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Address: Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
Phone Number: +61362512300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict settlement in...
The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. It has won many awards and has been called one of Australia's great tourism destinations. The Site combines rich history and scenic beauty to tell the stories of the harsh discipline and determined industry of the settlement. It is a place to discover Australian history and connect with the origins of Australian culture.
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

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Beautiful Scenic drive to Port Arthur

We drove from Hobart to Port Arthur which was a great experience, we saw many small beautiful towns on the way . Port Arthur site is huge and a great place for kids to run around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We drove from Hobart to Port Arthur which was a great experience, we saw many small beautiful towns on the way . Port Arthur site is huge and a great place for kids to run around , We clicked some great pics at this historic place with awesome backgrounds. Dockyard , Convict Church , Coal Mines site all worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Wow, you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy Port Arthur. The day we visited had drizzling rain but that just added to the atmosphere. Classic Australian/British history and then a very moving tribute to those who died there more recently. Love it and will definitely be returning again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

a great place to visit, even with children, plenty of room for them to run around. boat trip as an extra around the island of the dead, very interesting, great photo opertunities .

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was a relaxing drive down to Port Arthur. there was plenty to do on the way there or back. Port Arthur is well worth the visit. We did very informative walking tours of the main location. the rangers are excellent. And You must make time to visit Unzoo just check feeding times beforehand to make sure you optimize your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My only other visit was over 30 years ago and the impression then left was nothing special - sprawling ruins of a past prison settlement with lots of walking, research and imagination required to get much out of it. What a change! My recent visit wasn't well served by the weather, but the complex and resources have been massively improved.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I had visited Port Arthur as a teenager and didn't really see what was so interesting. Going back as an adult I finally get it! The sheer area of Port Arthur is amazing in itself but add the history and it's awesome! If possible I would recommend taking the two day option. There really is so much to see that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 13h and it was a mistake! Port Arthur is HUGE!! When we arrived we were told our tickets would grant us access for two days, and latter we understood why! The tickets have a Ferry Tour and Walking Tour included, with an optional Island of the Dead Tour ($).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We went there 4 times. First did the ghost tour which was well worth doing and not scary at all. Next we spent the day doing all the tours, I would highly recommend doing the tours as they are very informative. My partner had already been to Port Arthur and only went there as he knew I really wanted too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stopped in Hobart Tasmania as part of a cruise ship tour. Our first tour (Colonials & Convicts) had us on the bus by 8AM. We traveled for about two hours (one way) out of Hobart first east then south though a number of quaint towns (Surell / Copping / Dunalle and finally onto the Tasman peninsula to Port Arthur. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This site contains much of Australia's history from the Timber station of 1830 to the murders of 1996. It is impossible to comprehend the impact the site had on the evolution of today's Australia without having done at least some research on its history beforehand. It will reward you tenfold if you come prepared. Spend at least a day there.... More 

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