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Port Arthur Ghost Tour

  • 90-minute ghost tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Take a lantern-lit guided tour of one of Australia's most haunted locations
  • Listen to ghost stories dating back to 1870
Port Arthur Ghost Tour
From US$19.36
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Port Arthur Ghost Tour
From US$19.36
Brave an after-hours visit to one of Australia’s most haunted locations on this spine-chilling 1.5-hour walking tour. Enjoy a lantern-lit tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site and uncover the harrowing history of the UNESCO-listed convict site. Hear terrifying tales of ghosts and paranormal activity that date back to the 19th-century and listen out for ghostly footsteps as you tiptoe around the former penal colony. For those that dare to finish the tour, you’ll even be presented with a ‘Certificate of Bravery and Courage’!
What to Expect
When the gates to Port Arthur Historic Site close to the general public, enter a haunted world on your lamp-lit, after-hours tour of one of Tasmania's most famous World Heritage Sites.
With its ruins and remote location, spooky Port Arthur is tailor-made for ghost tours. The ghoulish stories you’ll hear date from 1870 to much more recent times -- more than 2,000 paranormal experiences have been encountered in almost 25 years of ghost tours held at Port Arthur. Chances are, you might be next to come face-to-face with a ghost at this poignant and tragic site!
With only the light of lanterns to guide you -- and the shadows of eerie ruins looming at every step -- it’s easy to feel the presence of souls long gone. Hear tales of disembodied voices, ghostly footsteps and apparitions as you visit approximately half the historic site, taking in the 19th-century penal settlement buildings and grounds.
At the end of the tour, safely returned to the bright lights of the visitor center, you’ll receive a Certificate of Bravery and Courage as a reminder of your spine-chilling tour of one of Australia’s most haunted sites.
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Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 4 November 2018
Consider buying a book

The guide was informative and interesting in some of the stories I found too much talking, and not enough walking, in the 90 minutes The design of the lanterns in appropriate for their use; there was too much interference with night sight and that combined...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T6993KXdavidm
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear T6993KXdavidm, Thanks for choosing to experience one of our Ghost Tours on your visit to Port Arthur. Each of our guides will tailor the tour to real life experiences that have happened on site that either to themselves or other guests, as well as...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018
A spooky encounter

We did the Port Arthur Ghost Tour on the evening of the 24th of September. Our guide (I'm sorry, I cannot remember her name) was well informed about the site and was an accomplished storyteller, as well as telling a few anecdotes of her own...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ThatTownsvilleMob
Reviewed 14 October 2018
So much potential but delivered little

This tour had the potential to be so good. Our guide seemed to show little appreciation knowledge and recognition for the significance of this historic site. He kept telling us he had resigned a few days earleir so this was may be why. He tried...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mark S
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Mark S, Thank you for visiting and we are very sorry to hear that your ghost tour experience did not meet your expectations. We have noted the matter directly with the team member and do appreciate your honest feedback on the tour. Our guides...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Wonderful tales of ghosts

We had a wonderful guide (Jenny) that took us on a tour of the site while telling a number of ghost stories, new and old. While not usually one to take this sort of activity, the site does lend itself well with its history and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vicki E
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Dear Vicki E, Thanks for taking the time to join us on an evening Ghost Tour and leave a review. We will be sure to pass your kind feedback onto Jenny. As other responses highlight our guides enjoy sharing the stories of days gone by...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Our guide Paul was great, a very good story teller. The convict site took on a whole new look after dark.More

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PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hi Deb C, Thanks for your kind words after your recent Ghost Tour experience. Glad you enjoy the stories shared by our guide Paul, it's stunning to experience the site by night and as you highlight a very different feeling after dark. Hope you enjoyed...More

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25 October 2018|
Response from Taylor C |
Hi If you web search Port Arthur Historical Site (sorry cant put web links in this message) and select contact us you can email the Port Arthur site. From memory there are no group discounts listed at the website, but you... More
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