Port Arthur day tours

Grand Port Arthur
Gray Line Day Tour 784

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.

Your journey to Port Arthur departs Hobart and crossing the Derwent River. Leaving behind the city, pass ever changing landscape as you skirt the ocean and impressive rugged coastline. At Port Arthur, take advantage of the included walking tours around the main site and Isle of the Dead. Spend time exploring the multitude of restored and ruined buildings and learn of the site's dramatic history.

Highlights of this tour

  • 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.


Adult: $155   Child: $78

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Port Arthur Historic Site Grounds

Adult: $155

Child: $78

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Operates

Daily except Sat
Departs: 8.45am
Returns: 5.00pm/5.30pm (Oct - Apr)

Fare Includes

Introductory walking tour by Port Arthur guide (40mins), harbour cruise, guided tour of "Isle of the Dead", Port Arthur admission and free WiFi* on coach

Tour Code

784

This tour at a glance

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Note

* Tour not recommended for those with mobility restrictions (due to the Isle of the Dead portion)
* WiFi on coach subject to coach availability * Airport pickup and drop offs are available on request * Richmond component operates from October to April


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Image Credits: Tourism Tasmania,Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority & Kathryn Leahy
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