Port Arthur, Tasmania

All information about Port Arthur Cruise Port. Timetable for the arrival of ships, the time of their stay and the number of passengers. Port Arthur Port news. Weather forecast and historical weather, as well as water temperatures around Port Arthur.

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia | © Love Fy

Port Arthur: tourist information

The Port Arthur Region represents an amazing combination of history, heritage, magnificent scenery, fine food and wine, plus a range of fascinating attractions and activities. There’s so much to do, you will need to allow at least two days in the region.

As you wander through the preserved ruins, faithfully restored buildings and lovingly recreated gardens you can almost feel the convict history come alive. But this is only the beginning of all the excitement and adventure waiting visitors to the region. The stark reminders of a convict past contrast dramatically with the Historic Site’s tranquil and majestic surroundings. The scenery is breathtaking and includes beautiful bushlands, soaring cliffs, vast caves, wonderful beaches and stunning geological formations.

You can explore the area by seaplane or boat charter, discover the Tasman National Park with a guide, go rock climbing, stroll the beach or try sea kayaking or diving- these are just some of the options. Other attractions include a cruise to the “Isle of the Dead”, a painstakingly recreated 19th Century timber town and steam railway, museums, a wildlife park and a golf course- all great entertainment to ensure that every taste is catered for.

At the end of the day, an authentic evening ghost tour through the Port Arthur Historic Site is an experience not to be missed. So, make the most of your visit by staying overnight in any of the great accommodation choices in the region.

You will want to stay more than a day to experience all that Port Arthur has to offer.


  • Country: Australia
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Government: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania
  • Time Zone: +10 GMT
  • Language: English
  • Latitude: -43.1507393
  • Longitude: 147.7684616
  • Est. Population: 750
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Fire: Hobart Fire Service - Phone: (03) 62308600
  • Police: Hobart Police - Phone: 6230 2111
  • Hospital: Royal Hobart Hospital - Phone: (03) 6222 8308
  • Ambulance & Rescue: Hobart Ambulance - Phone: 6230 2111
  • General: Emergency Phone: 000
  • Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
    Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia | © Chris Johnson

    Port Arthur Cruise Port Schedule

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    Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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    Port Arthur in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Port Arthur ranks 374th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 19.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Port Arthur in the next 12 months is 42415.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Port Arthur ranks 780.

    Weather in Port Arthur

    Feb 3
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 61°F (16°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Feb 4
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 59°F (15°C)
    Rain (moderate rain), strong wind
    Feb 5
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 63°F (17°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Feb 6
    Min/Max temp: 57°F (14°C) / 63°F (17°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Feb 7
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 59°F (15°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Feb 8
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 57°F (14°C)
    Clouds (few clouds), no wind
    Feb 9
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 63°F (17°C)
    Clouds (broken clouds), no wind
    Feb 10
    Min/Max temp: 57°F (14°C) / 68°F (20°C)
    Clear (clear sky), small wind

    Current water temperature in Port Arthur now is 64°F (17.8°C)

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    Annual Weather

    Min/Max temp: 66°F (19°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Min/Max temp: 66°F (19°C) / 77°F (25°C)
    Min/Max temp: 63°F (17°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Min/Max temp: 61°F (16°C) / 72°F (22°C)
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 63°F (17°C)
    Min/Max temp: 52°F (11°C) / 57°F (14°C)
    Min/Max temp: 50°F (10°C) / 57°F (14°C)
    Min/Max temp: 52°F (11°C) / 59°F (15°C)
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 63°F (17°C)
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 68°F (20°C)
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Min/Max temp: 66°F (19°C) / 77°F (25°C)
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