Port Arthur Historic Site: 2-Day Pass to Explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed Convict Site
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Port Arthur
Immerse yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed convict site. Explore over 30 historic buildings and ruins with a 2-day pass, including a self-guided audio experience and complimentary site talks and harbour cruise.
Duration: 2 days
Cancellation: 6 days learn more
  • Port Arthur Historic Site - The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, located 90 minutes’ drive southeast of Hobart, brings Australia’s early convict history to life.

The Port Arthur Historic Site covers 100 acres of gardens and grounds, with more than 30 historic buildings and ruins to explore.

We recommend you purchase your tickets online in advance. All entry passes are valid for two consecutive days and include a harbour cruise, a self-guided audio experience and complimentary site talks throughout the day.

What's Included
  • Harbour cruise
  • Complimentary site talks by expert guides
  • Self-guided audio experience
  • Access to historic buildings and ruins for two consecutive days
  • Visitor’s information guide with a map of the site
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Port Arthur Historic Site is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed convict site located just 1.5 hours drive from Hobart CBD. There is so much to explore with over 30 historic buildings and ruins which is why every ticket is valid for two-day consecutive days and includes a self-guided audio experience that can be downloaded to your mobile device as a podcast. Also included are complimentary site talks by expert guides at key locations every day and a harbour cruise.

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tours depart from the foyer at the Port Arthur Historic Site Visitors Centre. The Visitors Centre also offers cafe/bistro, free parking, and visitor information.
Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.

Customer Ratings
(205 Ratings)
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Apr 20, 2024
This was an absolutely brilliant day - I’m writing this at the end of my day at the site. It’s been an absolutely fantastic day. My head is buzzing with new information and some really spectacular photographs taken today. We are going back in tomorrow for a second look around. I strongly encourage people to take up the free talks that are spotted around the place at different times during the day. The speakers that we dealt with were absolutely engaging. A very special thank you to Carl and Jet. The food is quite pricey, but it’s a really nice place to sit and eat. The place certainly has a vibe about it, but in absolute contrast it’s absolutely beautiful. Going to the site of the Old cafe was quite confronting, but it’s done really nicely to commemorate the victims from 1996. But it’s one tiny part of what happened here. We did the ghost to the night before, which was magnificent, and we also went to the Isle of the dead which again was brilliantly presented by Andrew. We took the free boat trip out and around as well I strongly encourage people to visit this place, it’s a place of spectacular sadness but also of quite spectacular history too. I guarantee you will walk away learning something completely fascinating.
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Apr 16, 2024
…. émotion about thé... - …. émotion about thé history of the place …. .nice and proper … friendly staff …. easy to find … but - no cash possible …
Review provided by Viator
Apr 14, 2024
So much to see - give yourself plenty of time! Put your walking shoes on, and be prepared to learn some history! - Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to see all of the available exhibits in this fabulous place. We would recommend joining one of the tours (we did the commandants tour - additional fee to the entrance fee), it would have been good to add in the island of the dead tour, but this was also and additional fee. We chose the harbour cruise instead, which was good and free too! We timed our arrival a little later in the morning, as we had booked into a ghost tour at night, and figured we might be ‘hanging around’ between day and night - the site closed at 5 pm and the ghost tour was at 6.30. It turned out we didn’t get round all of the site during the day which was a little disappointing (our fault), but the lovely staff in the restaurant managed to squeeze us into the restaurant for dinner before the ghost tour. All in all it was an excellent day/night!
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Apr 5, 2024
Visit to remember! - Absolutely beautiful place to visit,immaculately presented and full of amazing historical detail.Our trip was made even more special with the help of the trolley driver Mick who gave us access to a number of buildings involving lots of walking which was a problem for us at present.
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Mar 28, 2024
Wonderful.tourist attraction - Lovely place to visit. If your interested in strolling around gardens and seeing all.Port Arthur has to offer 2 day pas is great value
Review provided by Viator
Mar 14, 2024
A brilliant experience. - The 20 minute boat trip and the memorial garden. We also enjoyed learning more about Port Arthur from the free talks.
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May 8, 2024
Sad place of wonderful history - Loved the whole place, sad sad stories from a time long ago. Such a different time and way of life! The grounds were beautiful and we loved all the colours of the leaves
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Mar 17, 2024
Great trip out - Enjoyable visit to Port Arthur A bit on the expensive side for things to do, wasn’t keen on the harbour cruise but glad to have done it. Nice to have a wine and listen to the tour guide who spoke incredibly well Isn’t a place that I would revisit all the time Loads of walking which was nice as it was sunny
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May 2, 2024
Very disappointed - I love a good prison tour & the history that goes with it & we were very disappointed with this one. The boat tour was really good though. Random plaques around that told more about people than being associated with the sites they were at. No mock ups of how the prisioners lived, no information that we could find about their conditions or punishments etc. So disappointed the asylum was closed. Got over it all pretty quickly, done & dusted in three hours. The likes of alcatraz & fremantle are 100 times better!!
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Apr 10, 2024
Tassie trip - Too commercial,expensive, no value,they need to do a lot more, especially the night tours,much better places to see for free.Food is especially over the top.would not recommended it
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up to 10 guests
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July 2024