Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Port Arthur

Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur Historic Site

This amazing World Heritage–listed convict site is one of Tasmania’s big-ticket attractions. The dozens of structures here are best understood via guided tour (included with admission). The feared Separate Prison...

Top ChoiceCave in Port Arthur

Remarkable Cave

About 7km south of Port Arthur is Remarkable Cave, a long tunnel eroded from the base of a collapsed gully, under a cliff and out to sea. The waves surge through the tunnel and fill the gully with sea spray (and...

Historic Building in Port Arthur

Separate Prison

The feared Separate Prison at the Port Arthur Historic Site was built to punish prisoners through 23-hours-a-day isolation and sensory deprivation.

Historic Building in Port Arthur

Penitentiary

The old penitentiary at the Port Arthur Historic Site was originally a granary and flour mill.

Viewpoint in Port Arthur

Scorpion Rock

A terrific vantage point within the Port Arthur Historic Site, a short stroll uphill behind the ruins. Site admission charges apply. For a cheeky view over the site without paying admission, creep into the car...

Historic Building in Port Arthur

Church

Historic building within the Port Arthur Historic Site, built in 1836 and burned down in 1884. The decorative carvings were done by boys from the Point Puer Boys' Prison.

Memorial in Port Arthur

Memorial Garden

The shell of the Broad Arrow Café at the Port Arthur Historic Site, where 20 people were killed in the 1996 shootings, has been preserved as a memorial garden.