Discover the award winning World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site to connect with Australia’s convict past, and the history, that has helped shaped the nation. For more than forty years until its closure in 1877, Port Arthur was a penal settlement as well as a military and industrial centre, encompassing mining, farming, timber cutting, boat building and many other trades.
Visitors can discover amazing stories and the epic history of Port Arthur as they interact with the Site through a variety of interpretive experiences, including guided tours, harbour cruise, audio iPod tour, multimedia presentations, restored houses, museum displays, the Convict Study Centre, Lottery of Life interpretation gallery, as well as a high-tech audio installation at the Dockyard.
The Port Arthur Historic Site offers excellent visitor services, including two cafes, Felons Bistro, the Gift Shop, on-site transport for those with limited mobility, restrooms, and a Tasmanian Visitor Information Network (TVIN) desk. Not to be missed are the magnificent gardens, parkland, ruins and historic buildings and short walking trails through the natural bush that surrounds the Site.
As there is a lot to see and do at Port Arthur, Site Entry Passes are valid for two consecutive days, and include a 45 minute guided Introductory Walking Tour and a 25 minute Harbour Cruise. At night, the After Dark pass combines the ever popular Ghost Tour with a two course dinner at Felons Bistro.
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