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  • 90 minute lantern-lit ghost tour
  • One of Australia's most haunted sites
  • 2 centuries of documented sightings
  • Lantern-lit tour after dark
  • World Heritage Listed Historic Site
  • Small group walking tour

Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur Historic Site Ghost Tours

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Witness the darker side of the Port Arthur Historic Site with this great value, Port Arthur ghost tour. Over the course of the 90 minute tour, join your expert, experienced guide on a journey into the heart of the Port Arthur site while telling you stories of the many historical and legendary occurrences that have taken place during the tumultuous history of the area.

For a tour with a point of difference from the standard day time Port Arthur day tour - the slogan is "day time - history; night time - mystery", if you're wanting to experience a touch of the surreal all within one of Australia's most unique and identifiable environments, this Port Arthur ghost tour is not to be missed - so book online today!

Tours run every evening with the exception of Christmas Day, from the Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre. Times vary throughout the week and your tour time will be confirmed by the operator before you tour date. Guests are advised to arrived at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time of the tour and to wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour covers a distance around 2 kilometres of moderate grade terrain. The tour may not be suitable for all children, so parents/guardians are advised to contact the operator in advance to question the suitability, additionally children must be accompanied by an adult on all tours.

Inclusions

  • 90 minute guided walking tour
  • Exclusive access to World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site

Highlights

  • Join a lantern-lit walking tour to experience the Port Arthur Historic Site by night. Port Arthur can seem a very different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue
  • Rich storytelling and pathways through darkened ruins and heritage buildings reveal bizarre occurrences during Port Arthur’s history, baffling and alarming convicts, free settlers, soldiers and today’s visitors alike
  • Listen to firsthand accounts of prisoners and soldiers that will resonate in your mind long after the lantern dims at the end of the night
  • 180 years of stories
  • With its sometimes violent, sometimes cruel European history dating back to 1830, Port Arthur is a unique place where spine tingling tales make a memorable impression

Tour Times and Location

  • Tours depart every evening except Christmas Day (25th December) from the Visitor Centre at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Times will vary, this will be confirmed before your travel date. The Port Arthur Historic Site is at the southern end of the Tasman Peninsula, a 90 minute drive (95 kilometres) south east of Hobart along the Tasman (A3) and Arthur (A9) Highways. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour

Additional Information

  • Tours cover a walking distance of about two kilometres on moderate grade terrain, so comfortable, practical walking shoes are recommended
  • Tours proceed in all weather, including rain, and tickets are not refundable
  • Please note that tours may not be suitable for young children. We recommend that you contact us in advance if you are unsure about suitability for your children
  • Entry to the Port Arthur Historic Site is not required if you are just wishing to do the Ghost Tour on its own
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age
  • Family pass covers 2 adults and up to 6 children

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
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Rhys Carter 1 year ago We had a really great time at Port Arthur. Scary stories in dark scary rooms that could be haunted, what could you ask for.
The tour was on time and well organised
Jordan Still 1 year ago

The tour was on time and well organised. The historic sight is fantastic. Tour guide was great- had an excellent knowledge of the history and put in a lot of effort to make sure everyone was scared. Would recommend this tour to friends and family.

We had a really great time at Port Arthur
Rhys Carter 1 year ago

We had a really great time at Port Arthur. Scary stories in dark scary rooms that could be haunted, what could you ask for.

My wife and I decided to treat our four grandchildren to a weekend away at Port Arther
Eamonn Kelly 1 year ago

My wife and I decided to treat our four grandchildren to a weekend away at Port Arther. We booked for all of us to participate on the ghost tour, which was very enjoyable, the only problem we had was understanding our American speaking tour guide at times. I am almost sure there would be plenty of Tasmanians able to carry out this position.

It was a very interesting experience
Cortney Williams 2 years ago

It was a very interesting experience. The staff did well to inform everyone on what the night had in store. Not scary but very creepy and definitely something different to do

We had a great time
Eline Mooyaart 2 years ago

We had a great time, it was a fascinating place to visit especially during the night! The guide was very knowledgable and tried to tell us as much as he could regarding the place and the events that happened. Length of the tour was perfect. Was grateful for my warm clothes and raincoat; although it was late summer, it got chilly and rainy right from the start. Location was a bit difficult to find, especially in the dark, as we didn't have gps. Would definitely recommend this tour!

I took my step daughter
Michelle Frankcombe 2 years ago

I took my step daughter, who is 14. We both loved it. The backdrop of the historic township of Port Arthur (jails, old churches,1800's operating rooms) at dusk provided the perfect atmosphere for the ghoulish and graphic stories told by our guide, Topher (who did a fantastic job). I would highly recommend it and feel the price of the tour is reasonable for what you get.

We spent the day exploring Port Arthur and ended it with this ghost tour
Jaclyn 2 years ago

We spent the day exploring Port Arthur and ended it with this ghost tour, it was awesome! 90 minutes exploring the spooky ruins and hearing of old ghost tales from the area. It wasn't terrifying, there were children on the tour and they seemed okay, but it was a really fun way to hear the stories and see the place at night. I would highly recommend the tour!

Ghost tour was fun with history thrown in as stories Very interesting and entertaining Dinner afterwards was also a highlight
Lisa 2 years ago

Ghost tour was fun with history thrown in as stories Very interesting and entertaining Dinner afterwards was also a highlight ,beautiful food and very attentive and really pleasant staff Thank you all

Had a great tour guide
Dianne 3 years ago

Had a great tour guide. He was interesting, informative and kept it exciting. He ran it on time and completed it for 1.5 hours ( as mentioned ). He concluded by informing everyone to stay staff on the roads and drive carefully.

Great experience
Kate Brown 3 years ago

Great experience. Well presented and timed. Only downside was the size of the group (35) too many for some of the small places we visited. Otherwise a great experience I would be happy to repeat.

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Even if you don't see any "paranormal activity" you will learn about the history of Port Arthur and hear stories you will want to share with your friends.
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