The narrow connection to the mainland at Eaglehawk Neck made the Tasman Peninsula the ideal site for the harshest penal ... More
Port Arthur Historic Site
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 a guided tour or wander the site at leisure and soak up history. Walk through the ruins and original and restored buildings or explore several museums and enjoy restaurants, souvenir shops and informative displays.
I have never been there but from what I have heard is that it is the place to go. I would like to experience it for myself some people have told me they cant wait to take their family members. I have 2 children and they have said they would like to go.
We arrived at Port Arthur at 2.30 in the afternoon after a 2 hour dirve. Unfortunately that was too late to see much of the place.
I recommend staying somewhere close by and planning to go to Port Arthur two days in a row - which is included in the entry fee.
We went on the cruise (included in the entry fee) and it was pleasant, and informative.
The small part that we DID see was VERY interesting and the kids enjoyed the old buildings.
We really missed out by getting there late and I am disappointed.
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isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck and the fact that most people could not swim. Tethered dogs, especially trained to warn ...
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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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