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 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
Formally opening Monday 18 December 2017 The multi award-winning Port Arthur Historic Site will be formally opening its newly developed Visitor Centre on Monday 18 December. The new centre features a new restaurant – 1830, where diners can enjoy fresh local produce with views out over the World Heritage site. The popular café has been […]
New walkways improve access on the Isle of the Dead
Guided tours of the Isle of the Dead resume with new walkways The Isle of the Dead is a small island just 700 metres offshore from Port Arthur Historic Site in Mason Cove. Tours to this tiny island, where over 1,000 convicts, soldiers, women and children of the settlement were buried, are a popular addition […]