This experience is available in addition to Port Arthur Entry

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In the 1800s, whenever any guests or dignitaries visited the convict colony, the Commandant would host a tour of the facilities. This 90-minute small group guided walking tour takes you on a deeper dive in to the history of Port Arthur as you are escorted through the most significant buildings including the Penitentiary, the Commandant’s House, the Separate Prison, and the Convict Church.


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.

Tour Times

Tours depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 12.30pm.  Tours run for approximately 90 minutes over a distance of approximately 2 kilometres.

Tour Prices

Adult $30
Child $15
Family $90

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