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Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia

One of Tasmania's top tourist attractions is the crumbling ruins of a penal colony, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the penitentiary, where 60 stone buildings remain, for a sobering glimpse into the brutal lives of the 12,500...

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Tasmania, Australia

In the landscape around Port Arthur, sclerophyll forest (typical Australian vegetation, with spiky, drought-tolerant leaves) meets hard dolerite rock in Tasman National Park. The park covers more than 100 square kilometers (about 40 square...

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale TAS 7011, Australia
The cold-weather spinoff of the renowned MONA FOMA (MoFo) festival, put on by Hobart’s boundary-pushing Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), is not for the faint of heart: Over the course of a week, there’s eye-opening music and art,...
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16 Degraves St, South Hobart TAS 7004, Australia

For a different side to the convict story, visit the Cascades Female Factory to learn about the tragic plight of Australia’s convict women. The Heritage Tour, offered five times per day, takes visitors to the workhouse's...

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229 Radnor Rd, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia

Tour one of the world’s southernmost distilleries, William McHenry & Sons, in Port Arthur, to taste small-batch whiskey, gin, and vodka made with pure water from springs on the property. Be sure to try McHenry's...