Lavender Farm, Australia @Lap of Tasmania 3 days 2 nights

short break Tasman Peninsula
East Coast of Tasmania

Trip Length:3 days, 2 nights
  • Hobart to Richmond
  • Coal River Valley wine region
  • Ptt Water Nature Reserve & Lagoon
  • Sorrel
  • Dodges Ferry
  • EagleHawk Neck
Best time to visit:Year round
About Trip
Weekend Tasman Peninsula
East Coast of Tasmania

The Tasman Peninsula is more than a historic penal settlement. A coastal landscape with layered, tessellated, folded rock carved by wind and sea into imaginative form and shape is part of the journey. There are bush walks for visitors to find a zen moment, small heritage towns to linger in and wildlife sanctuaries where the visitors pop up in unusual places. And, always your journey is threaded with the story of convicts and the penal settlements that followed.

Richmond Bridge @2018 Richard F. Ebert

To Port Arthur
In the footsteps of convicts

You are following in the footsteps of convicts who slogged their way to Port Arthur. This is the original land route followed by convicts and their guards to Port Arthur. Richmond is a picturesque town located in the Coal River Valley wine region. A brief exploration of Richmond provides an opportunity to explore Australia’s oldest intact jail (1825) and a bridge. There are opportunities to relax in Richmond’s high street cafes before proceeding to your destination for the night.

Spectacle Island @eaglehawkneck


Taranna Cottages @booking


Lufra Hotel

Before arriving at your accommodation for the night check out Pirates Bay Lookout for the panoramic views, stay on Pirates Drive as it winds downhill to Eaglehawk Neck. Your accommodation for the next two nights is on your right at the bottom of the hill Lufra Hotel and Apartments: Home

Tessellated Pavement to Port Arthur
Port Arthur to Coal Mine

Your day starts with a half day exploration of Tasman National Park and its extraordinary rock formations. Eaglehawk Neck, Devils Kitchen and Tessellated pavement and other awe inspiring names encapsulate the monumental rock formations. Here you can see rock stacks, arches, sea caves and 300-metre soaring sea cliffs.

Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Road Trip @Lap of Tasmania

Doo-town, Fossil Bay Lookout Blowhole
Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch Track, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

The unusual names and quirky character of Tasman Peninsula are a cheerful note on which to finish your weekend exploration of the area. You will be exploring many versions of the name Doo, then it’s onto the stunning coast with its contrast between rugged rocky cliffs and the relentless pounding of the Great Southern Ocean. The day is completed with a trip to an Unzoo where cages for wildlife have been banished.

Fossil Bay Lookout @Eaglehawk Neck

Travel pack information

@Lap of Tasmania

  • Hobart travel guide
  • Ten things to do in Hobart that do not involve visiting a prison
  • Convicts Libraries Tasmania research paper
  • Port Arthur

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