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Port Arthur Day Tour
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This excursion is rich in visual history and will teach you about Tasmania’s convict heritage. The day will give you a compelling and dramatic insight into Tasmania’s convict past and early settlement. Interpretive and interactive presentations at the Port Arthur site help bring to reality the harrowing life of the convicts sent to Van Diemen’s Land.

The journey into this fascinating part of history and heritage begins when you meet your knowledgeable driver guide and board your vehicle to head out across the Tasman Bridge and onto the Coal River Valley, which is a renowned area known for its production of wine and surrounds the historic town of Richmond. You'll have the opportunity to drive through this quaint town and make a short picture stop at the famous Richmond Bridge. Passing through suburbs and towns bordering on picturesque bays and inlets, you will head onto the Forestier Peninsula, home to pristine Pirates Bay and Eaglehawk Neck. You'll make a stop at Pirates Bay to admire the wonderful views, rugged coastline, and striking rock formations.

Play "The Lottery of Life" at the interpretation center at Port Arthur, and follow the life of a convict. Take a guided walking tour of the site, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins. See the penitentiary (once a granary and flour mill), a separate prison, the Commandant's house, the church, and more. Your experience includes a harbor cruise around the Isle of the Dead on Carnarvon Bay, the burial place for those who died while in Port Arthur.

Sitting tranquilly amongst English oaks and gardens, Port Arthur is a harsh contrast to the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. This Port Arthur historic tour will open your eyes to Australia's convict past and the daily lives of the early European settlers in Tasmania.

Please Note: The photo stop at the Richmond Bridge is only done during October through April.

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Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
9 Hours 15 Minutes
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Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
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Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested.
Guests must be able to walk over pavement, gravel, and packed dirt. There are some steps at Port Arthur. A foldup wheelchair can be stored on the vehicle.

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