UTASLife - Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Port Arthur, Tasmania
- Product code: UNI-PA
THIS TOUR IS ONLY FOR CURRENT UTAS STUDENTS. TOUR DEPARTS FROM HOBART
Port Arthur is situated on the beautiful Tasman Peninsula which is a scenic 1 hour and 30 min drive from Hobart. Port Arthur is one of Tasmania's most popular tourist destinations where you will have 3.5 hours to explore the site. In that time you will have the introductory walking tour (40mins) and enjoy the harbour cruise (25mins) which is included in your site entry. The rest of the time is at you own pace as you delve deep into the raw penal colony history.
The historical site isn't the only reason people flock to Port Arthur. You won't miss the chance to explore outside of the sandstone walls of the historic site. The Tasman Peninsular offers so much! Picturesque landscapes, spectacular rock formations, breathtaking views of some of the tallest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and so much more. A good day trip isn't a great trip without the accompaniment of fine local produce, which Tasmania is known and loved for. Which is why we will take you to the Blow Hole where you can purchase fresh local seafood in a spectacular setting sample the flavours at the Port Arthur Lavender Farm and free chocolate tastings at Federation Chocolate where you can treat yourself if you have a sweet tooth!
Highlights of the tour include:
Lavender Farm - wander around the grounds, opportunity to buy something to eat and drink and browse their gift shop.
Devils Kitchen and the Tasman Arch - amazing natural rock formations and a viewing platform of some of the tallest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and views of the Southern Ocean.
Blow Hole - a chance to buy some local seafood at the famous food stall.
Federation Chocolate - if you have a sweet tooth, then a nibble on some free samples will top off the day.