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A popular day trip from Hobart, Port Arthur can be reached in two hours from the city.
Arriving at Port Arthur by 10am, and planning to leave at around 3pm, will give you enough time for the following activities: Introduction to Port Arthur – Guided Walking Tour, Harbour Cruise, lunch at one of the on-site cafes and exploring the Port Arthur Historic Site at a leisurely pace.
The Port Arthur Historical site was built in the 18th century as a penal colony where convicts endured harsh conditions. Port Arthur historic site is one of Tasmania’s top tourist attractions, so make sure it is definitely on your list of must-do’s when visiting Tasmania.
The site is located about 100 kilometres from Hobart, travelling south-east through the towns of Sorell, Dunalley and Eaglehawk Neck. The road is at times very narrow so we propose you take time and also enjoy the many places to stop along the way.
We recommend the following stops:
Richmond Village (requires a small detour leaving Hobart), Dunalley, Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck, Remarkable Cave, Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch
The Tasman Peninsula offers a range of great coastal walks; most of which are reasonably easy (although care should always be taken). Whilst wandering the coast, you may spot dolphins, seals, penguins and even whales.
If you have time on your way back, we recommend a stop at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, where you will meet and learn more about Tasmania’s endangered native mascots, the Tasmanian devils, along with other native Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and wallabies.