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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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Hauntingly beautiful tribute to the past

The world heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is hauntingly beautiful. It’s hard to imagine nine-year-old boys incarcerated in this harsh unforgiving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The world heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is hauntingly beautiful. It’s hard to imagine nine-year-old boys incarcerated in this harsh unforgiving environment for stealing a loaf of bread yet that was the reality of the Port Arthur penal colony in the late 1800’s. The Separate Prison was built in 1853 to practice psychological rehabilitation through isolation.... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

really enjoyed visiting a must see and do took the cruise around the bay great photo opportunities staff very helpful and informative makes you think of many hardships people experienced

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful place of terrible history. So informative and the grounds are also very well kept. Little intro to Port Arthur by a guide who was very knowledgable! Prepare to spend at least 3 hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing this site. The pass you have to buy allows two days entry, a boat tour and a walking tour. There is a lot to see so don't be surprised if you do go for the two days.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Great value for money, there was so much to see including a short cruise. Tour guide was brilliant and time to explore on your own. Recommend a full day or revisit next day for free. So interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful, thought provoking place to visit. The guides were interesting and informative. It was great to be immersed in so much history in such a scenic location. It rained when I was there but the guide tried to keep us out of the rain as much as possible. I learned a lot and hope to go back... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A breathtakingly beautiful location even without all the historic buildings and history. The tour guide was excellent, respectful of the history of the site and so informative and interesting to listen to. The included boat trip is well worth it for the view back towards the site from the water, and there are several buildings only visible from the boat.... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We recently visited Port Arthur during a holiday with our 8 month old. I personally found the site amazing. So much history and intrigue. I also thought it was quite a beautiful place. A few parts were a bit 'creepy'. But so worth looking at. The site is large so there is a lot of walking on uneven ground and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went with our two kids for a day trip. This was the second trip I had so I found out a bit more about the place. There were more short tours available even with school holiday program for kids. My daughter made a "convict brick" and gosh, she still keeps that heavy stuff! :) They have opened more shops... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

this is a very well run historic venue , the guides are very good @ explaining the history of this old convict site ,we were blown away by the brutality to the prisoners , by the poms , what more would one expect from them in those dark days of early Australia , the boats cruise was excellent , with... More 

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Address: Address: Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
Phone Number: +61362512300
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Port Arthur
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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