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
Stage 2 From 1 June 2017, we are moving into Stage 2 and the most critical part of the much-anticipated redevelopment of the Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre. What this means is after 31 May: The Visitor Centre and Felons Restaurant will close on 31 May 2017. All access to the Historic Site will be […]
The Penitentiary excavation presents 3D photogrammetry models
During 2016 the Archaeology Team at Port Arthur completed the largest archaeological excavation ever carried out on site. The excavation occurred behind the Penitentiary and focused on the Ablutions area (comprising wash and toilet blocks, shelter sheds, a day room and exercise yards) and Laundry (housing the laundry, stores, bath house and boiler). The […]