The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world.   Experience a guided tour with the knowledgeable local guides, do the short cruise to the Isle of The Dead or take the ghost tour in the early evening.

The Port Arthur Historic Site was entered on the UNESCO World Heritage register in 2010 and is one of Australia's great tourism destinations. The Site combines rich history and scenic beauty to tell the stories of the harsh discipline and determined industry of the settlement. It is a place to discover Australian history and connect with the origins of Australian culture.

 Port Arthur Historic Site is a place that all Australians should visit, as should all overseas visitors who have an interest in understanding more about Australia and Australians - Port Arthur is fundamental to our history, culture and national character. There is a wide range of options and activities at the Site so make sure to check the website to familiarise yourself with these options and allow enough time to fully experience this special place.

 A visit to the near-by Coal Mines Historic Site, which is also managed by the Port Arthur team, is also advised, for those with their own transport and a bit more time. And take time to experience the scenery and stunning and almost always deserted beaches, bush walking trails and sea cliffs of the area.

Website here.