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  • Try ghost-hunting

    Come and have a go at hunting for ghosts and other phenomena during one of our monthly paranormal investigations at Port Arthur.

  • World Heritage

    The Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites are three of eleven sites that form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.

  • A summer of family fun

    This summer, Port Arthur has a range of great activities that allow visitors to get up close and personal with some of the stories of site’s past.

  • Wooden Boat Festival

    Join us Quayside at Port Arthur during the 2015 Australian Wooden Boat Festival for a very special celebration of the timber trading vessels that once plied Tasmania's coastal waters


Latest News

Port Arthur bookings and travel advice at Brooke Street Pier


Visitors to Hobart can now book their tickets to the Port Arthur Historic Sites, as well as obtain travel advice, accommodation bookings and itinerary suggestions, at the new Brooke Street Pier.Continue Reading

Port Arthur Penitentiary's future assured


Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has joined Federal Heritage Minister Greg Hunt and State Heritage Minister Matthew Groom, along with PAHSMA Chair Professor Sharon Sullivan to formally re-open Port Arthur's Penitentiary following major conservation.Continue Reading

Cruise ship contributes to bumper visitor numbers at Port Arthur


Despite some drizzle, it's been a bumper day here at Port Arthur.Continue Reading

Port Arthur offers tours with Mandarin speaking guides


Port Arthur Historic Site is building on interpretation opportunities for Chinese visitors this summer with several tours and talks being offered daily in Mandarin.Continue Reading