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Port Arthur - Tasmania

Port Arthur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tasmania’s top tourist attraction and was founded in 1830 as a penal settlement for the colonies. From 1833 to 1853 Port Arthur was the prison for some of the hardest convicted British criminals. Despite being designed as a “Model Prison”, Port Arthur was in all reality a brutal place and as harsh as any other penal settlements. The prison closed in 1877.

Port Arthur Tasmania

Tours Conducted at Port Arthur

  • Isle of the dead, cemetery tour
  • Point Puer boys prison tour
  • Ghost Tour
  • Audio Tour

Attractions include:

  • The Penitentiary
  • The separate prison
  • The dock yard
  • Isle of the dead
  • The paranormal investigation experience
  • The Hospital
  • The Convict Church
  • And many more.

Facilities

  • BBQs
  • Cafe
  • Kiosk
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Admission fees apply, please see the Port Arthur Website for more details.

Campervan & Motorhome Parks at Port Arthur

Big4 Port Arthur Holiday Park

Powered and unpowered sites are available for our rental motorhomes and campervans, cabins and tent sites are also available if you're renting a car from AutoRent Hertz. Located at Garden Point Rd, Port Arthur.

Visit the Port Arthur Holiday Park Website

White Beach Tourist Park

This caravan park has powered campervan sites and also has cabins and campsites available. Only ten minutes drive from Port Arthur, sheltered in the beautiful Wedge Bay only a stones throw from the water.

Visit the White Beach Tourist Park Website


Drive Times and Distances to Port Arthur

From Hobart: app. 1 hour 25 minutes - 95kms
From Launceston: app. 3 hours - 253kms
From Devonport: app. 4 hours - 333kms

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