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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
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Port Arthur Ghost Tour
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.
Reviews (28)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
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

Thank ThatTownsvilleMob
Reviewed 3 days ago
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

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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

Thank Vicki E
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Thank Deb C
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

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

While we found the tour interesting I had read most of the stories online that the guide told us. Nothing extra ordinary.More

2  Thank LQVLEE
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Port Arthur Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Dear LQVLEE, Thanks for taking the time to experience our one of our ghost tours. As the guides do mention on the tour it may not be on that night you see or experience ghosts but these tales will stick with you and the stories...More

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