Port Arthur

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


Port Arthur today is a small village bordering the enormous monuments of days past

It goes without saying that Port Arthur Historic Site, with its beautiful vista and treacherous history is one of the most significant convict era sites in the world.

Port Arthur is a centrally important part of Tasmania and has long drawn a crowd and rightfully so. As the years pass however, travellers are expanding their view to include the greater Tasman Peninsula in their adventures. Port Arthur is no longer just the destination but a part of the journey that makes up the Tasman Peninsula’s rich, bold history and one of many spectacular natural wonders.

Port Arthur is too big a subject to cover here.  Here’s a few websites on offer.to dig deep and learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage Listed site:

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