Port Arthur was the perfect place for a prison – it was remote and isolated by both the foreboding natural landscape and deep tempestuous seas. Despite the perilous odds, escape attempts were frequent and took many forms.
Convicts went to extreme measures, men whose desire for freedom far outweighed any fear of consequences. They were not intimidated by authority and were more than willing to risk severe punishment and ultimately survival.
Join us for a 60 minute tour to meet the convicts who risked everything to Escape Port Arthur.
The Escape tour covers a range of steep terrain over 1.5 kilometres and is not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility. This tour is conducted outdoors, so we recommend you come prepared for all kinds of Tasmanian weather.
Tours run for approximately one hour return and depart daily from the Visitor Centre at 11:00am & 3:00pm.
*tour prices are in addition to normal site entry fees
Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Bookings are essential.