Stewarts Bay Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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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Travel Blogs from Port Arthur
... two guides and actually it was not too bad. Our guide was chatty, informative and could shout loudly, and she gave us good understanding of this place. The boat trip around the associated islands in the bay, was also good, but too many people trying to get up the gang plant at the same time was disturbing. It has to be said that crowd control is weak here. The site is very extensive, and the old buildings, of which there are many, are set in what ...
... 1830 and into the 1840's. We take an hour or so to walk through the small town on our own before continuing on our journey to Port Arthur.
In 1804, 49 Britians arrived in Port Aurthur. 24 of the 49 were convicts. This Port Arthur Prison actually started in 1830 as a timber camp that used convict labor. Three years later it became a prison for repeat offenders. It ceased operation in 1877.
We cross the narrow neck of the peninsula, ...
... and much to Georgia’s delight, we decided it was time to leave and visit the gift shop on our way out. Here we adopted a new kangaroo and a Tassie tiger. I have given up counting furry critters now, I’m sure we’ll be stopped by quarantine.
It was lunchtime so we headed back to Richmond for pies and sausage rolls from the baker. When we got to town it was wall to wall hotrods. The ASRF has organised a rod run to Richmond (I think they were on ...
... sign, great! I kept walking. The views were spectacular but turn by turn the drop offs got closer. I was brave at a few where there were rocks you could lean against and have a peek but the rock plateau at the end was a bit too much for me. I sat down and got within a meter of the edge, which I was pleased with. I saw the candlestick, the totem pole's bigger more easterly brother, but I hadn't got the guts to hang my head over the cliff edge to see the totem pole,which ...
... were illiterate and just copied what they were supposed to carve without it having any meaning to them. We saw a range of memorials and heard a range of stories to go with them. It was very clear that during this time period, it didn't matter what you did, it only mattered who you were and who your family was.
After walking through some of the free citizens' homes, such as the Commandants and the doctor's houses, we read about some of the convicts stories in ...