Commandant’s Tour (90 minutes)

Delve deeper into the stories of the colony

In the 1800s, whenever any guests or dignitaries visited the convict colony, the Commandant would host a tour of the facilities.  You will explore the site’s most significant buildings, including the Penitentiary, the Separate Prison, and the Convict Church. As you tour the site and the buildings, your expert guide will offer fascinating insights into the people and characters who lived, worked, and served their time at Port Arthur.


Tours depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 10:00am & 12.30pm.  Tours run for approximately 90 minutes over a distance of approximately 2 kilometres.  Tour size is limited to 15 people.

These tours operate in most weather conditions, so please be sure to be prepared for the conditions.

As a walking tour over a distance of 2 kilometres over some inclined terrain, this tour may not be suitable for people with restricted mobility.


Adult $30
Child $15
Family $90

Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings are essential

* tour prices are in addition to normal site entry fees

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