Yes we’re open Christmas Day
9am – 3pm
We welcome visitors on Christmas day with services available from 9am including the Visitor Centre, historic houses, introductory guided tours and our Gift Shop (open from 10am). Our Guides will also be available in various locations around the site to provide information.
We apologise but some of our services will be closed this day including:
- Junior Medical Officer’s House – Closed
- 1830 Restaurant and Bar – Closed
- Harbour cruises, Isle of the Dead and Point Puer tours- Unavailable
- Escape from Port Arthur tour – Unavailable
- Ghost tours – Unavailable this evening
Please note that our site will close at 3pm and there will be no access or parking from 2pm.
We will also welcome passengers on board the Pacific Jewel cruise ship on Christmas Day.
Port Arthur has a naturally deep harbour which lended itself perfectly to the arrival of large ships back in the convict era. Today we welcome a select number of cruise ships each year. Passengers arrive by tender to the jetty in the morning to explore the site as well as join tours of the wider region. This activity is often limited to the morning hours with passengers returning back to the ship by midday.