Port Arthur, Richmond & Tasman Peninsula Active Day Tour

Hobart, Australia
Historic Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart Including Cliff Top Walk to Waterfall Bay

From USD 91.72

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 11 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the top attractions of the Tasman Peninsula on a full-day tour from Hobart. Take in towering sea cliffs, rock formations including Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, and more as you explore the natural wonders along the coast. Next, discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, an infamous 19th-century penal colony with a fascinating history. Finally, stroll through the pretty streets of Richmond Village before returning to Hobart.
  • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade, 2km)
  • See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch
  • Enjoy the stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline”
  • Walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use in the historical town of Richmond
  • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout

What's Included

  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
  • Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
  • Professional guides & interpretation
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Food and drinks (please pre-purchase, or there will be an opportunity to purchase on tour)
  • We do not offer pick ups from Air BnB’s and private residences

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 20 Davey St
    20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

    Our General Meet Point: 7.25AM - 20 Davey Street, Hobart at the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre It is possible to enquire if a hotel pick up is available. We offer hotel pick ups from select locations via email request only, at least 48 hours in advance.

Start time

07:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After an early start from the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre in Hobart, travel in a comfortable coach to the gorgeous Tasman Peninsula.

See the highest sea cliffs in Australia and sweeping views from Pirates Bay Lookout. Continue to the rock formations known as Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen, then take a short guided walk on the cliff top trail to Waterfall Bay, designated one of the 'Great Short Walks' of Tasmania.

Next up, have four hours to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site on your own. Your entrance ticket to the World Heritage Site includes a guided walking tour with one of the expert staff guides and a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead. Walk among buildings of the main prison, check out the solitary confinement cells and more in this open-air museum. You'll gain insights into the grim history of the early Australian penal system, and learn about the convicts that passed their time in this notorious prison.

Return to Hobart via the historic township of Richmond Village. Stop there to stroll around the streets of the picturesque village and walk across Australia’s oldest sandstone bridge, built by convict labor with stone quarried at Butchers Hill.

Near Hobart, stop at a local lookout for a fabulous view of the city and Mt Wellington before returning to your starting point where your tour ends.

Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Waterfall Bay

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Tasman National Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Port Arthur Historic Site

4 hours Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A small amount of walking is involved; a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential
  • Tour operator provides accurate interpretation, and keeps wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimize negative impacts
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    This was a very informative tour. David was full of interesting information on recent and historic events in Tasmania. He was quite funny too. We went for a lovely bush walk on a smooth gravel track and saw wonderful rugged cliff views. It was good to have a bit if convict information before we got to Port Arthur too. It was a full day and we thoroughly enjoyed it


