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Port Arthur Ghost Tours

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Address: Arthur Highway | Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6251 2310
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18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tasmania's original and best Ghost Tour, in one of Australia's most...

Tasmania's original and best Ghost Tour, in one of Australia's most significant heritage sites. After night falls, the history can feel very close indeed!Tours run nightly, rain or not, (except Christmas Day) and last approximately 90 minutes.We also offer visitors the chance to do some serious ghost hunting at Port Arthur on our exciting new adults-only, late night Paranormal Investigation Experience. Learn how to conduct paranormal investigations using the latest scientific techniques and equipment, then test for paranormal activity in what are reputedly some of Australia's most haunted buildings. Operates on the last Saturday of each month.

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US$ 19.40*
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Port Arthur Ghost Tour
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US$ 28.71*
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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass

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The ghost tour was great. Your eyes will need some time to adjust as it is completely dark but if you stay close to the person holding the lantern you'll be okay. The tour itself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is an interesting idea but it just did not quite work for me. The stories were long and not as interesting as I thought they would be. Our guide was a nice chap but just did not build the atmosphere in these stories; some cheap tricks like shouting unexpectedly spooked the kids and teenagers, well, maybe not... More 

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Thank pacyf
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Dear pacyc, Thanks for choosing to experience one of our Ghost Tours on your visit to Port Arthur. Each of our guides will tailor the tour to real life experiences that have happened on site that have happened to themselves or other guests as well as tales that have come from those that have spent time living in the area.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the Port Arthur historic site we had the After Dark Ghost Tour booked through our travel agent. We were not disappointed! This tour is highly intriguing and the host was intoxicating with his method of explaining the ghostly past of Port Arthur. Thoroughly enjoyable and a must do if your visiting the site. Travellers from Sydney Australia.

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Thank Chad S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the effort, carry a beany and some warm clothes as can get quite chilly. Be prepared for an hour and a half of walking, some parts on uneven ground so wear comfortable shoes or boots.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ghost tour was great. Your eyes will need some time to adjust as it is completely dark but if you stay close to the person holding the lantern you'll be okay. The tour itself was lots of fun, the guide did their best to make us jump and keep it entertaining, my only issue was other people on the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was Ellie. I thought she was a great story teller and very eloquent. She made the tour very interesting. Although we didn't have any ghostly experiences we weren't worried too much about that.

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Thank Lorraine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we didn't see any ghosts it was still a little eery wandering around in the dark with only a few torches to light the way. Our guide was quite a character and had quite a few stories to tell. We took our 9 month old who slept most of the way even through a bit of loud story telling.... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the fine dining and ghost tour package, food was fine dining and amazing highly recommend eating there, tour was ok , goes for 1.5 hrs, we walked thru a beautiful old church and went into a couple of old houses , i would have preferred to do the tour around the jail and old ruins ect, hard to take... More 

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PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Dear Colida2014, Thanks for visiting us and taking park in the After Dark package. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and lovely to read you thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Thank you for your feedback on the Ghost Tour, the tours are built around highlighting the iconic tales of the site that occurred after dark hence... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but our guide Meadh with her knowledge on some of the events that occurred during the convict era over the years made the night. It was a warm, clear night full of stories about some of the people who lived and died in the settlement. Well worth doing even though I had no personal ghostly... More 

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Thank Lynn P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to enjoying a good spooky tour of Port Arthur. However, I found it to be not very scary at all. The scariest part was trying not to trip over anything in the dim lighting.

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PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Dear Linda H, Thanks for choosing to experience on of our Historic Ghost Tours on your visit to Port Arthur. Each of our guides will tailor the tour to real life experiences that have happened on site that have happened to themselves or other guests as well as tales that have come from those that have spent time living in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great tour by our guide Claire. She had great insight into the site and the ghostd that haunt the grounds. Her story telling was great and made the experience all the more thrilling!

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