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 Klook
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 $7 per person, it's your best option for cheap thrills.
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
Taylor Lorenz is a writer for Finder, focusing on travel content. She has previously written guides for World Nomads, Matador Network and the Huffington Post, and she also writes for her own travel blog, Taylor’s Tracks. Taylor makes her way around the globe writing and beach hopping and can usually be found with a book and a cup of tea in hand.
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