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Experience Tasman - Stay awhile

Just because the weather is turning cooler is no reason to stay at home! The Tasman region wants to remind you why you love it by designing the perfect packages to invigorate, explore and relax over a couple of nights. 

With a variety of accommodation choices to select from and fabulous activities to keep you entertained, these packages have something for everyone - what reason is there not to take a little winter break?

Packages available 28 April - 30 September 2014

Freecall: 1800 659 101

Email: tvin@portarthur.org.au

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Take an exhilarating 3 hour eco-cruise with the award winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Take your time and really explore the Port Arthur Historic Site and take advantage of  the many inclusions in your 2 day entry pass. Enjoy a leisurely meal at Felons Bistro before enlivening all your senses on our famous Ghost Tour...and that's just the package inclusions! There is so much more to do and see in this amazing nook of the state...come and fall in love all over again.

And in late breaking news, Port Arthur Historic Site are hosting an event in conjunction with the Festival of Voices on July 12, 2014....plan your mini break around this...

An event to warm your cockles and put a smile on your dial....The Spooky Men's Chorale

The Spooky Men's Chorale will perform at Port Arthur as part of the Festival of Voices 2014The Spooky Men's Chorale feature thumb

Tasman Island Cruise

Experience the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, look in awe at the magnificent scenery of Tasman Island and Cape Pillar as you weave in and out of deep sea caves. Join in the search for the abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as hundreds of seals, migrating whales, dolphins and abundant bird species.

Tasman Island Cruises boats are especially designed for eco-cruising. Their open design and excellent maneuverability allows  passengers to get up as close as possible to sea and coastal wildlife, cliff faces and sea caves. 

So rug yourself up and don the additional layer of wet weather gear you'll be provided with to ensure maximum comfort and settle in for a truly unforgettable experience!

Rug up and enjoy our Ghost Tour at Port Arthur this winter
Port Arthur Ghost Tour  

The original and still the best, the Port Arthur Ghost Tour has been thrilling guests for nearly 30 years. This is living history - new stories are added all the time, so if it's been a while, it's definitely time to go again.

Your guide will lead you into the darkness by lamp light and regale you with tales of strange and unexplained happenings and experiences.

Being winter, it gets dark early, so you'll be finished in plenty of time to head back to the fireplace in Felons Bistro to warm up with a delicious meal and bottle of local wine. All part of your package!

The tour lasts 90 minutes and operates every night.

More on the Port Arthur Ghost Tour.

Enjoy a glass of local wine with your meal at Felons Bistro, Port Arthur Historic Site
Felons Bistro 

Your package includes a two-course meal at Felons bistro. You may wish to use this before or  after your Ghost Tour but of course, as you are spending two nights in the region, you may choose to enjoy a leisurely meal on either night...completely up to you!

And as a bonus to your package, we will throw in a bottle of  Felons Tamar Valley wine (one per package) to compliment your meal.

Felons Bistro in the Port Arthur Visitor Centre, open every night from 5.30pm, is committed to serving you some of Tasmania’s finest produce and wherever possible we source it from local growers and producers.

Be tempted by the Felons Bistro menu and wine list

Daytime Tours at Port Arthur
Any time of year is a good time to visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, and winter is no exception.

Any time of year is a good time to visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, and winter is no exception.

The fascinating guided tours, harbour cruise and Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour operate year-round and explore our furnished houses and historic buildings.

Explore the Separate Prison, which has been the subject of an extensive conservation and interpretation project and experience the intense isolation that was the grand nineteenth century experiment in finding a better way not just to punish convicts, but to reform them.

If the weather turns a bit nasty, there are lots of indoor activities, museum houses, two cafes and many other buildings to explore until the showers pass.

Here's everything you need to plan your visit to Port Arthur

Local markets

I f you are planning to visit us during a weekend you’d be unlucky to not strike at least one of the many markets as you journey down to or from the Tasman Peninsula.

Meet and support locals tending stalls that provide organic seasonal produce, pickles and jams, bric-a-brac, plants, local art & craft and more for the bargain hunter.  

Markets are held:

  • Sorell  Market , Sorell Memorial Hall, Gordon St, Sorell – Every Sunday
    Bream Creek Farmers Market, Bream Creek Showgrounds, Marion Bay Rd – 1st Sunday of every month
    Eaglehawk Neck Community Market,  Arthur Hwy, Eaglehawk Neck – 2nd Saturday of every month
    Nubeena Market, Nubeena Recreation Ground, Clark St, Nubeena – 3rd Saturday of each month

Find the accommodation to suit your style and budget and get packing!

There is a wide variety of accommodation available in this package, from luxury self-contained cabins with amazing views, to cosy  B&Bs to villas  and motels.

Browse the Tasman Region Package Brochure to find somewhere to suit your budget and taste.

Packages available April - 30 September 2014

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Visit the World Heritage listed Coal Mines History Site near Port Arthur in Tasmania
Check out the Coal Mines

The World Heritage-listed Coal Mines Historic Site is about half an hour's drive from Port Arthur, up past Saltwater River on the northwestern tip of the Tasman Peninsula.

Tasmania's first operational mine, it was established as both a place of formidable punishment and to provide a much-needed fuel source to the growing colony.

Today its ruins lay half-hidden in the bush, a tantalising reminder of our colonial past. It is also considered one of Tasmania's great short walks and will reward visitors with peace and quiet, a range of native flora and fauna as well as its heritage.

Pick up a printed visitor guide from the Port Arthur Visitor Centre, rug up and head out on another adventure. Please read this before you go to the Coal Mines

More to explore
Coastal nature walks near Port Arthur, not far from Hobart, Tasmania

Port Arthur is just one part of the Tasman Peninsula story and there is plenty of adventure and fun on offer in the area.

  • Discover stunning natural formations like Remarkable Cave, The Devil’s Kitchen, the Tessellated Pavement and Tasman Arch
  • Walk along secluded beaches
  • Hike along bush tracks to see breathtaking, cliff-top views
  • Visit the Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, home of the infamous Dog Line
  • Tour the Convict Trail, via Nubeena, Premaydena, Saltwater River, Koonya and Taranna

 

Let us assist you with any queries bookings or information you require. We are your friendly, local experts at the Port Arthur Visitor Information Centre and will be happy to answer your questions, offer suggestions and assist you with booking your getaway and activities.

Packages available 28 April - 30 September 2014

Freecall: 1800 659 101 

Email: tvin@portarthur.org.au