Port Arthur-A Significant Heritage Place

Posted by Jeremy Storer on June 14, 2011

A former convict settlement in Tasmania Peninsula, Port Arthur is a small town is Australia’s most significant heritage places and is situated approximately 60 km from the south east of the state capital, Hobart, on the Tasmania Peninsula. Named after the lieutenant governor George Arthur of Van Diemen’s Land, Port Arthur was the destination from 1833 till 1850 for the British and Irish criminals who were convicted for serious crimes they made.

The open air museum of Port Arthur is one of the top Tasmania tourist places, also there are still some buildings which were constructed by the convicts themselves, you can learn and explore the history of Port Arthur. It is the most energizing place in sea where you will be able to a lot. If you are a fisherman from the heart then there is lots of fishing adventures are waiting for you to experience. You can choose to stay in the farms where you and your family will be able to enjoy the real Australian life which will be a unique experience. This place will give you many fun memories which you will never forget.