Port Arthur Historic Sites Trade Booking Portal
Registered travel trade partners can now access our reservation system directly and make bookings at your contracted rates by logging on to our Trade Booking Portal on the link below.
All bookings are confirmed immediately and payment made as contracted.
For information on registering for and using our Trade Booking Portal, please contact our visitor services team by emailing email@example.com or calling us on 1800 659 101 or +61(0) 3 6251 2310.
Tasmania's multi award-winning attraction
The Port Arthur Historic Site has been named Tasmania's best major attraction again at the 2012 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. The Site has also been awarded for offering Tasmania's best heritage tourism at the awards, held in Hobart, while our Paranormal Investigation Experience was named best new tourism development.
As managers of one of Australia’s leading cultural tourism attractions, the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) works with many industry partners – including accommodation providers, tour operators, travel agents, inbound tour operators, cruise companies, wholesalers and visitor information centres – to promote and market our Sites, region and Tasmania as a whole in local, national and international markets.
A Trusted Partner
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority has been in business since 1987, and the Port Arthur Historic Site is consistently rated as among Australia’s leading cultural tourism experiences. Our visitor feedback and record of awards supports our reputation.
PAHSMA is a member of Team Tasmania, a select group of leading Tasmanian tourism operators who collaborate with Tourism Tasmania to promote our island state to the world.
PAHSMA is a member of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)
PAHSMA is an Australian Accredited Tourism Business.
PAHSMA is a member of Cruise Down Under
About Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site is a must-see for any visitor to Tasmania.
It is located in the south-east of the island state, approximately 96 kilometres or a 90 minute drive from the capital city, Hobart.
For those with limited time, it is possible to see the Site in a day tour from Hobart. Various companies offer coach and cruising tour options (see below). However, to fully experience Port Arthur, the nearby Coal Mines Historic Site and the spectacular scenery and fascinating cultural heritage of the surrounding region, spending a few days in the area is recommended.
For full details on the Port Arthur Experience, please see our Plan Your Visit section
About Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
The Cascades Female Factory is Australia’s most significant site associated with female convicts. It is located in the shadow of Mount Wellington, a short distance from the centre of Hobart.
The Cascades Female Factory was a self-contained, purpose-built institution intended to reform female convicts, where the inmates did laundry and needlework services, offsetting some of the Colony's penal costs. It is perhaps best known as the setting for Bryce Courtenay’s novel The Potato Factory.
The Cascade Female Factory is now on the World Heritage list as one of 11 historic places that form The Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property. Thousands of women and children were imprisoned here, and many never left.
Daily tours are available to bring the stories of the women and children who were incarcertated her to life.
See www.femalefactory.org.au for more information.
The Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascade Female Factory Historic Sites are three of eleven places included in the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property.
Packaging our products and services
We offer a selection of Experience Packages. Visitors can spend a couple of hours or a couple of days exploring the fascinating Port Arthur Historic Site.
Please download details of our experience passes and suggested itineraries, along with our Travel Trade summary sheets, below.
These packages are commissionable – please contact our Visitor Services team to discuss sales arrangements.
Please contact us to disucss your catering needs from small group tours, large groups, special needs, functions and events.
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Information for Cruise Ships
Situated on one of the most scenic harbours in Australia, Port Arthur Historic Site is becoming a popular destination for cruise ships in its own right. In recent years the Historic Site has welcomed many of the largest vessels cruising in Australian waters.
The sheltered deep-water harbour is more than sufficient to provide the largest cruise ships with a safe anchorage close to the Site. Access to the site is via ships’ tenders to our private, all-weather jetty.