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Hobart, Australia
Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour
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Overview

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.
  • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade, 2km)
  • See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch
  • Enjoy the stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline”
  • Walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use in the historical town of Richmond
  • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout
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Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
Professional guides & interpretation
Small, friendly groups
We offer a Hotel pick up from select central city Hotels.
Food and drinks (please pre-purchase, or there will be an opportunity to purchase on tour)
We do not offer pick ups from Air BnB’s and private residences
20 Davey St , 20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Our General Meet Point is the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre at 20 Davey Street, Hobart. Please be ready for pick up at this location at 7.25am. ** Hotel pick up is available from select locations. Please contact the Tour Operator directly via email to enquire about hotel pick ups**

7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
After an early start from the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre in Hobart, travel in a comfortable coach to the gorgeous Tasman Peninsula.

See the highest sea cliffs in Australia and sweeping views from Pirates Bay Lookout. Continue to the rock formations known as Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, then take a short guided walk on the cliff top trail to Waterfall Bay, designated one of the 'Great Short Walks' of Tasmania.

Next up, have four hours to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site on your own. Your entrance ticket to the World Heritage Site includes a guided walking tour with one of the expert staff guides and a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead. Walk among buildings of the main prison, check out the solitary confinement cells and more in this open-air museum. You'll gain insights into the grim history of the early Australian penal system, and learn about the convicts that passed their time in this notorious prison.

Return to Hobart via the historic township of Richmond Village. Stop there to stroll around the streets of the picturesque village and walk across Australia’s oldest sandstone bridge, built by convict labor with stone quarried at Butchers Hill.

Near Hobart, stop at a local lookout for a fabulous view of the city and Mt Wellington before returning to your starting point where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
Today is action packed and fast paced, so we make an early start from Hobart and drive directly to the stunning Tasman Peninsula. This area has amazing history, fascinating stories, and spectacular scenery. It is also home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. We enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout which provides a great vantage here of the surrounding area. Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline” our Tour Guides will share with you some amazing history and stories of the area. Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. We follow a spectacular track, of around 2 km’s along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. The walk takes around 45-60 minutes, is undulating, but categorised as an easy walk. The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waterfall Bay
Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. We follow a spectacular track, of around 2 km’s along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. The walk takes around 45-60 minutes, is undulating, but categorised as an easy walk.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tasman National Park
The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Port Arthur
Continuing our journey, we arrive at the Port Arthur Historic Site. As we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, there is a wealth of information and history to take in and you will have ample time to explore and discover the nooks and crannies with around 4 hours on site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”. With around 4 hours here, you have ample time to walk among the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Richmond
On our return to Hobart, we travel via the historic township of Richmond. Arriving late the in the afternoon, you will have time to meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop, Chocolatier and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted! Finally, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city, arriving back around 6.00pm.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • A small amount of walking is involved; a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential
  • Tour operator provides accurate interpretation, and keeps wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimize negative impacts
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours Tasmania
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour.

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  • "The cliffs are worth the walk and so is the chocolate stop." See review
  • "A larger bus would have made the trip more comfortable and last visit to Richmond was late in the day and not much still open to visit." See review
  • "Allowing at least four hours, which this tour does, was perfect." See review

