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Port Arthur Shuttle and Tasman Sights Tour

4.7 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Tassie Tours Tasmania

Port Arthur Shuttle and Tasman Sights Tour

Activity provider: Tassie Tours Tasmania
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From US$ 51.78 per person

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Explore the rich history of the Port Arthur Historic Site, gaze in awe at the spectacular scenery of the Tasman Peninsula, and taste exquisite hand-forged chocolates and lavender-based produce.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please state your chosen pick-up location and time from the list below: 8:55 AM - Quest Trinity House - Wait outside on the Brooker Hwy. 9:05 AM - Prince of Wales Hotel - Wait on the corner of Hampden Rd and Kelly St. 9:10 AM - Travelodge Hotel Hobart - Wait outside on Harrington St. 9:15 AM - Best Western Hobart - Wait on Harrington st outside Europcar. 9:20 AM - St David's Cathedral - Wait outside Cathedral opposite Hadley's hotel. 9:25 AM - Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre - ait on the Corner of Elizabeth and Davey Street outside the Info Centre. 9:30 AM - The Old Wool Store Apartment Hotel - Wait outside on Macquarie st. 9:45 AM Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport (Airport pickup point) - Wait outside the Travelodge's main entrance. This is a shuttle service which means if you are not at your location on time the bus cannot wait. Please do not call if the bus is slightly late as traffic and other pick ups can cause delays. The bus will never leave before the time specified.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Tasmania's number one tourist attraction: Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Marvel at the beauty of Tasman Peninsula's Eaglehawk Neck and Remarkable Cave
  • Taste exquisite hand-forged chocolates at the Tasmanian Chocolate Foundry
  • Relax in the aroma of the Port Arthur Lavender Farm
Full description

Take a conveninient shuttle transfer srevice from Port Arthur to Hobart. Travel in comfort on air-conditioned vehicles driven by a friendly local driver.

After pickup, set off on the journey to Port Arthur. Along the way, stop at Eaglehawk Neck’s Pirates Bay lookout and the Dog Line monument to soak up the scenery and take fantastic photos.

The next stop will have the mouths of sweet tooths watering as you visit the Tasmanian Chocolate Foundry. After the chocolate factory, explore the beautiful Port Arthur Lavender Farm. Discover unique handmade products made from Tasmanian Lavender and take a stroll around the scenic lavender trail.

Next, visit the Port Arthur Historic Site. Immerse yourself in the fascinating, rich, and dark history of the best-preserved penal settlement in Australia. Admission is at your own cost and the entry fee will include a 35-minute guided walking tour and a 20-minute harbor cruise.

If history is what you came for, enjoy the full 4 hours exploring Port Arthur Historic Site. However, if you are up for one more experience, then you can hop back onboard the bus after 3 hours for a trip to the Remarkable Cave.

Just a short 8-minute drive away, be greeted with the spectacular vista of Maingon Bay. At the lookout, you can take in the exceptional views of Penguin Rocks and the bay.

Descend down the 115 steps to view the Remarkable Cave from a viewing platform where you will be surrounded by ancient sandstone cliffs. Return back to the historic site to pick up the remaining passengers and then return to Hobart in the late afternoon.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guided commentary onboard
  • Pickup and drop off from 8 convenient locations around downtown Hobart
  • Port Arthur Historic Site admission fee
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This is a shuttle service which runs on a strict timetable. You will not receive a refund, if you are late and miss the bus
  • The round trip journey will take 8-hours in total
  • This tour departs from Hobart at 9:30 AM and arrives at Port Arthur at 12:00 PM, it then departs Port Arthur at 4:00 PM and arrives back to your pickup location at 5:30 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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It's an excellent trip. Mark, our tour guide is wonderful. He is so knowledgeable, told us all the stories about what ever happened to Hobart and areas on the way to Port Arthur. He made the trip so enjoyable. We were chatting & laughing on the way to Port Arthur and on the way back. All of us in the tour group had a great day. I enjoyed the trip very much.

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October 31, 2022

The driver rang ahead to advise of a slight delay due to rain and heavy traffic. He was informative, helpful and interacted with the passengers. Pick up was around 9am and after all pickup points we were on our way to Port Arthur just after 9.30. After the three 10 min stops, we arrived at our destination soon after midday. The queue to pay was busy and slow moving. We had a quick bite to eat before looking around. But to go to the Remarkable Cave we had to be back at the shuttle bus by 3pm which didn't give much time to walk around and take in the sights at Port Arthur itself. We also had to choose between the introductory walking tour and 20 min cruise as time did not allow for both as well as the side trip to Remarkable Cave. More time at Port Arthur to wander around without having to compromise on what was on offer would have been better.

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October 27, 2022

I had a wonderful time on the Port Arthur Shuttle and Tasman Sight Tour. Our bus driver David was excellent as well - providing us with his knowledge of Tasmania and sharing personal stories. Everything ran smoothly - each stop and the remaining day that was spent at the Historic Sight. The day was an overall insightful experience.

September 12, 2022

Product ID: 184166