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Port Arthur Ghost Tours

Join a lantern-lit walking tour to experience the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site by night. Port Arthur can seem a very different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue. Unlike many other ghost tours around the world, visitors on the Port Arthur Ghost Tours have exclusive access to the Site after dark. Are there ghosts? Truth or myth? Either way, the silence and soft glow of the lantern light can sometimes make those long gone seem very close at hand. Some stories last more than a lifetime. Rich storytelling and pathways through darkened ruins and heritage buildings reveal bizarre occurrences during Port Arthur's history, baffling and alarming convicts, free settlers, soldiers and today's visitors alike. After sharing the hidden side of the convict settlement for more than 20 years, Port Arthur remains Australia's 'must do' ghost tour experience. The 90-minute tour covers a distance of two kilometres, 30 per cent of which is wheelchair accessible. The tours depart every evening except Christmas night, are not cancelled for rain (for safety reasons, umbrellas are not permitted) and are not suitable for young children. Bring along a warm jacket, comfortable walking shoes - and steady nerves.

Osborne Heli Tours Port Arthur

Ready for big picture scenery? Fly over some of the planet’s highest sea cliffs with Osborne Heli Tours – Tasmania’s most epic window seat. From Osborne’s Port Arthur base, in seconds a theatrical landscape grows large. Sheer sea cliffs unfurl, Port Arthur Historic Site takes a new perspective in its lush, wild setting and broad waters reach to Antarctica. Whether a 15 minute Sea Cliffs and Convicts sojourn or a longer journey circling Tasman Island’s far-flung lighthouse, see nature in her most dramatic mood. Ponder above the pounding surf of Shipstern Bluff, swell that calls surfers from across the globe. Narrow your gaze to spot a migrating Southern Right Whale or little dots walking the Three Capes Track down below. Hear as the pilot points out Cape Raoul’s dolerite columns, once used as target practice by the British Navy. The Osborne family have been flying folk around the island for more than a quarter century so ask about tailored experiences or hop aboard one of the company’s non-stop tours starting at $145 a person. With Port Arthur Lavender Farm your departure lounge, club seating with everyone window-side and your chopper waiting amongst gum trees, take to the skies Tassie style.

Port Arthur Paranormal Investigation Experience

Port Arthur Historic Site is thought to be one of the most haunted places in Australia, as the many thousands who have experienced our Ghost Tour would probably agree. The award-winning Paranormal Investigation Experience, which runs the last Saturday of each month, allows participants to conduct paranormal investigations at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Brave souls who need more than a few ghost stories to be convinced, their adults-only Paranormal Investigation Experience will give you the chance to do some ghost hunting of your own. Tour guides recount spine-chilling stories of unexplained sightings and occurrences that have been recorded at Port Arthur over the years. The Paranormal Investigation Experience allows participants to take readings and measurements and provides the opportunity to judge first hand whether the ghost stories are true. The tours will also contribute valuable information to our extensive database of paranormal activity. The history of ghostly sightings at Port Arthur goes back to the late 1800’s when the writer George Gruncell wrote of a number of strange events that occurred at the Parsonage in the 1870s. Port Arthur is a one-hour-and-20-minute drive (95 kilometres) south-east of Hobart and accommodation nearby is recommended for the night of your experience.

Tasman Island Cruises - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

This Pennicott Wilderness Journey takes you for a spectacular three-hour cruise along the extraordinary coastline of Tasman National Park, between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. Close encounters with the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, rugged and spectacular coastal landscapes, waterfalls, deep sea caves, amazing wildlife on land and sea. Gaze up at the spectacular dolerite cliffs of Cape Pillar, marvel at the towering sea stacks like Cathedral Rock, the Totem Pole, Candlestick and glide in and out of sea caves. You will join in the search for the abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales, birds of prey, albatross and many other varieties of sea birds. The team at Tasman Island Cruises are dedicated to providing world-class customer service. From the time you hop on their bus or arrive at the booking centre you will know that your enjoyment and safety is paramount. Our local seafaring boat crew share a deep love of the ocean and coast, with extensive experience and skills in reading the moods of the sea. They'll make sure you enjoy every moment of your cruise.