If you find yourself in Tasmania, Port Arthur is a must-visit. With buildings remaining from the 1800s, the old penal colony is rich with history and plentiful stories. You can explore the expansive landmark and former prison on your own in a day trip, or if you’re more of a thrill-seeker, try the lantern-lit ghost tours at night. If you’re feeling even more daring- try out the unforgettable paranormal investigation experience they offer! Just an hour and a half drive south of Hobart, the short road trip to Port Arthur is the perfect adventure for the family.
If you decide you want the night experience of the Port Arthur historic site, spend your day with a 3-hour wilderness cruise between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck. Witness Australia’s highest sea cliffs, pods of dolphins, whales, native sea birds, and if you’re lucky, you may see seals as you pass by the Tasman National Park.
Still have time to fill? Check out the ‘Remarkable Cave’ on the south coast of Port Arthur, with a 5-minute walk to the viewing platform of the rugged, beautiful Tasman border.
Image source: Tourism Tasmania Visual Library