Photograph by Phillip Kurivita, supplied by Tourism Tasmania

Church, Port Arthur Historic Site

In a nutshell:

Port Arthur is located approximately 100 km south east of Hobart. A site of historic significant, the former penal colony and spectacular surrounding coastal area are a 'must-see' for any visitor to Tasmania. Natural coastal rock formations are a popular feature and ghost tours operate in the evenings. For your convenience, there is a visitor interpretation centre at the site.

How to get there

Where to stay


Self-drive Coach Tour Public Transport


Port Arthur is 1.5 hours drive from Hobart or 4 hours from Launceston.

Coach Tours

Day tours from Hobart areoffered by several coach companies. Some tours include other attractions such as: Devil Park animal enclosure and Remarkable Cave. All tours include the entrance fee to the Port Arthur site. Tours range from small groups to large five star coach tours.

Public Transport

Services operate on weekdays only (excluding public holidays), leaving Hobart at 4.00pm. Using public transport entails staying overnight in the Port Arthur area. Buses return to Hobart at 6.00am.

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Motels Self-Contained Units Camping/Cabins B&Bs


There is a choice of two motels. One is located inside the Port Arthur site and the other not far from the Historic Site.

Self-Contained Units

There are several groups of self contained holiday units close by.



A caravan park is located within walking distance of Port Arthur, with excellent sites, cabins and a hostel.


Several Bed and Breakfast cottages operate in the area.

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