Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur

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World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
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There are few better places to learn about Australia's penal-colony heritage than the Port Arthur Historic Site on the southeastern coast of Tasmania. Once a prison for Britain's hardest criminals, the complex's remains now serve as an open-air museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the prison's grim purpose, it offers a scenic setting on the water surrounded by densely forested hills. Take a walking tour to learn about the prison's history, dine at Felon's Bistro, and then conduct a paranormal investigation with ghost-hunting equipment late at night. Arrange your visit to Port Arthur Historic Site and discover more family-friendly attractions in Port Arthur using our Port Arthur online tour builder.
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  • It’s a drive in and out but we’ll worth the trip. Large area to explore. Need at least a couple of hours plus travelling time. 
    It’s a drive in and out but we’ll worth the trip. Large area to explore. Need at least a couple of hours plus travelling time.  more »
  • The drive alone is worth going there and when you arrive you will be blown out by the site.You could seval days just wondering around and enjoying a well put tourist attraction.The boat trip was a....  more
    The drive alone is worth going there and when you arrive you will be blown out by the site.You could seval days just wondering around and enjoying a well put tourist attraction.The boat trip was a....  more »

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