The Fox and Hounds Inn
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Tuesday morning we caught an early flight to Brisbane and on to Hobart, Tasmania. After picking up the car we made our way to Port Arthur in the south of the island, stopping at as many sights and touristy things as we could find. First stop was for as many Tasmanian food products we could find in the supermarket for lunch...mmm Tassie cheese and …
“Welcome to a land way under down under, something something something come rain or shine…”
This, or something vaguely similar began the theme tune to popular Warner Brothers’ cartoon Tazmania, introducing us to every overweight, alpha-male’s favourite animated terrorist Taz, the Tasmanian devil.
Upon arriving at Melbourne airport from Perth, we hired a little Hyundai Getz and headed to a lastminute.com 4 star hotel in the city centre; a very welcome treat after 2 weeks in the campervan. The following day we set off on a 2 day Great Ocean Road trip. We travelled from Melbourne west along the south coast through to Apollo Bay. Very windy …
To travel to Port Arthur we had to drive back into Hobart, East to Sorrel and then we joined the Arthur Highway or Convict Trail. This road holds plenty of history – crossing the Denison Canal at Dunalley, it's easy to understand how this region helped make Port Arthur secure. To escape convicts needed to cross two narrow bottlenecks that where easy to guard – even before reaching Dunalley, they had to get past the line ...
Port Arthur was a prison Penitentiary built by convicts to house convicts. They knew how to rub noses in it in those days.
The buildings were on a grand scale and had through time changed. Their latest usage being the Governors house as a hotel. The prison was spread over a wide area and alongside a lake. We were allocated an extremely talkative guide who would have completely run us out of time if she had her way. She herded the group together in ...
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