The 90-minute drive from Hobart to Port Arthur follows the Tasman and Arthur Highways and forms part of the Convict Trail Touring Route—a journey through rolling farmland and coastal forests, seaside villages, artists’ studios and vineyards and breathtaking coastal scenery.
Allow at least 90 minutes to drive from Hobart to Port Arthur, or longer if you plan to stop along the way. If you are driving after dark, you are likely to encounter native animals on the road, so take a little extra time to arrive, slow down and drive safely.
Latitude and Longitude
Port Arthur Historic Site
43° 09’ S, 147° 51’ E
Coal Mines Historic Site
42° 59’ S, 147° 43’ E
A public bus service from Hobart to Port Arthur is operated by Tassie Link, telephone 1300 300 520.
A number of companies offer daily tours to Port Arthur from Hobart. Ask for details at any Tasmanian Visitor Information Centre.
During the warmer months, cruise from Hobart to Port Arthur past spectacular coastine with Navigators.