Port Arthur | TasmaniaSited on the beautiful but remote Tasman Peninsula, historic Port Arthur was one of Australia's most infamous penal settlements from 1830 to 1877.
Main AttractionsPort Arthur Historic Site has more than 30 sandstone buildings, ruins and sites open for inspection. These include the church, penitentiary, model prison, asylum, guard tower and period-furnished houses. The visitors centre has an interpretation gallery and restaurant and takes bookings for the popular evening ghost tours. Daily cruises are available on the harbour and to the Isle of the Dead, the island's cemetery.
A day-trip to Bicheno on the East Coast will allow you to see the native Tasmanian Devil at the East Coast Nature World. Closer to Port Arthur, Coal Mines Historic Site is 30km NW. Palmers Lookout, 3km south, has views over the harbour and coastline. Remarkable Cave is 6km south in the rugged Tasman NP.
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boldysr | 2009-10-08 | Self contained, Tasmanian accommodation in Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. Burilda Waters provides an ideal base to explore the numerous attractions and activities located on the beautiful Tasman Peninsula. | read more
boldysr | 2009-10-08 | "Burilda" is an Aboriginal word meaning "place of the possum".........We named our house "Burilda Waters" as it is located on Possum Beach overlooking the beautiful and tranquil Carnarvon Bay. Burilda Waters is only a short walk from the Port Arthur Historic Site along a picturesque coastal track. The balcony provides uninterrupted views of the Isle of the Dead, Point Puer and the boats moored in the bay. | read more