Travel Destination Port Arthur
The Convict History of Tasmania. Wonderful Coastal Scenery. Historic Accommodation.
Travel destination Port Arthur has Tasmania’s top tourist attraction, the Port Arthur Historic Site. It attracts over 250,000 visitors a year. It will take you 90 minutes to drive the 60 Kms (37 Mi) from Hobart. You will cross the Dunalley Canal and Eaglehawk Neck, driving through heavily forested areas and passing through small country towns. It is an easy day trip from Hobart, but if you are driving yourself, plan to stay several nights to really get a feel for rural Tasmania. Day tours are available from Hobart to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula.
The Tasman Peninsula is itself a natural prison, the coastal scenery running from Pirates Bay to Tasman Island is some of the most amazing you will ever experience. It can easily be seen from the clifftops or from a Tasman Island sea cruise. The clifftop walks from Devil’s Kitchen to Waterfall Bay take an hour, but longer walks on clearly marked tracks are available.
The Port Arthur Historic Site is like a big, open air museum. Great care has been taken to restore the buildings. The Information Centre tells the story of Convict Transportation from England and Ireland. Be a Convict – the beautifully restored Model Prison will give you a chance to experience life as it was in a Penal Colony in the 1800’s. The Isle of the Dead was the burial ground for both prisoners (unmarked graves) and Prison Officials (headstones). It can be visited by ferry as part of your admission.
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