PORT ARTHUR REGION
The TASMAN PENINSULA is the home of Port Arthur and some awesome cliffs. It is in the extreme of south east Tasmania. It is east of Hobart. From the Port Arthur site you are within 5 minutes of CAPE RAOUL, 15 minutes of EAGLEHAWK NECK, the TARANNA Wildlife Park and CAPE PILLAR. You are 90 minutes from HOBART, RICHMOND and MARIA ISLAND.
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SIGHTS: The Tasman Peninsula has both spectacular natural scenery, plus Tasmania's premiere historic site of PORT ARTHUR. The PORT ARTHUR village is a World's Heritage listed site and is the most famous convict ruin in Australia. The convict COAL MINE near EAGLEHAWK NECK is also well worth a visit.
At EAGLEHAWK NECK there is also the enigmatic "TESSELATED PAVEMENT", which really looks like an ancient man made wall. Nearby is the TASMAN ARCH, the DEVILS KITCHEN and the BLOWHOLE. Finally there is the TARANNA Wildlife Park.