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  • Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket

    1. Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket

    Enjoy full access to Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula with an entry ticket valid for daytime entry for two consecutive days.  Located 90 minutes from Hobart, the Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Discover fun, interactive experiences for all ages such as the Lottery of Life and the Museum and Convict Study Centre in the Asylum building.  Explore the Convict Water Supply Trail and the Dockyard.  Allow plenty of time to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer! Your admission includes a visitor guide with a map and a 40-minute guided walking tour that gives you a great introduction to Port Arthur, its people, and its past. As part of your admission, you can also enjoy a 25-minute harbor cruise on the MV Marana. The walking tours and cruises run several times a day, subject to availabil...

    Easy to find. Very clean. Beautiful big reception and friendly helpful staff. Introductory tour was great

  • Hobart: Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour

    2. Hobart: Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour

    Departing early from Hobart, you will drive directly to the stunning Tasman Peninsula. This area has amazing history, fascinating stories and spectacular scenery, and is also home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. You will enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, which provides a great vantage point of the surrounding area. Passing through Eaglehawk Neck and “The Dogline”, your guide will share with you some truly amazing history and stories of the area. You will then begin one of Tasmania’s “great short walks”, following a spectacular track of around 2 kilometers along the Waterfall Bay cliff top. From there you will be dropped off for a short visit to the Port Arthur Lavender Farm, where you will enjoy a self-guided wander around the Lavender grounds and can enjoy free samples of the local handmade lavender chocolates and lavender fudge. You will then enter th...

    Was a jam-packed day with lots of variety! The Tasman National Park walk and views were lovely. The Lavender Farm is quite small, so only had 30 minutes there. The tour included entry into the Port Arthur Historic Site and a boat ride. My guide Andrew, and the other travellers in my tour group made the experience even more enjoyable. Would highly recommend for a great day out!

  • Port Arthur: Tour with Isle of the Dead Cruise

    3. Port Arthur: Tour with Isle of the Dead Cruise

    Cross the Tasman Bridge, and head out on the Tasman Highway over the Pittwater Causeway onto Forestier Peninsula. Admire the pristine beauty of Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, and Norfolk Bay. Visit Abel Tasman National Park, where you’ll marvel at the spectacle of the Tasman Arch and enjoy superb views of the rugged coastline. You’ll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devil's Kitchen. Explore Port Arthur, where you’ll take a guided walking tour of the historic convict site, with access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins. See the penitentiary, the separate prison, the commandant's house, and the church.

    Extremely interesting and fascinating insight into the plight of the convicts and Port Arthur's history. Rob the tour guide was excellent.

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What people are saying about Port Arthur Historic Site

Extremely interesting and fascinating insight into the plight of the convicts and Port Arthur's history. Rob the tour guide was excellent.

Such a great tour with an excellent tour guide. Loved having someone telling us about the area and highlights as we travelled.

Easy to find. Very clean. Beautiful big reception and friendly helpful staff. Introductory tour was great

Fantastic trip . Need at least 2 days to see the whole site. We are already planning our next trip

The site is superbly maintained and set among beautiful gardens.