Port Arthur Convict Site, Isle of the Dead, Harbour Cruise, Tasman National Park, Free wi-fi onboard coach
Sitting tranquilly amidst English oaks and gardens, Port Arthur is a harsh contrast to the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. Rich in visual history, the Port Arthur Historic Site evokes a powerful sense of our past convict era and of early Australian settlement heritage. And on this tour, with an included walk on the Isle of the Dead, you can gain a more powerful insight into the personal life and struggles of the convicts.
7.75 – 9.25 Hours
- Wi-fi subject to coach availability
- Departing Hobart view Government House, home to the governor of Tasmania
- Travel across the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River, and into the Coal River Valley, an award winning wine producing area surrounding the historic town of Richmond (Oct – Apr).
- Enjoy an orientation drive through this quaint historic town with a short photo stop at the famous convict built Richmond Bridge (Oct to Apr)
- We continue onto the Tasman Peninsula, an area abound with natural bushland, native wildlife and amazing coastal scenery
- Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
- Eaglehawk Neck– stunning rocky coastline
- Doo Town
- Our stop in the Tasman National Park at Pristine Pirates Bay, will leave you in awe of the wonderful views, rugged coastline and striking rock formations. A great photo opportunity!
- Arriving at Port Arthur you have approximately 5 hours to soak up the atmosphere of this World Heritage Site
- Visit the Interpretation Centre and follow the harrowing life of a Convict.
- Join a guided walking tour to learn about the many restored buildings and ruins
- See the Penitentiary – a one time granary and flour mill, separate prison, Commandant’s House, church and more
- Enjoy a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead,
- See Port Arthur from a different perspective on an “Isle of the Dead” walking tour
- Then back to the Historic Site for free time to purchase your own lunch and explore at your own pace.