Guided tour

Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket

Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket

From US$ 30.07 per person

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site brings Australia’s early convict history to life. Site entry tickets are valid for two consecutive days and include a guided walking tour, harbor cruise, and access to historic ruins.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

The experience
  • Enjoy a 40-minute introductory guided walking tour
  • Learn of the importance of the maritime history of the site with a 25-minute harbor cruise
  • Explore over 100-acres of the Historic Site with an entry ticket valid for two consecutive days
  • Discover how the penal colony operated with over 30 historic buildings and ruins onsite to explore
Full description
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 availability.
Includes
  • Site Entry Ticket (valid for two consecutive days)
  • 40-minute Introductory Guided Walking Tour
  • 25-minute Harbor Cruise
  • Access to more than 30 historic buildings, ruins, gardens and restored houses on the site
  • Shuttle buggy service for people who may have restricted mobility
  • Food and drinks
  • Transport to and from the site
  • Any other optional tours at the site
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Select the Family Pass option when booking if your group includes 2 adults and up to 6 children ages 7-17
  • Entry ticket does not include Isle of Dead, Point Puer, or Ghost tours; these are available for purchase separately on GetYourGuide
  • Cruise ship passengers are not required to pay site entry
  • A shuttle buggy service for people with restricted mobility is available on site between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm daily with an extended service offered during summer
  • Walking tour and cruise departure times will be allocated on arrival or you can contact the local operator after booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 100 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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After our guided tour we just walked around and explored the history and beauty of Port Arthur. We also enjoyed the harbor cruise which was included in the entry ticket. This place is bursting with history yet the gardens are just so beautiful and relaxing to walk through. Highly recommended doing a tour to get all the background history first before setting off on your own. Also do the ghost tour at night - amazing

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November 17, 2019

Amazing. Learned so much and the guides were brilliant.

The site is very spread out,but there are courtesy vehicles that can drop you at each one. Powerful history and you learn a lot. Would recommend it to all. There are a few different tours to enjoy we visited the site for about 5 hours then went back at night for the ghost tour which was really good. The site entry allows you two days if needed to see it all. Staff are very knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions you have. We enjoyed a nice lunch. Would suggest getting there early as it gets very busy.

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October 10, 2019

Very informative and interesting

I found this to be a great experience, my sister and I went and really enjoyed it , we stayed on the bus for the whole tour due to time issue, the driver was friendly and safe. It took us to a lot of places we wouldn’t otherwise have seen. I highly recommend this tour

May 1, 2019

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