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    great trip and tour
    David_B, Aug 2023
    port arthur. walking the seacoast. excellent fun guide with Ben Bus ride comfortable thank you will recommend to others
    A must-go trip when in Tasmania
    Saif_S, July 2023
    Time, energy and money well spent. A trip that was therapeutic for the eyes and mind. Rejuvenating no-pressure adventure for the body. And of course, the well-informed guide made the entire trip a worthwhile.
    Tasmania wonder land
    Ian_B, June 2023
    This day tour was wonderful. It had a good range of activities and the lovely Tasmanian land and seascape were breathtaking . Port Arthur was exactly what we thought it would be and more.Would have liked to get to Richmond earlier as shops were closing just after we arrived But all in all a great tour.
    An unforgettable trip to discover the beauty of nature and history
    Heather_Y, May 2023
    Perfect tour guide, weather and day trip! It's my 1st time visiting a historic site at Port Arthur and it's mind blowing. Walks along the tasmana peninsula is easy and the views are amazing. Richmond is a lovely quaint place and worth spending a day to explore the shops and pooseum. The best part of the tour is Ben's jokes and story telling, bringing history to life and how the beautiful Eaglehawk isthmus once had a rather sad history. Definitely a must do in Tassie!
    Amazing tour
    Sue_M, May 2023
    The whole tour was wonderful an the tour guide Dave was excellent, the Devils kitchen look out was amazing an breathe taking
    Life was hard in early times of Australia
    Andrew_K, Mar 2023
    So much to do u can run through it but u don't feel what convicts felt very sad times for people of that time. We hav to easy now compare to convicts and people of that time
    Early settlement
    David_S, Feb 2023
    Great trip learnt heaps about our settlement wear walking shoes as there is heaps of walking and a lot to see
    A memorable day at Port Arthur and Amazing Coastline Views
    Peter_W, Feb 2023
    This was an active tour which included a precursor scenic 2km coastline walk which was very breathtaking before visiting Port Arthur. Port Arthur site was very historical with sad history about its convicts which we found very interesting. The trip also included a half hour stop at Richmond which we thought was not long enough and would be good to extend by at least another 15 minutes. Our driver, Jessie was quite knowledgeable about the history of Port Arthur and each of the stops we visited. Unfortunately it rained during part of our visit Port Arthur but we made the most of our visit which include a short cruise. A good day trip overall, especially for visitors arriving in Hobart for the first time.
    great day trip out
    AwChoon_S, Jan 2023
    great day trip out with plenty of time to explore around Port Arthur Historical Sites and Richmond is beautiful
    Great day trip
    Carolina_B, Nov 2022
    Our guide was fabulous, with knowledgeable antidotes along the way.The scenery was spectacular and and enough stops to keep interest high.
    Bonza day out
    Leanne_T, Nov 2022
    Absolutely loved the small walk from Eagle Neck to Tasman Arch. And the Port Arthur tour guide was as brilliant as our whole tour leader. Thanks team. Mum is 84 and loved it too!
    Port Arthur highlighted!
    Julie_F, Oct 2022
    We had a small group which was great! The tour guide gave us instructions on how the day would run which was helpful. Port Arthur was the highlight. We had sufficient time to explore on our own, with a guide and the short cruise was included. A little more time in Richmond would have been great but the rainy weather and roadworks caused a few time issues. Extra commentary as is often offered on other tours would have been a great addition. Flexible drop off at the end of the day was very much appreciated. Thank you for a great day!
    Port Arthur day trip, well worth it
    Patricia_K, Oct 2022
    Our tour guide Trev, was not only friendly and informative, but very accomodating. He was a wealth of knowledge about all things local, and also put some humour into the day. Would highly recommend!
    Port Arthur and more
    Claudia_B, Oct 2022
    Great tour, fantastic guide, wonderful sites, enough time for walks and enjoying the scenery. Small group and well organized, but on time.
    Great tour
    Nicole_O, Sept 2022
    Great day full off great things to see. Tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable of local area’s history.
    Wonderful tour!
    Sarah_B, Sept 2022
    This was such a great day and our guide, David, was well organized and full of stories and insights into Tasmania. I had limited time (unfortunately) and this tour was the perfect way to see a lot in a short time. The peninsula walk, unzoo, Port Arthur and Richmond were all great! It felt like just the right amount of time to enjoy each stop while packing a lot in. A tiring day, but worth it.
    Walking around all the...
    Mindi_S, July 2022
    Walking around all the ruins and reading all the history provided. Cafe was great and reasonably priced.
    A day trip worth doing
    Daniel_S, June 2022
    A great way to combine some stories, see the coastline, learn more of the history of Port Arthur and enjoy the tranquility of Richmond.
    We have loved the little...
    Mardi_G, June 2022
    We have loved the little bit of Tassie we've seen. Had a great time on the tour. Trevor was a great guide! Thankyou Trevor!
    Fast paced, spectacular views
    Emily_C, June 2022
    This was a fast paced tour with many stops and a quick jaunt around Port Arthur. If your main interest is in seeing Port Arthur, I’d recommend another tour (the Port Arthur historic site covers a large area so it’s hard to see it all in a couple of hours); however, if you want to take in some of the spectacular natural scenery on the way, such as the Tasman Arch, then this tour is worthwhile.

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