Local Area

The Tasman Peninsula is a land of farms, forests, sheer dolerite cliffs, sweeping views across the Tasman Sea and the place of the world’s southern-most historic prison. It is almost an island apart.

The village of Port Arthur is often missed because of the significance of the World Heritage Historic Site, but there is so much to experience in the area that you should consider staying more than one night, particularly as entry passes to the Site are valid for two days.

Tasman Peninsula Attractions

The beautiful Tasman Peninsula has many attractions and is equality suited to the outdoor adventurer; those who enjoy a quiet stroll on the beach, and those who enjoy exploring historic ruins such as at the Port Arthur Historic Site; the Coal Mines Historic Site (past Premadeyna approx 28 km from Port Arthur) and the Dogline at Eaglehawk Neck.

  • Port Arthur Historic Site and Ghost Tour
  • The Isle of the Dead
  • Tasman Island Cruises
  • Point Puer
  • The Coal Mines Historic Site and underground cells
  • Palmers Lookout
  • Fortescue Bay
  • Eaglehawk Neck – Lookout/Convict Trail Site
  • Doo Town – Pirates Bay
  • Tessellated Pavement
  • Tasman Blowhole and Tasman Arch
  • Remarkable Cave
  • Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park
  • Potters Croft Gallery


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