Norfolk Bay & Coal Mines

Join a local historian and naturalist for a scenic tour to the lesser known side of the beautiful Tasman Peninsula offering dramatic natural scenery and fascinating convict history. Visit the World Heritage listed Coal Mines Historic Site which was a convict probation station for 15 years and Tasmania’s very first operational coal mine. Return to Port Arthur and take a tour with a specialist guide of the convict ruins. See many ruined and restored buildings, step inside the eerie cells, wander through the Penitentiary and learn about convict discipline that ranged from physical punishment to psychological terror during the harsh years of this penal settlement. Following the tour, you can continue to explore the site at your own pace or take a short harbour cruise before returning to your ship.
  • Location

    Port Arthur

  • Tour Code


  • Duration

    4.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $229.99
    Children (12 & under) from $229.99

  • Snack included!

Photo opportunities abound.
Enjoy morning tea.
Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water Order of sights visited may vary Guests with visual and/or hearing impairments must travel with a companion at all times.
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