Things To Do

Scenery, Wildlife, Convict History & Produce

There is so much to do on the Tasman Peninsula - why not spend a few days. 

The Coal Mines Historic Site was Tasmania’s first operational mine, established as a much-needed local source of coal, but also as a place of punishment for the ‘worst class’ of convicts. A visit to the Coal Mines is a fascinating and rewarding adjunct to any visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Coal Mines Historic Site is open every day, entry is free and no bookings are necessary.
Eaglehawk Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star dive centre with experienced, professional instructors and the only purpose-built dive training pool in southern Tasmania. So if you want to try diving, learn to scuba dive, or continue your diving education, Eaglehawk Dive Centre will be able to help. There is a great diversity of world-class scuba diving sites in the area that are suitable for divers of all levels of experience.
Federation Chocolate
This family-owned business produces fine handmade chocolates. You can watch the art of chocolate making through purpose-built viewing windows. Taste samples from the tempting range, including unusual varieties like liquorice and apple, then choose a few blocks of your favourite to take home.
Gabriel's on the Bay at Port Arthur is fully licensed and features an extensive wine list. For all year round comfort and ambience it is fully air conditioned and has 2 log fires. Drop in for a coffee, dine in Port Arthur's only waterfront restaurant for lunch or for dinner, take away some fish and chips or just sit back and relax and at the bar.
Port Arthur can seem a very different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue. Unlike many other ghost tours around the world, visitors on our Ghost Tours have exclusive access to the Site, so the atmosphere won't be shattered by crowds or traffic. The silence and soft glow of the lantern light can sometimes make those long gone seem very close at hand.
Overlooks Pirates Bay and Doo Town, spectacular view, short walk to the beach. Specializing in wood fired pizzas and fresh produce delivered daily, house hold goods and general hardware. Shop, dine in, or take away.
Come on a journey of discovery, as we share this beautiful temperate island. We offer innovative full day tours, evening city tours, short tours and wine tours. From nature to heritage to gourmet Tasmanian food & wine, our fun loving Tasmanian guides offer a personal and flexible service, providing you with an experience you will always treasure.
Port Arthur was a key part of the colonial system of convict discipline. Remote, harsh, with no chance of escape, this was the perfect destination for hardened, repeat offenders. As you walk within the Site, the powerful, personal stories of convicts, soldiers, free settlers and their families will reveal themselves to you. Port Arthur's tale is told in many ways. It will stay with you long after you have departed.
Port Arthur Lavender farm Tasmania is a family-owned business in the picturesque South East of Tasmania. Each year we grow, harvest and process more than 16,000 lavender plants at our Port Arthur and Pawleena farms. Using local Tasmanian produce we have created an extensive menu including a delicious range of lavender-inspired cuisine such as fresh seafood, jams, muffins, chutneys, spices, delicious desserts and ice creams.
Self's Coaches provides state-wide Tasmanian tours in a 42 seater coach. Special charters welcome, full tourist accreditation with experienced coach driver. The business also provides personalised tours and transfers on the Tasman Peninsula.
Pick your own cool climate fruits at Sorell Fruit Farm in Tasmania's south. The climate gives extra flavour to its berry fruits and cherries, which are the farm's specialty. Enjoy a free self-guided tour of the farm and then stop at the cafe for a tea, gourmet lunch or berry ice cream.
Steve and Tracey operate Tasman Peninsula Buses, which has thirteen years experience providing transport and charter services on the Tasman Peninsula. Their fleet of buses can cater for the needs of school excursions, weddings, conference groups, bushwalking clubs and more.
Come face to face with real live Tasmanian Devils at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo - the world’s first intentional Unzoo. During your visit they aim to inspire, intrigue and entertain. Their hope is that your visit to the Unzoo will challenge you to think about the natural world and your place in it, in a completely new way.
McHenry and Sons Distillery is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery and with its family heritage makes it the southernmost family run distillery in the world. Its southern location takes advantage of the cool-moist-maritime environment, giving the maturing spirit the right conditions to make the most of its time in the wooden barrels. The property also has its own abundant pure spring water which becomes the heart of the developing spirit.