New passes to enhance Port Arthur visitor experience

December 12, 2007


New entry and tour packages will help visitors plan their sightseeing at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Experience Passes, available from today, offer a variety of options and experiences depending on the amount of time visitors have to spend at the Historic Site as well as their budgets.

Port Arthur Historic Site CEO Stephen Large said visitors know that Port Arthur is an important place to visit but many have little understanding of the experiences, tours and activities available.

“Consequently most do not allow enough time to really appreciate the Site and all that it has to offer,” he said.

Mr Large said there would be three levels of passes – Gold, Silver and Bronze – all offering good value for money and ranging in price from $25 to $90.

All Experience Passes provide admission to the Site for two consecutive days and include a copy of our 36-page souvenir guide book. Families also receive a free copy of the Port Arthur Journey children’s activity book.

The Gold and Silver passes include a variety of tour options as well as lunch and refreshments at on-site cafés, while the Bronze pass offers the same access and activities as the existing site entry – at the same price.

The Historic Site has also adapted its evening restaurant operation to become part of the Experience Pass offer and to better meet the needs of visitors and locals.

“Offering the Site’s experiences in this way will inspire intending visitors to discuss what they would like to do during their visit with their travel advisors and to book and plan their visit accordingly,” Mr Large said.

“We have produced an information kit to accompany the passes that includes suggested itineraries for the various packages. The Gold pass in particular really requires a couple of days at the Site.

“Port Arthur is a place of stories, and our new Experience Packages are designed to allow visitors to share those stories and get the most out of their visit.”

Full details of the new passes are available from the Port Arthur Historic Site website .

The passes are available from the Historic Site from today, and will become progressively available through travel industry partners in the near future.

New Experience Passes will help visitors get more out of their visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site

New Experience Passes will help visitors get more out of their visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site