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
Work as a Tour Guide at Port Arthur
Port Arthur Historic Site currently has vacancies for 3 permanent part-time tour guides. Our current guiding team come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and each guide adds to the visitor experience in their own unique way. “I came to work at Port Arthur for the summer of 2007/08, intending to stay only a few […]
We Remember – the 20th anniversary commemoration service.
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration Service was held at Port Arthur on Thursday 28 April 2016. It is estimated that 1000 people attended on the day. The feedback and thanks that has been received from people who were able to attend at Port Arthur as well as those who watched via ABC footage has been humbling […]