Exploring Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania & Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania & Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

Delve into the past on the Tasman Peninsula

Written by Tourism Tasmania

Delve into the past on the Tasman Peninsula

Sun reflecting off Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania © Luke Tscharke

Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania © Luke Tscharke

Did you know?

Eaglehawk Neck was once guarded by dogs to prevent convicts from escaping from the nearby penal colony. A ‘dog line’ statue now stands at the narrowest part of the isthmus. 

Cruise around Tasman Island on the Tasman Peninsula © Tourism Tasmania & Joe Shemesh

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Tasman Island Cruise, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania & Joe Shemesh

Pouring gin at McHenry Distillery in Port Arthur © Alice Hansen

McHenry Distillery, Port Arthur, Tasmania © Alice Hansen

This article was written by Tourism Tasmania. For more information about road trips in Tasmania, go to discovertasmania.com.