The World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site, and an essential destination on any tour of Tasmania. The Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Allow plenty of time to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer.
Site entry tickets are valid for two consecutive days and include an Introductory Guided Walking Tour, Harbour Cruise, access to Museum, Convict Study Centre and Interpretation Gallery and the site of the Dockyard.
For a small additional fee you can also cruise to the Isle of the Dead and join a guided tour of Port Arthur’s island cemetery or take a tour of Point Puer Boys Prison, the first reformatory in the British Empire built exclusively for juvenile male convicts.
Spending a night or two in the area will allow time to fully explore Port Arthur and the fascinating region around it.
Pre-visit bookings, travel advice and information on accommodation are available from the Port Arthur Booking Office at the Brooke Street Pier in Hobart. Tickets also available on arrival and via the website.
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The Port Arthur Historic Site is extensive, and covers a range of terrain. Some areas offer independent wheelchair access, while others may require assisted access. When visiting with young children, consider packing a pram as there is a lot of ground to cover. Check the weather before your visit and dress accordingly.
A number of buildings can be accessed by visitors with limited mobility, check with the Visitor Services staff for more information.
The Introductory Tour and Harbour Cruise are both accessible. However, the Ghost Tours, Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys’ Prison tours include rough or uneven terrain and are not recommended for people with mobility restrictions.
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- The Visitor Centre, café, 1830 restaurant and the Port Arthur Gallery are all wheelchair accessible via ramps or elevator
- Accessible bathroom facilities are available within the Visitor Centre
- Acceptance of some concession and companion cards
- Accessible parking spaces are located adjacent to the Visitor Centre entrance
- Wheelchairs are available for loan from the Visitor Centre
- Between 10:00am and 3:30pm daily, the courtesy buggies provide a regular drop-off and pick-up service around the site for visitors with limited mobility. Check at the Visitor Centre for more information.
FACILITIES FOUND HERE
- Coach Parking
- Enquiry Desk
- Family Friendly
- Food and Refreshments
- Interactive Centre
- Interpretive Centre
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly - Enquire
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
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