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Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula

Explore the remains of Tasmania’s largest penal settlement - one of Australia’s greatest historical tourism destinations and witness some of the world’s greatest geological phenomena by land or sea

A ‘General Interest Day Tour Itinerary’, consisting of a selection of the activities below, is available. Alternatively, a complimentary itinerary can be designed for special interest groups or for those who previously have visited some of the attractions. All packages are designed to suit your budget.

  •  Visit the historical site of Port Arthur and join a guided tour of the ruins and restored buildings and enjoy a leisurely harbour cruise aboard a state of the art vessel out to The Isle of the Dead and Point Puer.

  • Port Arthur Ghost Tour – capture the atmosphere of the nightly ghost tours, where strange occurrences, ghostly encounters, weird noises and a feeling of being followed down corridors is to be expected.

  •  Visit the site of the notorious Dog Line  - a line of ferocious dogs which kept a constant watch for escaped convicts along the narrow isthmus of  Eaglehawk Neck.

  • Expect to be in awe of the spectacular rock formations of the Tessellated Pavements, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, Remarkable Cave and the legendary Blowhole.

  • Join Sea Life Experience or Tasman Sea Charters for an unforgettable three hour cruise to see the southern extremity of the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy Tasmanian wine and cheese nibbles whilst experiencing some uniquely breathtaking sculptured samples of mother nature.

  • Coal Mines Historic Site visit the ruin of the penitentiary, underground cell and mine shaft remains from the brutal convict pastime.

  • The Tasmanian Devil Park provides a wonderful opportunity to see the feisty Tasmanian devil in its own habitat. There is a range of other wild animals as well. You will also see the Kings of the Wind Flight Bird Show which was developed for the park by a Florida based expert.

  • Doongara Fishing Charters provides a charter opportunity for game, sport, reef and deep sea fishing in full or half day tours. If you are not into fishing then still come along and sit back and enjoy the amazing coastal scenery. All gear is provided.

  • Eaglehawk Dive Centre provides an unforgettable dive experience which even includes free pool sessions for you to get accustomed to the gear which can be hired from the centre. Couples or groups of up to seven and nine are accompanied by staff members to various locations in the Tasman Peninsula.

  • Wilderness walks and flightsscenic flight tours and bushwalking tours in the Tasman Peninsula area can be arranged on request.