Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour

109 Ratings
  • Live Guide
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  • Day Trip
  • E-Ticket
  • 11 hr

Our tours offer guests an active day walking in nature while enjoying the beautiful surrounds and taking in fascinating history . Tour itineraries are fast paced and active designed to fit in as much as possible into the day, including hiking, sightseeing, and many stops along the way. We do offer shorter walking options for our guests wanting an easier day out. 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” • Visit historic Richmond Village • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tours Tasmania

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

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

Stop At: Tasman National Park

The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

Duration: 1 hour

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 hour

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
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