Isle of the Dead is a cemetery adjacent to Port Arthur, Tasmania.Isle of the Dead is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Port Arthur Edition.
The Island of the Dead was the destination for all who died inside the prison camps. Of the 1646 graves recorded to exist there, only 180, those of prison staff and military personnel, are marked.
Isle of the Dead Reviews
Guide was excellent, funny and very knowledgeable. The tour was really interesting and well worth the money. The view around the harbour from the boat was beautiful. more »
If you are interested in Australian history this is a fascinating tour with a knowledgeable guide.It is well worth the ferry trip and even spookier on a wet and overcast day! more »
We did the tour from Port Arthur. Lots of history and very interesting. A bit creepy too!
Isle of the Dead, or Dead Island as it was historically referred to, is the small and extremely lonely island located across Mason Cove harbour at Port Arthur. It is called Isle of the Dead because it is the final resting place for some 1500 of Port Arthur's convicts and about 500 others including Port Arthur Surgeon George Robertson, the Chaplain Rev George Eastman, officers and soldiers, and their wives and children who died and are buried there. While there's not much to be seen on Isle of the Dead today, the historical photos included here show what the Island and its cemetery looked like some 100 years ago.
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