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Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur, on Tasmania’s south east coast, is steeped in the convict history of Australia. Just over an hour from Hobart, the haunting beauty of its landscape stands in sharp relief to the rich fount of stories this fascinating location brings to life.

The Historic Ghost Tour, with lanterns for special effects, takes place at night and features eerie tales of the area's infamous past as you meander through the ruins.

Port Arthur Attractions

  • Boat Cruise to the Isle of the Dead
  • Coal Mines Historic Site
  • Port Arthur’s notorious prison, ‘The Penitentiary’

Port Arthur Activities

  • Take a guided tour through Port Arthur’s many historic sites and prisons.
  • Tasman Island Wilderness Cruise takes in the island's sheer cliffs, its sea birds and fur seals
  • Take the Eco-Cruise around the coastline of this magnificent wilderness area.

Getting There & Around

Hobart International Airport is the most convenient when visiting Port Arthur. If you land at Launceston or Devonport airport, hire a car or book a coach for the journey south.

Daily bus tours leave from Hobart city, or it’s an easy 80-minute drive from Hobart.

Port Arthur is relatively compact, and is best explored on foot.

Hotels in Port Arthur

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From US$93

1 Port Arthur Villas

4 stars
4.7 / 5 16 reviews

52 Safety Cove Road Map

Assuring a relaxed and pleasant stay, the Port Arthur Villas are a perfect getaway for the discerning travellers across the globe. GeneralDuring your stay at the hotel, you can visit the beautiful... More

Lovely Port Arthur Villas
We had a 2 night stay at Port Arthur Villas. Management was excellent - very friendly and helpful. We had direct access to Port Arthur Historical Site just a short walk across the road so no car...
14 Feb 2015
From US$75

2 Masons cottages

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

5741 Arthur Highway Map

AAA rated 3 1/2 star modern brick self-contained 2 bedroom cottages and studios; facilities include guest laundry and BBQ; all units are ground floor without steps. Limited off street parking... More

Comfortable place to stay
We wanted a place to spend a night as we were attending a wedding near Pt Arthur. We found the accommodation quiet and very comfortable. Could have brought our own food (the room has pots and pans...
14 Apr 2015
From US$95

3 Harpers On The Beach

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

8 Harpers Place Map

Offering superior service, Harpers On The Beach is just the place for a relaxed holiday. This property offers facilities such as smoke free rooms and parking facilities for guests' convenience. ... More

From US$76

4 Lufra Hotel and Apartments

4 stars
3.0 / 5 4 reviews

380 Pirates Bay Drive Map

Best Western Lufra Hotel Eaglehawk Neck is a quality hotel that offers modern lodging and comfortable accommodation. The hotel provides convenient transit options to the city attractions. This... More

Close to sights
Awesome sights close by are Tasman Arch, a Devils a kitchen, Tessellated Pavement, a Dog line a Reserve. ..all are must do's if you are also going to port Arthur. Hotel cosy and ideal spot to stay...
10 May 2015
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