The infamous Port Arthur Penal Colony was built on the Tasman Peninsula because it was easily secured by the narrow isthmus ... More
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
The infamous Port Arthur Penal Colony was built on the Tasman Peninsula because it was easily secured by the narrow isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck and the fact that most people could not swim. Tethered dogs, especially trained to warn soldiers of escapees, guarded the narrow strip of land. An excellent museum now occupies the original Officers' Quarters, which is reputed to be the oldest remaining military building in Australia. There is a restaurant, coffee shop and an information centre close by, making this a perfect stop before exploring the Peninsula.
The narrow connection to the mainland at Eaglehawk Neck made the Tasman Peninsula the ideal site for the harshest penal
settlement in 19th century Australia. It is now a beautiful and haunting open air museum of convict history. Take ...
The Tasman Peninsula has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia including Remarkable Cave and the Tasman National
Park . Fascinating historic sites such as Port Arthur Historic Site and the Bush Mill and Steam Railway should ...
Taking off from the Port Arthur Historic Site , enjoy the panorama of the sandstone penal settlement ruins and a
stunning vista of the beautiful and rugged coastline. The pilot is a font of information, and explains your bird's ...
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