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Address: Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
Phone Number: +61362512300
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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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We started our visit with a cruise of the harbor and an explanation of the dockyard, the Boys' Prison and the Isle of the Dead. We later had an introductory tour which gave us an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Honestly - $110.00 for two people to visit a 200 year old site? I can visit ALL of Rome's attractions and the Vatican for that investment. Australia is so far behind Europe when it comes to accessing and learning "history". Well worth a visit if only a $15 - $20 entrance fee. But charging that amount and then not having... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We started our visit with a cruise of the harbor and an explanation of the dockyard, the Boys' Prison and the Isle of the Dead. We later had an introductory tour which gave us an overview of what there is to visit on the site. The grounds of Port Arthur are spread out and the gardens are lovely. It takes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was absolutely in awe when I visited Port Arthur. To physically see and feel the conditions in which the convicts lived and worked created such an eerie feeling. The grounds are very large and it takes a number of hours to see the site in detail. I still feel like I could have taken more time at Port Arthur.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is amazing. We were here a couple of years ago and the improvement is immense. I love what they have done to the archeology inside the prison building. It now has a chance to stand proud for many more years to come. All the remaining buildings are beautifully dressed in the furnishings of the era. I noticed scaffolding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A fantastic day out with the family. Very informative and a great chance to learn about Tasmania's convict history. The kids loved the experience, we only wish we had another day as there is a lot to absorb and half a day wasn't enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

So I went to Port Arthur, Tasmania today. The first time since that fateful Sunday on 28 April 1996 in the early afternoon. I won't go into that at this point as I discuss it extensively in my yet to be published second book. What I will say is we don't forget the horror but what happened does not change... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were surprised by how big the grounds of Port Arthur were. It is a truly beautiful site. The staff are all very knowledgeable and friendly. Make sure you get there early in the day so you have time to experience the whole of the site. There are also extra tours you can do if you wish and it would... More 

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Pakenham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The kids could not believe what they saw and were blown away by the conditions the convicts had to live in.It gives them a real sense of how hard it must have been for them and how scary it must have been.We also took a trip to the Isle of the Dead.That was an eye opener for all of us

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was not our first visit to this site but I have say this visit illustrated the improvements to maintenance and restoration of buildings at this site. We really enjoyed our visit here and the autumn colours of trees was lovely. The ticket was 35 dollars each which at first I thought was a bit steep, but I soon changed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What an unbelievable experience visiting port Arthur. To start the best thing is that a 40 minute walking guided tour and 20 minute boat cruise are included in the price of your ticket. The guides on both of these were very knowledgeable and new their history! They were also enjoyable to listen to and made it interesting! The buildings are... More 

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