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The Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is Australia's most intact and evocative convict site and one of Australia's great tourist destinations.  The Site has more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes, dating from the prison's establishment in 1830 until its closure in 1877. During this time around 12,500 convicts served sentences and for many it was a living hell.  Today, the site sits in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds and you'll need plenty of time to fully…

See 207 photos from 974 visitors about ghost tour, restoration, and heritage. "The 45 minute guided tour is a great start.

The Isle of the Dead, off Port Arthur, Tasmania. Over 1700  convicts and prison guards buried on this tiny island.

Visiting Tasmania - The Isle of the Dead, off Port Arthur, Tasmania. Over 1700 convicts and prison guards buried on this tiny island.

Be swept away by Maria Island National Park.  Seventy-five kilometres east of Hobart is Maria Island. Enjoy astonishing pristine beauty – historic ruins, rugged cliff faces, sweeping beaches and unique wildlife – including Tasmanian devils and Bennetts wallabies. Stop to appreciate Bishop and Clark Islets and pay attention to ancient fossils and weather-shaped formations. Be prepared to walk – there are great trails which are also suitable for cyclists.

See photos, tips, similar places specials, and more at Maria Island National Park "Do the fossil circuit clockwise, so you see the fossils early on.

Delve into Hobart’s convict history.  Take the seaplane to Port Arthur for the chance to see the wild Tasman Peninsula. Make sure to pick up a convict card and follow the story through the imposing structures. Closer to the CBD, only 30 minutes away, discover Richmond, with convict roots and now gateway to some of Tasmania’s finest wine-growing areas.

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Doo-Lishus food truck,at nearby Eaglehawk Neck for the best fish and chips in Tasmania, plus homemade scallop, rabbit, and venison pies. | Port Arthur

11 Towns in Tasmania You MUST Set Foot In

Check out our list of Top 11 towns in Tasmania to visit on your road trip around the Apple Isle, otherwise known as Tasmania Australia

The Port Arthur Historic Site bathed in soft light. The World Heritage listed convict site is Australia’s most intact and evocative - just a 90 minute drive south of Hobart.

The Port Arthur Historic Site bathed in soft light. The World Heritage listed convict site is Australia’s most intact and evocative - just a 90 minute drive south of Hobart.

Kunanyi/Mount Wellington is a wilderness experience just a 20-minute drive from Hobart and is much loved by locals.  The 21-kilometre drive to the summit passes through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, ending in panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula.  No other city in Australia has a vista like this one. The interpretation centre at the top protects you from the blustering winds while an open viewing platform on the…

See 384 photos and 32 tips from 1572 visitors to Mount Wellington. Wellington experience, try the 13 mile downhill ride from the.

The Blow Hole and Tasman Arch are just two of several unusual geological formations found in the Tasman National Park, a place of rugged beauty and natural diversity with some of the most stunning coastal scenery anywhere in Australia.  Formations like the Tasman Arch, the Blow Hole, the Devils Kitchen, the Tessellated Pavement, Remarkable Cave and Waterfall Bay can all be reached by car, but by far the best views of the rugged coastline are from the park's many bushwalks.  Not surprisingly…

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6 Beaches in Tasmania you must set foot on

6 Beaches in Tasmania you must set foot on

One more beach from Freycinet National Park. You can now see why Freycinet is our favourite place in Tassie. Want incredible beaches, this National Park has them!

Morningtime in Oatlands. Oatlands is located between Hobart and Lauceston on the Midland Highway and is considered to have the largest collection of sandstone buildings in a village setting in Australia. #oatlands #tasmania #discovertasmania

Morningtime in Oatlands. Oatlands is located between Hobart and Lauceston on the Midland Highway and is considered to have the largest collection of sandstone buildings in a village setting in Australia.

Set amongst the historic Georgian sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place in Hobart, this famous market attracts thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday of the year.  Salamanca Market is one of those special places where you actually meet the people who create, make or grow what they sell.  The diverse range of nearly 300 stallholders includes original, hand-made Tasmanian pieces from woodwork to jewellery, fashion to fanciful glassware and ceramics, not to mention fresh fruit and…

See 336 photos from 2567 visitors about tasmanian, buskers, and gypsy rolls.

Top 5 things to do in Hobart, Tasmania: take a long nice walk in historic Battery Point. This is a guest post I wrote for the popular travel blog Go, See, Write.

Top 5 things to do in Hobart, Tasmania: take a long nice walk in Battery Point

Indulge in breathtaking scenery and pure adventure on The Bruny Island Long Weekend from Hobart, Tasmania

Bruny Island, TAS - Bruny Island can be found off Tasmania’s south coast, boasting the Apple Isle’s best qualities in one small area: abundant wildlife, stunning landscapes and rich local produce such as cheese and oysters.

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens were established in 1818 and are located on the Queens Domain, just a short walk from Hobart's CBD.  The Gardens hold historic plant collections and a large number of significant trees, many dating back to the nineteenth century as well as the world's only Subantarctic Plant House. Here, plants from subantarctic islands in high southern latitudes are displayed in a climatically-controlled environment, where chilly fogs and mists mirror the wet, cold…

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens were established in 1818 and are located on the Queens Domain, just a short walk from Hobart's CBD. The Gardens hold historic plant collections and a large number of significant trees, many dating back to the nineteenth century as well as the world's only Subantarctic Plant House. Here, plants from subantarctic islands in high southern latitudes are displayed in a climatically-controlled environment, where chilly fogs and mists mirror the wet, cold…

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