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Port Arthur Historic Site Tickets with Cruise & Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Explore the UNESCO-World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, the best preserved convict site in Australia, with a site entry ticket that is valid for two days.


  • Immerse yourself in Australia's early convict history as you visit Port Arthur Historic Site, the country's most well-preserved convict site.

  • Unwind in the rich history as you have ample time to wander through 30 historical buildings, ruins, heritage gardens, and restored houses.

  • Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace, guided by a self-guided audio experience and interactive exhibits that breathe life into the past.

  • Take a captivating cruise around the Isle of the Dead, catching glimpses of Dockyards and Point Puer, a significant site as the first Boys Prison in the British Empire.


  • Access to Port Arthur Historic Site

  • Self-audio commentary

  • Harbour cruise

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


5 reviews



Feb, 2024

Ticketing was great. The sites of the old prison were good. More interactive sites would be good
Donna Jenkins



Mar, 2024

Robert Buckley



Feb, 2024

Doug McDougall



Jan, 2024

Lynley Crawford



Nov, 2023

Discover the renowned Port Arthur Historic Site, conveniently located just a 1.5-hour drive from Hobart in the Tasman Peninsula. Spread across 40 hectares of landscaped grounds, the site boasts over 30 buildings, ruins, and restored homes.

To make the most of your visit, the ticket includes a harbour cruise, a self-guided audio experience, and informative talks by expert guides.

Begin your journey at the Port Arthur Gallery, where you can get insight into the lives of convicts, soldiers, or free settlers who once resided in this secondary punishment station. Learn about personal histories and explore a fascinating collection of artifacts.

Take a walk through the convict ruins and lush gardens at your leisure. Delve into the thoughtfully curated house museums and enjoy engaging presentations by expert guides throughout the day. The short but captivating harbour cruise provides a glimpse into the past, offering historical commentary while sailing around the Isle of the Dead, Dockyards, and Point Puer—the site of the first Boys Prison in the British Empire.

Important Information

  • A shuttle buggy service is available onsite for people with restricted mobility; between 10am and 3pm daily with an extended service offered during summer.

  • Walking tour and cruise departure times will be allocated on arrival.

  • Wear comfortable and practical walking shoes, as the tour covers about 2km of moderate walking terrain.

  • This tour operates in most weather conditions, including rain.

  • This tour might not be suitable for young children.

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult (18+).

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo at the redemption point.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your ticket at Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Center.

  • Address: Historic Site, Visitor Centre, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia.

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

  • The nearest bus stop is Nubeena Rd / Safety Cove Rd, within a 15-minute walk of the meeting point.

  • Bus #734 will bring you here.


This ticket is valid for 2 days from the date selected during checkout.

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