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Port Arthur Historic Site

Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
+61 3 6251 2310
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Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass
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US$20.95*
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Port Arthur Ghost Tour
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US$114.64*
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15-Minute Sea Cliffs and Convicts Helicopter Flight from Port Arthur
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ghost tour” (397 reviews)
“walking tour” (263 reviews)
“boat trip” (205 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
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+61 3 6251 2310
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"walking tour"
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"point puer"
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"boys prison"
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"separate prison"
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"memorial garden"
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"entry ticket"
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"visiting tasmania"
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Even though we have been to Port Arthur 3 times before over many years its always fascinating and you see and learn something new. Fabulous history well preserved in a park like setting easy to slowly walk around and inspect the many buildings or get...More

Thank speaktruly
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a great day to wander the site, blue skies and light winds. We recommemd getting there early (opens at 9am) as by 1pm there were so many people. We bypassed the guided tour and the boat tour, just so many people. There is...More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a stunning site well Maintained and up kept perfectly. While MyPartner and I loved the historical side we did find our tour allowed 5 hours including a 20 min harbour tour which for us was plenty of time to have a decent look around...More

Thank Lee B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having driven from north east Tasmania and on day 19 of our trip around Australia we were not sure of what to expect. Not being Australian we knew very little of what went on at Port Arthur and were only going on recommendation of our...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What’s to say about Port Arthur? Amazing historic place. Such an important part of Australia’s history and just so captivating. We spent about 4 hours there and still missed too much. The walking tour was informative and very rewarding. I love everything about the place....More

Thank Kellie G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Standard ticket is good with access to waking tour and ferry cruise. Polite staff and decently informed tour guides. Would have preferred tour guide to go more into depth, and overall wasn’t the cheapest. Cafe be warned however is pretty sub par, with below average...More

Thank TheGoodFoodDude
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes, this is very Historic but there is no real ambiance to it. At $39 per person entry I thought this a bit steep for what we saw. It would be brilliant if they could have some reinactments going on. Kids would certainly find this...More

Thank midgybabe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here, taking the cruise out to see Point Puer and the Isle of the Dead and took a tour with a guide who was excellent and entertaining. Another day we self-guided around other parts of the site and thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Trimley11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive visitors centre and well maintained tourist attraction. The entry into the park also gives you a ticket to the 30 minute introductory tour of main historical areas and the port cruise which allows you to see the isle of the dead and Point...More

Thank FijiFriends
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well organised from parking through tours and signage. The girl we had for our complimentary walking tour was outstanding- funny and knowledgeable. The signage everywhere was very detailed and it was great to walk around and explore after the walking tour. The gardens and...More

Thank travelingaussie0
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Heather C
9 April 2018|
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Response from Nishantha P | Reviewed this property |
The cruise is at the site itself. When you purchase the ticket, you can ask them for the times available and slot yourself in :)
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Lisa M
13 February 2018|
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Response from Anthea E G | Reviewed this property |
We did not feel that it was crowded at all. There were lots of tour groups going in different directions and because the area was so vast.
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vansydney
24 January 2018|
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Response from Cathie D | Reviewed this property |
We booked it on the day at the main entrance. You can book it online via their website too if you'd prefer.
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