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Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour

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Hobart, Australia
Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour

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Enjoy several of the Hobart area's highlights in one easy day on this tour. History enthusiasts will love visiting historic UNESCO-listed Port Arthur and Richmond village. Also spend time at a lavender farm with a distillery and cafe for some inspired food and drink, and enjoy beautiful coastal views from a cliff top walkway. This full-day tour will appeal to travelers with a range of interests.
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entrance and walking tour are included
  • A cruise in Port Arthur Harbor is included
  • Explore the Port Arthur Lavender Farm
  • Pick-ups from most city hotels can be provided
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Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fee
Guided walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur Harbor Cruise
Professional guides & interpretation
Small, friendly groups
We offer a Hotel pickup from select central city Hotels..
Food and drinks - There is opportunity to purchase food and drinks at Port Arthur.
No Pickup available from Air BnB's or private residences
20 Davey St , 20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Our General Meet Point is the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre at 20 Davey Street, Hobart. Please be ready for pick up at this location at 7.25am. ** Hotel pick up is available from select locations. Please contact the Tour Operator directly via email to enquire about hotel pick ups**

7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours Tasmania
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "There's a bit of walking involved, but well worth it for the vantage points." See review

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star-4
Amazing experience
Lynn_K
, Aug 2022
Rewarding experience that was packed with loads of activities and breathtaking views! Enjoyed every moment of it :) Our guide Nick was amazing throughout as well. Only downside was the rain and the short time we had at Lavender farm and Richmond town.
star-4
Lots of history
Kathryn_P
, Jun 2022
Pt Arthur is very interesting and has lots of history. Would have been nice to know about the extra tours they have there and time allowed to do them. The lavender farm clearly advertised is only an optional extra that has to be pre booked and stopping at a small village at 4.30pm was pretty pointless.
star-5
Doo-recommend
Renee_B
, May 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of commentary throughout the journey. Some cute stops along the way including Doo town. They were also accomodating and let us change to visit the Tassie devils as they had already harvested the lavender.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The wonderful tour guide...
Angelina_G
, Apr 2022
The wonderful tour guide the wonderful places I saw . From the delicious lavender farms ice cream the bright lavenders , port Arthur magical convict history . It’s a must to go to port Arthur when your in Hobart and why not do it in style on a tour .
star-5
A fantastic day!
Dean_W
, Apr 2022
Nicholas, our tour guide was engaging, organised and knowledgeable. The day ran smoothly. The trip was fantastic, I would thoroughly recommend it. The cliff top walk was amazing.
star-5
A real to do tour
Kathleen_J
, Apr 2022
We had a wonderful time in this trip to Port Arthur and the Lavender Farm. The lavender cheesecake was a winner. David our driver/ guide was so informative. Thus was a great value for money your. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
star-5
Fascinating Historical Port Arthur
Gerald_T
, Mar 2022
Clinton our tour guide was very informative and had a great sense of humour, which made the experience very pleasant. Easy walk along the Tasman National Park coastal lookout, Port Arthur was fascinating, and the Lavender Farm was relaxing.
star-5
Fantastic tour covering beautiful lookouts and Fascinating Historical Port Arthur
Robert_H
, Mar 2022
Loved the beautiful coastal lookout views along Tasman National Park. Port Arthurs historic convict prisons and surroundings were fascinating.
star-5
Thought provoking and harrowing place
Helen_S
, Feb 2022
Our driver Trevor was a fantastic source of information. Trevor was punctual, patient with our group of 11, informative, and had a great sense of humour. Trevor’s passion for Tasmania and for his work as tour guide introducing visitors to Tasmania was wonderful. The tour was well organised and I enjoyed the lavender farm on the way to Port Arthur. Port Arthur is immensely historically interesting and harrowing. What struck me though is that in the modern day, people who are waiting for their cases to go to court (so not convicts but remanded) are also a 6 digit number often locked up in a small cell with another inmate for up to 23 hours a day. Covid has caused more lock-ins than ever. There is modern day romanticism and hero-worship of olden day convicts and a lot of sympathy for the terrible hardship, yet the same sympathy and empathy does not exist for modern day inmates. What was also horrific about Port Arthur was the treatment of mentally unwell convicts. The methods were not conducive to actual treatment and recovery. It was more about locking up, restricting and “managing” rather than compassionate care. Again, in the modern day with so many cuts to government funding, how much better is our treatment of mentally ill people especially those in prisons? And look how poorly the people in aged and disability care are often treated. Port Arthur is thought provoking. The past is not that remote. We need to do better in the modern day.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great memorable day..!!!
