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  •  Activities
  •  Hobart
  •  Port Arthur Historic Site Ghost Tour

Port Arthur Historic Site Ghost Tour

  • Hobart
  • English
  • 90 minutes (approx.)
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Guided, lantern-lit walking tour that includes a two-kilometre walk around the site at night
From AUD
$29.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Guided, lantern-lit walking tour that includes a two-kilometre walk around the site at night

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotel
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Hobart
Depature point 【Covid timetable】
● Departs*: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Time^
- Season 1 (24 Sep 2020 - 03 Oct 2020): 18:00, 20:00
- Season 2 (From 04 Oct 2020): 20:00, 20:30
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.

【Normal timetable (After Covid)】
● Departs: daily*, all year
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Port Arthur Historic Site (Address: Arthur Highway, Port Arthur TAS 7182)
● Departure Time^
- April: 18:30, 20:30
- May: 18:00, 20:00
- June & July: 17:30, 19:30
- August: 18:00, 20:00
- September: 18:30, 20:30
- October to March: 20:45, 21:00
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
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.
Operating hours
From First Sunday in April 18:30 and 20:30
May 18:00 and 20:00
June and July 17:30 and 19:30
August 18:00 and 20:00
September 18:30 and 20:30
From the first Sunday in October through to March 20:45 and 21:00
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point /departure point 15-30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Service provider will be opening as many historic house museums as possible. Information on the accessibility of buildings will be available on arrival.
- Please refer to https://portarthur.org.au/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.
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CHILDREN ON GHOST TOURS
● The suitability of Ghost Tours for children generally depends on the age and 'stage' of your children.
● Ghost Tours are popular with older children however if your child is very young, very active or susceptible to nightmares, then Ghost Tours may not be suitable.
● Please note that anyone disrupting a tour may be asked to leave the tour.
● Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
● Tours operate in most weather conditions, so make sure you're prepared for the conditions.
● Due to the limited access through the dark recesses of our heritage buildings, the Ghost Tour is not suitable for people with restricted mobility and not wheelchair accessible.
● This is a guided, lantern-lit walking tour that includes a two-kilometre walk around the site at night.

2 Overview

Join a lantern-lit tour with an experienced guide, who will vividly recount real people’s documented stories of sightings and unexplained occurrences of the past. Engaging storytelling reveals strange unexplained occurrences during Port Arthur’s history, events that baffled and alarmed convicts, free settlers, soldiers and today’s visitors alike. The mysteries will resonate in your mind long after the lantern dims at the end of the night.

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.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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