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Port Arthur Historic Site

Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
+61362512300
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed this tourist attraction if driving by car allow the day for the odd photo stop along the way especially the view from Dunalley Bay. The history and the buildings is something not to be missed as part of your trip to Hobart. We did the Isle of the Dead tour (the cemetery for the military personnel and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Early settlers and convicts of Australia... plenty to explore even the cruise around the port is available. Must have good walking shoes and tickets are valid for 2 days!

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Sawtell, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The drive from Hobart to Port Arthur was lovely - lots of places to stop and look at (blowhole, Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch etc etc). The site itself wasn't that great. I had high expectations but wasn't that taken by it. The cruise was nice, short but nice, it was included in the entry. I wandered around all the buildings... More

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A very engaging and interesting day here at port arthur. Nice wander around and good to learn about history and how crazy some convictions used to be!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Port Arthur is a must-see if you are in Hobart, the drive itself to there is fantastic. Historically very interesting, you can spend from a couple of hours to a couple of days, the basic entry ticket entitles you to 2 days and a 20mins cruise so that you can see the settlement from the water. The gardens are immaculate,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

we visited one day 1 of our trip for just an hour, this wasnt enough to see much at all but knew our plass was a 2 day one and we were staying in the area (white beach) we returned the next day even though the kids (aged 15,12 and 10) were saying 'booooring' we did the included cruise first... More

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited here on a cool windy afternoon. We did the bronze pass which is for a half day tour including a 40 minute walking tour and a 20 minute cruise. The walking tour was very informative. The cruise is okay but not as good. The grounds are beautiful but most things are quite far apart. For additional fees you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great place to visit and learn from out heritage and early history. Lovely wide spread area of gardens and walking. Felt bad for the convicts treatment and that's made an impression on me

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

History comes to life here in a number of ways. The buildings are well maintained (albeit some are just skeletons of there former selves), there tours and staff are very informative and the museum is fantastic. It seems so peaceful now given the horrors of its past.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very well presented guided walk and boat trip. The guides were very knowledgeable and were able to answer all questions. The food on offer was pretty ordinary and not good value for money

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