Steeped in history and surrounded by mystery, Port Arthur is a small town located on Tasmania’s East Coast that has been classed as the state’s top tourist attraction. Just over 60km from the Hobart, Port Arthur is visited by so many tourists each year to see what life was like back in the early 19th century, as many of the old buildings still stand today. It was, back in the day, Australia’s largest convict settlement and when you visit the town you can wander through the ruins and buildings so that you can really get a good senses of how things where back in those days.
Visit the penitentiary where you can take a tour, walk through the ruins of the old church or take the kids to the Tasmania Devil Park where you can watch the Devils be hand feed every day as well as see other animals such as wombats, eagles, reptiles and more. Join a ghost tour of Port Arthur that will have the hairs on the back of your neck stand up with every turn and street you wander down, see the convict built Cathedral in all its glory, visit the Bush Mill or set out on the four hour walk that starts from the Remarkable Cave and travels down to Crescent Bay, which is a great walk for many fitness levels. The Remarkable Cave is a top tourist attraction in itself that has been created by the constant pounding of the waves over the years.
Port Arthur is an historic site made up of tranquil gardens, top tourist attractions and beautiful scenery and surrounds. Stay for a couple of days, play a round of golf on the Port Arthur Golf course that overlooks the sea which is loved by all golfing enthusiasts or perhaps set out for Tasman Island on a cruise and visit the museums and historic sites that all tell the tales and stories from the past. With numerous walking through the Tasman Peninsula, camping adventures, cruises and tours, you can easily spend a few days exploring Port Arthur and still not see it all. With the range of accommodation whether you are after something cheap and affordable of perhaps something with a touch of luxury, there are a number of accommodation properties for you to book for your trip to Port Arthur if you plan to stay a few nights. There are deals and specials for you to take advantage of and excellent holiday packages for you to book so that everything you need for your trip to Port Arthur is all included into the one attractive price.
Port Arthur is a stunning coastal town, even with its shady past, with lush green lawns blanketing the ground, beautiful coastal scenery and gardens to enjoy, every direction you look there is something new to see. Enjoy the dining, take in the sights, soak up the history and holiday for a few days in one of Australia’s historic destinations. Laze on the beach with the kids, so some swimming, sea kayaking, boating or fishing for the day, browse through the shops and boutiques for a couple of hours and look forward to a holiday that you will never forget.
Port Arthur is unlike any destination and you will quickly discover why it is Tasmania’s top tourist attractions. Book your accommodation and come and discover for yourself why so many people visit Port Arthur!