Port Arthur Day Tour with Carnarvon Bay Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

40 minute guided Port Arthur tour
Carnarvon Bay cruise
Port Arthur
Tasman National Park
Devil's Kitchen
Pristine Pirates Bay
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$160.00AUD

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Visit the historic site of Port Arthur on this great value full day tour departing from Hobart that also includes hotel transfers and a cruise on Carnarvon Bay - you'll be amazed by this fantastically-preserved remnant of Australia's colonial past! This Port Arthur tour contains a cavalcade of highlights as you depart from the heart of Hobart and head out over the Tasman Bridge along the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway and on to the Forestier Peninsula. Stop to take in the breathtaking sights of Tasman's Arch and the Devil's Kitchen.

Arriving at the Port Arthur Historic Site, we'll visit all the essentials of Port Arthur as the penitentiary, Commandant's House, old colonial church and much, much more as your guide highlights all the history and dramatic occurrences that have given the area its own distinct character.

Once the land portion of the tour is done, hop aboard a comfortable vessel and enjoy a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead. With hotel transfers and all required Port Arthur admission fees included, this is one of the best value Port Arthur tours from Hobart around - so book online today.

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Hotel transfers
  • 40 minute guided tour of Port Arthur
  • Carnarvon Bay cruise around the "Isle of the Dead"
  • Admission to Port Arthur
  • Coach touring and commentary
  • Free WiFi on the coach
Exclusions
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Lunch
Highlights
  • Cross the Tasman Bridge
  • Head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula
  • Pristine Pirates Bay
  • Eaglehawk Neck
  • Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
  • Take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site - Port Arthur, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins
  • See the Penitentiary - a one time granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant's House, the church and more
  • Take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the "Isle of the Dead"
  • Visit highlights of Tasman National Park
  • Wonder at the spectacle of Tasman Arch
  • Superb views of the rugged coastline
  • Be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil's Kitchen
  • Enjoy the optional extra tour to the Remarkable Cave
Time
  • Tours depart everyday except on Saturdays at 8.45am and returns at 5pm (5.30pm Oct- Apr)
Hotel Pickup
  • If you have booked a hotel:
  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel:
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time
  • If you do not require a hotel pick up:
  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

56 reviews
5

Fantastic, informative day starting with the bus trip. Jim our bus driver was so informative, telling us about Hobart history while travelling to Port Arthur.

What an absolutely fantastic day out, our bus driver Jim was very informative telling us about the history of Hobart, while travelling to Port Arthur. When we arrived, we had the chance for a quick morning tea break and then we all gathered for our tour of Port Arthur. The tour guide was fantastic, and so knowledgeable. I really enjoyed looking in and around the Penal colony, so much history. The boat trip was very relaxing, after our long walk around Port Arthur. The most heartbreaking thing was visiting the site of the Port Arthur massacre.

Diana Cutting about 3 years ago
5

Very enjoyable day, great driver, fantastic company, well worth the money

Driver picked us up on time, the rest of the group were very friendly. Tour experience was great. Tour guide at Port Arthur, was excellent, but felt the buggy could have been more scheduled around for the elderly that have mobility problems. All other stops were brilliant. I do not usually like booked tours but having said that now Mum and I are getting older it seems the best way to go. Will definitely book another tour whilst here.

Sandra Fishwick over 3 years ago
5

We visited from Hobart as a day trip

We visited from Hobart as a day trip. The bus ride was an easy hour and a half from Hobart. We were assigned a guide who gave us some fabulous and funny insights into the daily life of the convicts and free settlers. The buildings and homes are well preserved and you can wander freely around the place. I really enjoyed wandering through the old homes which are decorated for the time. You can take a short boat ride past the Isle of the Dead where you can rest your legs and have a coffee or snack. The site is very clean and well maintained, easy to access toilets, a gift shop and café. I really enjoyed my day.

Joaquín Contreras over 6 years ago