Port Arthur has so much history and has beautifully maintained grounds. There is a lot to see and the cruise is a nice too. The driver gave a knowledgeable account of the drive up - and that's about it. He stopped for a bathroom break...More
Spend a full five hours exploring the Port Arthur UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a walking tour of the seaside penal colony. Learn how and why the area’s most heinous criminals were housed here in 30 restored buildings and accompanying ruins. Highlights include the church, the Commandant’s House, the prison, flour mill, granary, and penitentiary.
Follow up the walking tour with a 30-minute cruise on Carnarvon Bay, which gives different views and photo ops from the water. See the coast of Tasman National Park, including the Devil’s Kitchen, the Isle of the Dead, and Tasman Arch.
Make a lunch stop at the Port Arthur Visitor Center or the nearby Felons (own expense).