From Mona and historic Richmond to the Tasman National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site, this journey is rich in culture, history and natural beauty.
The Tasman Peninsula is a place of breathtaking seascapes, some of the tallest sea cliffs in the world and wild ocean views. On the way, sample wine and oysters, drop in to visit Tasmanian devils or take a walk and explore the rugged coastline.
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Arrive in Tasmania’s capital, Hobart and head to Brooke St Pier and board a ferry bound for Mona. Explore the world class museum and indulge in a wine tasting or tour and lunch in the Wine Bar. While away the afternoon before returning on the ferry and enjoying dinner in one of Hobart’s many restaurants.
Depart for the Tasman Peninsula, stopping at the historic town of Richmond along the way. Richmond is a picture-perfect town in the heart of the Coal River Valley wine region that tells the story of an early Australian colonial village. Experience the views over Pirate’s Bay from the Eaglehawk Neck lookout on this journey down the Peninsula. Visit the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo to see some of Tasmania’s unique wildlife before checking in to tonight’s accommodation for the evening.
After breakfast take a cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys to Tasman Island. Spend the afternoon exploring World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site and participate in a tour and cruise to the Isle of the Dead. Port Arthur was established in the 1830s as a penal settlement. It remains a physical chronicle of a dramatic part of Australia's history.
Take time for a walk this morning to experience the area’s natural attractions including dramatic coastal rock formations and towering cliffs. For an extended option, enjoy the Crescent Bay or Cape Hauy tracks, a short drive from Port Arthur. Head to the Bangor Food and Wine Shed on route to Hobart, for some delicious fresh Tasmanian oysters and a glass of locally produced wine before arriving at the Hobart airport for a late afternoon flight.