Heritage and history
Port Arthur Historic Site
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, located 90 minutes’ drive from Hobart is Australia’s best preserved convict site. You can go on a guided tour, harbour cruise, visit galleries to be transported back in time and experience chilling convict stories. For the brave-hearted, may we recommend the after-dark ghost tour?
It is important to note that Australia is a country whose traditional owners are the indigenous people. The palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) people are the traditional owners of lutruwita (aboriginal name for Tasmania). It is important to acknowledge and respect aboriginal history, culture and elders. To learn more iabout Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture, click here.