Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula 1 day

Outback Billy fell in love with the Tasman Peninsula he has moved down there.  The tranquil coastline, local food, sense of freedom and the history is really something special.  The sunsets seem to go on forever over Little Norfolk Bay over the rippling waters where he lives. Itinerary: Hotel pick ups 7am to 7.30am around […]

Outback Billy fell in love with the Tasman Peninsula he has moved down there.  The tranquil coastline, local food, sense of freedom and the history is really something special.  The sunsets seem to go on forever over Little Norfolk Bay over the rippling waters where he lives.

Itinerary:

Hotel pick ups 7am to 7.30am around Hobart.
Dunnalley by the water to see the place of the Dutch landing in 1642 by Abel Tasman where a flag was planting in the name of Dutch Sovereignity 128 years before Captain Cook arrived.  Hear stories of the convict powered railway.

Stop at Eaglehawk Neck to hear stories of the dog line that prisoners would need to run through to escape.  For those confident they could escape the dogs and officers we’ll attach a 16kg ball and chain to level the playing field.  We have a seriously big ball and chain for you!

Enjoy a scenic walk around the Blow hole loop walk and fossil bay.  Enjoy ice cream and locally sourced raspberries with a tea or coffee for morning tea.  Doolishus is an institution in this location and we want to celebrate the local food on the peninsula.

There is time to explore the Devil’s Kitchen and Tasman Arch in this scenic area and to have fun exploring all the names in “Doo town”.

Then on to Port Arthur with 3 hours to explore this tragic yet so beautiful site and arguably the most important site in Australia for Australian history.  Your journey here starts with a 40 min tour with a Port Arthur guide introducing the site and its main buildings.  You have the opportunity to take a short cruise around Canarvon Bay.  You will have time to explore further by yourself.  (Note Port Arthur is largely open to the weather and does involve a fair bit of walking.)

Finish the day at one of our favourite bays or beaches and just take a moment the Outback Billy way

We return to Hobart approximately 6-6.30pm

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