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Port Arthur Historic Site

Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
+61 3 6251 2310
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US$ 120.44*
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Small-Group Tasmania Convict Trail and Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart
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US$ 31.31*
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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass
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US$ 100.37*
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
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The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. It has won many awards and has been called one of Australia's great tourism destinations. The Site combines rich history and scenic beauty to tell the stories of the harsh discipline and determined industry of the settlement. It is a place to discover Australian history and connect with the origins of Australian culture.
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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
+61 3 6251 2310
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Reviewed yesterday

Port Arthur has come a long way as a tourist attraction in 15 years although the threads are familiar. It is a great place to roam freely and take your own picnic but the entry fee includes the boat cruise to Cemetery Island and a...More

Thank ColinHill116
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spend the day there and take your time to see everything. It should be on any visitor to Tasmania's 'to do' list. The old buildings and grounds are spectacular and the broad arrow cafe memorial is very well done.

Thank Owen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to this place brings chilling reminder of Auschwitz like camps run 100-75 years earlier by the British .Though there were no gas chambers but atrocities perpetrated by the British here were equally inhuman . This is an eye opener .Please check and take...More

Thank pilgrim_gsa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tickets to the site are two day tickets - it is probably advisable to visit over two days as there is a lot to see and experience. The site is quite amazing as it is but seeing photos of how it was is another matter....More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you come to Tasmania and base yourself in Hobart, Port Arthur Historic Site is definitely a must do. Please put this on your list of things to do. It’s an easy 1.5 hour drive from Hobart and a beautiful half day visit if you...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 5 days ago

You need to get to the site early or arrange to stay overnight and come back for a second day (no extra charge they allow you to return). Well set out with great guides and friendly staff. Food is good and reasonably priced. The included...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A so called natural prison built in 19th century, lot of stories to hear from the tour guide when we visited Port Arthur historic site. We even sailed across the lake to see where is the Isle of Dead where 1100 lives buried on it...More

Thank sendo7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very important site in Tasmania. It is a beautiful spot after a lovely drive . Get a tour guide and they will help with the history and put everything in context. The buildings are beautiful. The history is unbelievable. This is the...More

Thank canada777-1207
Reviewed 6 days ago

Set in a beautiful location, there are myriad buildings in various states of ruin. There are free informative talks and lots of info and artifacts in each of the buildings about tough life in a penal colony. The site is made up of many buildings,...More

Thank georgiamiles
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this historic site in September. There are some beautifulbuildings to lookaround and the feel of history is almost tangible. The initial tour is well worth taking and we found the guide to be knowledgable and helpful and was obviously interested in passing his experience...More

Thank Steve W
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9 October 2017|
Response from PortArthurSite | Property representative |
Hi ersatz, Thank you for your query and yes we are pleased to confirm we offer a 15% discount for visitors with a National Trust Membership. Warm regards, Port Arthur Historic Site
dasun s
20 August 2017|
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Response from pohcrofter | Reviewed this property |
There are charges to visit this attraction, depending on what you choose to see/ do there. If the ship is calling on Hobart, I would expect the ship to offer a tour to this attraction (quite a long coach ride from Hobart, I... More
Lee-Anne F
1 August 2017|
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Response from Frank M | Reviewed this property |
No BBQ at PA just take picnic basket or eat at shops. Enjoy😃