Port Arthur - Behind The Scenes Walking Tour

Step back in time on a guided, behind the scenes walking tour of the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. As the most intact and evocative historic prison in Australia the site contains many ruined and restored buildings set amongst gardens and rolling hills. Explore the magnificent Government Gardens and the collection processing laboratory. You’ll see objects rediscovered by archaeologists buried in the ruins of the site for over 100 years. Walk through the eerie, infamous Separate Prison and talk with heritage experts involved in restoring ruined building. It was here that convicts were locked in single cells for 23 hours each day. Enjoy free time to continue exploring the site at your own pace or browse the gift shop.
  • Location

    Port Arthur

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  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $109.99
    Children (12 & under) from $109.99

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Don’t forget your camera to capture the spectacular remains of Port Arthur Historic Site.


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 Your P&O cruise fare includes general entry to the Port Arthur Historical Site Please be aware this is a walking tour and guests must be able to stand and walk for the duration of the tour 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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