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 Visitor Centre Upgrade
It’s happening! A major redevelopment of the Port Arthur Visitor Centre will kick off in the coming months. The redevelopment project has been triggered by our need to cope with our ever-growing visitor numbers (we know this is a great ‘problem’ to have). The newly designed extension and refurbishment will enhance our visitor experience and improve working space for […]
Peninsula Art Group holds 8th annual exhibition at the Asylum
The local Peninsula Art Group are holding their 8th annual exhibition of works in the Asylum this October. The exhibition draws on “A Walk on the Beach”, a poem by local educator and Tasman Peninsula resident Margaret Scott (1934-2005). Artists included in the exhibition are Rhonda Lisson, Leila Nichols, Lee-Anne Goodwin, Amanda Walker, Kaye Saunders, […]