NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park
Port Arthur, TAS

Port Arthur Historic Site

The story of the Port Arthur Historic Site is a story of many people, places and moments.

Over its long history, Port Arthur has been a place of hardship and punishment, a place of opportunity, and a place of leisure. It is now one of Australia’s most important heritage destinations, where the story of Australia’s colonial history is written in stone and brick.

Port Arthur Historic Site is located on a beautiful harbour at the southern tip of turrakana/Tasman Peninsula, roughly 100km south-east of Hobart. This 19th-century penal settlement is now an open-air museum. Ruins include the huge penitentiary and the remaining shell of the Convict Church, which was built by inmates.

Come and explore this historic landmark!

Port Arthur Historic Site

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