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Port Arthur

Located on the Tasman Peninsula in the far south of Tasmania, Port Arthur began operating in 1830 as a timber station. It became a prison settlement for male convicts in 1833.

Port ArthurThe historic site has much to reveal for the tourist including interpretation gallery, and over thirty buildings, ruins and restored period furnished homes.

There are guided historical walking tours, including a ghost tour, air tours and a harbour cruise in summer.

Another must see is the historic Isle of the Dead tour which introduces you to the people who lived and died at the settlement.

It is a unique piece of Australian history and a must see destination, attracting tourist from around the Australia and the world.

Check out our listing of Port Arthur accommodation and Tasman Peninsula accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Port Arthur Historic SitePort Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre
PORT ARTHUR TAS 7182
Ph: 03 6250 2363 / 1800 659 101
Fax: 03 6250 2494 / 1800 659 202
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Port Arthur Booking & Information Centre
Port Arthur Historic Site
PORT ARTHUR TAS 7182
Ph: 03 6251 2371
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Port Arthur Distance

Distance to Port Arthur
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Port Arthur:
  Km
• Beaconsfield 288
• Burnie 373
• Devonport 329
• Eaglehawk Neck 19
• Hobart 94
• Huonville 132
  Km
• Launceston 247
• Scottsdale 303
• Strahan 365
• Taranna 10
• Tasman Island 15
• Triabunna 100
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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