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Grand Port Arthur

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Port Arthur Convict Site, Isle of the Dead, Harbour Cruise, Tasman National Park, Free wi-fi onboard coach

Highlights

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, we gain a more powerful insight into the personal life and struggles of the convicts.

Inclusions

  • Introductory walking tour by Port Arthur guide (40mins)
  • Harbour cruise
  • Guided tour of "Isle of the Dead"
  • Port Arthur admission
  • Free WiFi* on coach

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Wi-fi subject to coach availability

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Nov 14 2017
Great tour of Port Arthur! Enjoyed the interesting tour of the Ise of the dead.
Jan 11 2017
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ITINERARY

  • 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 we 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.

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