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
The Penitentiary excavation wraps up – some preliminary findings.
The excavation has finally wrapped up and the results are starting to generate some interesting information. Most excitingly, the photogrammetry (extremely high resolution photo stitching) has come together to give us images of the whole excavation showing the stratigraphy (or historical layers) of the three main phases of the areas occupation: Phase I (1856 […]
Stone masonry on the Isle of the Dead
As a convict at Port Arthur in the 19th Century, there was a fair chance that if you kept your nose clean for long enough, you would find yourself employed in the workshops learning a valuable trade skill. Trade training was an important part of life at the prison; teaching secondary offender convicts the necessary […]