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Port Arthur and so much more...

AttractionsTesselated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck courtesty of  JJ Harrison, CC-BY-SA 3.0

To fully enjoy the Tasman Peninsula
Port Arthur region you should allow at least two nights so you can see a little of where the world's best natural heritage meets an amazing cultural heritage - The Convict Trail.

It is difficult to suggest a particular itinerary as the region truly has so much to offer.


Just follow the links on our interactive attractions map to guide you or look at our suggested itinerary.

Absorbing History

When you enter the Tasman Peninsula (once known as 'the natural prison') at Eaglehawk Neck your journey starts to eight fascinating historic locations that tell you the stories of the 19th century convict life. Look out for the yellow convict arrow signs that mark:

Eaglehawk Neck Officer Quarters Historic Site and Convict 'Dog Line'
Taranna Norfolk Bay Convict Station and Jetty
Koonya Cascades Convict Probation Station
Premaydena Impression Bay Convict Probation Station
Saltwater River Saltwater River Convict Probation Station
The Historic Convict Coal Mines
Nubeena
Wedge Bay Probation Station
Port Arthur
Port Arthur Historic Site (all passes are valid for two days)

Spectacular Scenery

In between each historic locality is the opportunity to discover the most spectacular geological features. Here is just a few not to miss on your visit but again follow this map to guide you.

Eaglehawk Neck Tesselated Pavement, Tasman Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen
Cruising
An unforgettable way to view the sea cliffs on the 3 hour eco-cruise by Tasman Island Cruises or Sealife Experience, departing daily from Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck

Bushwalking in Tasman National Park Devil's Kitchen to Waterfall Bay (1-2 hours return) and Waterfall Bay to Camp Fall (1.5 hours return)....more bushwalks

Other Activities

See the Tasmanian Devil
Chocolates (Federation Chocolate Factory and Museum tel 6250 3435)
Learn to Surf with Island Surf School
Diving with Eaglehawk Drive Centre
Horse riding (Campbell's Trail Rides tel 03 6250 3110)
Golf (Port Arthur Golf Course tel 03 62502444)
Game fishing (Pirates Bay Fishing Charters tel 0419 399 327)
Kayaking with Blackaby Sea Kayaks

Just follow the links or call the number or see where they are on this map.