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Experiences

  • Try ghost-hunting

    Come and have a go at hunting for ghosts and other phenomena during one of our monthly paranormal investigations at Port Arthur.

  • World Heritage

    The Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites are three of eleven sites that form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.

  • Get ready for fun this Easter

    We have our history plays and a heap of educational and entertaining family fun activities over the Easter holiday break.

  • Visit the Coal Mines

    Located a half-hour drive from Port Arthur, the Coal Mines Historic Site, also on the World Heritage list, is a fascinating adjunct to any visit to Port Arthur.

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Latest News

Port Arthur Historic Site's World Heritage Listing

06/08/2010

Both the Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasmania's convict heritage as a whole have been given a huge boost, with five sites given World Heritage status as part of the Australian Convict Sites serial inscription of eleven sites around the nation.Continue Reading

New members sought for Port Arthur community consultative committee

29/04/2015

The Board of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is calling for nominations from interested individuals or representatives of groups who wish to contribute to the management and conservation of the Port Arthur and Coal Mines Historic Sites.Continue Reading

Port Arthur Historic Site brings home gold at National Tourism Awards

15/04/2015

The Port Arthur Historic Site is thrilled to have been awarded gold in both the Heritage and Cultural Tourism and the Major Tourist Attraction categories at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Adelaide on 10th April.Continue Reading

Plenty to do this Easter at Port Arthur

31/03/2015

The popular short 'Port Arthur History Plays' and a heap of educational and entertaining family fun activities will be offered at the Port Arthur Historic Site over the Easter holiday break.Continue Reading