Grand Port Arthur: Port Arthur Historic Site is a compelling and dramatic reminder of our convict past and the early settlement of Tasmania. Interpretive and interactive presentations bring to life the harrowing life of convicts 200 years ago. Heading south east from Hobart enjoy the changing scenery passing Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck and Norfolk Bay. Stop to take in the dramatic sights of Tasman's Arch and the Devil's Kitchen, stunning natural rock features. On arrival at Port Arthur enjoy an introductory 40 minute guided walking tour to familiarise yourself with this expansive site before exploring at leisure. Enjoy a short harbour cruise passing the Isle of the Dead and get a feel for what it was like to arrive by boat at this desolate location.
Or choose the Grand Port Arthur Tour which also includes walking tours around the main site and the Isle of the Dead.
Duration: Between 7.45 and 8.45 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8:15am from October to April and at 9:15am from May to September.