Awards and Accreditation

The Port Arthur Historic Site has been the recipient of many accolades, including two Australian Tourism Awards and multiple Tasmanian Tourism Awards

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is an Accredited Australian Tourism Business that has been recognised with many awards for work and achievement across its operations.

It has repeatedly been named Tasmania’s best major tourism attraction and best heritage tourism experience, along with numerous other accolades.

 

Accreditation

PAHSMA is proud to be an accredited tourism business

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is an Australian Accredited Tourism Business

PAHSMA is proud to have achieved Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is proud to have received Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation

 

PAHSMA is proud to have achieved China Ready and Accredited status

PAHSMA is proud to have achieved China Ready and Accredited status

 

Awards

Tasmanian Tourism Awards – Winner Major Tourist Attraction 2017

Tasmanian Tourism Awards – Winner Cultural Tourism 2017

Australian Traveller People’s Choice Award – Winner Best Historic Site 2017

Australian Traveller People’s Choise Award – Finalist Best Guided Tour 2017

Australian Tourism Awards – Major Tourist Attraction Gold 2014, Silver 2015

Australian Tourism Awards – Heritage and Cultural Tourism Gold 2014, Silver 2015

Tasmanian Tourism Awards – Major Tourist Attraction

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Tasmanian Tourism Awards – Heritage and Cultural Tourism

2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards 2015 – Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts
HPA Architects for the The Penitentiary Precinct Conservation Project

Australian Institute of Building Professional Excellence Award
Hansen and Yunken for The Penitentiary Precinct Conservation Project

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors National Engineering Excellence Award and National Project of the Year
Exsto Management for The Penitentiary Precinct Conservation Project

Tasmanian Tourism Awards – Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Silver Award 2013

Port Arthur Paranormal Investigation Experience – Best New Tourism Development 2012

The Australian Travel and Tourism Awards – Best Heritage Tourism

Winner 2005, 2008, 2009; Finalist 2006, 2007

Australian Gourmet Traveller – Best Heritage Tourism 2008, 2009

Interpretation Australia National Awards for Excellence – Gold Award 2011 for Conservation and Interpretation of the Separate Prison

Interpretation Australia National Awards for Excellence – Silver Award for PAHSMA Education Program 2011

Australian Society for Historical Archaeology – Martin Davies Award for Best Public Archaeology Initiative

Keep Australia Beautiful (TAS) Tourism Award, 2008, 2011

Keep Australia Beautiful (TAS) Environmental Innovation and Heritage and Culture Certificates of Excellence, 2008, 2011

Tasmanian Architecture Awards – Award for Heritage Architecture, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer for the Separate Prison Project, 2009

Keep Australia Beautiful (TAS) Excellence in Educational Programs – Heritage and Culture, 2009

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects – ALIA Tasmania Project Award for Design in Landscape Architecture, 2007