Tasman Peninsula Discovery

  • Port

    Port Arthur, Australia

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

The fascination of the convict era, together with the dramatic coastal scenery of Tasmania, comes to life with this opportunity to discover the scenic Tasman Peninsula and view some of the extraordinary geological features of this area.

Departing by luxury coach, you will travel over the forested peninsula to Eaglehawk Neck -- a thin isthmus that separates the peninsula from the rest of Tasmania. Stop here for a short walk to view the Port Arthur Historic Site's Tessellated Pavement, the Officers' Quarters and the Dog Line, where savage dogs once guarded the isthmus to prevent convicts escaping from Port Arthur.

At the Pirates Bay Lookout you will take in some spectacular views of the stunning coastline with its beautiful beaches of white sands, blue water and rugged rocky cliffs.

Next, visit some of the more unusual features of the peninsula. At the blow hole, a weak spot in the rock has eroded to the very top layer, so that when the waves build up pressure they spray the water through the hole, similar to a whale's spout, only stronger.

The Devil's Kitchen and the Tasman Arch (you will visit one or the other; not both) are both natural rock formations that are located high above the ocean on top of rugged cliffs. These geological features are nature's marvels, whose softer layers of rock have been eroded by the waves, leaving the stronger top layers withstanding the forces of nature.

Following this exploration of some of the unique features of the Tasman Peninsula, you will return to the ship at Port Arthur.