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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart provided by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

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Overview
Stretching southeast of Hobart, the Tasman Peninsula is known for its dramatic coastal scenery and the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur. This tour saves time by taking in both sights in one day, with a thrilling cruise around Tasman National Park, a self-guided tour of Port Arthur, and lunch included.
Highlights
  • Spot dolphins and admire the Jurassic cliffs on a 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Self-guided tour of Port Arthur: visit the sites that interest you most
  • Hassle-free, round-trip scenic transportation by bus from Hobart
  • Great-value: morning tea, lunch, and entrance fees are included
What to Expect
Make your way to Franklin Wharf to meet your guide for a 7:30am departure. Board your air-conditioned bus and set out on the scenic drive to the Tasman Peninsula, stopping along the way to enjoy morning tea (included) at a local café. Arrive at Eaglehawk Neck in Tasman National Park, where you will transfer to an open-air cruise ship and set sail around the peninsula’s rugged coast. During the 3-hour wilderness cruise, look out for dolphins, seals, and whales along the coast, and enjoy spectacular views as you glide beneath the towering dolerite sea cliffs, peer inside sea caves, and perhaps spot peregrine falcons and other sea birds swooping over the sea or nesting in the cliffs. Back on the mainland, stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict sites. After an introduction from your guide, you are free to discover the former penal settlement at your own pace. With around three hours to explore the open-air museum, see the guard tower, penitentiary, and tower cottage, and uncover the harrowing history of the site, which forms a key part of Australia’s convict history. After your Port Arthur visit, meet up with your guide for the return journey to Hobart, where your tour ends at the departure point.
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Departure Point
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic guided bus tour
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Full-length waterproof and windproof jackets provided
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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CapeCodder1_12 wrote a review 11 May
Chatham, Massachusetts117 contributions27 helpful votes
This was our favorite adventure in Tasmania. The scenery was spectacular. The water was very rough the day we went but the captain was excellent. The whole tour was extremely well done and would love to do it again.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Frankie wrote a review Feb 2020
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Fantastic day. All the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. From the moment Grant picked us up at Kettering until we were dropped back it was excellent. The scenery is stunning.
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Anne-Marie wrote a review Feb 2020
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An interesting bus journey through a formerly devastated countryside; a picturesque lavender farm with yummy scones for morning tea, hint, make the most of the small lavender sachets for sale, couldn't find them anywhere else, wonderful small gifts of lavender grown on the farm,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Christine S wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
What a fantastic day. Well organised and fun. The coffee stop at the lavender centre was very nice - some of the best scones we have eaten. The boat trip was both beautiful and exciting - the weather was lovely for the trip out, blue skies and sunshine. However, on the way
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Marcia L wrote a review Jan 2020
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The day trip to the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur was wonderful. We didn't know fully what to expect but it turned out to be amazing. The boat part of the tour was so much fun.... and the Port Arthur was enough time to give us an overview and get a good feel for the place.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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The best day cruising Bruny Island we were diven by bus to the visitors centre on bruny Island where we picked up o
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Day trip Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur
The most amazing day from the moment we met Phil our driver , morning tea at this beautiful lodge where we boarded
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Excellent day out
This is a brilliant day out. Our driver Tim was excellent giving interesting and humorous commentary throughout th
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A fantastic day....
This was a wonderful day out. There were 15 of us on the tour, and our guide/driver was Grant. He was great and a f
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Eat, drink and explore
We’ve just got back to Hobart after a fabulous day eating and drinking our way around Bruny Island under the very e
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Judy
What an amazing day Tim was the most amazing, informative and humorous guide. All of the food was sensational it wo
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Excellent
We have a lot of food and drinks. Excellent services from Hamish and Mani in their boat Sea Dragon. It’s value for
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Gilbags
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Great day
Picked up by Grant from Hobart and driven to Adventure Bay. Very good guide and entertaining. Went across on Ferr
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MonicaH0407
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Beautiful Bruny island
We did this tour a few years ago but this time we shared it with friends. It was just as enjoyable the second time.
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Transport from Hobart to Port Arthur return
We used Pennicott buses to take us to Port Arthur (Return) to start the 3 Capes Walk. Transport was on time great d
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helenmB966FF
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Loooooved it 💓🥂
How lucky were we to have Andrew, funny, knowledgeable, great company, professional and from the area. This ticked
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codebeans
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Pretty Cool
The cruise provides a great way to view the South coast of Bruny. We saw a lot of animals like fur seals, albatross
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Ann L
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Perfect way to enjoy what contributes to Tasmania economy
Well organized and enjoyable day tour on Bruny Island showcasing the local specialties. Loved each visit and took h
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Bruny
Nice day trip of Bruny. A good way to explore if you don't have a car. Food is very fresh and their is lots of it!
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Silverstreak46
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Fantastic views of sea caves and cliffs from Port Arthur to Tasman Island
Don't just take a cruise of the Port Arthur harbor.Get out and see the caves and cliff from the ocean. Cape Pillar,
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Key Details
  • Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasman Island Cruises, and 2 more
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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