What was once a convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur is now a popular tourist attraction and one of the country’s most prominent historical sites.
The Historic Site is one of the main attractions in the area. Set over 40 hectares of land it is one of the only world heritage listed sites with the majority still intact. No visit to Tasmania is complete without exploring the historical Port Arthur area.
Port Arthur is known for its rich history and significance in the state of Tasmania. One of the most popular and intact convict sites, Port Arthur Heritage Centre is one of the biggest attractions in the area.
With over 30 buildings to explore as well as restorations and ruins, you can learn all about the history of this site which was once a convict settlement. Visitors to Port Arthur are often blown away by its extensive history and are given the chance to take part in various ghost tours and paranormal investigations to connect with the past of the area.
Whatever your reason for visiting Port Arthur, you’ll find everything you need to know about travelling to this part of Tasmania broken down in our detailed sections below.