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When the gates to Port Arthur Historic Site close to the general public, enter a haunted world on your lamp-lit, after-hours tour of one of Tasmania's most famous World Heritage Sites.

With its ruins and remote location, spooky Port Arthur is tailor-made for ghost tours. The ghoulish stories you’ll hear date from 1870 to much more recent times -- more than 2,000 paranormal experiences have been encountered in almost 25 years of ghost tours held at Port Arthur. Chances are, you might be next to come face-to-face with a ghost at this poignant and tragic site!

With only the light of lanterns to guide you -- and the shadows of eerie ruins looming at every step -- it’s easy to feel the presence of souls long gone. Hear tales of disembodied voices, ghostly footsteps and apparitions as you visit approximately half the historic site, taking in the 19th-century penal settlement buildings and grounds.

At the end of the tour, safely returned to the bright lights of the visitor center, you’ll receive a Certificate of Bravery and Courage as a reminder of your spine-chilling tour of one of Australia’s most haunted sites.
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Port Arthur Ghost Tours
Brave an after-hours visit to one of Australia’s most haunted locations on this spine-chilling 1.5-hour walking tour. Enjoy a lantern-lit tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site and uncover the harrowing history of the UNESCO-listed convict site. Hear terrifying tales of ghosts and paranormal activity that date back to the 19th-century and listen out for ghostly footsteps as you tiptoe around the former penal colony. For those that dare to finish the tour, you’ll even be presented with a ‘Certificate of Bravery and Courage’!
  • 90-minute ghost tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Take a lantern-lit guided tour of one of Australia's most haunted locations
  • Listen to ghost stories dating back to 1870
  • Receive a Certificate of Bravery and Courage at the end of your tour
  • Enjoy a spooky atmosphere and exclusive access to sites after hours
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While we found the tour interesting I had read most of the stories online that the guide told us. Nothing extra ordinary.More

PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear LQVLEE, Thanks for taking the time to experience our one of our ghost tours. As the guides do mention on the tour it may not be on that night you see or experience ghosts but these tales will stick with you and the stories...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Left Me Wanting More

Not one to usually do these 'novelty' tours. And my budget really not one to accommodate either. But captured by a day at the remarkable Port Arthur, and with a 10yo child that is at the perfect age to enjoy ghost stories and likes being...More

Thank starmagnolia
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear starmagnolia, Thank you for leaving a review after taking part in the Ghost Tour with your child. Our guides each have their own experience of the site which they work into the tours along with the tales and stories from the days gone by...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile
Must do while in Port Arthur

Fantastic tour but most importantly Elie the mysterious guide was above and beyond magnificent. She was very informative and tells a story not easily forgotten. The set up creates a experience words cannot possibly describe you must take the tour to know!

Thank Roy Z
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile
Fun nihhy

The ghost tour was very good. The guide had a good sense of humour and told the stories very well. He kept us all enthralled and even managed to scare us a few time too. If you are heading to Port Arthur and have the...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed June 23, 2018
Amazing yet so creepy...!

We were told by different people that it was good and that it wasn't very interesting so we thought we would try it out. Thank gosh we did! It was very informative of the history of Port Arthur as well as hearing about stories of...More

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