Port Arthur Historic Site Ghost Tour

Port Arthur Historic Site Ghost Tour

From $21.18 per person

As darkness falls upon the Historic Site of Port Arthur, undertake a tour full of mystery and intrigue. Discover how Port Arthur transitions into a haunting place after sunset on this 90 minute lantern-lit ghost tour.

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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting time 11:59 PM
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  • Experience a 90 minute ghost tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Discover one of Australia's most haunted locations by lantern light
  • Hear haunted tales dating back over 25 years
  • Receive a Certificate of Bravery and Courage at the end of your tour
  • Enjoy a spooky atmosphere and exclusive access to sites after hours
Full description
As the sun sets and the grounds of Port Arthur Historic Site go dark, you will launch into an exciting 90 minute, lantern-lit ghost tour. Follow your expert guide through some of Port Arthur’s more infamous buildings and ruins and hear vivid stories of unexplained events that have baffled and alarmed convicts, free settlers, soldiers and visitors. More than 1000 people died at Port Arthur during its 47-year history as a penal settlement and some people say that the souls of the departed have never left. Documented ghost stories have been associated with Port Arthur since 1870, adding to Port Arthur’s haunted reputation with people's personal accounts of paranormal activity. As the lantern light guides you through the darkness and strange stories unfold, you will discover Port Arthur’s secrets and decide for yourself if the tales are true.
  • Exclusive tour by lantern light around the Port Arthur Historical Site
  • Access to the site after dark
  • Experienced tour guide sharing haunted tales
  • Transport to and from the historic site
  • Food and drinks
  • Any other additional tours onsite
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Port Arthur Historic Site, 6973 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur TAS, 7182, Australia

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Know before you go

  •  Please make your own way from Hobart to Port Arthur Historic Site
  •  Tours are subject to availability, you can expect confirmation or offer for alternate dates within 48-hours via email from local tour privider
  •  This is a guided, lantern-lit walking tour that includes a two kilometre walk around the site at night
  •  Tours operate in most weather conditions, so make sure you’re prepared for the conditions
  •  This ghost tour is not recommended for people with restricted mobility
Customer reviews

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4.6 / 5

based on 149 reviews

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Our experience was fantastic we loved the whole tour from start to finish . We have walked around the Port Arthur site through the day but the night tour was a completely different experience for an hour and a half wish it could of gone on longer there is so much to see and hear about ..

February 20, 2020

After volunteering my sister (Deb) to hold the special lantern for David (our tour guide) we set off. It was fantastic david’s Enthusiasm was infectious. The stories he told kept us on edge and with one member of our group seeing a ghost all of us hearing strange noises I knew I wasn’t going to be able to sleep that night. To safely get to the end of the tour in one piece was awesome- thankyou David for scaring the #### out of me. I pretty proud of earning my bravery certificate. You were fantastic David! Regard Christine

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December 5, 2019

Fantastic, excellent narrative and great jump scares, great atmosphere

We had a great time. The guide, Glenn was very good. He created a great atmosphere and had some excellent stories which he mixed with humour to add to a great experience. My 13 year old son was picked as a lantern bearer which made his day. My 9 year old son walked with his brother and had a great time. The atmosphere was creepy. The stories were sad, scary sometimes funny and beautifully told. We would do it again

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September 29, 2019

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