Port Arthur Historic Site84 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia
- Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-362512310
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Unesco Site
The Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to 18th and 19th century when it was used as a convict settlement. Nestled on the Tasman Peninsula, it is sprawled over forty hectares of landscaped area with thirty historical buildings and period homes, some ruined while some have been restored. Your entry ticket will be valid up to two days during which you can enjoy a Harbour Cruise, explore the museum, take the Introductory Guided Tour, or visit the Dockyard site, Interpretation Gallery, and Convict Study Centre. Port Arthur Historic Site also lets you explore the Port Arthur Island Cemetery, Isle of the Dead and the Point Puer Boys Prison. Lookouts and picnic areas are there, and the venue can be rented for private programs.
How to Reach Port Arthur Historic Site
- Buses 750-751 to stop -Port Arthur Historic Site Bus Interchange
Port Arthur Historic Site Reviews & Ratings
A beautiful place to expend half day. Charming, well taken care of, we (my husband, my son and daughter-in-law) very much enjoyed walking around.
Great tour guide, facilities, displays and historical park. A lot to see and do here and you'd need to take a couple of hours for a decent visit. Plenty of parking at the front and ticket cost was decent too, we got one that covered a guided tour and a ferry ride. The grass contains a lot of kangaroo poo so I'd recommend enclosed shoes and definitely not wear your best pair. Overall it was an interesting visit and worthwhile cause to support the preservation of a place with such historical significance.
This is definitely a must see destination if you are ever in Tasmania. In my opinion, there is more to learn and understand of the story of our penal settlements by actually visiting them and being guided by a local tour guide, rather than what is written any history book.
This place is worth a visit when visiting Tasmania, its a big place so give yourself the whole day to explore and learn about the history of our past and how the convict got sent out to Australia from UK. BUT be warned, the convict curse is very real, NEVER take any remains of ruin home with you as souvenirs, even the smallest part of a brick. The curse will bring constant bad luck to one's life.
Very interesting. Alot to see.