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Port Arthur Historical Site: Full-Day Tour with Admission

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Visit Port Arthur Historical Site, a compelling and dramatic reminder of Australia’s convict past and the early settlement known as the Colony of Van Dieman's Land. See the main sights of Tasman National Park.

Highlights

  • Explore the Port Arthur Historical Site
  • See Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, and Norfolk Bay
  • Visit the highlights of Abel Tasman National Park

Description

Interpretive and interactive presentations at the Port Arthur Historical Site bring to reality the harrowing life of convicts 2 centuries ago. This full-day tour from Hobart ensures that you have maximum time at the site. You’ll cross the Tasman Bridge, and head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pitwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula. Admire the pristine beauty of Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, and Norfolk Bay. Visit Abel Tasman National Park, where you’ll marvel at the spectacle of Tasman Arch and enjoy superb views of the rugged coastline. You’ll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil's Kitchen! Finally, you’ll have a chance to explore Port Arthur, where you’ll take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins. See the penitentiary, the separate prison, the commandant's house, the church, and more. On Saturdays, the tour includes a visit to Hobart’s Salamanca Market. Delight in a shopping experience at this popular, colourful outdoor marketplace. You'll have time to explore the market at leisure for approximately 2 hours. Then, you will need to meet your coach at 11:00 to continue on with the Port Arthur tour and acquire a sense of Australia’s convict era and the early settlement of Tasmania.

Includes

Hotel courtesy pick-up Port Arthur admission Guided tour of Port Arthur Harbor cruise Free Wi-Fi on coach
Gratuities (optional)

Important Information

  • To ensure hotel pick-up, please advise upon booking. Pick-up times may vary depending on traffic. Please note that there are no hotel drop offs after morning tours
  • Cruise ship guests can be accommodated if the tour times work out with your port times, please advise upon booking

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