This exclusive experience includes a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ walking tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of Australia’s Convict World Heritage Sites.
See the magnificent Government Gardens, gain insight into how archaeology, science and horticulture have assisted in recreating the magnificent 19th Century pleasure garden. From there, move to the collection processing laboratory and see objects rediscovered by archaeologists after having spent over a century buried amongst the ruins of the site. You will also be able to see some of the more interesting historic collection items.
Finally your guide will take you to the famous Separate Prison, one of the more recent and large scale conservation projects, where you will talk with heritage experts involved in bringing this ruined building back to life. You will also be able to see where convicts were locked in single cells for 23 hours each day. Here they ate, slept and worked with just one hour a day allowed for exercise, alone, in a high walled yard. After the tour, enjoy time to visit any of the 30 historic buildings and ruins, comb through the Site’s unique Gift Shop for souvenirs, or just wander and explore this unique World Heritage Site.
Don’t forget your camera to capture the spectacular remains of Port Arthur Historic Site
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.O
rder of sights visited may vary and itinerary may be reversed.
This is a walking tour.