Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart
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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart
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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

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Board the tour bus in Hobart and enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to the Tasman Peninsula. After morning tea at a local cafe (included), transfer to a three-hour wilderness cruise along the Tasman National Park coastline, from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur.

From the boat, admire the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, visit sea caves and see cliff-nesting peregrine falcons. The boat features covered open-air tiered seating so everyone gets a good all-round view, improving your chances of maybe spotting whales, seabirds, seals and dolphins swimming at the bow of the boat. The interpretive guides will shed light on the peninsula’s ecosystems, wildlife and history.

Back on dry land, enjoy lunch (included), before spending three hours at the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site. Feel the spooky atmosphere at this former penal colony set in landscaped grounds, and hear tales from the site’s convict days as you tour the evocative ruins, which include the guard tower, church and main penitentiary.

The trip back to Hobart departs at around 4.30pm, arriving in the city at around 6pm.
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  • Scenic guided bus tour
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Full-length waterproof and windproof jackets provided
Yellowlees Y
5 | 2019-07-03

The journey round Tasman Island was one of the most exciting boat trips that I have ever enjoyed, while the visit to Port Arthur was both dignified and informative as regards such aspects of the penal settlement as solitary confinement and also the 1996 tragedy.

5 | 2018-04-07

very good timing and arrangement. The 3-hour eagle cruise trip is perfect with an eventful tour route along the coast. We are glad that a waterproof raincoat is provided on the boat to resist the wind. Totally excited to witness wild dolphins in action at the open ocean! Plenty of time was allowed to explore Port Arthur as well.

Gregory B
5 | 2018-03-28

An amazing day, even when pouring rain for half of the day. The Tasman Peninsula is incredibly beautiful and the boat trip up the coast was memorable, for the wind and rain fortunately you are provided with a full length rain coat and in spite of that, for the amazing views of the cliffs, caves and coastline and the abundance of wildlife absolutely enjoying all of the good food in this area. Lots of birds cormorants were spectacular, sea lions and schools of dolphins flying through the water - it was like watching a National Geographic special. This becomes one of those once in a lifetime experiences you will never forget.

Mary M
5 | 2018-03-14

Details were well coordinated. The Tasman cruise was the highlight of my Australian trip. The Tasman sea is raw, wild and beautiful. Tour guides were well informed and friendly. I highly recommend this trip.

Marla F
5 | 2018-01-14

Truly outstanding! We had so much fun, The crew was engaging.

Susan D
5 | 2018-01-01

Fantastic day trip with great staff and highly recommended. If I could do it again however I would do it in two days as an afternoon is not enough to properly enjoy Port Arthur. I'd probably do the boat trip and the Devil Unzoo Day One and Port Arthur all day Day Two.



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