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Tassie Convict Discovery

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 532

MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: 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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    Crowne Plaza Hobart



    Located in the city center, Crowne Plaza Hobart connects it's visitors, business or leisure, to the heart of Tasmania. A warm welcome to Tasmania's capital, our contemporary hotel offers well thought out spaces to connect and recharge and modern rooms designed to ensure you rest …

    Located in the city center, Crowne Plaza Hobart connects it's visitors, business or leisure, to the heart of Tasmania. A warm welcome to Tasmania's capital, our contemporary hotel offers well thought out spaces to connect and recharge and modern rooms designed to ensure you rest and relax while making the most out of your stay. If you're in town for business, we're the perfect base, centrally located close to business and Government districts you're just an energizing walk to work.

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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
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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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    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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    • Currency Exchange
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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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    • Reception (24 hrs)
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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
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    • Conference Facilities
    • In House Movies
    • Internet Access
    • Internet Hotspot
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    • Non-Smoking Property
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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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    Mona Pavilions



    Located in the grounds of the Museum of Old and New Art, Mona Pavilions boasts eight pavilions, each dedicated to an Australian artist or architect who has influenced Mona. From its superior river-side location on its own private peninsula by the River Derwent, Mona Pavilions …

    Located in the grounds of the Museum of Old and New Art, Mona Pavilions boasts eight pavilions, each dedicated to an Australian artist or architect who has influenced Mona. From its superior river-side location on its own private peninsula by the River Derwent, Mona Pavilions boast spa baths, 400 thread-count cotton linen, private cellars, gourmet European kitchens, state-of-the-art entertainment facilities, under floor heating and 24 hour concierge services. Take advantage of the range of luxurious onsite guest entertainment facilities; the aesthetic heated infinity pool; the full gymnasium will provide all apparatus needed for those who like to stay fit; otherwise head to the sauna for a therapeutic session in its skin cleansing humidity. With its own private restaurant, MONA art museum, beer brewery, stunning views and superior quality facilities and services, Mona Pavilions will ensure your visit to Moorilla and the River Derwent is one of impeccable relaxation and luxury.

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    Travelodge Hobart Airport



    Set off the Tasman Highway, this modern hotel is 1.7 km from Hobart International Airport and 15 km from Bellerive Beach and the Bellerive Oval, a sports venue. Featuring free Wi-Fi, the straightforward, colourful rooms also come with flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking facilities. …

    Set off the Tasman Highway, this modern hotel is 1.7 km from Hobart International Airport and 15 km from Bellerive Beach and the Bellerive Oval, a sports venue.

    Featuring free Wi-Fi, the straightforward, colourful rooms also come with flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool baths.

    The hotel offers complimentary parking, airport shuttle service and breakfast, which is served in a casual restaurant. There's also a bar, a conference room and coin-operated laundry facilities.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
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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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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:

  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers 
  • 2 nights moderate accommodation
  • Shared half day Hobart City tour with Museum of Old and New Art
  • Shared 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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