Port Arthur & Tassie Devils Tour
Join us for a fun and action-packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, Tassie Devil Feeding, chocolate tasting and much more!
What makes it Great:
- Meet a Tasmanian Devil at Unzoo (entry fee Included)
- Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (entry fee Included)
- Hobart Hotel Pick-up
- Small, friendly groups
- Tasmanian Devil Unzoo entrance fee
- Tassie Devil feeding & Birds of the Bush show
- Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
- Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
- Port Arthur Harbour Cruise
- Professional guides & interpretation
- Small, friendly groups
- CBD Hotel/Hostel pick-up & drop-off
- Airport drop-offs on request
Departure times & locations
- Departs:Hobart 7.30am
- Returns: Hobart 6.00pm
- Days: Daily (except Saturday)
- Pick-up time: We offer a central city hotel or backpacker hostel pick up from 7.00am to 7.30am depending on your location
Your day at a glance
Today is action packed and fast paced, so we make an early start from Hobart and drive directly to the stunning Tasman Peninsula. This area has amazing history, fascinating stories and amazing scenery. It is also home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs.
We enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout which provides a great vantage here of the surrounding area. Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline” our Tour Guides will share with you all the great stories of the area.
Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. This is a short but spectacular track along the Waterfall Bay Clifftop. The walk is around 45 minutes, undulating and categorised as an easy walk. The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.
Next stop is the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. We arrive here for all the action of a Tasmanian Devil Feeding. Watch the snarling, fighting and bone crushing in a spectacle of devilish behaviour during the feeding. Hand feed the wallabies and walk amongst the local fauna and flora in the charming “Unzoo” setting.
Continuing our journey, we arrive at Port Arthur Historic Site. As we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, there is a wealth of information and history to take in and to explore. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides.
Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”. With around 2.5 hours here, you have time to walk amongst the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.
On our return to Hobart, we make a stop at Federation Chocolate Factory, a small family run boutique chocolate stop, with a variety of chocolate flavours to sample. Further along we arrive in the late afternoon into historic Richmond Village. Meander the streets, stop for a coffee, visit the Lolly Shop and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted!
Finally, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.
Things To Bring
- Sensible shoes for day touring
- A variety of warm clothing
- Hat, sunscreen
- Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
Traveling with Children
Minimum age to participate in tour is 8 years. Participants aged 8 – 17 years travel at concession prices.
If you require hotel transfers please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.
Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
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About Tours Tasmania
Tours Tasmania is a family owned and operated Tasmanian business. Our guides are 100% dedicated to enlighten and enliven your tour with us in this beautiful part of the world. Our guides are there to walk the tracks, explain about the things we see, help you to spot the local wildlife along the way and show you the small things that you may normally miss. All this and more is possible with a small group. Our tour buses are all Toyota Hiace Commuters. These are small buses that seat 12 or 13 passengers on board.
Returns: Hobart 6.00pm
Days: Daily (except Saturday)
Hobart Accommodation Transfers.