Visitors to Hobart can now book their tickets to the Port Arthur Historic Sites, as well as obtain travel advice, accommodation bookings and itinerary suggestions, at the new Brooke Street Pier.
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) has established a booking office at the new waterfront facility that offers ticket sales for the Port Arthur and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites, as well as travel advice and accommodation bookings to help visitors get the most from their visit.
PAHSMA Director of Tourism Operations Anne McVilly said the Brooke Street facility offered visitors the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the many offerings at the World Heritage listed sites before they set out on their journey.
“It’s a great opportunity for those who haven’t been able to do much research or planning to get some first-hand advice on the options and to decide whether they’d like to stay a night or two in the Port Arthur area to fully experience and explore all that it has to offer,” said Ms McVilly.
“The Cascades Female Factory’s reputation is growing, however the exposure to visitors offered by the Brooke Street outlet will also help raise its profile and help visitors find out about the convict women’s story.”
In addition to ticket sales and travel information, the Port Arthur outlet at Brooke Street also offers a museum-quality interpretive display, with a small collection of artefacts providing a glimpse of life in the convict era.
Information about the artefacts and the visitor experiences at the Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites, are available in English and Chinese, and on interactive iPad devices. Brochures and maps are also available.
The facility is open seven days a week.