Port Arthur and Tasmanian Devils
The beauty of Tasmania is amazingly amplified when set against the island's historic penal sites. Departing Hobart, you'll enjoy a visit to the astounding cliff and coastal views afforded by Pirates Bay Lookout. Then come face to face with Wallabies and experience a Tasmanian Devil feeding. From there, you'll reach the Port Arthur Historic Site to see the prison turned open air museum. You'll also enjoy a harbor cruise around the Isle of Dead. This is the ideal Tasmania tour for travelers who desire beauty, wildlife, and history.
As you drive from Hobart, you'll be pleased with the stop your professional guide makes at Pirates Bay Lookout. The cliffs dive into a narrow strip of white sand beach abutting Pacific blue waters.
Next be prepared to witness the snarling action of a Tasmanian Devil feeding! This encounter is not to be missed while in Tasmania. You will have time to wander the grounds and hand-feed the Wallabies. This is a great experience, in a scenic setting, with opportunities to experience the native wildlife close at hand.
The landscapes only improve as you reach Port Arthur. As the most popular attraction in all of Tasmania, the Port Arthur Penitentiary was erected in 1853, serving Britain's most hardened criminals. Today, its Gothic inspired buildings form an open air museum and World Heritage property, along with other Australian Convict Sites.
You will walk the dreary halls of the penitentiary. And seeing the solitary confinement cells are guaranteed to help you appreciate your freedom and travels all the more. Your entry also provides you with a Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead, appropriately named in regards to the prisoners who had tried to break out of this inescapable prison. Reserve this astounding tour for Australia's natural beauty and perspective on how far the penal system has come.