Enjoy a fun and action packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. Explore convict history at Port Arthur Historic Site, view amazing scenery and panoramic landscapes from Tasman Peninsula and Pirates Bay Lookout, and some great local specialties.
Departing from Hobart, your tour begins at the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, see the interesting Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen rock formations. Appreciate the stunning views a short but spectacular walk along one of Tasmania’s "Great Short Walks", the Waterfall Bay Coastal Track.
From here, head to the Port Arthur Historic Site, where you will have around 4 hours to explore the 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. Feel the sense of isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”, discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian penal system. Walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.
Your return to Hobart takes into the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village, with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted! Last but not least, before entering Hobart, stop for a fabulous view of Hobart from a local lookout - a picturesque way to return to the city.
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This experience takes place in Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula, with departure from Hobart.