Dramatic coastal landscapes, impressive natural environment and intriguing convict history
Coal Mines Historic Site, Remarkable Cave and Tessellated Pavement
Awe-inspiring sea cliffs | Impressive geological formations | Compelling convict history | Birds and wildlife
On this photo-oriented day tour, visit the Coal Mines Historic Site, a unique site that is part of the epic story of convict discipline and punishment on the Tasman Peninsula. Situated amidst a coastal forest, the natural beauty and picturesque surrounds of this area somewhat contradicts the bleakness of the convict era. Alternatively, you may visit the Port Arthur Historic Site – the larger, iconic historic convict site in the area.
The Tasman Peninsula is a mass of land in Tasmania’s southeast of which a considerable area is protected by national park. It has a myriad of natural wonders including Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, Remarkable Cave and the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. It was on the Tasman Peninsula where early colonists selected a site for the penal settlement of Port Arthur.
You’ll spend time exploring the spectacular coastline where an abundance of birds and wildlife call home. There may be plovers on the shoreline, eagles overhead, or even whales in the bay! You’ll gain an insight into the Tasman Peninsula’s fascinating history too – from the 30-40,000 years of indigenous occupation, the convict era and European settlement through to the lifestyle of today’s Tasmanian.
Most of all, you’ll return to Hobart at the end of the day having enjoyed an immersive photographer’s day out.
Private transport in comfortable & spacious SUV
Professional local guide
Fully-guided interpretive walks
Morning tea and picnic lunch
National park entry
(recommended departure 8.00am)
Enhance your experience
Port Arthur Historic Site
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site instead of the Coal Mines Historic Site
An epic birds-eye view of all the grandeur from a helicopter. Hover high above pristine beaches, spectacular sea cliffs and more. Option of 15 or 30 minute flights.
Add an accompanying expert photography tutor
Include more photography instruction into your day
(ideal for groups comprising a mix of photographers and non-photographers)
Add an overnight or more
Ask about our tailored multi-day tours and weekend retreats. The Tasman Peninsula is a great destination to explore while travelling Tasmania’s east coast. Why not take an extended journey visiting the Tasman Peninsula, Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula and/or Bay of Fires?
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All the foundations of our classic tour, with a Deluxe morning tea and picnic lunch
(plunger/french-press coffee, gourmet treats and a deluxe picnic lunch served with the best of Tasmania’s beverages, including your choice of wine, beer or cider or non-alcoholic drink as you wish)
Book your private tour
All-inclusive, from $240.00 per person
(based on 6 travellers in a private group)
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