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Port Arthur Ghost Tours

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Address: Arthur Highway | Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6251 2310
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Tasmania's original and best Ghost Tour, in one of Australia's most...

Tasmania's original and best Ghost Tour, in one of Australia's most significant heritage sites. After night falls, the history can feel very close indeed!Tours run nightly, rain or not, (except Christmas Day) and last approximately 90 minutes.We also offer visitors the chance to do some serious ghost hunting at Port Arthur on our exciting new adults-only, late night Paranormal Investigation Experience. Learn how to conduct paranormal investigations using the latest scientific techniques and equipment, then test for paranormal activity in what are reputedly some of Australia's most haunted buildings. Operates on the last Saturday of each month.

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Great creepy history lesson....

We did what is known as the "Waterfront" ghost tour which did involve a few stairs and uphill walking but nothing too strenuous. I've long since been convinced that a spirit is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The mood was dark. The stories were similarly so. We toured the site on dust and dark in a hope to glimpse a spectre or two. No ghosts were seen on this night but were felt. A must for all staying the night in port arthur.

Thank MarcusHBrisbane
Ashmore, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Use to be good from what I heard. Was looking forward to this for a long time, Won't let you video or have the opportunity for personally experiences. Although the a majority of the stories from the guide are mainly based on previous experiences of tourists who actually took video. Did not cover the penitentiary area which was disappointing for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did what is known as the "Waterfront" ghost tour which did involve a few stairs and uphill walking but nothing too strenuous. I've long since been convinced that a spirit is not likely to jump out at you because I reckon they are tired of hoards of strangers in large groups tramping through their spaces but if you are... More 

Thank Draganotz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very pumped for this tour as it came highly recommended. We visited the northern side of the site going into buildings that had ghost/haunting history's. the tour was good and I would recommend it, the seperate prison was the best. But I couldn't help but feel our tour guide was just trying to convince people places were haunted... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Felons before hand. The ghost tour got the balance right with the main focus on history and some great story telling that kept you wondering about the shadows in the corner of the room. It was great to go in the group as the kids made it fun and some of the more nervous people made... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our teen boys would not have spent a day wandering placidly around Port Arthur, so we chose to do the Ghost Tour instead. It was a good way to see the site and be informed about some of its history in a short time frame (just short of 90 minutes). Would recommend taking the earlier time-slots for Ghost Tours if... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess it depends on your guide as to how scared you can get on this nocturnal tour. Ours was a bit docile but nevertheless informative but if you want your pants scared off, you might be disappointed

Thank TravellingSandy4
Logan City, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walking tour at night. Quite informative and entertaining. Not encountering any ghosts could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your expectations.

Thank lesnfadz
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A really interesting tour of some of Port Arthur's scariest buildings. Our guide Leah made the tour really interesting and gave lots of information about the buildings which was great as we hadn't been in the day. She kept us safe and interested and a little bit spooked all through the tour. Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone.

Thank barrettg41
Parma, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The idea is interesting but the tour is so quick and, for my opinion, too expensive for what offer. Just walking around some buildings listening the stories about and that's it. Doesn't worth it

Thank Datto333

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