“World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site is located on the Tasman Peninsula, a 90 minute drive south east from Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. It is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world.
Today, the Port Arthur Historic Site can best be described as an open-air museum, with 100 acres of gardens and grounds, and including more than 30 buildings and ruins. Offering guided tours, cruises and a myriad of cultural experiences, Port Arthur is in the top four most visited attractions in Tasmania.”
"Disabled parking spaces are located adjacent to the Visitor Centre entrance.
Port Arthur Historic Site is proud to be affiliated with the Companion Card Program, which offers a second ticket or tour pass at no cost to patrons holding a Companion Card.
Dogs are allowed on site at Port Arthur providing they are kept on a lead at all times."General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Assistance animal welcome
- Disabled parking access
- Wheelchair hire available
"The Port Arthur Historic Site is extensive, and covers a range of terrain. Some areas offer independent wheelchair access, while others may require assisted access.
Our Visitor Centre, café, 1830 restaurant and the Port Arthur Gallery are all wheelchair accessible via ramps or elevator. Accessible bathroom facilities are also available within the Visitor Centre.
While not all heritage buildings and ruins on the site are wheelchair accessible, a number of buildings can be accessed by visitors who require the use of a wheelchair. Check with our Visitor Services staff for more information.
Our Introductory Tour and Harbour Cruise are both wheelchair accessible. However, our Isle of the Dead tour includes rough or uneven terrain and is not recommended for people with mobility restrictions.
Wheelchairs are available for loan from the Visitor Centre.
Between 10:30am and 3:30pm daily, our courtesy buggies provide a regular drop-off and pick-up service around the site for visitors with limited mobility."Other accessibility information:
For further thoughts and information, read Havewheelchairwilltravel.net's review of the site