Port Arthur activities, tickets and more

Cultural & Theme Tours

Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Do you enjoy historical tours? This full day tour from Hobart has been designed to allow as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur. Formerly a convict site, Port Arthur is bursting with history and today boasts a landscape of natural beauty, scenic ruins and restored buildings. Make the most out of your day and join the informative fully guided historical walking tour then jump on board the relaxing cruise to the Isle of the Dead!
8 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Port Arthur Ghost Tour

Take a lantern-lit ghost tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of the most haunted locations in Australia! Hear spooky tales about this UNESCO World Heritage-listed former penal colony, including chilling paranormal encounters from the present day, and enjoy after-hours access to Port Arthur’s atmospheric grounds and buildings.
1.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Hobart Shore Excursion: Port Arthur Shuttle

This product is only available to Cruise Ship passengers, or to others on days when Cruise Ships are in Hobart Port. Travel from Hobart to Port Arthur on this small bus or mini-bus shuttle, as you step back in time, discovering Tasmania’s convict history. Spend approximately 4-hours exploring Port Arthur Historic site, including a guided tour and a tour of the bay on a catamaran.
7 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Port Arthur Historic Site 2-Day Pass

Take a walk into the past at the Port Arthur Historic Site! With a two-day pass to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll go on a guided walking tour, have access to more than 30 historic buildings and ruins, and enjoy a cruise on Port Arthur’s harbour. With so much to see at Port Arthur, this two-day pass ensures you won't miss a thing!
2 days
Day Trips & Excursions

Port Arthur, Richmond, Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart

Travel east of Hobart to explore the beautiful natural wonders of the Tasman Peninsula and Tasmania’s dark convict past in Richmond and Port Arthur. Your day will be completed with a delicious chocolate tasting at Federation Chocolate Factory.
1 day
Day Trips & Excursions

Tasmania Convict Trail and Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart

Take a day trip from Hobart to explore Tasmania’s convict history. Highlights include a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site and a visit to the historic village of Richmond that was once a key military post and convict station, with convict buildings that predate Port Arthur. There is also the option to include a trip to the top of Mt Wellington. You’ll travel in a small group with no more than 20 people ensuring personalized attention from your guide. There will be opportunities (Cruise Ship departure times and weather permitting) to experience a short scenic helicopter flight over Port Arthur Penitentiary and surrounding countryside, or a visit to the nearby Unzoo (Tasmanian Devil Park) at own expense.
7 hours
Shore Excursions

Port Arthur Small-Group Shore Excursion: Tasman Peninsula

Enjoy this 3 to 4 hour, small-group shore excursion from Port Arthur, taking a circular route around the southern part of the Tasman Peninsula. Highlights include Maingon Bay lookout, the Remarkable Cave, the Coal Mine Historic Site, Eaglehawk Neck, the Tasman Arch, the Devil's Kitchen, Doo Town the Tasman Blowhole and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, the latter being optional, at own expense. This excursion is run for cruise ship passengers, who do not wish to spend the whole day at Port Arthur. There may also be an opportunity (Cruise Ship departure times and weather permitting) to experience a 15-minute scenic helicopter flight over Port Arthur Penitentiary and surrounding countryside (own expense).
3 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Tour from Hobart

This popular 11-hour Port Arthur day trip showcases fascinating Tasmanian history, the natural attractions of the Tasman Peninsula, and Tasmania’s unique wilderness. Port Arthur Historic Site has been awarded Tasmania’s best Major Tourism Attraction for the fourth consecutive year. Furthermore, the World Heritage listed site was also named Tasmania’s best Cultural and Heritage tourism attraction for the third year in succession. It is an absolute must for anyone visiting Tasmania.
11 hours
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Port Arthur 30-Minute Two Capes and Tasman Helicopter Flight

At the Southern end of Cape Pillar sits Tasman Island, a natural fortress of 300-metre sea cliffs and home to the historic light house that stands proud to this day. Take in the spectacular coastal scenery by soaring above this icon, the notorious surfing landmark of Shipstern Bluff and the Port Arthur Historic site on a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight.
30 minutes
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

The Grand Tour Helicopter Flight

Our signature flight, The Grand Tour, encompasses the most beautiful of southern Tasmania’s vistas from the sky. Departing from our Hobart Airport base, we fly towards the Tasman Peninsula, a treasure trove of stunning geography and wild elements of nature. There are many famous iconic view points along the way including Cape Pillar, Cape Raoul, Tasman Island and the lighthouse. A helicopter offers the best views and photo opportunities alongside and above this dramatic scenery. We then fly over the famous 3 Capes Track, a very popular multi-day hike through the stunning Tasmanian wilderness.We offer complimentary pick up and drop off to all Hobart hotels, subject to availability. Your friendly pilot will provide a running commentary along the way pointing out all the major attractions and entertaining stories of Tasmania’s history.Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
1 hour