World Heritage

dsc03089warplrPort Arthur Historic Site (1-2 Days)       
Australia’s premier convict site.  Passes are valid for two days and include admission to the interpretation gallery, a guided walking tour, boat cruise to the Isle of the Dead, museum, access to more than 30 restored buildings, ruins and beautiful gardens.  The nightly lantern lit Ghost Tour provides a chilling narrative of life and extraordinary occurrences at the Site dating from convict times. 

dsc04883lrCoal Mines Historic Site (2-4 hours) – Free entry
Located in the Lime Bay State Reserve at the end of the Saltwater River Road.  Coal mining at this site commenced in 1833 and finally ceased in 1848.  This settlement was a punishment station where the most hardened convicts from Port Arthur toiled under a regime of cruelty, violence and abuse.  Nowadays historic ruins are scattered in a bushland setting overlooking Norfolk Bay.  Explore the underground cells and walking tracks leading to the main mine shaft.

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