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This is a Small Group tour (maximum 7 passengers) specifically designed to meet your cruise ships schedule whilst your cruise ship is berthed at Port Arthur. For those passengers who have visited Port Arthur previously or who would like to spend part of the day exploring the Tasman Peninsula, enjoying some of its delicacies and to see the Tasmanian Devil then this is an ideal tour option for you.
On your cruise ships arrival in Port Arthur you will be tendered ashore to the Port Arthur Historic Site, from there you can make your way through the Historic Site to the main entrance from where your tour will depart. From Port Arthur you will travel by road to Pirates Bay lookout. The lookout provides a vantage point from where you can see & understand the surrounding landscape. You will see why the area presented as an excellent site for a convict settlement. Then it’s on to the Devils Kitchen (a spectacular coastal cliff formation) for more photo opportunities and a short 5-minute walk to the Tasman’s Arch for more breathtaking views.
The spectacular coastal scenery continues with a stop at Fossil Bay and the Tasman Blowhole. Then it is off to tantalize your taste buds with a tasting session at Federation Chocolate before seeing the Tasmanian Devils at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Here we encounter the snarling action of a Tasmanian Devil feeding. You will have time to wander and hand feed the Wallabies. A great experience getting up close and personal with many of our native wildlife. As an alternative to the Unzoo for those wanting to experience more of the areas culinary delights a visit to both the McHenry Distillery and the Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed can be arranged for your enjoyment.
The final stop of the day is at the Port Arthur Lavender Farm where you can immerse yourself in one of nature’s finest fragrances. Nestled within seven hectares (18 acres) of lavender, rainforest and lakes and overlooking the ocean at Long Bay, Port Arthur Lavender’s visitor centre and café showcase millennia-old uses of this fragrant flower alongside modern cuisine and a fully functioning essential oil distillery. Stroll around the lavender trail or take in the ocean views while enjoying fresh Tasmanian produce in the lavender-inspired café. Here there will be time for lunch, at own expense.
The tour then returns you to Port Arthur Historic Site, where the tour concludes. Depending on your tender times there should be time to explore the Historic Site on your own either prior or after your tour.
9:30 Pickup Port Arthur Historic Site
10:00 Pirates Bay Lookout
10:30 Tasman’s Arch, Devils Kitchen, Doo Town
11:00 Blowhole, Fossil Bay
11:30 Federation Chocolate
11:45 Unzoo or McHenry Distillery and the Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed
13:00 Port Arthur Lavender (Lunch- optional extra)
14.30 Returned to Port Arthur
Tour Duration 5 Hours
This Shore Excursion does require minimum numbers to operate.
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.