Ruins at Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur Cruise

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Tasman Island Cruises coastal wilderness cruise with Port Arthur Historic Site

Highlights

Cruise Tasmania's rugged coastline, rich with wildlife before arriving in the historic site of Port Arthur where you will step back in time and learn about life on the island as a convict. Take a multi-award winning coastal wilderness cruise along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. Join the search for the wildlife that is abundant in the area, such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and bird life. After the 3 hour long cruise, arrive in Port Arthur where you will receive a guided tour of this amazing historical site.

Inclusions

  • Coach travel to Port Arthur
  • Tasman Island Cruise
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • 3 hours at Port Arthur Historic site

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Depending the weather conditions, cruise may depart from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck where the coach will pick up passengers and then drive back down to Port Arthur. Lunch would then be at either Eaglehawk Neck or Port Arthur.
  • Please make your own way to Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Centre to join the tour.

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ITINERARY

  • Pristine Pirates Bay
  • Skirt Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula
  • Take a cruise from Eaglehawk Neck to Tasman Island
  • Highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar
  • Wonderful wildlife - may see seals, pods of dolphins, whales
  • Abundant birdlife - shearwater, gannets, gulls, cormorants, albatrosses and sea eagles
  • Deep sea caves
  • Slender dolerite spires and sea stacks, the Candlestick, the Totem Pole, Cathedral Rock
  • Sheer crags of Tasman Island
  • Astonishing flying fox and haulage way that carries supplies up steep cliffs to the lighthouse keepers house
  • Waterfalls tumbling to the sea
  • Stewarts Bay
  • Take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site - Port Arthur - with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins
  • See the Penitentiary - a one time granary and flour mill, the separate prison, the Commandant’s House, the church and more
  • Visit Highlights of Tasman National Park
  • Wonder at the spectacle of Tasman Arch
  • Superb views of the rugged coastline
  • Be amazed at the magnitude of the Devils Kitchen

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.