Day trip

Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

Activity provider: Under Down Under Tours
Day trip

Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

Activity provider: Under Down Under Tours

From US$ 90.30 per person


Learn about Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, and experience the beautiful coastline of the Tasman Peninsula along the way.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup is provided from centrally located hotels and hostels in Hobart. When booking, ensure that your pickup hotel or hostel is clearly stated, or provide these details as soon as possible prior to your tour.


  • Learn the convict past of Tasmania at the Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Take a guided tour of one of Australia's notorious penal colonies
  • Enjoy a 25-minute harbour cruise around Port Arthur
  • See the curious geological formations of the Tasman Arch and Blow Hole
Full description

Depart Hobart on a full-day tour exploring Tasmania’s ruthless convict past and experience the rugged landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula. Start with a visit to the well-preserved colonial village of Richmond. Admire sights like Australia's oldest bridge that is still in use.

Head south to the Tasman Peninsula and enter the Tasman National Park for some amazing views of the coastline and sea. Upon arrival at the Port Arthur Historic Site, learn the story of the convict settlement.

Listen to stories about the chilling realities of life as a prisoner amid the preserved jail ruins on a guided tour. Hear more about the penal colony's terrible past.

Take a cruise of the harbor to see the site from a different perspective, and get a look at the Isle of the Dead where those who died at the prison were laid to rest in mass graves.

Return to Hobart and benefit from the opportunity to stop by the remarkable geological formations of the Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and Blow Hole. Get dropped off in Hobart in the early evening.

  • Full-day tour from Hobart
  • Transportation
  • Entrance to Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Guided walk and harbor cruise
  • Hotel/hostel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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4.7 /5

based on 114 reviews

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The trip is basically look around the Port Arthur site as you please. If you prefer fully guided tours, then this is not for you. However you can tune into Port Arthur audio descriptions via your phone (wifi I guess). That is a feature of the site, not the tour vendor.

March 24, 2023

This all day tour to the Tasman peninsula and Port Arthur was fabulous. Our guide Justin was amazing, hilarious and very knowledgeable. There was a long bush walk to one site on the way which we weren’t expecting but still very well worthwhile. Very much recommend this tour and company. Great communication.

March 24, 2023

Besides the fact that we had a stunning day weather wise- Port Arthur is so well set up. Lots of historical facts to keep you interested. Lots of amazing displays. The grounds are really well maintained. Staff really helpful. The bus driver was very entertaining with historical facts and local interests. A fabulous day.

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 103778