Travel Trade

Tourism Trade Marketing and Distribution

These pages provide information on how to work as a trade partner with PAHSMA, our hospitality and experience packages and the various marketing and promotional collateral available in relation to all three of our heritage sites.

It will help facilitate packaging, booking and distribution of up-to-date information and promotional collateral.

You can also subscribe to our dedicated Trade Newsletter, published twice yearly. To subscribe, email and ask to be added.

The Port Arthur Historic Site – Tasmania’s multi award-winning attraction

  • Australia’s best major tourist attraction at the 2014 Australian Tourism Awards, and Silver award in 2015
  • Australia’s best at heritage and cultural tourism at the 2014 Australian Tourism Awards, and Silver award in 2015
  • Tasmania’s best major tourist attraction at the 2015 Tasmanian Tourism Awards
  • Tasmania’s best at heritage and cultural tourism at the 2015 Tasmanian Tourism Awards

See a full inventory of Port Arthur Historic Sites’ awards and accolades.

A Trusted Partner

As managers of one of Australia’s leading cultural tourism attractions, the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) works with many industry partners – including accommodation providers, tour operators, travel agents, inbound tour operators, cruise companies, wholesalers and visitor information centres – to promote and market our Sites, region and Tasmania as a whole in local, national and international markets.

PAHSMA maintains a range of industry accreditations, memberships and partnerships including the following:

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ATEC - Australian Tourism Export Council logo

Australian Cruise Association

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PAHSMA is proud to be an accredited tourism business

PAHSMA is proud to have achieved Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation

PAHSMA is proud to have achieved China Ready and Accredited status

World Heritage

The Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascade Female Factory Historic Sites are three of eleven places included in the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property.


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About the Port Arthur Historic Site

The Port Arthur Historic Site is a must-see for any visitor to Tasmania.

It is located in the south-east of the island state, approximately 96 kilometres or a 90 minute drive from the capital city, Hobart.

For those with limited time, it is possible to see the Site in a day tour from Hobart. Various companies offer coach and cruising tour options (see below). However, to fully experience Port Arthur, the nearby Coal Mines Historic Site and the spectacular scenery and fascinating cultural heritage of the surrounding region, spending a few days in the area is recommended.

For full details on the Port Arthur Experience, please see our Plan Your Visit section

About the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

The Cascades Female Factory is Australia’s most significant site associated with female convicts. It is located in the shadow of Mount Wellington, a short distance from the centre of Hobart.

The Cascades Female Factory was a self-contained, purpose-built institution intended to reform female convicts, where the inmates did laundry and needlework services, offsetting some of the Colony’s penal costs. It is perhaps best known as the setting for Bryce Courtenay’s novel The Potato Factory.

The Cascade Female Factory is now on the World Heritage list as one of 11 historic places that form The Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property. Thousands of women and children were imprisoned here, and many never left.

Daily tours are available to bring the stories of the women and children who were incarcerated here to life.

See for more information.

Download our Cascades Female Factory product sheet below.

Packaging our products and services

Visitors can spend a couple of hours or a couple of days exploring the fascinating Port Arthur Historic Site.

Please download details of our experience passes and suggested itineraries, along with our Travel Trade summary sheets, below.

These packages are commissionable – please contact our Visitor Services team to discuss sales arrangements.


A catering menu is available for download below.

Please contact us to discuss your catering needs from small group tours, large groups, special needs, functions and events.

Information for Cruise Ships at Port Arthur

Situated on one of the most scenic harbours in Australia, Port Arthur Historic Site is becoming a popular destination for cruise ships in its own right. In recent years the Historic Site has welcomed many of the largest vessels cruising in Australian waters.

Please see our Cruise Shipping page for details of berths, landings, shore excursions and more.

Travel Trade Summary Sheets and Rates

Travel Trade Summaries are available for download below in English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.