Must see attractions in Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur

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    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…

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    Tasman National Park

    Tasman National Park embraces the sky-high sea cliffs around Cape Raoul, Cape Hauy, Cape Pillar, Tasman Island and the craggy coast near Eaglehawk Neck…

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    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…

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    Coal Mines Historic Site

    The least known of Tasmania’s World Heritage–listed convict sites provides a wonderfully low-key experience. The state's first operational mine, it began…

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    Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

    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…

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    Doo Town

    No one is really sure how it all started, but the raggedy collection of fishing shacks at Doo Town (3km south of Eaglehawk Neck on the way to the Blowhole…

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    Lime Bay State Reserve

    Isolated Lime Bay State Reserve is a beautiful area (via Premaydena and Saltwater River) aflutter with rare birds and butterflies, and with some lazy…

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    Tessellated Pavement

    At the northern end of Pirates Bay, a 10-minute trail leads to a rocky coastal terrace that has curiously eroded into what looks like tiled paving – it's…

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    Pirates Bay Lookout

    As you approach Eaglehawk Neck from the north, turn east onto Pirates Bay Dr for eye-popping views across Pirates Bay, the Neck and the jagged coastline…

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    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.

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

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    Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

    Down on the Eaglehawk Neck isthmus – where once the barking Dogline dissuaded convicts escaping from Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula to the south –…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Stewarts Beach

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