Darkness falls and a hidden side of historic Port Arthur emerges. It is a different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue. Flickering lantern light draws you close to hear tales from long ago.
Black-cloaked tour guides vividly recount real people’s documented stories of sightings and unexplained occurrences of the past. Their rich storytelling reveals strange unexplained occurrences during Port Arthur’s history, events that baffled and alarmed convicts, free settlers, soldiers and today’s visitors alike.
The mysteries will resonate in your mind long after the lantern dims at the end of the night.
Documented ghost stories have been associated with Port Arthur since 1870, when the prison was still in operation. Since that time the site has had a rich history of paranormal encounters – from visitors, staff and contractors.
Over 1000 people died at Port Arthur throughout its 47 year history, others were taken to Hobart Town for execution. One such executed man was William Riley, find out his story here.
After sharing the hidden side of the convict settlement for more than 20 years, Port Arthur remains Australia’s “must do” ghost tour experience.
Unlike many other Ghost Tours around the world, visitors on our Ghost Tours have exclusive access to our World Heritage listed Site, so the atmosphere won’t be shattered by crowds or traffic.
Ghost Tours operate every evening except Christmas Day.
The Ghost Tour is not suitable for those with restricted mobility. Please refer to our Accessibility page for more information.