Get spooked at one of Australia's most haunted destinations.
Port Arthur is a historic site just outside of Hobart that is bound to make even the bravest of souls nervous.
It began as a penal settlement in the 1830s, housing convicts who underwent severe punishment and hardship while on the site. Over 1,000 convicts, soldiers and free settlers are buried in Port Arthur, making it not only a historic site, but also one filled with the potential for paranormal activity.
Every night, except on Christmas, a ghost tour is held for anyone and everyone wishing to "get their spook on".
Other tours you can take around Port Arthur include the following:
- Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys' Prison Tour: A day cruise and tour of the prison islands
- Paranormal Investigation Experience: Ghost hunting experience at night
- Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour: Explore the cemetery by day
- After Dark Package: A 2-course dinner and ghost tour
These tours involve a moderate amount of walking on uneven surfaces and aren't recommended for anyone with mobility issues. They're also not wheelchair friendly.
If you only book one tour, this is our pick:
Port Arthur Ghost Tour from Viator
The original and the most accessible ghost tour of Port Arthur, this ghost tour runs every evening except Christmas Day and is suitable for ages 14+. At $26.50 per person, it's your best option for cheap thrills. Highlights:
- 90-minute ghost tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
- Be told haunted stories that date back to 1970
- Be guided by lantern through one of Australia’s most haunted locations
- Held nightly, times change per month, according to the season
Port Arthur ghost tours and paranormal experiences, compared
|Tour name||Duration||Available||Suitable for||Group size (max)||Price||Book|
|Port Arthur Ghost Tour||1.5 hours||Daily year-round, except Christmas Day. Starting times vary depending on the season.||Ages 14 and up||None||$26.50||Viator|
|Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys' Prison Tour||3 hours||Daily year-round, except Christmas Day and all of August. Departs 11.40am and 1.40pm||Child-friendly||None||$69||Port Arthur|
|Paranormal Investigation Experience||3 hours||Last Saturday of every month at 7pm (April-September) or 9pm (October-May)||Adults-only||12||$85||Port Arthur|
|Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour||1 hour||Daily year-round, except Christmas Day. Departs 11am and 1pm||Child-friendly||None||$59||Port Arthur|
|After Dark Package (dinner and ghost tour)||1.5 hours for the tour. Dinner served from 5pm. Tours start from 7:30pm.||Available all year except Christmas Day, starting times vary||Ages 14 and up||None||$80||Port Arthur|