The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, located 90 minutes’ drive from Hobart is Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site. There is a lot to see and do with more than 30 historic buildings and ruins to explore over 100 acres so you’ll want to allow a minimum 3-4 hours. That said, your site entry ticket is valid for two consecutive days and includes an introductory guided tour, harbour cruise, access to the Port Arthur Gallery, house museums and the gardens. Additional tours of the Isle of the Dead can be included with the harbour cruise, or hear of the many escape attempts with the Escape from Port Arthur Tour. Visitors can cover the highlights of the site with their own guide on the Commandant’s Carriage Tour. For the brave, the ever-popular Ghost Tour runs after dark.replacenewlinereplacenewline1830 Restaurant and Bar open from 4 pm offers views across the World Heritage Site and is a perfect place to relax after a day exploring. The Head Chef showcases local producers and their seasonal products.

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Around Port Arthur TAS 7182

Our Picks on what to Do in Port Arthur TAS

Maingon Blowhole

Port Arthur Historic Site

Memorial Garden (Port Arthur)

Our Picks on where to Stay in Port Arthur TAS

NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park

Burilda Waters Port Arthur Accommodation

Stewarts Bay Lodge

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Port Arthur TAS

Port Arthur Lavender Farm

Gabriel's on the Bay

1830 Restaurant and Bar, Port Arthur

Shopping in Port Arthur TAS

Community Services  

Port Arthur Visitor Information Centre TAS
6973 Arthur Highway,

Tasman Councils TAS
1713 Main Road,

Port Arthur Historic Site Research Library TAS
Jetty Road,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 192
  • Population: 251
  • State electorate(s): Lyons
  • Federal Division(s): Lyons
  • Established (yr): 1830
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Dunalley TAS 7177 (44.6 km, 42 mins)
Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179 (23.9 km, 25 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Port Arthur TAS is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.