Port Arthur Historic Site Takes Top Tourism Award
The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, has congratulated staff at the Port Arthur Historic Site for being named the State's Major Tourist attraction for the ninth consecutive time.
Mark Webber Challenge visits Port Arthur
The annual Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge was held last week and for the first time a stage was held on the Tasman Peninsula, culminating with a stage finish at the Port Arthur Historic Site on Saturday 22 November.
Craftsmanship lights up Separate Prison
While the conservation of the Separate Prison has been a detailed and challenging project, some of the most fascinating stories from the whole project are those involving the recreation of the details for the reinterpreted building.
Fiddlers fire up the Historic Site
The rafters of the old Asylum Hall at the Port Arthur Historic Site rattled to the lively and happy sounds of Australia's largest 'fiddle orchestra' last Friday evening.
Plaudits for Port Arthur Historic Site
Staff at the Port Arthur Historic Site are celebrating winning two significant awards. Last night, the Historic Site was named best heritage tourism destination in Australia at the annual Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards in Sydney.
Pilgrimage visits Port Arthur
The World Youth Day pilgrimage around Tasmania made its way to the Port Arthur Historic Site last Saturday, for a day of celebration and reflection.
130 Years of Tourism at Port Arthur celebrated
Port Arthur has been a magnet for tourists ever since the prison closed in 1877. This long period of the Historic Site's history will be celebrated by a special exhibition that opens this week.
Picnic day a community celebration
Around 200 local residents and many more passing visitors enjoyed some very high standard entertainment last Sunday at the Port Arthur Picnic.
Storyteller workshops to enhance interpretation skills
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority has secured the services of one of the world's most highly regarded professional storytellers to give a series of workshops for Tasmanian guiding and interpretation professionals during April
New DVD showcases Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority has released a new souvenir DVD containing two fascinating short films made by local production companies that offer an entertaining and informative insight into the history of the convict settlement.
Cultural exchange at Port Arthur Historic Site
A very special cultural exchange has been taking place over the past few weeks as three guides from a Chinese world heritage site have undertaken a secondment to the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA).
Submarine pops up in Port
Just a couple of days after the visit of the shining white Sun Princess to Port Arthur, the Historic Site has hosted a very different waterborne visitor.
Sun Princess visits Port Arthur
The population of the Tasman Peninsula roughly doubled on Monday when cruise ship the Sun Princess moored in Port Arthur for the day.
Archaeology comes alive for visitors to Port Arthur
Port Arthur's team of archaeologists and volunteers are hard at work this summer, uncovering more hidden secrets and also revealing the practical workings and importance of archaeology for visitors.