Journey across Port Arthur’s harbour to visit two of the site’s most enigmatic places – Point Puer Boys’ Prison and the Isle of the Dead.
Point Puer was the British Empire’s first separate prison for boys, which over its 15-year history, held more than 3000 prisoners, some as young as nine. And, just over the water from Point Puer, the tiny Isle of the Dead was the final resting place for over 1000 of Port Arthur’s people, from convicts to officers, women and children.
Combine the Isle of the Dead and Point Puer tours with your site entry ticket to fully experience everything the site has to offer. While you can take both of these tours in a single day, we recommend making the most of your two-day site entry, and spreading the experiences over a couple of days, to allow enough time to explore more of the house museums and interpretation around the site.
Tours depart at 11:00am and 1:00pm daily (except Christmas Day), subject to weather conditions.
Tour duration is approximately three hours return.
Please note Point Puer Boys’ Prison Tour and Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour will not be running from Monday 13th August to Monday 10th September 2018 inclusive. This closure is necessary because our Conservation Team are undertaking work along the walkways on the Isle of the Dead. This is to protect the sensitive environment on this small island, allowing for an improved visitor experience in a setting that has significant World Heritage and cultural values.
Site entry is included with your combined Point Puer Boys’ Prison and Isle of the Dead tour.
Tours are subject to availability. This tour is conducted outdoors. There are no facilities or shelters on the Isle of the Dead or Point Puer, so come prepared for all weather.
The Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys’ Prison Tour is not recommended for people with restricted mobility.