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Port Arthur Historic Site

Benefit: Single Entry & Audio Tour
Regular Price: Adult HKD 256.44; Child HKD 137.16
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Attraction Highlights

  • Visit this 19th century open-air museum
  • More than 40 hectares to explore
  • More than 30 historical buildings, ruins and gardens to visit
  • Includes 25 minute Harbour cruise
  • Learn about Australia’s colonial history
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Single Entry & Audio Tour

Regular Price: Adult HKD 256.44; Child HKD 137.16
Address Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, TAS 7182
Phone (03) 6251 2310 or 1800 659 101
Email: N/A
Work Hours Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Days Christmas Day
Website http://portarthur.org.au

What to expect

In 1830 the beautiful Tasman Peninsula was chosen by Governor Arthur as the site for a penal colony to house Britain's worst offenders. It was considered an excellent location for a prison because the narrow isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck connecting the Tasman to the mainland acted as a natural barrier. As a centre of industry with fine buildings, shipping, mining and milling, Port Arthur was much more than a convict station. Nonetheless, it's difficult to imagine how tough life must have been here in the 1800s, especially considering the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape on the peninsula.

Things to look out for

Today there are numerous things to do at Port Arthur, which help make it one of Tasmania's premier tourist attractions. Your entry pass allows access to the interpretation centre, a guided walk and 25-minute harbour cruise. On top of this, you will have access to more than 30 historical buildings, ruins and gardens. Port Arthur Cruises also operate tours further afield and Tasmanian Seaplanes have flights over the region.

Helpful Tips

Port Arthur is located on more than 40 hectares of land, so make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes. Most of the historic site is outside, therefore you will need weather appropriate clothes, including a raincoat, sunscreen and a hat.
Address Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, TAS 7182
Phone (03) 6251 2310 or 1800 659 101
Work Hours Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Days Christmas Day
Website http://portarthur.org.au