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Walking around all the...
Mindi_S
, Jul 2022
Walking around all the ruins and reading all the history provided. Cafe was great and reasonably priced.
star-5
A day trip worth doing
Daniel_S
, Jun 2022
A great way to combine some stories, see the coastline, learn more of the history of Port Arthur and enjoy the tranquility of Richmond.
star-5
We have loved the little...
Mardi_G
, Jun 2022
We have loved the little bit of Tassie we've seen. Had a great time on the tour. Trevor was a great guide! Thankyou Trevor!
star-4
Fast paced, spectacular views
Emily_C
, Jun 2022
This was a fast paced tour with many stops and a quick jaunt around Port Arthur. If your main interest is in seeing Port Arthur, I’d recommend another tour (the Port Arthur historic site covers a large area so it’s hard to see it all in a couple of hours); however, if you want to take in some of the spectacular natural scenery on the way, such as the Tasman Arch, then this tour is worthwhile.
star-5
Amazing tour
JoAnne_R
, Jun 2022
It was a great tour. We started with a walk through waterfall bay the was absolutely beautiful the views fantastic:) But Port Arthur what an amazing place that is with its visual beautiful but has so many horrors :(
star-5
Enjoyable Trip to Port Arthur
SOOTHONG_Q
, May 2022
Had a great trip with Trevor as our driver cum tour guide! Trevor was friendly and knowledgeable as he shared with us on some of the fascinating facts. Thanks for having us.
star-5
Amazing History
JEILI_T
, May 2022
Tour was amazing, tour guide very informative, great walk from waterfall park to tasman arch. Port Arthur so much histpry and is very surreal,alot of walking bit worth it. Richmond good little english townwith a lot of history too,scallop pies to go from hete.
star-5
It was a great day,...
Chantelle_W
, May 2022
It was a great day, Trevor was a great tour guide with lots of knowledge. Best way to start our Tasmanian holiday.
star-5
Great tour guide with...
Luke_J
, Apr 2022
Great tour guide with lots of great historical facts - very knowledgeable. Scenic tour from Hobart to port Arthur and back through Richmond. Would highly recommend to first time visitors
star-5
Awesome Day
Catherine_P
, Apr 2022
We had an amazing day. Our tour guide, Clinton, was superb. He was friendly, funny and knowledgeable about the areas and history of Port Arthur. We would highly recommend this tour as it is jam packed with value for money. A++
star-5
Brilliant tour and...
Sean_S
, Apr 2022
Brilliant tour and fantastic day out! The tour so informative and organised, would really recommend! Loved visiting Port Arthur and the cliff top walk topped off the day and exceeded expectations!
star-5
Great day
Lou_J
, Mar 2022
Port Arthur historical site was amazing! The whole day was really lovely! The driver was very informative
star-5
The tour guide Trevor was...
Pietro_S
, Mar 2022
The tour guide Trevor was absolutely wonderful with so much knowledge. The tour was awesome and ran to perfection. I would definitely do another tour and would request Trevor as the tour guide.
star-5
A great day despite the weather
Mark_Y
, Mar 2022
A great guide, interesting walk and lots to see. Happy to recommend. A great day trip out of Hobart.
star-5
Port Arthur is a Beautiful spiritual place and a must place to visit.
Rachel_P
, Mar 2022
Great day out amazing and very well organised our tour Guide Trevor was very knowledgeable beautiful scenery and Port Arthur Wow. Only negative no places to stop for a coffee or snack on the way to Port Arthur especially as our day started with a 7 am pick up. Otherwise highly recommended your!
star-5
Great day out
Fiona_G
, Feb 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and his stories and history details added to the experience. Would recommend for the destination and also the journey there and back
star-5
Great day
robertr_c
, Jan 2022
It was a really great day overall. Unfortunately it poured most of the morning but cleared early afternoon but we made the most of it.
star-5
Great day to Port Arthur
Mick_L
, Jan 2022
I liked the add ons. We went to see some awesome places such as Tasmania’s Arch and the Devils Kitchen. There is also an option to do the Unzoo to see Tasmanian Devils. Port Arthur is amazing. So much history and it’s a beautiful place. You need a lot of time to take it all in. Our tour guide, Dave was fantastic. So much knowledge. So many anecdotes as well. He kept us entertained all day. He was personable and professional. Very flexible too. Thanks Dave.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Historical tour
Susan_C
, Dec 2021
Excellent local guide who brought the history of the penal settlement to life. Plenty of time at Port Arthur.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Absolutely beautiful
jonoskadijana
, Dec 2021
Love it. Next time I'll stay longer than I day. So much history there and very nice greenness, peaceful place. Hats on to Nick the tour leader, he didn't stop talking :) and telling the all history of Hobart

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