While there are numerous attractions to enjoy in Hobart, no trip to Tasmania is complete without exploring Port Arthur’s historic site. Nestled on the Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur offers a captivating journey back in time, showcasing Tasmania’s rich colonial history. If you’re looking for things to do in Hobart, a Port Arthur day tour should be at the top of your list.
Port Arthur is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and one of Australia’s most significant convict-era locations. It served as a remote penal settlement from 1833 to 1877 and houses some of the country’s most notorious criminals. Today, the historic site stands as a hauntingly beautiful open-air museum that tells the stories of Australia’s convict past.
Step back in time as you explore the well-preserved buildings, eerie ruins, and breathtaking landscapes. Take a well-guided walking tour and listen to tales of hardship, survival, and redemption of the convicts who once lived here.
Your site entry ticket gives you two consecutive days to explore Port Arthur Historic Site’s many tours and activities. Walk through the “Separate Prison” and experience the chilling solitude that prisoners endured. Discover the stories behind the “Isle of the Dead”, the final resting place for many convicts and free settlers. You can also explore the beautifully landscaped gardens and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Tasman Peninsula.
If you are wondering how to get to Port Arthur from Hobart, there are several travel options. Located just 90 minutes from Hobart, the best way to get there is by car or bus. If you prefer the convenience of a guided tour, various tour operators offer day trips from Hobart. Alternatively, you can rent a car, taking in the picturesque landscapes as you head towards Port Arthur.
After an unforgettable day exploring the historical wonders of Port Arthur, why not return to the comfort of Wrest Point Hotel & Casino? Our affordable accommodations offer an array of amenities and services to enhance your stay. Our wonderful reception staff can also assist you with renting a car to access historic Port Arthur.
Here at Wrest Point & Casino, we have a range of accommodation options. Whether you’re travelling solo, with a partner, or with your family, we have various room options to suit your needs. From cosy rooms to spacious suites, you’ll find the perfect haven to rest and rejuvenate before your next adventure.
There is something for everyone at Wrest Point Hotel & Casino. Indulge your taste buds at the variety of restaurants and bars within the hotel, offering a wide range of cuisines and refreshing beverages. Unwind at the indoor pool or join us for a night of thrills at Hobart’s only casino.
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through time? Book your stay at Wrest Point Hotel & Casino today and set off on an exploration of Port Arthur and its captivating surroundings. Immerse yourself in the stories of convicts, admire the stunning landscapes, and create memories that will last a lifetime.