Port Arthur Ghost Tours
Join a lantern-lit walking tour to experience the Port Arthur Historic Site by night. Port Arthur can seem a very different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue.
Unlike many other ghost tours around the world, visitors on the Port Arthur Ghost Tours have exclusive access to our World Heritage listed Site.
Are there ghosts? Truth or myth? Either way, the silence and soft glow of the lantern light can sometimes make those long gone seem very close at hand. Some stories last more than a lifetime
Rich storytelling and pathways through darkened ruins and heritage buildings reveal bizarre occurrences during Port Arthur’s history, baffling and alarming convicts, free settlers, soldiers and today’s visitors alike.
After sharing the hidden side of the convict settlement for more than 20 years, Port Arthur remains Australia’s ‘must do’ ghost tour experience.
The 90-minute tour covers a distance of two kilometres, 60 per cent of which is wheelchair accessible. The tours depart every evening except Christmas night, are not cancelled for rain (for safety reasons, umbrellas are not permitted) and are not suitable for young children. Bring along a warm jacket, comfortable walking shoes — and steady nerves.
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- Port Arthur Ghost Tour
Since the 1870s unusual occurrences and sightings of apparitions have been documented at Port Arthur. Judges, Reverends, Visitors and Staff have all had experiences. Since the historic Ghost Tours were introduced on a regular basis in 1983, hundreds of experiences have been documented in Port Arthur's Unusual Occurrence registry.
Come on our lantern lit Ghost Tour and listen to the stories. Experience the atmosphere of the Port Arthur Historic Site at night. Historic ghost tours operate every night except 24 and 25 December and on some nights when special events are held on site.
Tour cost is AUD25 per adult, AUD15 child, AUD65 family rate (two adults and up to six children).
- Car park
- Public toilet
- Waiting Area
- Heritage Walk