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Port Arthur

4.7
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · Hiking Trails

Popular things to do in Port Arthur

Three Capes Track ©
Hiking Trail
Three Capes Track
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
World heritage site
Port Arthur Historic Site
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Remarkable Cave ©
Landmark
Remarkable Cave
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Cape Raoul ©
Historic Walking Area
Cape Raoul
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas. The small town and former penal colony draws over quarter million visitors each year. The World Heritage-listed open-air museum with more than 30 buildings remains a major Port Arthur tourist attraction. The haunting stories of the former convicts and guards of the once "inescapable prison" are the inspiration behind popular ghost tours. Though most Post Arthur holidays are about the remains of the infamous convict settlement, many travelers are also attracted by the melancholic atmosphere of the bush-covered Isle of the Dead, the colony's cemetery. Customize your holiday with our Australia holiday planning app to create an adventure that suits you.

Side trips from Port Arthur

Maria Island National Park ©
Island
Maria Island National Park Tasmania
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Wild Ocean Tasmania Eaglehawk Neck
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tasman Arch ©
Outdoor Activity
Tasman Arch Eaglehawk Neck
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Wildlife Area
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo Taranna
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Port Arthur

Shipstern Bluff
Geologic Formation
Shipstern Bluff
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track
Landmark
Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Australian Convict Sites ©
Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
The Church
Historic Site
The Church
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Port Arthur

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The Commandants House
Historic Site
The Commandants House
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
The Separate Prison ©
Historic Site
The Separate Prison
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Government Cottage ©
Historic Site
Government Cottage
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
St David’s Anglican Church ©
Church
St David’s Anglican Church
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Port Arthur

Memorial Garden ©
Garden
Memorial Garden
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Government Gardens ©
Garden
Government Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Soldiers Memorial Avenue
Garden
Soldiers Memorial Avenue
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Port Arthur

Stewarts Bay ©
Water Body
Stewarts Bay
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

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