Book your ticket online in advance to jump the queue and make your Port Arthur experience more enjoyable.
All Site Entry passes are valid for daytime entry for two consecutive days and include a 40 minute guided walking tour — a great introduction to Port Arthur, its people and its past!
Port Arthur Tasmania
The Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Australia’s most important heritage sites and tourist destinations. Located on the scenic Tasman Peninsula in the south east of Tasmania, it offers a unique and essential experience for all visitors to the area.
The Port Arthur Historic Site is approximately 100km south east of Hobart, with multiple transport options available.
Port Arthur Historic Site grounds and gardens
- Open from 9.00am until dusk.
- Open from 9.00am until the close of Historic Ghost Tours at night.
Houses and Buildings
- open between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Some houses remain open later during the summer months.
Please check with our Visitor Services staff for more information.
Tours and Activities
Port Arthur is a large place with a huge variety of attractions. In order to get the most out of your visit, check out these tour packages, activities and suggested itineraries.
News & media
Port Arthur hosts Taiwanese World Heritage visit
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) hosted senior leaders from the heritage conservation sector in Taiwan. The delegation toured Port Arthur enjoying an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences related to the conservation of cultural heritage places. The visit was made possible by a grant awarded to AusHeritage Ltd, Australia’s network for promoting the Australian […]
Port Arthur Talk this week cancelled
We regret that we have had to cancel this presentation. We hope to bring it to you at a future date. Bringing the Tasmanian Heritage Register to life presented by Brett Torossi Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room, Port Arthur Historic Site CANCELLED More on the Port Arthur Talks program