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Our guide Andrew made the tour .. he was so knowledgeable and interesting... he made each place we stopped at a wonderful story full of ghosts and their sightings .. he was able to present the ghost tour in the best possible way .. I would thoroughly recommend Andrew and I would hope to get him again when I go back to do one of the other tours.. he certainly is a credit and an asset to the Port Arthur visitor centre. He was able to keep everyone’s attention and interest for the whole tour .. he certainly gave clear and concise instructions at the start as to what was acceptable and what was not .. well done, congratulations to Andrew We went on the night of Thursday 6th June 3019 Thank you
Adeline, our tour guide was brilliant, friendly, very personable, extremely helpful and very informative, she went out of her way to do everything we could have wanted. Port Arthur itself was interesting but, like most of the Tasmanian convict heritage stuff, the Female Factory, for instance, or Sarah Island, it made the most of the horrors of the worst aspects of transportation but really gave very little of the context and of the convict experience of the majority of those transported who were not serial offenders but who were assigned to farmers and householders in the community. The cruise round the bay was brief but pretty.
My husband and I went on the Ghost Tour 27/12/18, it was the first time I have been to the historic sight since my 13th Birthday & we had such fun! We even caught a few things on camera which were not visible to the naked eye, and we have sent them in to be analysed, creepy spooky pics that make your spine shiver! We will definitely go again when we are On The Island. Such gloriously tended gardens and trees! We were made to feel so welcome and with huge thanks to all Staff, and our tour guide, and to our fellows who shared this scary evening with us! Bless! Happy 2019!!! Bonnie and Sabeeh
Amazing views of the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. Great commentary. The only down side was the long time, no real access to food (although we were offered a few biscuits). The tour was nearly 4 hours and I was hungry and thirsty by the end. However, due to the great weather we had, we had an extended trip which was a bonus.
The trip was highly interesting from the early history of Richmond and the coastal scenery of the Tasman Peninsular. Port Arthur has been preserved in an amazing fashion truly depicting the history and cruelty of the convict era.