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Port Arthur Historic Site

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, located 90 minutes’ drive from Hobart is Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site. There is a lot to see and do with more than 30 historic buildings and ruins to explore you’ll want to allow plenty of time. Site entry valid for two consecutive days includes an introductory guided tour, harbour cruise, access to the Port Arthur Gallery and the extensive grounds and ruins. Additional tours of the Isle of the Dead and Point Puer can be included with the harbour cruise, or hear of the many escape attempts with the Escape from Port Arthur Tour. Visitors can cover the whole site with the Commandant’s Carriage Tour; an electric vehicle tour. For the brave, the ever-popular Ghost Tour runs after dark. 1830 Restaurant and Bar open from 4 pm offers views across the World Heritage Site and is a perfect place to relax after a day exploring. The Head Chef showcases local producers and their seasonal products. Pre-visit bookings, travel advice and information on accommodation are available from the Port Arthur Booking Office at the Brooke Street Pier in Hobart. Tickets also available on arrival and via the website.

Tasman Golf Club

Tasman Golf Club is located at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula, south-east Tasmania. The course is a five-minute drive (four km) south of the Port Arthur Historic Site and a 90-minute drive south-east of Hobart (102 km). Tasman Golf Club's undulating nine-hole course has a tight layout rimmed by coastal tea-tree scrub. Skirting the sea cliffs at Point Puer, the course has breathtaking views of the Great Southern Ocean and dramatic Tasman Peninsula coastline. Features include watered greens and tees, bunkers and a central dam in play on three holes. Tasman's dramatic signature hole is the par three 8th - which requires you to tee off on a cliff top and drive the ball over a 200-metre drop to the ocean to land on the opposite cliff top green, 100 metres away. Tasman Golf Club has regular men's, women's and mixed competitions, and a twilight competition during the summer months (October to March). Relax after your round in the clubhouse and bar, open during event times. Tasman also has a practice putting green and club and buggy hire is available. Holes: nine, Par: 70, Length: 5,238 metres, Australian Course Rating: 67.