1 Key Facts
- 1. Guided, lantern-lit walking tour that includes a two-kilometre walk around the site at night
- 1. Transport from/to hotel
- 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
- 3. Souvenirs
- 4. Travel Insurance
|Depature point||Starting from the first Sunday in April, tours depart at 18:30 and 20:30
May tours depart at 18:00 and 20:00
June & July tours depart at 17:30 and 19:30
August tours depart at 18:00 and 20:00
September tours depart at 18:30 and 20:30
From the first Sunday in October through to March tours depart at 20:45 and 21:00
|Address||Arthur Highway, Port Arthur TAS 7182 Australia|
|How to get there||● By Car
Port Arthur Historic Site is a 90-minute drive from Hobart, and the journey offers some of the best sightseeing in Tasmania. The Arthur Highway winds through lush farmland and forest, inviting beaches, and the Tasman Peninsula’s famously scenic coastline. Allow enough time to stop along the way and explore places like the Tesselated Pavement at Eaglehawk Neck, and dramatic coastal sites such as the Blowhole, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and Pirate’s Bay Lookout.
● Driving Tips
Fill your car with fuel before you begin your journey. Most service stations on the Peninsula close before 6:00pm. The closest petrol station to Port Arthur Historic Site is less than a km away however hours do vary throughout the year.
Check hire car restrictions. Some car rental companies have limitations on where you can drive. The Arthur Highway is a sealed road, but many smaller roads on the Tasman Peninsula are unsealed or rough, so check your route, and your hire agreement, before you begin.
Watch for wildlife. Native wildlife is abundant on the Tasman Peninsula, and most marsupial species are active at dawn and dusk. Take special care when driving at these times, when wildlife is often encountered along the roadside.
|Check-in requirements||Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to the Ghost Tour to allow for check-in and to move to the tour departure point.|
|What to bring/wear||● Dress in comfortable, layered clothing
● Bring a raincoat (umbrellas are of limited use in the wind!)
● Wear comfortable shoes, suitable for walking
● Check the weather forecast before your visit and dress for the conditions
|Other info||● Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
● Tours operate in most weather conditions, so make sure you’re prepared for the conditions.
● The Ghost Tour is not recommended for people with restricted mobility.
Port Arthur Ghost Tour
Darkness falls, and Port Arthur's hidden side emerges. This is a different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue.
As the sun sets, come out to the dark grounds of the Port Arthur Historic Site for your 90-minute, lantern-lit Ghost Tour. Follow your expert guide through some of Port Arthur's more infamous buildings and ruins, and hear vivid stories of unexplained events that have baffled and alarmed convicts, free settlers, soldiers and visitors.
More than 1000 people died at Port Arthur during its 47-year history as a penal settlement, and some people say that the souls of the departed have never left. Documented ghost stories have been associated with Port Arthur since 1870, and since that time, many people have added to Port Arthur's haunted reputation with their own accounts of paranormal activity.
As the lantern light guides you through the darkness, and strange stories unfold, you'll discover Port Arthur's secrets, and decide for yourself if the tales are true.
As the lantern light guides you through the darkness, and strange stories unfold, you’ll discover Port Arthur’s secrets, and decide for yourself if the tales are true.
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