Top things to do in Port Arthur

Top Choice Historic Site in Port Arthur

Port Arthur Historic Site

This amazing Unesco World Heritage–listed convict site is one of Tasmania’s big-ticket attractions. The dozens of structures here are best interpreted via guided tour (included with admission). The feared Separate P…
Top Choice Cave in Port Arthur

Remarkable Cave

About 7.5km south of Port Arthur is Remarkable Cave, a long tunnel eroded from the base of a collapsed gully, under a cliff and out to sea. The waves surge through the tunnel and fill the gully with sea spray (and s…
Modern Australian in Port Arthur

Gabriel’s on the Bay

Oddly clad in orange-stained timber like a giant packing crate, upmarket Gabe’s showcases local produce with Eaglehawk Neck oysters, pan-fried Tasmanian scallops with chilli, pancetta and garlic, and Tasmanian eye f…
Historic Building in Port Arthur

Church

Historic building within the Port Arthur Historic Site, built in 1836 and burned down in 1884.
Historic Building in Port Arthur

Penitentiary

The old penitentiary at the Port Arthur Historic Site was originally a granary.
Cafe in Port Arthur

Port Arthur Lavender

This contemporary shed just north of Port Arthur is part lavender farm, part lavender distillery, part lavender shop, but is mostly worth a stop for its all-day cafe. Expect the likes of seafood chowder, chilli-soy …
Pub Food in Port Arthur

Fox & Hounds Inn

This restaurant at the Fox & Hounds does sizeable meals in its dated, ye-olde–themed dining room, mostly from the pub-menu roll call of timeless classics bangers 'n' mash, chicken schnitzel and seafood chowder. …
Viewpoint in Port Arthur

Scorpion Rock

A terrific vantage point within the Port Arthur Historic Site, a short stroll uphill behind the ruins. Site admission charges apply. For a cheeky view over the site without paying admission, creep into the car park …
Memorial in Port Arthur

Memorial Garden

The shell of the Broad Arrow Café at the Port Arthur Historic Site, scene of many of the 1996 shootings, has been preserved as a memorial garden.
Historic Building in Port Arthur

Separate Prison

The feared Separate Prison at the Port Arthur Historic Site was built to punish prisoners through isolation and sensory deprivation.