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Address: Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
Phone Number: +61362512300
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The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict settlement...

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 historic site Paranormal investigations

I have done some Paranormal investigations at Port Arthur Historic site and each and every investigation there has always been some form of activity happening. It is a very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Julie D
Ennis, Ireland

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Ennis, Ireland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have done some Paranormal investigations at Port Arthur Historic site and each and every investigation there has always been some form of activity happening. It is a very good night out which involves a four hour investigation including supper and tour guides with great knowledge about the history from the early settlement . You also have your equipment supplied... More 

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Ingleburn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 7 hours looking around - did the 40min tour & 20 min boat trip was extremely interesting and gave a good insight into the history of Port Arthur - eear comfortable clothing & shoes its a great place to see & visit

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Margate Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found the entry price quite reasonable as it included a short boat cruise, and an introductory commentary on the hour of the Site. The buildings, structures are well spread out with pleasant easy walking trails although some are up hill. There is a manned driven buggy at the entrance that takes people with mobility issues around the place. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A "must see" on a visit to Tasmania. Such haunting convict history, made even more so following the Port Arthur massacre. A very interesting place to visit.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went after Tasman Island Cruise, wish had more time. Very nice historic site. Had less than 2 hours to tour the place, prolly need a full day for this too.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was two vey interesting days found out a lot about history of the deportation of convicts .The bay cruise and the island of the dead was well worth the money super gardens and trees great time

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a wonderful place to visit, it's sad about the shootings that happened there in the 90's as it adds an eery feel to the place which is sad

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is excellent value as your ticket gets you entry for 2 days. We did the introductory tour the first afternoon (as we arrived late) and strolled around in the evening. The next day we had an action plan, to ensure we saw all we wanted to. We did the Island of the Dead - a must do, very interesting.... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a good 4 hours visiting this most iconic Australian historical site. Advisable to spend maybe more time to fully view everything. The staff/guides are so knowledgeable,& would recommend adding the extra tours to your trip, well worth it. Cafe & gift shop excellent. Take a jacket & hat also, weather is unpredictable there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is where the British sent prisoners from England. It was a horrible place to be sent and most of the convicts did little wrong the government just wanted to get rid of them. Most of the old buildings are here and they give a nice tour which is included in the entrance fee If you are in Hobart you... More 


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