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Small-Group Tasmania Convict Trail and Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart

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Take a day trip from Hobart to explore Tasmania’s convict history. Highlights include a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site and a visit to the historic village of Richmond that was once a key military post and convict station, with convict buildings that predate Port Arthur. There is also the option to include a trip to the top of Mt Wellington. You’ll travel in a small group with no more than 20 people ensuring personalized attention from your guide. There will be opportunities (Cruise Ship departure times and weather permitting) to experience a short scenic helicopter flight over Port Arthur Penitentiary and surrounding countryside, or a visit to the nearby Unzoo (Tasmanian Devil Park) at own expense.

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Stop At: Port Arthur Historic Site, Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182 Australia

Port Arthur Historic Site is a special place of vivid history, cultural heritage and stories so compelling, you’ll want to hear them again and again. It’s a place of global significance – one of the 11 places that make up the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Australian Convict Sites. And it’s one of Australia’s favourite tourist destinations. Come and discover the real people and living history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

The story of the Port Arthur Historic Site is a story of many people, places and moments.

Over its long history, Port Arthur has been a place of hardship and punishment, a place of opportunity, and a place of leisure. Now it is one of Australia’s most important heritage destinations, where the story of Australia’s colonial history is written in stone and brick.

Visit us to meet some of the people who have passed through this place, walk where their stories unfolded, and learn about Port Arthur’s evolution from a feared convict settlement to a World Heritage-listed Historic Site and world-class tourist destination.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Tasman Arch, 20 Tasmans Arch Rd, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania 7179 Australia

The Tasman Peninsula has some of the most impressive

coastal scenery in Australia. Arguably, the most important

influence on the coastal landforms of the Tasman

Peninsula is the sea level, which has fluctuated over

100 m, a number of times over the last 2 million years.

It is interesting to ponder what type of rocky landforms

lie drowned below many of the features (the word

from scuba divers is that there are sea caves, sea cliffs

and notches at depth, which resemble those above the

current sea level).

How do rocks change?

The erosional effects of waves are very obvious

throughout the Tasmanian coastline, most notably on the

Tasman Peninsula. Erosion is dependant on the structure

of the rock along the shoreline and its durability to

erosional processes.

When looking at spectacular sea cliffs, blowhole and

tessellated pavement consider the following erosion

processes that may be active.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch Road, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Australia

The Tasman Peninsula has some of the most impressive

coastal scenery in Australia. Arguably, the most important

influence on the coastal landforms of the Tasman

Peninsula is the sea level, which has fluctuated over

100 m, a number of times over the last 2 million years.

It is interesting to ponder what type of rocky landforms

lie drowned below many of the features (the word

from scuba divers is that there are sea caves, sea cliffs

and notches at depth, which resemble those above the

current sea level).

How do rocks change?

The erosional effects of waves are very obvious

throughout the Tasmanian coastline, most notably on the

Tasman Peninsula. Erosion is dependant on the structure

of the rock along the shoreline and its durability to

erosional processes.

When looking at spectacular sea cliffs, blowhole and

tessellated pavement consider the following erosion

processes that may be active.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tasman blowhole, 336 Blowhole Road, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Australia

The Tasman Peninsula has some of the most impressive

coastal scenery in Australia. Arguably, the most important

influence on the coastal landforms of the Tasman

Peninsula is the sea level, which has fluctuated over

100 m, a number of times over the last 2 million years.

It is interesting to ponder what type of rocky landforms

lie drowned below many of the features (the word

from scuba divers is that there are sea caves, sea cliffs

and notches at depth, which resemble those above the

current sea level).

How do rocks change?

The erosional effects of waves are very obvious

throughout the Tasmanian coastline, most notably on the

Tasman Peninsula. Erosion is dependant on the structure

of the rock along the shoreline and its durability to

erosional processes.

When looking at spectacular sea cliffs, blowhole and

tessellated pavement consider the following erosion

processes that may be active.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mount Wellington, Pinnacle Road, Hobart, Tasmania Australia

Drive to the summit of Mt. Wellington for magnificent views of Hobart and the River Derwent.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adult.
  • Maximum number of participants is 20
  • Cruise ship passengers to provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Provide your hotel information at the time of booking using the Special Requirements field including hotel name, address, and phone number
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation, if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Alternatively, this tour may be combined with the Port Arthur Shuttle (cruise ship days only), with appropriate refund.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (expect cold weather on the summit)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus or small bus
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Hobart hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless a city central hotel)


Departure Point
1: Hobart TAS, Australia
2: Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre, 16-20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
3: Mac 2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure at 8:00 am.

Ports
Hobart



Departure Time
8:00 AM

Duration
8 to 9 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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