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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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Worthy of its World Heritage Status

This site has gone from strength to strength over the many years I have visited. There always seems to be something new to discover, something further opened up or interpreted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This site has gone from strength to strength over the many years I have visited. There always seems to be something new to discover, something further opened up or interpreted. The staff are confident, professional and always friendly and helpful. The highlight of my visit today was seeing the on-screen notice in support of the often maligned Masked Lapwings (alias... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, historical site that is a must visit when in Southern Tasmania. Ghost tour is a wonderful added extra to see the buildings at night and hear different stories. Short visit for us, you should plan for at least a full day in this marvelous spot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Must go when in Tasmania. Interesting place with lots of buildings to see. Especially enjoyed the boat ride. Join the walking tour to get a deeper appreciation of the whole place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place full of deep history. A must visit in Tassie. The place is full of mind blowing histories of the inmates and the past is so rich.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Love history, paranormal activity, walking, architecture, A MUST MUST MUST see, we planned a one day trip here, not only did we spend a full day here but we went back 2 more times and one being for a private tour at night, this place has so much to see, so much to learn and its not your normal sleepy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Went on a guided tour at Port Arthur and we were pleased that we had. Hadn't been there for probably 35 years. The tour was very interesting and you got lots of info. After the actual tour you just walk around yourself and do whatever. It was quite emotional at the site of the massacre.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The effect left in the mind after a day spent walking around Port Arthur is haunting. We toured through the grounds and other areas of the site and were left stunned at the day-to-day conditions and treatment of not only convicts, but staff alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Glad we did it in the off season; was really lovely to appreciate it and not be crowded. Guides lovely; museum set up nicely. Really interesting historical introspection. Lovely inclusion of the bay boat trip within the price. Excellent value for money and a must do in tasmania.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This is a wide open space and in winter it will be cold and windy so please ensure you are equiped to keep warm . If you like to learn about the history of this UNESCO site a must visit - however allow sufficient time at least three to four hours to see all exhibits - also enjoy the cruise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had two half days and a night so we did the night ghost tour and dining. the food was delish and the tour spooky... we also did the short boat trip to the isle of the dead. Fascinating history!

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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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