Suggested Itineraries

Suggested itineraries to make the most of your time at Port Arthur Historic Site.  See our entry passes page for more information on recommended tickets.

Please note: our Site Entry passes are all valid for two consecutive days.

  • Half Day Visit
    Half Day Visit

    Port Arthur Historic Site is open from 9am until dusk.

    If you’ve got limited time we recommend taking in the 40 minute Introductory Walking Tour to get your bearings, and the 20 minute Harbour cruise, both of which are included in your entry ticket.

    Then check out the highlights: the Penitentiary, the Separate Prison, The Commandant’s House and the Church.

    Don’t forget to look for your convict using the playing card given to you with your entry tickets – take it into the Lottery of Life gallery in the Visitor Centre to find out your convict’s story.

    Grab a bite to eat in the Port Cafe, and wander through the Gift Shop before you leave.

     

    Recommended tickets: Site Entry Pass

  • Full Day Visit
    Full Day Visit

    Port Arthur Historic Site is open from 9am until dusk

    Once you enter the site, spend a little while in the Interpretation Gallery downstairs in the Visitors Centre to find your convict using our Lottery of Life game.

    Join the 40 minute Introductory Walking Tour to get your bearings, and the 20 minute Harbour cruise, both of which are included in you entry ticket.  Or pick up an Audio iPod Tour from the Visitors Centre and take a self guided walk around the site.

    Consider joining an optional tour to the Isle of the Dead Cemetery, or the Point Puer Boys’ Prison to add to your experience.

    Wander through the site and have a look at the Penitentiary, the Commandant’s house, the Military Precinct, the Hospital, the Separate Prison, the Asylum, Civil Officers’ Row and the Convict Church.

    Join a Museum House Talk at one of our two furnished museum homes to hear about the lives of the free settlers at Port Arthur.

    Visit the Port Cafe or the Museum Coffee Shop for lunch and either dine in, or take a picnic out onto the lawns.

    Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop before you leave to pick up a souvenir to remind you of your visit.

    What better to way to finish off a day exploring Port Arthur than with a tasty meal at Felons Bistro, followed by a Ghost Tour.

     

    Recommended tickets: Site Entry Pass with Isle of the Dead or Site Entry Pass with Point Puer, followed by After Dark Pass

  • Two Day Visit
    Two Day Visit

    Port Arthur Historic Site is open from 9am until dusk, and tickets are valid for two consecutive days.

    Once you enter the site, spend a little while in the Interpretation Gallery downstairs in the Visitors Centre to find your convict using our Lottery of Life game.

    Join the 40 minute Introductory Walking Tour to get your bearings, and the 20 minute Harbour cruise, both of which are included in you entry ticket.  Or pick up an Audio iPod Tour from the Visitors Centre and take a self guided walk around the site.

    Join an optional tour to both the Isle of the Dead Cemetery and the Point Puer Boys’ Prison to add to your experience.

    Wander through the site and have a look at the Penitentiary, the Commandant’s house, the Military Precinct, the Hospital, the Separate Prison, the Asylum, the Paupers’ Mess, Civil Officers’ Row and the Convict Church.  Explore Government Gardens, take a walk out to the Dockyard, and climb the hill to the Convict Water Supply Trail.

    Join a Museum House Talk at our two furnished museum homes to hear about the lives of the free settlers at Port Arthur, and search for your ancestors at the Convict Study Centre.

    Visit the Port Cafe or the Museum Coffee Shop for lunch and either dine in, or take a picnic out onto the lawns.

    Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop before you leave to pick up a souvenir to remind you of your visit.

    What better to way to finish off a day exploring Port Arthur than with a tasty meal at Felons Bistro, followed by a Ghost Tour.

     

    Recommended tickets: Site Entry Pass with Isle of the Dead & Point Puer, followed by After Dark Pass