Port Arthur

Port Arthur

by jadesmith

To get to Port Arthur fly into Hobart and hire a car.

Then travel on the Port Arthur Highway through Sorell, Dunalley, down through Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna and on to Port Arthur.

For accommodation there are motels in all these places as well as Hobart itself.

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting Port Arthur.

Port Arthur is one of Australia's great tourism destinations.

Every building, every feature of Port Arthur Historic Site has a story to tell.

The Port Arthur Historic Site has over thirty buildings, ruins and restored period furnished homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds.

The Port Arthur penal settlement began life as a small timber station in 1830.

Originally designed as a replacement for the recently closed timber camp at Birches Bay, Port Arthur quickly grew in importance within the penal system of the colonies.

I really enjoyed the shopping at the small quaint specialty stores.

Port Arthur has plenty of places in which to stay including the Hampton and Holiday Inns, both of which I highly recommend.

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