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
100th Port Arthur Talk
June 2016 marks the 100th event in the series of informative Port Arthur Talks, with the presentation of The life and times of Port Arthur: from convict station to tourism icon and World Heritage, by Professor Sharon Sullivan and Dr Barry Jones. The talks first began in 2002 as part of a twofold effort to […]
In Their Words – Ghost stories from the staff and visitors at the Port Arthur Historic Site
“Every year thousands of visitors come to Port Arthur for the thrill of tales told by candlelight in the mysterious old buildings. As an old prison with a dark and often violent past, many people say that if any location deserves to be haunted, Port Arthur would be high on that list…” With reports of […]