Scorpion Rock

Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur

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 park of the Port Arthur Motor Inn and sneak a peek.

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Nearby Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur attractions

1. Church

0.11 MILES

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…

2. Port Arthur Historic Site

0.21 MILES

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…

3. Separate Prison

0.24 MILES

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

4. Memorial Garden

0.27 MILES

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…

5. Penitentiary

0.31 MILES

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

6. Stewarts Beach

0.64 MILES

Safe-swimming beach not far from the Port Arthur Historic Site.

7. Remarkable Cave

2.99 MILES

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…

8. Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

5.84 MILES

Taranna’s prime attraction is this 'unzoo', an unfenced enclave of native bushland where wildlife comes and goes of its own accord. Species you might…