Explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site and experience the beautiful coastline of the Tasman Peninsula.
We start the day at Richmond, Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, before we head south to the Tasman Peninsula and visit the Tasman National Park for some amazing views of the rugged coastline.
Arriving at Port Arthur Historic Site we discover the story of this convict settlement and the chilling realities of life as a prisoner amid the preserved gaol ruins. At the historic site we join a guided tour, take a harbour cruise and have plenty of time left to explore. On our way back to Hobart we’ll stop by the remarkable natural features of Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Blowhole.
Starts: Hobart 7.30am Finishes: Hobart 5.30pm
Highlights: • Richmond Village • Pirates Bay lookout • Port Arthur Historic Site guided tour & harbour cruise • Lavender Farm (seasonal) • Federation Chocolate (seasonal) • Tasman Arch & Devils Kitchen
Includes: • Port Arthur Historic Site entry • Guided walk and harbour cruise • Local produce tasting (varies with seasons) • Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
What to bring: • Camera • Drink bottle • Comfortable trail walking shoes • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen • Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea) • Waterproof jacket (just in case)