Tasman Peninsula Tour

Cultural Tour
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Shutterbug Walkabouts

Shutterbug Walkabouts is a boutique tour and experience operator offering a collection of premium private day tours and bespoke nature-based experiences in Tasmania, designed for outdoorsy photo-enthusiasts. We specialise in showcasing Tasmania; where we live, work and play. Tasmania is known for a diversity of natural environments, stunning natural and built landscapes, adorable wildlife and delightful birds – and it all awaits you and your camera. It is our pleasure to share our nature photographers paradise (and our backyard) with you!

  • 9-10 Hours
  • Private Tour
  • Tasmania

On this photo-oriented day tour, visit the Coal Mines Historic Site, a unique site that is part of the epic story of convict discipline and punishment on the Tasman Peninsula. Situated amidst a coastal forest, the natural beauty and picturesque surrounds of this area somewhat contradicts the bleakness of the convict era. Alternatively, you may visit the Port Arthur Historic Site – the larger, iconic historic convict site in the area.

The Tasman Peninsula is a mass of land in Tasmania’s southeast of which a considerable area is protected by national park. It has a myriad of natural wonders including Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, Remarkable Cave and the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. It was on the Tasman Peninsula where early colonists selected a site for the penal settlement of Port Arthur.

You’ll spend time exploring the spectacular coastline where an abundance of birds and wildlife call home. There may be plovers on the shoreline, eagles overhead, or even whales in the bay! You’ll gain an insight into the Tasman Peninsula’s fascinating history too – from the 30-40,000 years of indigenous occupation, the convict era and European settlement through to the lifestyle of today’s Tasmanian.

Most of all, you’ll return to Hobart at the end of the day having enjoyed an immersive photographer’s day out.


9-10 hours

(recommended departure 8.00am)


  • Coal Mines Historic Site
  • Remarkable Cave and Tessellated Pavement
  • Awe-inspiring sea cliffs
  • Impressive geological formations
  • Compelling convict history
  • Birds and wildlife

Price Includes

  • Private transport in comfortable & spacious SUV
  • Professional local guide
  • Fully-guided interpretive walks
  • Morning tea and picnic lunch
  • National park entry
  • Drinking water

Enhance your Experience

Port Arthur Historic Site
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site instead of the Coal Mines Historic Site

Helicopter Ride

An epic birds-eye view of all the grandeur from a helicopter. Hover high above pristine beaches, spectacular sea cliffs and more. Option of 15 or 30 minute flights.

Accompanying expert photography tutor

A dedicated tutor for a workshop style photographer’s day out.

Add an overnight or more
Tailor a personalised multi-day tour to Tasmania’s stunning east and northeast coast.