Guards and Gaolers Walking Tour

Life for prisoners at Port Arthur was unimaginably tough. Port Arthur was also home to many free men and women who ran the daily operations of the site. This exclusive walking tour will show you what life was like on the other side of the bars. Join your guide and see the most iconic buildings that housed visiting dignitaries and the administrators of the settlement. Explore the Commandant’s House, the Visiting Magistrate’s House and the Junior Medical Officer’s House. Along the way you’ll hear about some of the notable figures from Port Arthur’s past, and get an insight into what life was like for the free men and women who lived here.
  • Location

    Port Arthur

  • Tour Code


  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $89.99
    Children (12 & under) from $89.99

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Your P&O cruise fare includes general entry to the Port Arthur Historical Site This is an exclusive tour that is not available to the general public at Port Arthur Please note this is a walking tour that will travel at a moderate pace and is suitable for those free from mobility concerns and able to walk over a variety of surfaces including steps and some inclines Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen, insect repellent and bring bottled water. Guests with visual and/or hearing impairments must travel with a companion at all times not suitable for guests utilising a wheelchair
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