Tasmania's first mine, a place of punishment for the 'worst class' of convicts. Self guided, half an hour from Port Arthur.
A drive yourself touring trail to important convict sites. Look for the yellow arrows showing the location of interpretation panels.
The Convict Trail offers the opportunity to explore Tasmania’s convict heritage in places where the past seems just a clink of chains away.
Convicts could be sent here ‘for the term of their natural lives’… you won’t need that long to explore the Convict Trail but you will certainly need more than a day!
It takes most people a minimum of four hours to see Port Arthur Historic Site alone and the Tasman Peninsula is dotted with ruins that echo the stories of the men who were among the most hardened of the convicts sent to Tasmania.
There’s so much to see and do on this journey – far too much for one day! Remember to book accommodation so you can enjoy the attractions and activities of the Tasman and don’t forget to include the spinechilling nightly ghost tour at Port Arthur.
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