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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
+61 3 6251 2310
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Reviewed today

The free walking tour at the start of the day was really good, set us up for the day and we decided a route around the site. The history is great, a sad place but lots of buildings and ruins to walk round and plenty...More

Thank lomaxxo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must for anyone visiting Hobart, though it is a sad part of Australian history it's a beautiful place , open and spacious with beautiful gardens and greenery all around , old historic buildings , the boat ride was wonderful, great day to spend here...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a sad but important part of Australia’s history - we only had half a day here but managed to go on two guided tours both of which were outstanding. The guide were informative and entertaining. This is the sort of history Australians learn in...More

1  Thank paulacolby89
Reviewed 4 days ago

The site is magnificent. The guides were wonderful; knowledgable and very interesting to listen to. You could spend days wandering around the buildings and grounds. We stayed for the Ghost Tour and dinner at the restaurant and we weren't disappointed in either of those either....More

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did the walking tour with the lake cruise. Very informative guide and interesting location, lots to see, easy site to navigate.

Thank LMCLongmann
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great day out at thw Port Arthur Historic Site. Included in the ticket price was a site tour with a guide and a 20 min ferry ride on the harbour. Site was very well maintained and preserved and staff were knowledgable and helpful.

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Your ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days, so take you time. My wife & I spent a one and a half days exploring the site. There is some much to see and absorbed that we decided to vist PA ober the two days. The...More

Thank 50SomethingPOM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place as part of our Tasmania tour. We were really happy with the place specially the boat ride that was included in the ticket. Kids loved it. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank rjanad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic convict settlement ruins can be explored within 2-3 hours. A lot of ruins to see along with a 20 min cruise around its coast. Tour guide was very informative and told lots of interesting stories. There is a big cafe too. Good to...More

Thank Sheetal K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Included in your entry fee is a 40 minute walking tour with guide and a short boat ride showing the outlying islands. A return to shore then you are able to wander around to each building. The history of the buildings and the convicts is...More

Thank NthQueenslanders
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20 May 2018|
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Response from whitey09 | Reviewed this property |
Both places are worth a visit. Port Arthur would be of far more interest to children than MONA.
8 May 2018|
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Response from PortArthurSite | Property representative |
Hi Erwynne 1. Thanks for the message. Happy to confirm dogs are allowed on a lead at Port Arthur. There are limitations to access to the cruise and some historic buildings. For more information please ring our reservations... More
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 :)