PORT ARTHUR GHOST TOUR
Do you believe in ghosts?
Darkness falls, and Port Arthur’s hidden side emerges. This is a different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue.
As the sun sets, come out to the dark grounds of the Port Arthur
Historic Site for your 90-minute, lantern-lit Ghost Tour. Follow your
expert guide through some of Port Arthur’s more infamous buildings and
ruins, and hear vivid stories of unexplained events that have baffled
and alarmed convicts, free settlers, soldiers and visitors.
More than 1000 people died at Port Arthur during its 47-year history
as a penal settlement, and some people say that the souls of the
departed have never left. Documented ghost stories have been associated
with Port Arthur since 1870, and since that time, many people have added
to Port Arthur’s haunted reputation with their own accounts of
As the lantern light guides you through the darkness, and strange
stories unfold, you’ll discover Port Arthur’s secrets, and decide for
yourself if the tales are true.
Tours run approximately 90 minutes and depart every evening, except Christmas Day.
Ghost Tour departure times vary each month and with daylight savings –
Starting from the first Sunday in April, tours depart at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
May tours depart at 6:00pm and 8:00pm
June & July tours depart at 5:30pm and 7:30pm
August tours depart at 6:00pm and 8:00pm
September tours depart at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
From the first Sunday in October through to March tours depart at 8:45 and 9:00pm
CHILDREN ON GHOST TOURS
The suitability of Ghost Tours for children generally depends on the
age and ‘stage’ of your children. Ghost Tours are popular with older
children however if your child is very young, very active or tends to
suffer with nightmares, then Ghost Tours may not be suitable. If your
child is disruptive to the tour, your guide will request that you leave
Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Bookings are essential.
This is a guided, lantern-lit walking tour that includes a two-kilometre walk around the site at night.
Due to the limited access through the dark recesses of our heritage
buildings, the Ghost Tour is not suitable for people with restricted
mobility and not wheelchair accessible.
Tours operate in most weather conditions, so make sure you’re prepared for the conditions.
Please arrive 15–30 minutes before your scheduled tour, to allow time to check in and move to your tour departure point.