Port ArthurTours

UNESCO World Heritage and National Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site is Tasmania’s leading visitor attraction.

Love Tasmania Tours offers a choice of 3 ways to experience the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Tasman Peninsula.


Convict Experience

A must see on your Tasmanian holiday, the Port Arthur Convict Experience is faithfully recreated amongst the historical ruins in this rich cultural landscape. After a 90-minute drive to the Tasman Peninsula, we’ll arrive at the historic site to begin a wonderful 5-hour journey back in time. At your leisure, and aided by the onsite guides, headphones and a map you’ll be immersed in the sights, sounds and stories of colonial Van Diemen’s Land’s notorious penal settlement. Take a harbour cruise and stop off at the Isle of the Dead, the final resting place for more than 1,000 convicts. Enjoy a hearty lunch at the Port Café or perhaps the Museum Coffee Shop in the Lunatic Asylum Building. On the relaxed return journey to Hobart Town, enjoying a visit to some of the Tasman Peninsula’s other attractions is a must-do.


On this economical tour, travel with us to the multi award-winning tourist experience that is the Port Arthur Historic Site and feel the history of colonial Van Diemen’s Land’s penal settlement. Only a 90-minute drive through the lush rolling hills of the Tasman Peninsula and we arrive at Port Arthur. There you will have five hours to explore this rich cultural landscape. A complete experience of the time, explore more than thirty historic buildings and ruins set amongst beautiful and tranquil gardens. To have an overview of significant places on the site take the 45-minute guided introductory tour and the 30-minute harbour cruise (both wheelchair friendly). Lunch is available (at own expense) at the licensed Port Café. On the relaxed return journey to Hobart Town enjoy a visit to some of the Tasman Peninsula’s other attractions.


Do you require transportation to Port Arthur? Perhaps not for a seven-year term, but for a day or a few? With so much to do on the Tasman Peninsula this is an economical, safe and comfortable alternative for those without wheels. Coach transport is available for the 90 minute journey from Hobart to Port Arthur leaving on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:30am. No matter what your reason, staying for the infamous Night Tour of Port Arthur or exploring the Tasman Peninsula, this is the service for you. A return service leaving the Port Arthur Historic Site at 3:15pm is available on the same days with an airport drop-off available if required. The service includes pickup from selected Hobart hotels and return transport only to Port Arthur, with limited stops/pick-ups at selected points along the route if required.

Tours run subject to minimum numbers.


Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 8:30am & returns at approx 5:30pm

“Had a great day on the Port Arthur Wanderer tour – thanks to David Y. who drove us there and back, pointing out all the points of interest. Recommend this tour and will travel again on our next trip to Tasmania.” (Dominica K. via Facebook June 2014)