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Port Arthur Tours from Hobart

Port Arthur Tours from Hobart

A visit to the former convict settlement of Port Arthur offers harrowing insight into Australia’s convict history. The vast complex is now both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction. Here are your options for Port Arthur tours from Hobart. 

Full-Day Tours

The easiest way to visit the Port Arthur historic site is on a full-day group tour, traveling by bus or coach from Hobart. Most tours include a walking tour of the sprawling open-air museum, taking in highlights of the Tasman National Park along the way. Expect photo stops at sites like Tasman Arch, Eaglehawk Neck, Pirates Bay, and Devils Kitchen.

Multi-Day Tours

With time to spare, a multi-day tour means you can explore more of Tasmania’s attractions, with an expert tour guide on hand to make sure you don't miss anything. You can combine a Hobart sightseeing tour with a day trip to Port Arthur; journey from Hobart to Launceston with stops at Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park, and Cradle Mountain; or set out on an epic 7-day island adventure. Most tours include accommodation, as well as selected meals, entrance fees, and activities.

Things to Know

  • Port Arthur is located on the Tasman Peninsula, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Hobart—about a 1.5-hour drive.

  • Day tours from Hobart typically last between eight and 11 hours.

  • Multi-day tours typically include accommodation, some meals, and round-trip transportation.

  • Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, as most of the tours are outdoors.

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Tasman Island Cruises and Port Arthur Historic Site Day Tour from Hobart

Tasman Island Cruises and Port Arthur Historic Site Day Tour from Hobart

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Experience the Tasman Peninsula by both land and sea on this day trip from Hobart that includes a 3-hour cruise along the coast of Tasman National Park. Gaze up at towering sea cliffs, look for wildlife like falcons and seals, and learn about the peninsula’s ecosystem. Then visit the World Heritage–listed Port Arthur Historic Site for an in-depth look at Australia’s penal history at this former convict colony. Lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour
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Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour

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See the top attractions of the Tasman Peninsula on a full-day tour from Hobart. Take in towering sea cliffs, rock formations including Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, and more as you explore the natural wonders along the coast. Next, discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, an infamous 19th-century penal colony with a fascinating history. Finally, stroll through the pretty streets of Richmond Village before returning to Hobart.
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  • 11 hours
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Port Arthur

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Learn about Tasmania's convict history and natural beauty on a full-day tour to the Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also visit the historic village of Richmond, and see landmarks of the Tasman Peninsula such as Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Blowhole. Includes entrance fees, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
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BIG 3 Tasmania - Hobart to Launceston 3 Day Active Adventure
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BIG 3 Tasmania - Hobart to Launceston 3 Day Active Adventure

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Explore the top sites of Tasmania on a comprehensive 3-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. Delve into the convict history of Australia at Port Arthur Historic Site, and see landmarks like Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. Continue to Launceston to discover the gems of Freycinet National Park, including Wineglass Bay. Then head to Cradle Mountain National Park to walk around Dove Lake and admire Cradle Mountain. Stop in towns such as Richmond, Swansea, Sheffield and Orford, and taste fresh produce and seafood from local producers.
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  • 3 days
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The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

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Get a comprehensive tour of the natural attractions and Tasmanian history on this day trip to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula. Highlights include the Richmond Colonial Village, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Remarkable Cave and Maingon Bay lookout. Take a walking tour with insightful commentary from your guide and a harbor cruise in Port Arthur.
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  • 10 hours
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