Tours Tasmania Port Arthur & Tassie Devils Active Day Tour

Tours Tasmania
Port Arthur & Tassie Devils Active Day Tour

$129.00

Join us for a fun and action packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a spectacular short walk, experience the captivating and gruesome history of Port Arthur & visit historic Richmond



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Starts: Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Ends: Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Join us for a fun and action-packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula.  Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, and much more!

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 truly 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.

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 amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.

On our return to Hobart, we make a stop at the historic Richmond Village.  Meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop 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.

We drop you back to your Hobart City accommodation around 6.00pm.

(Airport Drop Offs around 5.00–5.30pm – available only with arrangement at time of booking)

Highlights

Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)

• 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”

• Experience a harbor boat cruise around The Isle of Dead

• Visit historic Richmond Village

• Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout

Inclusions

Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee

• Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site

• Port Arthur Harbor Cruise

• Professional guides & interpretation

• Small, friendly groups

• Central Hobart Hotel & Backpacker Hostel pick up and drop off

• Airport drop offs on request with prior arrangement

Exclusions

Food and drinks

You may bring your lunch with you or there is plenty of opportunity to purchase food and drinks from the Port Arthur Historic Site.

What to bring/wear

• Sensible shoes for day touring

• A variety of warm clothing

• Weatherproof jacket if possible

• Hat, sunscreen

• Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)

• Camera

• Sense of adventure

Port Arthur & Devils Tour

Select the upgrade to the Port Arthur & Devils day tour and you will reduce the time you spend at Port Arthur Historic Site and swap this for time at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.  We time your visit here to experience the Tasmanian Devil feeding and with time to wander the park.
Port Arthur & Lavender Tour

Select the Port Arthur Lavender tour option and enjoy the stop at the Port Arthur Lavender Farm.  Wander the site, sample the Lavender flavoured chocolate and fudge.

 

Terms & Conditions

We want you to have a great time during your holiday to Tasmania and to enjoy your tour/s with us. We reserve the right to alter the order or inclusions of itineraries for operational and safety reasons. We reserve the right cancel tours based on operational or safety reasons. Our tours are not suitable for children under 8 years of age and we reserve the right to refuse to carry passengers under this age. We reserve the right to use an alternate operator of a similar tour for operational reasons. Our tours visit National Parks and wild areas that involve some walking. They are suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness. Tasmania is subject to weather conditions that can change quickly at any time of year. We operate tours in the rain and snow, so we recommend that guests bring clothing and footwear suitable for warm, cold or wet conditions. We reserve the right to cancel departures if there we dot not have sufficient numbers of passengers for travel.We strongly recommend that passengers travel with travel insurance that protects their financial commitments against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings and travel plans. We make every effort to safeguard our guests, however we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or sickness, to any passenger or damage, loss of property or other events.

In addition to WTC’s terms and conditions; Tours Tasmania Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 2 days of the start date incur a 100% fee. Between 2 and 14 days incur a 50% fee.Between 14 and 28 days incur a 25% fee.

 

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