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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass
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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass

By Port Arthur Historic Site
Recommended by 90% of travelers
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This 2-day pass to the UNESCO-listed Port Arthur Historic Site offer visitors more time to explore the former convict colony. For two consecutive days you’ll have access to more than 30 historical buildings and ruins, including the Convict Water Supply Trail and the Dockyard. Enjoy a guided introduction plus a harbor cruise—all included with admission.
from
$31.04
per adult
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$31.04
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration:
2 days
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • 2-day pass for Tasmania’s Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Guide explains the World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Site
  • Visitor's guide and map provide additional information
  • Flexibility and top value: includes harbor cruise

  • Professional guide
  • Harbour cruise
  • Access to historic buildings and ruins for two consecutive days
  • Access to the Convict Water Supply Trail and the Dockyard
  • Visitor's information guide with a map of the site
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Port Arthur Historic Site, Visitor Centre, Historic Site, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia Tours depart from the foyer at the Port Arthur Historic Site Visitors Centre. The Visitors Centre also offers cafe/bistro, free parking, and visitor information.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5774PABEP

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

A note from Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass
  • Visitors displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, or generally feeling unwell should not visit Port Arthur Historic Site. We are a fully vaccinated site. Proof of vaccination may be asked on arrival.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass?
Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass price starts from $32.61. Discover and book Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass on Tripadvisor
What is the Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass cancellation policy?
Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass?
Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass is hosted by Port Arthur Historic Site. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Port Arthur Historic Site on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5774PABEP

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Eskimo1968
Eskimo1968
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Port Arthur
We visited Port Arthur after not having been for many years (first trip for teenage son). I hate to say it, because
ChanelLpr
ChanelLpr
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Good scenic, rude staff.
Port Arthur is a must visit when visiting Tasmania! However staff were very rude, especially our encounter with Jan
258katrinaw
258katrinaw
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Ghost Tour
We did the ghost tour. After wandering around the sight during the day we decided to also do the nightly ghost tour
javery67
javery67
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Idyllic History
Had a stunning day weatherwise to visit which just made it all the more enjoyable. We did a 40 minute guided walkin
913julieo
913julieo
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Must do
It’s a drive in and out but we’ll worth the trip. Large area to explore. Need at least a couple of hours plus trave
frank l
frank l
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A must see on your Tassie trip
The drive alone is worth going there and when you arrive you will be blown out by the site.You could seval days ju
908annay
908annay
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A must see....
Some say its a depressing place to visit, but not so for us. The grounds are well kept and absolutely beautiful, Th
wombatdavid
wombatdavid
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Glad we have the tickets of leave as the entry price is high
We were fortunate enough to get free tickets of leave during COVID so we have been able to come back again and agai
royhM7226PM
royhM7226PM
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Historic, fascinating and educational
We did the 40 min tour and the cruise. The tour was great and highly informative and the guide was engaging. You ha
JoF182
JoF182
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So much to see
We took a tour with Gray Line and arrived after 11am. There’s loads to see and we didn’t get time to visit all the
716gabl
716gabl
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Must see!
Booked with Port Arthur Historic site a family of 4 two adults two children, 10.30am introductory tour and the harb
E5704IKkates
E5704IKkates
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Incredible insight into life in Port Arthur in the 1800s
Loved our visit to port Arthur. The site has been beautifully preserved and there’s information and stories everywh
Holidaydo
Holidaydo
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Aggrieved and disappointed with the overall experience!
Expressing our disappointment with the experience we had at Port Arthur Historic Site. We arrived at around 3:00pm
Sandie444
Sandie444
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Highly recommend, fantastic history
We stayed for 3 days & did ALL the tours. Every single guide are amazing & so informative. But I would like to say
ntaylr1
ntaylr1
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A Must Visit To Understand Our History
A must visit to view the wonderful buildings that are stunning as they stand out against the lush green grass and
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Sharon M
7 contributions
Friends
Blessed to have glorious weather on 22 September 2022 and a knowledgeable and funny driver called Mark (Greyline buses). He also took us to see the Remarkable Caves which were stunning. 40 min guide talk at first was great plus the ferry in the harbour around the Isle of the Dead.
Written September 22, 2022
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Rebecca C
Gold Coast, Australia87 contributions
Friends
A great place to visit if you're interested in Australian history. The cruelty of convict life is something so foreign and seems so far removed, but not even 2 centuries ago. Hard to believe. Loved it. Only downside, my mum can't walk for too long without getting tired, so we borrowed a wheelchair - definitely not easy for her to see all parts of the site. Otherwise really interesting day.
Written September 5, 2022
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AlanST
Rutherford, Australia26 contributions
The staff were friendly and enthusiastic and the site is well laid out and packed with plenty of information on it's amazing history. A must see if your in the area..sadly the tragic events of April 1996 do still cast a shadow over an otherwise wonderful location.
Written August 27, 2022
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Sue C
Wellington, New Zealand50 contributions
We had an included water cruise and also did the Commandant’s walking tour. Both were great-really informative guides and John on the Commandants walking tour was amazing-gave heaps of information in an amusing and informative tour and spent extra time us so that we saw everything. can’t rate this highly enough and if you get John ad a guide you’ll be really lucky.
Written August 10, 2022
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Aurora
4 contributions
Absolutely incredible historic site. So much to see and read- heaps of amazing preserved and restored original buildings. Amazing to see how essentially a whole town/industry built up around a prison here. The site is really well looked after and you can tell there's a lot of passion involved.

