The iconic Port Arthur Penitentiary once housed hundreds of Tasmanian convicts

The iconic penitentiary at the Port Arthur Historic Site

Site Entry Pass

Access to the Historic Site is via the Visitor Centre and charges apply.

Proceeds from admission charges contribute to the ongoing conservation, interpretation and development of the Port Arthur Historic Sites.

Your Port Arthur site entry pass is valid for two consecutive days and is full of inclusions for you to enjoy during your time with us, so make sure you plan enough time to make the most of it.

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Your $35 Site Entry Pass includes:

  • All Site Entry passes are valid for daytime entry for two consecutive days 
  • A quality visitor guide with a map of the Site 
  • A fascinating, 40 minute guided walking tour—a great introduction to Port Arthur, its people and its past
  • A 30 minute harbour cruise on the MV Marana
  • Access to more than 30 historic buildings, ruins, gardens and restored houses on the Site
  • Fun, interactive experiences for all ages in the Visitor Centre, including the Lottery of Life, as well as our Museum and Convict Study Centre in the Asylum building
  • Access to the Convict Water Supply Trail, and the Dockyard 
  • Shuttle buggy service for people with restricted mobility available between 10am and 3pm daily. An extended service is offered during summer

Adult $35 / Child $16 / Family $80 / Concession $27

Please note for admission from 1st October 2015:

$37 adult, $28 concession, $17 child aged 7-17 years inclusive, $90 family (two adults and up to six children)

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Our Family Pass offers all of the benefits plus terrific value for money, with Site Entry for two adults and up to six children at a great price.

Ticket of Leave Two Year Pass - Upgrade your Site Entry from just $10

Come back to Port Arthur for free with our great value Ticket of Leave which allows you to return to Port Arthur as many times as you like, for free during the next two years. The ticket is valid for two years from the date you purchase it and includes all of the activities included in general site entry. It does not include optional tours or food and beverages.

Adult $10 / Family $20

Add an After-Dark experience $69

Cap off your visit with our After Dark Pass, which includes a two-course dinner at Felons Bistro and our famous Ghost Tour.


Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour $50 including Site Entry

The final resting place of over 1000 souls..

This small island was the final resting place for more than 1000 convicts, military and civil officers, women and children who were buried here between 1833 and 1877. Discover some of their stories on this fascinating guided walking tour. Tours to the Isle of the Dead depart several times daily. 

Adult $50 / Child $24 / Family $115 / Concession $42

Find out more here: Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour

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Point Puer Boys' Prison Tour $50 including Site Entry

What could boys as young as nine years old have done to be sent to prison halfway across the world?

Three thousand boys, some as young as nine years old, were sentenced to Point Puer Boys' Prison between 1834 and 1849, the first reformatory built exclusively for juvenile male convicts in the British Empire.

Adult $50 / Child $24 / Family $115 / Concession $42

Find out more here: Point Puer Boys' Prison Tour

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Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys' Prison Tour including Site Entry

Combine both of these tours with your Site Entry to really experience everything the Site has to offer. It is possible to undertake each of these tours in one day though it is highly recommended that you utilise your two days to ensure you optimise all of your Site Entry inclusions.

Adult $65 / Child $32 / Family $150 / Concession $57

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Audio Tour only $6 with your Site Entry

Blending history, music and readings from colonial-era journals and books, this is the official audio-visual guide to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Listen to stories from those who lived, worked in and visited this infamous place, both during the height of the convict settlement and in more recent times.