Sri_B
, Dec 2021
Our tour guide Trevor was very informative... he s very funny and knowledgeable.. shared with us many stories and secret gems. I learnt so much abt Tassie in that one day... great tour!!!
star-5
Highly recommended, absolutely amazing.
Tuhinadry_C
, Sep 2021
We had a wonderful day. Our tour guide was absolutely amazing. He was very knowledgeable and narrated the history of the places we went and that made it even more interesting. Unfortunately the lavender farm was closed due to restoration though the shops and cafe was open. Apart from that we had wonderful time at Port Arthur, did a 30 minute cruise, went to Richmond and few other places. We'd highly recommend. We had a memorable experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good tour
Lorraine_G
, May 2021
Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We found the mini bus very uncomfortable as we were in the single seats and I nearly fell off the seat every time we went around a corner! I was also disappointed that we were encouraged not to visit the lavender farm and we didn’t find out until the end of the day that we wouldn’t be going to the chocolate factory, no explanation given. Apart from that everything was great, lots of stops to take photos, get coffee etc and our guide went out of his way to drop us back right outside our hotel
star-4
Knowledgeable guide
Kate
, May 2021
Good experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. However, did not get to go see the Lavender Farm since it’s freshly cut. Nonetheless the alternative Zoo tour was great too
star-4
Fascinating step back into history.
Robert_D
, Apr 2021
The guide was very informative. Port Arthur was fascinating and lots to see. I enjoyed the relaxing feel at the lavender farm. We went to Richmond a historic town. The bus was full and not very comfortable and many hours spent in it hence the four stars.
star-5
I would recommend this tour really enjoyed it. Tour guide was great with lots of interesting stories.
Sue_B
, Mar 2021
Loved the cliff walk. Learning the history of Port Arthur and the convicts was so interesting. The boat trip topped it all off.
star-5
Stunning bush walk, excellent guide
Daniel_E
, Feb 2021
Make sure you go with Nick - a fantastic tour guide who is very friendly, fun, and knowledgeable about virtually any topic (local history, politics, animals, birds, scenery, etc). Fantastic tour with many surprises - the bush walk from Devil’s Kitchen to Tasman Arch was a nice surprise with breathtaking views. Lavender white chocolate ice cream was incredible, and seeing Port Arthur was well worth it, particularly if you just want the highlights rather than spending a day there.
star-5
Fantastic tour
Jayne_B
, Mar 2020
Fantastic way to experience a lot in one day. The tour guide was wonderful. I highly recommend this tour
star-5
Port Arthur & Unzoo
Poonam_D
, Feb 2020
Fantastic day! Loved the unzoo which we added on last minute. The pademelons were the cutest! And feeding the kangaroos <3
star-5
A lovely day trip from Hobart
Alison_B
, Jan 2020
I loved this tour! The views along the Tasman Peninsula are spectacular. There's a bit of walking involved, but well worth it for the vantage points. We stopped at the lavender farm around lunch time. The smell is not overpowering at all. It's a quaint little area where there is plenty of beautiful blooming lavender in the field. Just gorgeous! I cannot recommend the cafe enough. It's clean and bright and the food was delicious. A lot of the menu had lavender in the ingredients. I'd never tried it before, so I gave it a go and found it to be very nice. There's also a lovely gift shop attached to the cafe. Port Arthur is a pretty town and we were given plenty of time to look around. There was the option of taking a guided walking tour or just doing it on your own and reading up on the history as you go. I particularly liked walking around the old penitentiary. There's also the chance to do a boat ride. It wasn't very long (only about 15-20 minutes) but it was a nice little rest after walking around. I didn't eat at the cafe because I'd already had lunch however it looked very crowded. We got back into Hobart late afternoon. Our tour guide's name was Connor. He was very knowledge and friendly. Overall, it was a fantastic day.
star-5
Port arthur and lavender farm
Florika_K
, Sep 2019
I would recommend this trip to anyone enjoyed every bit of it.port arthur lavender farm and the rest of the tour was very well presented. Was an enjoyable day

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