Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula, Richmond

Discover the dramatic coastline and grueling convict history on this bucket-list day trip from Hobart
Rated 5.0 out of 5






Step inside Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site at World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site. Unravel the dark history of hardship and punishment as you wander through the ruins and preserved buildings of Port Arthur. Enjoy the complimentary talks at key locations throughout the…



Tasman Peninsula and Richmond Map, showing highlighted destinations, Richmond, Devils Kitchen and Port Arthur.
Tour Highlights
Port Arthur Historic Site - Aerial view of the remaining stone church walls with no roof.
Port Arthur Historic Site

Discover the fascinating convict history at the Port Arthur Historic Site. With access to over 30 buildings, there’s so much to explore. Take the self-guided audio tour around the historic site, and enjoy the harbour cruise out to Point Puer and Isle of the Dead.

Learn about how the Tasman Arch, A natural arch caused by seawater erosion, was formed on this private geology tour
Tasman Peninsula

The Tasman Peninsula’s coastline is like no other in Tasmania. Soak in the breathtaking views at the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Tasman Blowhole, and Devil’s Kitchen.

Vintage on Bridge, Richmond. A series of heritage buildings, the featured made of sandstone.
Historic Richmond

This pretty village offers insight into early convict days with elegant Georgian architecture, a convict-constructed sandstone bridge, and the oldest Catholic Church in Australia. Richmond is a stunning town for a wander through, it’s also home to the Richmond Maze and Old Hobart Town.


Port Arthur Historic Site is a bucket-list destination for most visitors to Tasmania. Delve into the dark history of hardship and punishment on a self-guided audio tour, or take in the complimentary talks at key locations across the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Historic Site to make the most of your visit.

Enjoy a short harbour cruise around the Isle of the Dead and Point Puer, the site of the English colonies' first boy’s prison. This is a good opportunity to have a warm drink, a bite to eat, or sample a local wine or beer.

Get the camera ready for the stunning coastline of the Tasman Peninsula. These soaring sea cliffs will leave a lasting impression. We take you to the highlights including the Tessellated Pavement, Blowhole, Tasman Arch, and Devil's Kitchen.

Explore the quaint historic village of Richmond. Walk over and under the oldest convict-constructed sandstone bridge in Australia, visit the oldest Catholic Church in Australia and peruse the antique shops and galleries. Oh, and there’s an old-school lolly shop for those with a sweet tooth.

What's also included on every TAT tour:
Modern and comfortable air-conditioned transport
Orientation tour of each and every location
Small group sizes
Utmost care and professional service
What’s also included this tour:
Knowledgeable local driver and tour guide
Air-conditioned minivan or small bus
Admission to Port Arthur Historic Site (includes harbour cruise)
Rated 5.0 out of 5

We had a timely and comprehensive tour we saw all the important features of port Arthur and Richmond and many places on our journey our guide Malcolm could not have been more helpfull and had full knowledge of places we visited

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Great experience! Our day started with a visit to Pirate Bay. At the southern end of the bay is the spectacular Tasman Arch (Eaglehawk Neck) and breath taking views at Devils Kitchen. Driving through ‘Doo-town’ to the Lavender Farm in Port Arthur, where we tasted Hot Chocolate with a hint of lavender. Followed by a visit to Port Arthur Penitentiary. Highly recommend the tour and short boat cruise to Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys prison. We concluded the day with spectacular Hobart sunset. Highly recommend a day tour with George from Tours of Tasmania. Very informative and an enjoyable experience.

Sakkie and Elize
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Jack was our driver and was very informative and friendly. He was on time and helped us organise our day to get the most out of our 9 hour trip. He made our day and I highly recommend Jack and the tour company. Cant wait to tour again with Jack.

Excellent service
Sunshine Coast

Response from Tours around Tasmania

Thanks Susan! We really appreciate your review. Come back soon!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Perfect for those who want an experience tailored to personal preference. Be sure to ask for Jack. He’s great company, knows his local history but never bores. A memorable day.

Sunshine Coast

Response from Tours around Tasmania

Thanks for your comments Patricia! We’re very glad you enjoyed your tour. Our guides go out of their way to ensure you have a great experience!