Brave souls who need more than a story and want the opportunity to do some serious ghost hunting at Port Arthur can join in on an exciting new adults-only, late night Paranormal Investigation Experience.
The history of ghostly sightings at Port Arthur goes back to the late 1800's when the writer George Gruncell wrote of a number of strange events that occurred at the Parsonage in the 1870s.
"The Hayward family had been visiting Melbourne and the Reverend Hayward had hurried back leaving his family to follow. One night after his return, the doctor at the settlement, seeing lights from the upstairs rooms of the Parsonage, thought that the parson's wife and children had returned.
When he went to welcome them home, he found only the Reverend Hayward and a servant. No one had been upstairs and when the rooms were inspected they were found to be in darkness. But others in the settlement had also seen the lights and assumed that the family had returned."
Today, the Port Arthur Historic Site is believed by many to be one of the most haunted places in Australia, as the many thousands who have experienced our Ghost Tour would probably agree.
Tour guides recount spine chilling stories of unexplained sightings and occurrences that have been recorded at Port Arthur over the years.
The Paranormal Investigation Experience allows visitors to conduct their own paranormal investigations with the assistance of the latest ghost hunting equipment throughout various buildings at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
Your experienced tour guide will brief participants on use of the test equipment prior to leading them out onto the site to explore and take readings. Buildings visited include the Commandants Cottage, Separate Prison, Visiting Magistrates House, Parsonage (reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in Australia) and our Church. The tour includes a light supper and a memento of your experience.
The Paranormal Investigation Experience allows participants to take readings and measurements and provides the opportunity to judge for themselves whether the ghost stories are true. The tours will also contribute valuable information to our extensive database of paranormal activity.
Port Arthur is located at the southern end of the Tasman Peninsula, 90 minutes’ drive or 95 kilometres south-east of Hobart.
The Paranormal Investigation Experience is conducted monthly on the last Saturday of every month, or may be booked as an exclusive group tour on request with advance notice.
The tour commences late and lasts approximately 4 hours. The tour finishes early in the morning, around 2am, so it is advisable to book local accommodation. The Port Arthur Historic Sites can arrange accommodation bookings on your behalf.
This tour is not suitable for anyone under 18 years. Proof of age may be requested.
Tours go ahead if it rains.
Warm and comfortable clothing. Sturdy footwear is essential (no high heels). For safety reasons, umbrellas are not allowed on Ghost Tours, so wet weather clothing is required if the weather is inclement (ponchos are sold at the counter).
This tour is not recommended for those with restricted mobility.
Tickets are not refundable.
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