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Address: Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
Phone Number: 61362512310
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass
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$110*
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Private Port Arthur Historic Site Day Trip from Hobart
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$19*
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Port Arthur Ghost Tour

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Historical site with character

If you want to know at least a bit of the history behind the foundation of Australia, you will have to come to this historic site of Port Arthur. It is very impressive. Wait for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to know at least a bit of the history behind the foundation of Australia, you will have to come to this historic site of Port Arthur. It is very impressive. Wait for the guided tour to get some background.

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Congratulations to the Tasmanian Government for this fantastic, well preserved, well organised site! We went on both the Ghost tour and the day pass and loved both visits. We learnt so much and walked away with a greater respect for all involved in this part of Tasmanias history. We also admire the way the site has acknowledged the missed souls... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing historical part of Tasmania. We spent 5 hours here walking around and reading. So much information and an amazing part of this country. The facilities are impressive and the staff friendly and courteous. Definitely worth the drive to spend the day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent the whole day there and still did not get to see everything. We did both tours which where really informative and the ghost tour was quite chilling. We had dinner at Felons which was also very lovely. Getting the audio tour is also well worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The entry fee far out ways the most unforgettable experience you will take from wandering the the yards, reading the signs and immersing yourself into the past as you delve into the beauty Port Arthur has to offer, it is an experience only limited by how far you wish to explore! As ugly and hard the past was, it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing part of Australian history. The site is much larger than I expected so it took us one and a half days to see see it all and that was without any additional tours which I would like to do next time. The tour guides really get you in the mood and they know there stuff. My 7... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to Port Arthur expecting a quick hour visit. We were in for a much longer visit. What a beautiful drive into Port Arthur. About an hour 20 from Hobart. We purchased a day pass and went downstairs to look through the information about our convicts. Then we were off too the guided walking tour. Helen, our guide, was... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea what a great historical site Port Arthur is. I am so glad I went, we spent 2 days looking around. The ticket includes 2 days and a ferry tour and walking tour. Take your own food, it's a long day.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four enjoyed our visit to Port Arthur which we spread across two days (one afternoon the first day and the morning of the next). The playing cards provided at the ticket booth led us to the introductory experience "lottery of life" which gave us all an insight into the different convicts and characters (the kids had children... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not regret the fees of entering, which will soon be forgotten on what is a truly remarkably well done journey back to the historic past. Parts of it so real, as to be downright spooky... so glad I took my daughter during winter uni break (so few people). This is a total immersion experience and you will need... More 

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