Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur

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World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · History Museum
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There are few better places to learn about Australia's penal-colony heritage than the Port Arthur Historic Site on the southeastern coast of Tasmania. Once a prison for Britain's hardest criminals, the complex's remains now serve as an open-air museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the prison's grim purpose, it offers a scenic setting on the water surrounded by densely forested hills. Take a walking tour to learn about the prison's history, dine at Felon's Bistro, and then conduct a paranormal investigation with ghost-hunting equipment late at night. Arrange your visit to Port Arthur Historic Site and discover more family-friendly attractions in Port Arthur using our Port Arthur online tour builder.
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  • We stayed for 3 days & did ALL the tours. Every single guide are amazing & so informative. But I would like to say a special mention to Tammy who has a an amazing connection with Port Arthur. I... 
    We stayed for 3 days & did ALL the tours. Every single guide are amazing & so informative. But I would like to say a special mention to Tammy who has a an amazing connection with Port Arthur. I...  more »
  • A must visit to view the wonderful buildings that are stunning as they stand out against the lush green grass and gardens. Entry includes a guided tour to understand what the conditions were and... 
    A must visit to view the wonderful buildings that are stunning as they stand out against the lush green grass and gardens. Entry includes a guided tour to understand what the conditions were and...  more »

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