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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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A must see part of Tasmania

my wife and I have both been wanting to visit Tasmania for so long, in particular Port Arthur historic site, we stayed nearby in Taranna the night before. We were super lucky with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

my wife and I have both been wanting to visit Tasmania for so long, in particular Port Arthur historic site, we stayed nearby in Taranna the night before. We were super lucky with the weather on the day. We arrived at 10am and bought a general admission pass. Staff instructed us to do the boat tour first up which is... More 

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

this is a very haunting place to visit, many horrid memories are shared here especially the latest Port Arthur killings.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Because we were late, we were unable to join any tours, and so we paid less to enter the site. The site is beautiful. We had a relaxing stroll there. The best part was that we saw a wild kangaroo. I recommend to go early, and you can take a ferry to areas I was not able to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful surroundings for what may have been considered to many as an horrific experience (if you were unlucky enough to pinch a loaf of bread in the 1800's). With a variety of dwellings showcasing the best and worst of living conditions for those in charge of or guests of the prison Port Arthur embraces you in that old world... More 

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Orange, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My Wife and I spent a wonderful 4 hours wandering through Port Authur with the very informative, friendly and warm Judy Livingston of Eye See Personalised tours, the historic site is one deep in history and allows the average day Aussie to time warp themselves back into a very important part of our history. We were blessed with a clear... More 

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Geelong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place to visit!! so much history to learn, we spent about 5 hours there reading and listening all about the convicts and soldiers that were stationed here. The Memorial for the Port Arthur Massacre was a sombre way to finish of the day.

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Maroochydore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Spent 2/3 hours wandering around here with our 6 year old grandson we found it very informative regarding history.....

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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

An outstanding historic site, with a plethora of valuable historic information, that focuses on the convict era rather than the massacre (however there is a memorial dedicated to those killed). We had a great family day taking in the history, information and superb views.

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Hornsby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Such a wonderful place steeped in history! The kids had a great time, put your walking shoes and bring the camera!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

At $35 per person I didn't think it was good value for money. The gardens were lovely and the building interesting

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