About the tour

Overview

Take the opportunity to experience the rich history of early English settlement and convict life on our ever popular Port Arthur Private Tour.

Port Arthur is one of Australia’s most important heritage sites and located on the scenic Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a boat cruise to the Isle of the Dead, which is a graveyard located on a small island next to Port Arthur and explore the ruins of the old buildings.

Known for being the most ruthless penal settlement in the world, you will learn about how the convicts were treated, their living conditions and the captains in charge. With so many murderous tales to tell, you'll be horrified by the history of this settlement. Wander through the old buildings, take a boat ride to the isle of the dead and experience what it was like as a convict, to be sent off to a new world across the globe, to labour in excruciating conditions.

Your Port Arthur Private Tour can also be customised to suit your exact requirements and interests.

PROPOSED ITINERARY

Duration: 8 hours

Walking tour of Port Arthur

Join the 40 minute introductory walking tour of Port Arthur.

1 Hour Harbour Cruise

Take a boat to explore the penile settlement and the surrounding areas such as the  Isle of the Dead Cemetery.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch at the Historic Museum Restaurant.

Explore Port Arthur

  • Penitentiary
  • The Commandant’s House
  • The Military Precinct
  • The Hospital
  • The Separate Prison
  • The Asylum
  • Civil Officers’ Row
  • Convict Church

WHAT TO EXPECT

LOCATION

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

A lantern-lit ghost tour at Australia's most haunted historic convict site.

PRICING

Your personal travel consultant will create an unforgettable itinerary for you based around your interests. Your Port Arthur Private Tour is conducted in a private, well-appointed vehicle with an expert local tour guide and includes accommodation transfers, water, and general entry fees in the itinerary above.

We are also able to incorporate a package of private tours, exclusive experiences, and accommodation across Australia.

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