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Port Arthur Day Tour with Historic Site Entry

Enjoy 6 hrs to explore the UNESCO World-heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, with convenient bus transfers from Hobart.
Hobart, Australia
Duration
Duration
10 hrs 30 min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low
Meals
Meals
Not included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Hobart
What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Entry to the Port Arthur Historic Site, including a guided introductory walking tour & 20-min boat cruise
  • Enjoy 6 hrs to explore at your own pace
  • Guided return bus transfers from Hobart
  • Departs from the meeting point at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre, Franklin Wharf, Hobart
What's excluded

  • Lunch
What to Expect

Take a step back in time to a wild world full of convicts and criminals on this day trip to the famous Port Arthur Historic Site. It's a special place of vivid history, cultural heritage and stories so compelling you'll want to hear them again and again. It's also one of the 11 places that make up the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Australian Convict Sites

 

Your experience includes return transfers from Hobart, departing from Franklin Wharf at 8:00 am for a 9:30 am arrival at the historic site. This means you'll have 6 hrs to explore at your own pace. 

 

Port Arthur is a large outdoor site spanning over 40 hectares (100 acres) with over 30 buildings and ruins to explore. While most know it as a prison, it was much more than that – it was a complete community, home to convicts, military and civilian officers and their families. The convicts worked at many industries producing goods and services for use locally and to be sold in Hobart and beyond. 

 

Your site ticket gives you entry to the Port Arthur Gallery, a guided introductory walking tour, a 20-minute boat cruise, and access to more than 30 historic buildings, ruins, restored houses, heritage gardens and walking trails. 

 

There is also a cafe on-site for you to purchase lunch (not included). Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and sweet treats, thirst-quenching cold drinks, beers, wines and spirits, and fresh, delicious food, all made in-house using local ingredients.

 

In the afternoon, the bus departs for the journey back to Hobart at 4:45 pm, arriving in the city at 6:30 pm. 

 

Where we Visit:

  • Port Arthur Historic Site
Frequently Asked Questions

The Site comprises various areas, some of which allow independent access, others which may require assisted access, and unfortunately, some with restricted access.

 

The introductory walking tour and harbour cruise are both wheelchair accessible. However, several of the optional tours are unfortunately NOT recommended for visitors with mobility restrictions. Please check with staff.

 

Wheelchairs and strollers are available for loan from the Visitor Centre. The courtesy buggies provide a regular drop-off and pick-up service around the Site for visitors with limited mobility. Please enquire on arrival for times of operation.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The Operator reserves the right to cancel or vary any trip and will incur no liability for any such cancellation or alteration
  • Places are limited on the tours and all bookings are subject to availability
  • Check-in is 15 minutes before the departure time
  • All guests must act only in a lawful manner; comply with all lawful demands, directions and requests given by employees, servants and/or agents; and exercise all due care and control for their own safety and for that of their family members under their control or supervision
  • The Operator and its employees and agents shall not be liable, either in contract or for negligence, for any injury loss or damage, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, arising out of or caused by the condition of the land, any building or structure within the Sites, any natural or other hazard, or by any activity on the Sites
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult who shall be solely responsible for their care and conduct whilst on Site

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation within 24 hours of a tour – 100% fee
  • Cancellation within 48 hours of a tour – 50% fee
  • Cancellations beyond 48 hours of a tour – No fee

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