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Things To Do In Tasmania - Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula is unfortunately known for all the wrong reasons.

On Sunday 28 April 1996, the convict era of Port Arthur came to light again with a massacre of 35 dead and 23 injured. The killer was Martin Bryant, now serving 35 life sentences in the psychiatric wing of Risdon Prison.

Port Arthur is a former convict settlement and was established in the 1830s as part of the British Empire of the 18th and 19th centuries.It is one of the more important heritage areas and an open air museums that Australia have to offer. Not surprisingly, this is also Tasmania’s most popular tourist attractions. The Port Arthur and Coal Mines Historic Sites area World Heritage and Port Arthur has some wonderfully preserved penal colony buildings.

Just a short 60km drive from the Brunswick Hotel, Port Arthur also has within its vacinity, the Remarkable Cave and Crescent Bay.

To get to there, hire a car and take a trip along the A9 and enjoy some of the picturesque scenery that Tasmania has to offer.