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
An update and notice of a short hiatus from our Archaeology team
The first phase of excavations of the Penitentiary Ablutions area has just been wound up. Over the course of three months we shifted a huge amount of spoil, uncovering features from the convict period that have not seen the light of day for over 140 years. It has been an intriguing exercise comparing the historical […]
More artefacts uncovered at Port Arthur’s Penitentiary
Over the previous two weeks we have been painstakingly removing the gravels relating to the second phase of the ablutions yard (1860s-70s). In the process we have exposed a new series of surfaces across both the western and eastern yards, as well as the sandstone footings which ran diagonally through both the yard spaces […]