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Port Arthur Escapes Tour

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Peninsula Singers performance in the Port Arthur Asylum

An Evening of Stunning Music

Festival of Voices presents Concordis Chamber Choir and the Tasman Peninsula Singers

Port Arthur Historic Site from above

Port Arthur Historic Site

Pre-bookings essential

Ariel shot of Port Arthur Historic Site

Your experience starts here

Site entry tickets are valid for 2 days and include a harbour cruise, a self-guided audio experience, complimentary site talks. Site entry is required to be booked with any additional tour.

Opening Hours

The Port Arthur Historic Site is open everyday from 9:00am until 5:00pm (closed Christmas Day).

Pricing

Adult: $47
Child: $22
Concession: $38

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Do you believe in ghosts?

As the sun sets, come out to the dark grounds of the Port Arthur Historic Site for your 90-minute, lantern-lit Ghost Tour. Follow your expert guide through some of Port Arthur’s more infamous buildings, ruins and hear vivid stories of unexplained events.

Tour Times

Tours currently depart at 6:00pm and 8:00pm

Pricing

Adult: $35
Child: $18

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What's On

There are a range of complimentary guide talks  as well as additional tours and special events available each day.  Scroll down for more information about what’s on today and in coming days.

Guide Talks

Commandant’s House
PenitentiaryJunior Medical Officer’sConvict ChurchSeparate Prison
10:00am 10:30am
12:00pm11:45am11:30am
1:30pm1:00pm1:30pm1:00pm
2:30pm2:00pm2:00pm
3:30pm3:00pm

Tours and Events

Escape from Port Arthur

Surrender your freedom for 1 hour to take this exciting tour where you will meet cunning criminal character who went to extreme measures to escape from Port Arthur.

Available in addition to standard site entry fees.
guide conduction tour of the cemetery island

Isle of the Dead cemetery tour

Disembark the Harbour Cruise for a 40-minute guided tour around the final resting place for many convicts, soldiers and free settlers.

Available in addition to standard site entry fees.
A Port Arthur Guide in uniform gestures towards the ruins of the Penitentiary watched in interest by two visitors

Convict Tour

The first convict tour started the day the prison colony closed in 1877.  We welcome you to join this tradition with one of our experienced guides providing the essential history of Port Arthur and its significance as a secondary punishment station.  The Convict Tour runs for approximately 45 minutes and is our most accessible tour…

Available in addition to standard site entry fees.

Shades of Port Arthur

Join our guide as the light wanes and they share stories of ghostly stories in this 90-minute tour of the Commandant’s House, Guard Tower and the old hospital.

This tour is only available separate to Port Arthur Site Entry
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four friends smiling and enjoying a burger and salad in the port arthur cafe

Eat + Drink at Port Arthur

We offer a range of dining options across the site open daily

four friends smiling and enjoying a burger and salad in the port arthur cafe

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Acknowledgement of country

We would like to acknowledge that the Port Arthur Historic Site is built on unceded Aboriginal land. We pay respect to the Palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) Community, their Elders past and present.