Things to do in Port Arthur with kids

If you love history and nature, then Port Arthur in the Emerald Isle is a place that the family should explore!

This small town was a former convict settlement, and is one of the most significant heritage areas in the entire state! It's also World Heritage listed - which means it's pretty special indeed!

The Port Arthur Historic Site is where the family can enjoy tours of prisons, historic buildings, and get right into nature, and those brave kids can even explore the town with some pretty cool Ghost Tours too!

Don't miss more history at the Coal Mines Historic Site too, where the family can enjoy an adventure deep underground!

With some of the most beautiful nature in the area too, Port Arthur is a real life history lesson for the family where your history books are all around you!

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  • Port Arthur Historic Site

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    Port Arthur

    An unforgettable experience in one of the most historically important convict sites in Tasmania. 2 day admission with tours, prisons, and nature.

  • Port Arthur Ghost Tours

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    Port Arthur

    Discover a whole new kind of Port Arthur residents by lantern light as you take on these fascinating and spooky ghost tours!

  • Coal Mines Historic Site

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    (12 miles) Saltwater River

    An incredible experience among the ruins of Tasmania's first operational mine, with FREE entry!

  • Putt and Play Mini Golf

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    (29 miles) Cambridge

    Landscaped outdoor 18 hole mini golf within a resort, welcomes day visits too.

  • KidzBizzzz

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    (30 miles) Kingston

    A fun and colourful multi-level fully padded indoor play centre for kids with a 2 lane astro slide, superslide, flying fox, crawl tubes and large ball pit, plus a separate fully enclosed toddler soft ...

  • Mawsons Skate

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    (32 miles) Hobart

    Outdoor family skating experience on cutting edge Super-Glide synthetic ice. They also offer free use of their Penguin skating aids.

  • Maritime Museum of Tasmania

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    (32 miles) Hobart

    Take the kids through a maritime journey where they can explore the influence of the sea on the lives of Tasmanians, and the strong maritime heritage of the islands. They can also enjoy the ...

  • Zone 3 Laser Games

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    (32 miles) Hobart

    Bruise-less, mess-less combat games played in glow in the dark, atmospheric arenas: with friends, against family, or everybody versus everybody!

  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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    (32 miles) Hobart

    Gardens adventures in these beautiful botanical gardens, with colorful collections, and fun attractions for the kids. Green fun in Hobart!

  • Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

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    (33 miles) South Hobart

    One of Australia's most significant historic sites relating to female convicts. A look through history at this unique prison in Tasmania.

  • Putters Adventure Golf

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    (34 miles) Moonah

    Indoor and outdoor 18 hole putting courses where the whole family can play. Kids will love the fun and tasteful little obstacles and challenges along the way!

  • Richmond Maze and Tea Room

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    (35 miles) Richmond

    Have a healthy active stomp around two individual mazes with challenges.

  • Old Hobart Town Model Village

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    (35 miles) Richmond

    This multi award winning authentic model village has been reconstructed from original plans and it gives a unique glimpse into the tough life of Australia’s convict past.

  • Glenorchy Ice Skating Rink

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    (36 miles) Glenorchy

    Public open skate sessions are regularly available, with some speciality sessions set aside and lessons available in several skate types. Skating support frames are available for hire, and a sled is ...

  • Woodys Skate and Play

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    (36 miles) Glenorchy

    Skate rink welcomes, and hires out, inline and quad skating, scooters and even Toddler Ride on Buggies! Plus their huge multi level multi color adventure playframe.

  • ZooDoo Wildlife Park

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    (36 miles) Richmond

    An exciting hands-on wildlife park in Richmond, Tasmania with a large range of native, agricultural and exotic animals including Bengal tigers and rare white African lions!

  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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    (42 miles) Brighton

    Explore a sanctuary just for the wildlife of Tasmania, where kids can have some truly special wildlife encounters close to Hobart!

  • Chauncey Vale

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    (48 miles) Bagdad

    Great for tiny explorers, several safe caves to discover and fairly gentle surroundings.

  • Hastings Caves State Reserve

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    (52 miles) Hastings

    Incredible natural experiences, from thermal springs to rich forests and the Newdegate Cave.

  • Freycinet National Park

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    (73 miles) Freycinet

    This stunning Tasmanian National Park is perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Beach strolls, swimming, wildlife spotting, snorkelling, super fun rock pools and diving are all waiting for you!