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Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket

1. Port Arthur Historic Site Entry Ticket

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.

Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

2. Port Arthur Tour & Cruise Day Trip from Hobart

Depart Hobart at 07:30 on a full-day tour exploring Tasmania’s ruthless convict past, and experience the rugged landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula along the way. Start with a visit to the well-preserved colonial village of Richmond, where sights include Australia's oldest bridge still in use. Then, head south to the Tasman Peninsula and enter the Tasman National Park for some amazing views of the coastline and sea. Upon arrival at the Port Arthur Historic Site, learn the story of the convict settlement and the chilling realities of life as a prisoner amid the preserved jail ruins on a guided tour. Hear more about the penal colony's terrible past. Take a cruise of the harbor to see the site from a different perspective, and get a look at the Isle of the Dead where those who died at the prison were laid to rest in mass graves. Return to Hobart, and benefit from the opportunity to stop by the remarkable geological formations of the Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and Blow Hole. Get dropped off in Hobart at approximately 17:30 at the end of the tour services.

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4.9 / 5

based on 678 reviews

The bus picked us up on time and drove to Richmond for a coffee and snacks.The whole journey,Garth gave a very interesting talk about the landscape and the history. Port Arthur wonderful,despite the weather. I would highly recommend this tour.

This was such a fantastic and worthwhile visit. The guided tour is a must. So informative and gives you such a great insight to Port Arthur and it’s history. Include the harbour tour and your day is complete.

Excellent informative Guided Tour and Harbour Cruise . Josh was very knowledgeable and respectful about this terrible part of our history. Highly recommend.

It was an amazing site, we had a lovely guide take the role of one of the convicts and bring the history alive.

It was interesting. We enjoyed the introductory tour, the boat ride and the ghost tour at night.