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Departing your city hotel, we travel around the historic birthplace of this fascinating city - Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and Battery Point before making our way east across the Tasman Bridge and then south to Dunalley, the gateway to the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas. Here Abel Tasman’s 1642 expedition first set foot on this land, the first known Europeans to do so.

We then make our way to Port Arthur visiting the Tessellated Pavement which is a unique rock formation disappearing into the sea. You will marvel at the numerous natural attractions the peninsula’s rugged coast has to offer such as Tasman’s Arch and Lookout. The quirky Doo Town is another sight to see on the way to the Port Arthur Settlement.

The Port Arthur Settlement was first a timber gathering camp worked by convicts that over 47 years grew to be the most successful industrial prison and reform institution known to date. The settlement of Port Arthur was created to put fear and hatred into the minds of those unfortunate enough to be sent there.

After a light lunch our guide will personally escort you around the ruins of the settlement telling you tales of the hardships suffered by the convicts. Your guide will passionately support your tour with endless knowledge about the historic settlement.

The Port Arthur experience includes a cruise around ‘Arthur’s’ Carnavon Bay on a modern catamaran introducing you to sites such as the Isle of the Dead, Point Puer and the Dockyards.

We return to Hobart but not before stopping at Richmond, just 25 kilometres from the City yet time warped into the 1870’s. Australia’s oldest convict built bridge still in use, churches and more as a must see before being dropped back at you hotel.

Average Duration: 8 Hours

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Hobart, Tasmania 7000