Port Arthur Mega Day Tour Departing Hobart

Join Adventure Island Tours and discover Hobart's wicked convict history, culture and the natural wonders of the Tasman Peninsula.

Highlights

  • Visit Richmond's Historic Village famous for its elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful heritage buildings
  • Head to the coastline for breathtaking views across Pirates Bay and Eaglehawk Neck lookouts
  • Behold the natural wonders of the Dunalley Sea Canal, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen walk
  • Discover Port Arthur and access over 30 buildings, ruins and restored houses
  • Satisfy your dark side with a cruise around the Isle of the Dead

Discover the story of the Tasmanian convicts and learn about the hardships and brutality of everyday convict life throughout the history of Hobart's early settlers. You will be captivated by the great stories of Hobart’s history as you tour the very best of the Tasman peninsula including Richmond Colonial Village, the Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and famous Port Arthur Historic site and much more...

This popular day tour will see you journey around the Tasman peninsula to Port Arthur, Australia's most intact and evocative convict site. Begin with a convenient pick up at your accommodation in the Hobart area from a small modern air conditioned bus. Once on board, head to Richmond Historic Village for an hour, home of Australia's oldest bridge. Stop for refreshments and get that legendary photo by the bridge before setting off to the Tasman coastline to discover views and scenery you will never forget. Arrive at Eagle Hawke Neck and Pirates Bay lookout and take a step back to realise the spectacular panoramic views of Pirates Bay, the township and rugged coastline beyond. A short drive away from here lies some of Tasmania's best natural wonders including the blowhole and the Tasman Arch. Discover these unique geological formations and experience walks to Devils Kitchen and the Remarkable cave, this area is a place of true rugged beauty.

The afternoon will be filled with history and wonder at the Port Arthur Historic Site. The tour will spend 4 hours here, allowing time for a full guided walking tour and access to over 30 buildings, ruins and restored houses. You will visit the interpretation gallery & museum and enjoy a 25 minute cruise around the Isle of the Dead - not for the faint hearted!

Pick-up and drop-off information:

  • Pickups from 7:30am, departs Hobart at 8am
  • Returns 6.30pm (6pm Winter)
  • We pick up/drop off from your accommodation in the Hobart area, including private addresses
  • Airport drop offs available
  • Adult $110.00
    Child $65.00

    What's included

    • Port Arthur entry fee
    • Guided walking tour
    • 25 minute harbour cruise
    • Modern air conditioned 14 seat bus
    • Exciting new convict DVD presentation on bus

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 11 hours duration for the whole experience

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • The operator can pick up from all hotels/backpackers and private accommodation in the Hobart area. Please state your pickup information as you proceed to checkout.

      Child price applies to ages 3 to 16 years.

      Lunch is not included on this tour, lunch can be purchased at stops along the way.

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    hsinnac from Taiwan wrote on 01 February 2020

    Perdect

    The best tour ever!!!

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    kellief from Australia wrote on 02 December 2019

    Epic Tour

    Wowee what an amazing day we had all thanks to Mark our tour guide. Your knowledge, commentary, time management and interaction with the guests is first class. Thank you for treating us to additional sites, we would never have seen if we had driven ourselves. Highly recommended tour. Our group had the most epic day. History overload.... I had an amazing Birthday....

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    anupraja from Australia wrote on 30 November 2019

    Mark is a great guy.. will recommend him..

    Best tassie tour

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    Stephen from Australia wrote on 18 March 2020

    PORT ARTHUR MEGA TOUR

    My wife and I participated in the Port Arthur Mega Tour yesterday. Our driver and guide Mark was delightful. He was full of personality and knowledge keeping everyone on the bus involved in conversations I. Relation to a wide range of topics. He could also sing the Japan National Anthem - Yes we had one young Japanese lady onboard. He pick each of us up from our hotels an return us back to them at the end of the day. He was truly inspiring. I would recommend this tour as your No.1 choice of tours in Tasmania.

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    Judy from Australia wrote on 27 January 2020

    Tailored Special Adventure

    Thank you to Mark who showed us some very special historic sites and made the whole experience personal and unforgettable. Mark also took us to the airport so that we did not miss our flight back to Brisbane. What a nice bloke!

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