5 Day Convict Trail

During the period of 1788 to 1868, over 165,000 convicts were sent to Australia.

Tasmania – formerly Van Diemen’s Land was the primary penal colony for much of this time and is the focus of the 2 tours shown here. Accompanied by an expert on Australia’s convict history, these tours offer an insight into the grim and isolated lives of the convicts and settlers. It tells the story of these people forged a new way of life in this fascinating country at the end of the world.

 

5 DAY TASMANIA’S WORLD HERITAGE LISTED CONVICT SITES TOUR

In 2010, UNESCO’s recognised the importance of Tasmania’s convict heritage and added 5 of its convict sites to the World Heritage List.  This tour offers an in-depth visit to Tasmania’s World Heritage Listed Convict Sites with an expert guide and combined with Premier Travel’s high level of comfort and service.

ITINERARY OUTLINE

DAY 1 Cascades Female Factory – Penitentiary Chapel – Runnymede Houseo/n Hobart

DAY 2 Port Arthur – Coal Mines – Tasman Peninsula o/n Tasman Peninsula

DAY 3 Maria Island with Darlington Probation Station o/n Richmond

DAY 4 Historic Midlands: Richmond – Oatlands – Ross o/n Longford

DAY 5 Brickendon & Woolmers Estates – Return to Mainland from Launceston

 

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8 DAY  CONVICT HISTORY OF TASMANIA TOUR

Australia’s island state became synonymous with the history of convicts and transportation in the 19th century.  Hosted by an expert guide, this tour combines the fascinating story of the life of convicts with comfort and service as you travel through many areas and different landscapes of Tasmania.

ITINERARY OUTLINE

DAY 1 Arrival Hobart – Hobart Sightseeing o/n Hobart

DAY 2 Cascades Female Factory – Penitentiary Chapel – Richmond o/n Hobart

DAY 3 Port Arthur – Coal Mines – Tasman Peninsula o/n Tasman Peninsula

DAY 4 Maria Island with Darlington Probation Station o/n Hobart

DAY 5 Lake St. Claire – Franklin River – Nelson Falls – West Coast o/n Strahan

DAY 6 Gordon River Cruise with Sarah Island – Ocean Beach o/n Strahan

DAY 7 Strahan – Mining Town Zeehan – Historic Midlands o/n Longford

DAY 8 Brickendon & Woolmers – Departure from Launceston

 

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