Port Arthur day tours

Port Arthur Cruise
Gray Line Day Tour 764

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 abundant wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and bird life. Begin your day with a guided coach tour from Hobart, morning tea, lunch and a 3 hour coastal eco-cruise, arrive at Port Arthur where you will spend 3 hours at this amazing historical site dating back to the start of Australia's European settlement.

Highlights of this tour

  • 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 keeper's house
  • Waterfalls tumbling to the sea
  • Stewart's 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, separate prison, Commandant’s House, 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 Devil's Kitchen

Adult: $270   Child: $185 (3-16yrs)

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Port Arthur with Cruise

Adult: $270

Child: $185 (3-16yrs)



Departs: 7.30am from Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Centre
Franklin Wharf, Hobart Waterfront Returns: 6.00pm

Fare Includes

Coach travel to Port Arthur, Tasman Island cruise, morning tea, lunch and 3 hours at Port Arthur Historic Site

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Depending on 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 either be at Eaglehawk Neck or Port Arthur.
You will need to make your own way to Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Centre to join the tour

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