The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, just 90 minutes’ drive southeast of Hobart, is the national award-winning major tourist attraction and a must-see destination for local and overseas visitors to Tasmania. The site opens daily serving breakfast from 8.00am. The site itself spans over 40 hectares with more than 30 historic buildings to explore. Every ticket to Port Arthur includes an introductory guided tour, a harbour cruise and access to the site for two consecutive days. Additional tours are available for anyone seeking a more in-depth look around the convict ruins and their stories with the Commandant's tour, Escape from Port Arthur Tour and the ever-popular Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour.
Dine in 1830 Restaurant & Bar as the sunsets over the sandstone ruins before joining a lantern-lit ghost tour for a very different experience of the historic site. As the darkness settles in, follow your expert guide through some of Port Arthur's more infamous buildings to hear vivid stories of unexplained events that have baffled and alarmed residents and visitors since convict days.