Port Arthur historic site and Tessellated Pavement day tour
History & heritage tours

Port Arthur historic site and Tessellated Pavement day tour

Language: English
Availability: Varied
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Do this because
  • Learn about Tasmania's convict history
  • Take the harbor cruise out around Deadman's Island and hear about its history
  • Enjoy a fully guided walk around Port Arthur
What to expect

The first stop of the day will be at Port Arthur where you'll learn about its long history of hardship and punishment. Today, it's one of Australia's most important heritage destinations where the story of Australia's colonial history is written in brick and stone. You'll get the chance to read and learn about the people who passed through this place, walk where their stories unfolded and learn about Port Arthur's evolution from a feared convict settled to a World Heritage-listed Historic Site.

Then, it's time to move onto the Tessellated Pavement which is really something quite unique. It's the strand that connects the Tasman Peninsula to the rest of Tasmania and it's covered in a pattern of regular rectangular saltwater pools - they may look manmade but they're actually a rare type of natural erosion. It is a phenomenon that you can only see in a few places around the world. It's definitely worth seeing and a fascinating part of history!

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What's included
  • Bottled water
  • Luxury coach travel
  • Tour pick-up and drop-off
  • Guaranteed return to your cruise ship before departure
  • Local coach driver
  • Expert guide onboard
What's not included
  • Lunch or snacks onboard
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-5 years old): Free
  • Children (5-12 years old): Reduced

1 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Meeting point:

You can meet your guide inside the MAC 2 Cruise Terminal in Hobart Port. They will be waiting for you at the entrance with the tour sign 30 minutes before the tour is scheduled to depart. Or if you make your way outside beforehand, please meet your tour at the Hotel Grand Chancellor bus stop 5 minutes before the tour is due to depart.

What to remember
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Those with heart problems or other serious medical conditions cannot participate in this tour
  • There is a 2 passenger minimum that must be met in order for this tour to go ahead
  • This tour has a maximum of 90 participants
  • There will be a stop for lunch at one of the destinations
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  • This tour departs at 9.00am
  • This availability of this tour varies week to week, please refer to the calendar
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

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