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Fascinating place

You get a guided tour with your entry fee. Well worth it. It’s a very hilly place so wear comfy... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
rosrog07
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Kilmore, Australia
Amazing.

Absolutely surprised that human beings (just like us) were actually treated under the conditions... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
canningbob
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Melton, Australia
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18 Jul 2018
“Fascinating place”
21 May 2018
“Amazing.”
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

You get a guided tour with your entry fee. Well worth it. It’s a very hilly place so wear comfy shoes. Lots of walking. It is very interesting. You get a boat ride included in your entry fee. Make sure you allocate the time to...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Absolutely surprised that human beings (just like us) were actually treated under the conditions that existed 250 years ago. More surprising is that many of them survived to be placed among the community and went on to be recorded in history as people who led...More

Thank canningbob
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Loved this place! A photographer's paradise! The history of the site is poignant. The evidence of hardship is there, from the isolation to the living conditions. The prisoner stalls in the church are the most impressive and give you a taste of how the prisoners...More

1  Thank RMCOttawa
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Arrived 9.00am and left 10.00pm. Did some of the tours, Guides were very informative and insightful. Easily spend a whole day although information overload by the end of the day. A very interesting place and history. We were in Norfolk Island a year ago and...More

1  Thank emmacdam
Reviewed 29 January 2018

All the convict sites around Hobart are well worth visiting and taking time. A number of myths regarding transportation have been dispelled and the reality of the tough life revealed. In Hobart is the WOmens factory and at Port Arthur is the large mens penal...More

1  Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Another wonderful historical site. Free entry, self guided tour. Allow about 3 hours to fully enjoy.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Port Arthur is a huge site, you could easily spend a whole day here soaking up the historical ambience and strolling amongst the many buildings; the penitentiary, hospital, lunatic asylum, the island of the dead and various officials quarters are among the many attractions. To...More

1  Thank Jack P
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Tasman Peninsular abounds in the history of Australia’s convict past. The best and most well known is the Port Arthur Historic Site but it does not take much effort to discover remnants of convict built roads, bridges and buildings all over the area as...More

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A reflection on our past, can assist us to create our future and there is lots to reflect on at Port Arthur World Heritage site. Easy to get around and you can touch and feel and really start to understand a most important part of...More

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