We did the ghost tour with Mary who was absolutely sensational. Amazing storyteller, with such a genuine and infectious enthusiasm. Going up against all the ghosts here I trust Mary with my life.

We also did the Isle of the Dead tour with Carl who blew me away with his expanse of knowledge & excellent delivery. The tour was about an hour, could've listened to him for another three.

We also spoke to another guide whose name I sadly didn't catch but he had some amazing knowledge about the military presence/barracks on site, he was happy to answer our questions and recommend other stuff for us to do in Tassie which was really appreciated.

I would love to see a tour of the site of the Point Puer boys' prison in future, it sounds like a really interesting facet of the site's history that I came away wanting to know a bit more about.

Can't recommend this site and the incredible people interpreting it enough!! Deeply impressed during the time I spent here.
Written July 27, 2022
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Rondy99
Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
First of all it takes a while to drive here. The entry fee I feel is good value as its for 2 days and includes the boat cruise. The place has been well preserved and the history fascinating (although horrific at the same time). My 12 year old opened a museum history locker and read a story about ‘a 12 year pick-pocket from London’ sent here and the reality sunk in (we are British so a painful reminder of our past - again!) - times were tough.

Our tour guide, although knowledgeable, appeared to be memorising a script with occasional difficulty - i think the trees were 150 feet not 150m! - but did reference Aboriginal history and 1996. My main criticism of the tour was with all the background noise it was pretty hard to hear.

The place is really quite beautiful, the remaining structures well preserved and it was easy to wander around. Had it been raining hard then it would have been a much short trip but you do get two days to explore.
Written July 17, 2022
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Dear Rondy99 Thank you for your visit and such an in depth review! Your feedback is much appreciated. Also wonderful to hear that your children enjoyed their experience, as challenging as some of the learnings can be. Kind regards the Port Arthur team
Written July 20, 2022
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Andrew C
Gawler, Australia358 contributions
Excellent day spent exploring Port Arthur during the day and then after dark doing the ghost tour.

We booked and paid online which made for a easy start and check in. Staff were very helpful, first up was the walking tour by Jet which was a good start to the day and got a feel for the place and one of the worst criminals around. The boat tour was a good chance to take in the views from the harbour.

Spent the arvo checking out the whole site and didn't miss a thing. Then we returned for the ghost tour. Our tour guide Mary was excellent and kept us informed of some of the history and ghost tours from right up to the present. She was a great guide and kept us all on our toes and we'll informed. Admission fee was fair for a whole day and the ghost tour was worth the extra money
Written July 7, 2022
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Lana M
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
The whole experience was incredible.. I recommend paying the additional tours .
We did the Isle of the Dead, the Ghost Tour and the Great Escapes .. all of them brilliant.. The Great Escapes my fave .
Written July 7, 2022
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Andrew M
Coromandel Valley, Australia125 contributions
More than what i expected. Our guides were so knowledgeable. I think they have been asked every question possible given they have 350k people through this place every year. Gave us an absolute feel for the history of the site and the life of the convicts, guards, commandants etc.
Written June 28, 2022
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godfreys123
London, UK14 contributions
Couples
Great value for money with the introductory tour and cruise included in the ticket. A must do place with so much to explore and learn! All staff were so helpful, passionate and knowledgeable about the site.

Added on the Isle of the Dead tour and the Escape from Port Arthur tour. Both tours were very informative. Interesting to be able to wander around the Isle of the Dead and learn about their burial stories.
The Escape from Port Arthur tour is very valuable, lots of interesting stories to be told. As there is so many stories of so many convicts involved sometimes the presentation of the stories gets confusing and jumbled, it can be hard to follow. Perhaps a more structured way of telling the stories during the tour would benefit.

Overall extremely worthwhile day with great value for money.
Written June 26, 2022
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Thank you for coming to Port Arthur and taking the time to leave a review. In regards to tour structure, our guides are given an overview, but are also encouraged to add in or adjust their stories depending on the group (age, interests, number) as well as the guide's particular interests which makes for more engaging content. However, we appreciate your feedback and we can use this as part of the guide training to make sure all of our tours are informative, entertaining and easy to follow. Kind regards the Port Arthur team
Written June 30, 2022
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