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Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Active Day Tour

Hobart, Tasmania

Join us on a fun and action packed day out visiting the World-Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site.  We stop along the way at the delightful Port Arthur Lavender Farm where you can view the Lavender Fields, distillery or head straight to the gift shop and café for an array of Lavender inspired foods and gifts.  Our action-packed day out includes a stunning cliff top walk taking in the highest cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, Richmond Historic Village and a short stop for a chocolate tasting at a local Chocolate Factory.

• Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (3 hours)
• Explore Port Arthur Lavender Farm
• Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk
• See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch
• Enjoy stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The
“Dogline”
• Sample the local chocolates at Federation Chocolate Factory
• Visit historic Richmond Village
• Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout

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Stop At: Port Arthur Historic Site, Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182 Australia

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, chocolate tasting and much more!

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 spectacular 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 some truly amazing history and stories of the area.

Then we begin one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. We follow a spectacular track, of around 2 km’s along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. The walk takes around 45-60 minutes, is undulating, but categorised as an easy walk. The track concludes at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

From here we will drop you off for a short visit to the Port Arthur Lavender Farm. Enjoy a self-guided wander around the Lavender grounds, look over the Distilling Shed and enjoy the free samples of the local handmade Lavender Chocolates and Lavender Fudge. Your guide will then take you onwards to the Port Arthur Historic Site.

As we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, there is a wealth of information and history to take in and you will have ample time to explore and discover the nooks and crannies with around 3 hours on site. 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 4 hours here, you have ample 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.
We drop you back to your Hobart City accommodation around 6.00pm.

(Airport Drop Offs around 5.00–5.30pm – available only with arrangement at time of booking)

Duration: 11 hours

Location

Hobart, Tasmania

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