Stewarts Bay Lodge
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- Tennis Court
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Microwave in room
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStewarts Bay Lodge Port Arthur
pity the restaraunt was closed as it has a great view over the bay
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TripAdvisor Reviews Stewarts Bay Lodge Port Arthur
Travel Blogs from Port Arthur
... to straddle the carcasses I forget I am situated in what I'm used to being the passenger seat in the U.S. and therefore I Re-Run Over Every Poor Dead Animal.
I turn off at a scenic lookout and a car follows me. I instantly panic that I am going to get beaten up for driving like such a derelict, but the car is full of delightful Asian-Australian travelers who are also in town from Brisbane. I am able to get my first picture that doesn't have ...
... Pam), Fairy Wrens (Andy), Yellow birds (Angela) and a scary looking black bird (Dwight). We have nicknamed them with Office characters. Dwight is ugly and a bit of a bully; so we don't have a picture of him. [Turns out I did get a shot of Dwight. The cute animals seem to get more snacks tho.] At dusk the 4 and 2 legged creatures come out. A typical night trip to the washroom results in 8 wallaby/roo, 2 rabbit and 1 ...
... then we had access to all the grounds.
Luckily our mate Helen (who used to guide here) had wised us up to all the best places to see and what to do.
We arrived with eight minutes to spare before the cruise. So lucky we were able to hop on the ferry straight away. The guide gave us excellent information on the area, the history, and the geography. Most impressive.
Once off the cruise we able to just make the next walking ...
... with great fish in Qld that nothing else seems to quite live up to it.
We reached Port Arthur at about 2pm. We had a great afternoon exploring the historic site. We went on a guided tour and then a harbour cruise to look at The Isle of the Dead and the young boys prison sites. We walked around the site for a while after that looking at the museum and various buildings.
... Once a thriving community estabished originally in 1830 as a timber town, to harvest the abundant Blue Gum Eucalyptus, the Myrtle, the Blackwood and the Huon Pine. Using convict labour, the site which eventually covered one hundred acres and three hundred buildings, also included a prison, a hospital and an asylum for the insane. By 1840 it was home to two thousand convicts, soldiers and civil staff.
Transportation to Van Diemen's Land ended in 1853 and ...