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Really well preserved and presented, guides full of stories about the life of the unfortuanate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cascboss
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
A must see to understand Australian history

One cannot understand Australia's settlement without learning of the key role played by the convict... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BigAdventurer
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Vienna VA and Trinidad CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really well preserved and presented, guides full of stories about the life of the unfortuanate inmates. Would be a lovely area to live now. Boat trip around the harbour was particularly good, the commentator had a great voice for the story he was telling. A...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cascboss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One cannot understand Australia's settlement without learning of the key role played by the convict settlers. Port Arthur gives you an excellent view of this difficult history. Our guide took us around the grounds explaining each part of the extensive prison, and then we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BigAdventurer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving at Port Arthur , you glimpse the iconic postcard view of the big front wall of the prison. Quite spectacular. Lots of hoo har going through the main entrance to finally getting to walk over to see it all up close. Tour prices are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Raymond B
Reviewed January 24, 2019

There are at least three or four tours you can take in this historic site. We only took one. I think you could spend at least three hours taking various tours. There is also a cafe that sells lunch, tea, coffee etc. This prison was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BobHart308
Reviewed January 21, 2019

The guide on the prison grounds was outstanding. She explained life of a prisoner here in Tasmania. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. This is not a place you would ever want to be sent to in the late 1800s. Tip: you can walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kwsunset1
Reviewed December 28, 2018

I don't agree the model prison. All prisoners, insane or convicts should never talk to anyone. They would be in their cell alone. Never to see anyone, except for the officers. No one was happy. Especially they were 23 hours in their cell. They had...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed May 26, 2018

A lot of very interesting information about the treatment of convicts and the people who were in charge of them, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 232anon232
Reviewed March 9, 2018

The horror of the treatment of the male prisoners (both adult and child) is gut wrenching. It becomes even more disturbing when one contemplates the man's (and woman's) continued inhumane treatment of man and woman throughout the world: Burma, Syria, multiple countries in Africa, areas...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Reklaw252
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Drew from Hobart there for a day. This World Heritage site is worth a visit. The site is quite beautiful (we had good weather). The entrance a boat ride and a guided tour. The boat ride was about 40mn and good. The tour was just...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dan6565
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The Port Arthur prison was used as an experiment in prisoner rehabilitation that was not as successful as was hoped. However the restoration of the site is a credit to the team in charge of the area and it highlights the convict past of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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