Port Arthur

Most visitors to the Tasman Peninsula drive, or are driven, straight to Port Arthur to tour the historic site and then return directly to Hobart. Port Arthur is without doubt a centrally important part of Tasmanian history, but regrettably its prominence means the rich history and natural beauty of the rest of the Peninsula are usually bypassed.

Early picture of ruins at Port Arthur - Photo courtesy National Trust Archives.

Early picture of ruins at Port Arthur – Photo courtesy National Trust Archives.

One of the aims of the Gateway to the Tasman Peninsula website is to demonstrate to visitors that there is a great deal more to do and see here than just a tour of  Port Arthur.  We want to encourage people to linger longer to experience not just our unique and compelling convict history, but also the drama and beauty of the Peninsula’s forests and coastal scenery.

Port Arthur is too big a subject to cover here.  It can tell its own story through a sample (below) of the numerous websites on offer.

http://www.portarthur.org.au/index.aspx?base=1471

http://www.portarthur.org.au

http://www.tasmanregion.com.au

http://www.portarthur.org.au/file.aspx?id=14758

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