Escape from Port Arthur (60 minutes)

How would you have tried to escape? 

Uncover the stories of convicts who dared to escape from Port Arthur and where their escapades took them. From a convict disguised in kangaroo skins who attempted to get past the guards, to plotting and executing cunning schemes to outsmart the vicious dog line; in the world of convict escapes, seizing an opportunity was key. Would you have attempted to run from the guards, braving the elements with no food, water, or knowledge of the land?  Prepare to uncover the tales of those who dared to defy the odds.

Join us for our 60-minute Escape from Port Arthur tour. You’ll find yourself in the shoes of former convicts weighing up the risks of fleeing vs staying while discovering the extraordinary acts of courage and determination of convicts.


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.


Adult $20
Child $10
Family $60

*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.

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