an idea place to stay for any leisure traveller. Standing on Hobart's waterfront, a row of historic warehouses has been transformed into an enthralling first class hotel dedicated to fine art. The hotel has 56 rooms and suites all …

    The Henry Jones Art Hotel is an idea place to stay for any leisure traveller. Standing on Hobart's waterfront, a row of historic warehouses has been transformed into an enthralling first class hotel dedicated to fine art. The hotel has 56 rooms and suites all uniquely different and furnished with the hotel's history and contemporary art as the forefront of each space.

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    • Art Gallery
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    MACq 01 Hotel Hobart



    The breeze along Hobart's waterfront carries a thousand captivating stories of those that were here before us - a cast of remarkable characters, each with an intriguing story to tell. In this place, the Mouheneenner people fished and forged dreams in the Derwent shallows; the …

    The breeze along Hobart's waterfront carries a thousand captivating stories of those that were here before us - a cast of remarkable characters, each with an intriguing story to tell. In this place, the Mouheneenner people fished and forged dreams in the Derwent shallows; the first Europeans set foot ashore Van Diemen's Land and an industry was borne amid the bustle of Hunter Island. Today, this precinct is home to MACq 01 where the stories of these colourful characters are shared in a setting of informal luxury. This is a storytelling hotel.

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    • Bar
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Gym
    • In-Room Massage Services
    • Lounge
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    Rydges Hobart



    Spacious Manor Suites are ideal for families and groups, Antique Suites feature genuine antique furniture including delightful canopy beds. Intimate and cozy, the Brickfields Restaurants rich decor reflects the historic surrounds. Dine on a menu of traditional flavorsome Australian cuisine featuring local Tasmanian produce. Sit …

    Spacious Manor Suites are ideal for families and groups, Antique Suites feature genuine antique furniture including delightful canopy beds. Intimate and cozy, the Brickfields Restaurants rich decor reflects the historic surrounds. Dine on a menu of traditional flavorsome Australian cuisine featuring local Tasmanian produce. Sit by the fire at the Manor Cocktail Bar and Cafe. Open every evening, the friendly staff serve an array of Tasmanian wines, local and international beers, snacks, and light meals. Surrounded by gardens and wide-open space, the boutique style Rydges Hobart offers guests a unique experience where they can step back in time, unwind, and see the nearby sights and popular tourist attractions.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
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    • Sauna
    • Spa

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    Wrest Point



    Wrest Point has an absolute waterfront location on the River Derwent in Hobart, Tasmania. It's Hobart's premier choice for holiday accommodation, dining and entertainment. The hotel has a selection of great restaurants and bars, offering waterfront dining, casual bistro style meals and Hobart's premier dining …

    Wrest Point has an absolute waterfront location on the River Derwent in Hobart, Tasmania. It's Hobart's premier choice for holiday accommodation, dining and entertainment. The hotel has a selection of great restaurants and bars, offering waterfront dining, casual bistro style meals and Hobart's premier dining experience featuring Tasmania's best food and wine in The Point Revolving Restaurant.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
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    Mantra on Collins Hobart



    Close to the Hobart waterfront in the CBD with views to Mount Wellington, over Hobart city and the Queen's Domain, Mantra on Collins Hobartl has 80 contemporary, sophisticated and comfortable rooms. Mantra on Collins Hobart will enhance your Tasmanian experience whether at work or on …

    Close to the Hobart waterfront in the CBD with views to Mount Wellington, over Hobart city and the Queen's Domain, Mantra on Collins Hobartl has 80 contemporary, sophisticated and comfortable rooms. Mantra on Collins Hobart will enhance your Tasmanian experience whether at work or on holiday.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • In House Movies
    • Internet Access
    • Internet Hotspot
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Non-Smoking Property
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    Salamanca Inn



    The Salamanca Inn is a boutique style property situated in the heart of Salamanca Place surrounded by many cafes, restaurants, history and activities. It is a short stroll to Hobart's colourful waterfront and the central business district and just one minute walk to the famous …

    The Salamanca Inn is a boutique style property situated in the heart of Salamanca Place surrounded by many cafes, restaurants, history and activities. It is a short stroll to Hobart's colourful waterfront and the central business district and just one minute walk to the famous Salamanca Market. Salamanca Inn has 60 fully self-contained suites and 3 apartments which offer a superior level of comfort.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
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    • Reception (24 hrs)
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    Lenna of Hobart



