- Port Arthur Historic Site entry
- Guided walk and harbour cruise
- Local produce tasting (varies with seasons)
- Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
WHAT TO EXPECT
Experience an amazing day visiting Richmond, Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasman National Park and many more Tasmanian gems.
Our day starts at Richmond, Australia’s best-preserved colonial village. We will then leave Richmond and head southwards in the direction of the Tasman Peninsula to the Tasman National Park.
Port Arthur Historic Site is the next stop on our list. We will join an interesting guided tour and take a cruise through the harbour. Learn all about the convict settlement amid the gaol ruins and get an impression of what life bust have been like for prisoners in Port Arthur.
Then it is time for us to go back to the city of Hobart. Along the way, we will have time to stop at the remarkable natural features of Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Blowhole.
The historic village of Richmond
Visit Richmond and learn all about its captivating history. The village is situated in the heart of the Coal River Valley. It used to be an important military staging post and convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur. Richmond is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. Its beautiful heritage buildings date back as early as the 1820s and are now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.
Pirates Bay lookout
Pirates Bay is situated high on the hillsides, above the Tesselated Pavement. The Bay offers panoramic views of the east coast of Tasmania Peninsula. On a clear day, you can admire spectacular vistas Cape Hauy and Cape Pillar.
Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur Historic Site is an ancient World Heritage-listed convict site situated on the Tasman Peninsula. It is one of the most evocative convict sites in Australia. The Historic Site accommodates over 30 buildings, restored period homes and ruins set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Learn all about the convict settlement amid the gaol ruins and get an impression of what life bust have been like for prisoners in Port Arthur.
This natural feature gets its name from the cauldron of foaming fury waves of the Great Southern Ocean crashing into the base of the tall cliffs. A real treat for your eyes!
The massive Tasman Arch is situated at about 100 metres from the lookout to Devils Kitchen. It resembles Devils Kitchen, but differs in its enormous bridge of solid rock. A combination of waves and wind has created this bridge over millions of years.
The Blowhole is another stunning natural feature created over millions of years by wind and waves erosion. Its rough and powerful waves will amaze you forcing their way through the small opening and smashing into the cauldron.
- Richmond Village
- Pirates Bay lookout
- Port Arthur Historic Site guided tour & harbour cruise
- Lavender Farm (seasonal)
- Federation Chocolate (seasonal)
- Tasman Arch & Devils Kitchen
Departure / Return time
Hobart - 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
- October - November: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
- December - January - February: EVERY DAY
- March - April: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
- May - September: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
What to bring?
- Drink bottle
- Comfortable trail walking shoes
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
- Waterproof jacket (just in case)