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Port Arthur Port Arthur - TAS Landmarks

Landmark: Port Arthur
Address: Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, 7182, TAS

Port Arthur is a historic village set on the Tasman Peninsula approximately 100 kilometres south-east of Hobart. Best known for its well-preserved colonial buildings at the Port Arthur Historic Site there is a whole lot more on offer in this significant part of Australian history. Take a couple of days to explore the true beauty of Port Arthur and surf, kayak, bushwalk and explore the sensational coastline. This notable town also celebrates two UNESCO World Heritage listed sites with the Coal Mines Historic site and the Port.

Looking out over the serene bay and gazing upon the grand sandstone buildings of this charming town, it is difficult to believe that a ruthless colony once existed here in the 1800's. Today over 30 buildings and ruins are what is left as a stark reminder of the penal settlement, aka 'Hell On Earth', where convicts were harshly punished after being dispatched from England for as little as stealing food for survival. Self Guided walks are available as well as guided historical walking tours and for something a little bit different a Lantern-lit tour departs at dusk.

The quaint town of Port Arthur offers visitors a choice of accommodation and dining options to make your stay a memorable one.

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