Duration: 8-9 hours
No. of Guests: 1-6
This amazing, historically significant region stretches around the South-East of Tassie, 1 hour from Hobart, with plenty of hidden treasures to surprise and delight. Experience one of Tasmania’s most spectacular National Parks, The Tasman. Choose from a range of great short walks or sample farm-fresh wine and produce. Hear plenty of fascinating tales from your Localing host at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:
Be picked up from your hotel at 9 am by your expert Localing host in a premium vehicle with bottled water and local treats. If you’d prefer to arrive in style, choose to journey via private helicopter straight down to Port Arthur, meeting your host on arrival.
Cross the river Derwent and journey along the stunning Tasman Highway through charming countryside, past lagoons and estuaries, islands and forests.
Stop at Eaglehawk Neck for fresh coffee and cake with a breathtaking view across The Neck, past Pirates Bay all the way to Cape Hauy – dramatic coastal cliffs and jagged rock formations.
Visit various sites on a range of short walks along the coast including, the Tessellated Pavements Tasman Arch and Remarkable Caves. For those keen on an exceptional hiking experience, Crescent Bay is one of Tasmania’s great short walks and is extremely beautiful.
Enjoy a charming local lunch of fresh Tasmanian produce at the lavender farm overlooking the Southern Ocean, or opt for a more casual picnic or café option.
The Port Arthur Historic Site is something of a ‘must-see’ when visiting Tasmania. It’s the world’s largest and most significant convict site in Australia and the perfect place to learn about this important period of colonial history. There are scheduled group tours and a boat experience on the site but for next-level insight, opt for a private guide (additional cost).
This region has plenty more to offer. On the day you might prefer to visit a local winery and oyster farm to sample local produce or even take an extended boat or helicopter tour to see the beautiful Tasman Peninsula from a different angle (additional costs).
Arrive back to your accommodation by 6 pm.
Tour Highlights & Inclusions
– Expert Localing host
– Morning tea/coffee
– Activity expenses and park fees
– Port Arthur admission
– Wine and produce tastings
– Farmgate visit/s and tour/s
– Insightful, vivid storytelling
– Stunning country and coastal views
– Guided nature walks
$1500A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$220A for each additional guest (up to 6 in total)
Children under 5 travel free
+$360A during Public holidays & peak season
Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Airport pick-up (1-4) +$120A total
Local picnic lunch +$80A p. p.
Gourmet local lunch +$120A p. p.
3–hour shared Tasman cruise +$220A p. p.
One-way scenic heli. via the Three Capes (min 2 pax) +$1400A p. p.
Private Port Arthur guided tour +$500A total
Van Bone gourmet dining upgrade (degustation with paired wines, Fri-Mon) +$480A p. p.