    Lenna of Hobart is a magnificently restored sandstone mansion, classified by the National Trust and listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. Lenna is a Hobart landmark associated with Hobart's early maritime history. Ideally located on Hobart's waterfront …

    Lenna of Hobart is a magnificently restored sandstone mansion, classified by the National Trust and listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. Lenna is a Hobart landmark associated with Hobart's early maritime history. Ideally located on Hobart's waterfront amidst the colour of the Sullivan's Cove dock area and historic Battery Point and just a stone's throw away from fashionable Salamanca Place and Hobart's CBD. Lenna of Hobart's location is ideal for walks and touring. Take a leisurely stroll through historical Battery Point Village, visit the popular Salamanca Place and world famous market (Saturday's only), meander around the waterfront and Constitution Dock or cruise the Derwent River on one of the many harbour ferries.

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    • Bar(s)
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    • Conference Facilities
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    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart



    Located right on the waterfront in central Hobart and within walking distance to the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor provides you with majestic views over the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the city. This hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, …

    Located right on the waterfront in central Hobart and within walking distance to the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor provides you with majestic views over the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the city. This hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, 2 restaurants, public bar, lounge bar, laundry, valet parking, health club, and lobby shops.

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    Islington Hotel



    Islington Hotel is a small and special luxury property with a long history and stunning views of Mount Wellington. Located in Hobart the hotel is close to the MONA, Coral Valley wineries, and the Salamanca Market. Built in 1847, this 11 room hotel is a …

    Islington Hotel is a small and special luxury property with a long history and stunning views of Mount Wellington. Located in Hobart the hotel is close to the MONA, Coral Valley wineries, and the Salamanca Market. Built in 1847, this 11 room hotel is a fine example of Regency architecture.

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    • Bar
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    • Gift Shop
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    • Library
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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 399

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Day 1

Hobart Airport to Hobart Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Travelodge Hobart

Travelodge Hobart offers great value in the heart of Hobart with guest rooms overlooking the beautiful Mount Wellington or Hobart city. A short walk will take you to charming dining and shopping spots such as Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the waterfront. There are 131 guest rooms with modern amenities for your convenience.

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Duration3 Nights
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    Travelodge Hobart



    Travelodge Hobart offers great value in the heart of Hobart with guest rooms overlooking the beautiful Mount Wellington or Hobart city. A short walk will take you to charming dining and shopping spots such as Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the waterfront. There …

    Travelodge Hobart offers great value in the heart of Hobart with guest rooms overlooking the beautiful Mount Wellington or Hobart city. A short walk will take you to charming dining and shopping spots such as Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the waterfront. There are 131 guest rooms with modern amenities for your convenience.

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    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
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    • Reception (24 hrs)
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Day 2

Full Day Grand Port Arthur Tour

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.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

MONA with Morning City Tour

Tour Hobart's historic streets and charming neighborhoods before reaching the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for an afternoon spent exploring its remarkable exhibits. Admire grand architecture, visit expansive gardens, and see Australia's largest private collection of art and artifacts. Start your tour in Hobart's marine district, where sailboats bob in Sullivan's Cove. Head into the city aboard your comfortable coach and cruise past stately government buildings, charming boutique-lined streets, and imposing Gothic churches.

Take in some history with a stop at the 200-year-old Anglesea military barracks. Continue on to the Female Factory - a long-shuttered women's prison that's now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and pop in for a look at the oldest brewery in Australia.

Heading north, stop at the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens, where you can enjoy a stroll through native and exotic flora. Finish your morning with a photo opportunity at Rosny Hill.

Arrive at the MONA and enjoy lunch if you'd like at The Source Restaurant (additional cost). Spend the afternoon wandering halls filled with ancient relics and contemporary pieces, aided by informational iPads that track your progress. Experience the contrast between antiquities like an Egyptian sarcophagus and modern macabre sculptures as wind through this bizarre yet highly celebrated collection. End this fabulous tour by ferry, with a scenic cruise back to town on the Derwent River. The tour concludes with return ferry to Brooke Street Pier.

Duration7 Hours
Day 4

Hobart Hotel to Hobart Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTS:

Daily excluding Fridays.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • Half day Hobart City tour with Museum of Old and New Art
  • Full day Grand Port Arthur tour

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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15 Jun 2020

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