Guards and Gaolers Walking Tour


Join a site guide on a walking tour and journey with a small group to the most iconic buildings that housed the Administrators of the settlement and visiting dignitaries. Whilst life for the prisoners at Port Arthur was unimaginably tough there is another side to the story. Port Arthur was of course home to many "free men" who ran the daily operations of the site. Today is an opportunity to witness what life was like from their perspective in comparison to the conditions of the convicts they guarded. Your specialty guide will take guests on a walking tour to uncover this unique tale. Venture into the Commandant’s House, the Visiting Magistrate’s House and the Junior Medical Officer’s House. Hear about some of the notable figures from Port Arthur’s past, and get an insight into what life was like for the free men and women who lived at Port Arthur. Please note this is a walking tour that will travel at a moderate pace and is suitable for those free from mobility concerns that can walk over a variety of surfaces including steps.
  • Tour Code

    PA7040

  • Location

    Port Arthur

  • Activity Types

    Special Interest

  • Experience Types

    Sightseeing, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Medium

  • Price

    Adult from $79.99
    Children (12 & under) from $79.99


Photography

Don’t forget your camera as you discover life of “free men”.

Refreshments

Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, and bring along some sunscreen, insect repellent and bottled water. Your P&O cruise fare includes general entry to the Port Arthur Historical Site. This is an exclusive tour that is not available to the general public at Port Arthur. Please note this is a walking tour that will travel at a moderate pace and is suitable for those free from mobility concerns that can walk over a variety of surfaces including steps.

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