Port Arthur Historic Site (Wheelchair Accessible)

  • Port

    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    YES

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Board a motorcoach and drive along the wild and scenic Tasman Peninsula. You'll stop at the lookout at Pirates Bay for a commanding view of Eaglehawk Neck and the peninsula's stunning east coast.

Drive across Eaglehawk Neck -- the isthmus that is the natural gateway to the peninsula. In the 1830s, the British posted guard dogs here to prevent Port Arthur prison's convicts from attempting to escape.

Continue to infamous Port Arthur. From the 1830s to the 1870s, more than 12,000 convicts passed through this correctional facility. Your knowledgeable guide and the exhibits at the Visitor Center provide a behind-the-scenes look at the penal colony's history and workings. Explore the open-air ruins and more than 30 restored buildings, which include the Commandant's house and Smith O'Brien's house.

Wander through the early colonial gardens, which have been beautifully restored.

A light lunch is served on site. If time permits, take a harbor cruise on board the mv Marana.

Heading back to Hobart, you'll stop to admire some interesting landforms -- either the Tessallated Pavement, Tasman's Arch, or the blowhole and the Devil's Kitchen.

Notes:

The content of this tour is identical to 20106 Port Arthur Historic Site. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for the tour called 20106 Port Arthur Historic Site. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.