Entry Passes and Day Tours

During the redevelopment of the Port Arthur Visitor Centre, all access to Port Arthur Historic Site is via a temporary ticketing concourse and site entry fees do apply.

Proceeds from admission charges contribute to the ongoing conservation, interpretation and development of the Port Arthur Historic Sites.

There are multiple Entry Passes available:

-Site Entry Pass

-Site Entry Pass with Isle of the Dead Tour

-Site Entry Pass with Point Puer Boys’ Prison Tour

-Site Entry Pass with Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys’ Prison Tours

-Site Entry Pass with Commandant’s Carriage Tour

For entry pass recommendations see our suggested itineraries.

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Site Entry Pass

  • All Site Entry passes are valid for daytime entry for two consecutive days
  • A visitor guide with a map of the Site
  • A 40 minute guided walking tour—a great introduction to Port Arthur, its people and its past
  • A 25 minute harbour cruise on the MV Marana
  • Access to more than 30 historic buildings, ruins, gardens and restored houses on the Site
  • Fun, interactive experiences for all ages including the Lottery of Life, as well as our Museum and Convict Study Centre in the Asylum building
  • Access to the Convict Water Supply Trail, and the Dockyard
  • Shuttle buggy service for people with restricted mobility available between 10am and 3pm daily. An extended service is offered during summer

Adult $39 / Child $17 / Family $99 / Concession $32

Our Family Pass is terrific value for money, with Site Entry for two adults and up to six children.

Ticket of Leave Two Year Pass

Come back to Port Arthur with our great value Ticket of Leave which allows you to return as many times as you like. The ticket is valid for two years from the date you purchase it and includes all of the activities included in general site entry. It does not include optional tours or food and beverages.

Adult $10 / Family $20

An optional tours of the Isle of Dead cemetery is recommended when visiting the Port Arthur convict site near Hobart

Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour including Site Entry 

This small island was the final resting place for more than 1000 convicts, military and civil officers, women and children who were buried here between 1833 and 1877. Discover some of their stories on this fascinating guided walking tour. Tours to the Isle of the Dead depart several times daily.

Isle of the Dead Tours are currently departing at 11.00am and 1.00pm daily.

Adult $59 / Child $27 / Family $144 / Concession $52

Please note:

  • All tour times are subject to availability
  • Tours to the Isle of the Dead are not recommended for people with restricted mobility.

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Point Puer Boys’ Prison Tour including Site Entry

Three thousand boys, some as young as nine years old, were sentenced to Point Puer Boys’ Prison between 1834 and 1849, the first reformatory built exclusively for juvenile male convicts in the British Empire.

Point Puer Boy’s Prison Tours are currently departing at 1.40pm daily.

Adult $59 / Child $27 / Family $144 / Concession $52

Please note:

  • All tour times are subject to availability
  • Tours to the Point Puer Boys’ Prison are not recommended for people with restricted mobility.

Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys’ Prison Tour including Site Entry

Combine both of these tours with your Site Entry to really experience everything the Site has to offer. It is possible to undertake each of these tours in one day though it is highly recommended that you utilise your two days to ensure you optimise all of your Site Entry inclusions.

The combined Isle of the Dead/Point Puer tours currently depart daily at 1.00pm.

Adult $69 / Child $37 / Family $179 / Concession $62

Please note:

  • All tour times are subject to availability
  • Tours to the Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys’ Prison are not recommended for people with restricted mobility.

Commandant’s Carriage Tour including Site Entry

Much like the Commandant and his guests, you too can enjoy exclusive access to the settlement.  Take the walking out of Port Arthur as you explore the site in the comfort of our electric vehicle tour. This 90 minute tour will disembark at significant buildings including the Penitentiary, The Separate Prison and Convict Church, while our expert guides provide fascinating insights into the characters who brought Port Arthur to life.

$67 per person

Tours run approximately 90 minutes departing at 10:30am; 12:45pm and 2:15pm daily.

Bookings can be made at the ticketing desk.

You can download the audio tour from the App store or hire a player when you arrive at Port Arthur

Audio Tour

Blending history, music and readings from colonial-era journals and books, this is the official audio-visual guide to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Listen to stories from those who lived, worked in and visited this infamous place, both during the height of the convict settlement and in more recent times.

$6 plus Site Entry to hire on arrival