Port Arthur Motor Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
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By 8.50am the car was packed and we were ready to embark on the next leg of our journey around Tasmania. This time we turned right onto the Tasman highway, just outside of the Tourist Park, instead of left to go into Hobart. We soon crossed the Pittwater Estuary on the long Causeway Bridge. 'The Sorell Causeway Bridge was the first prestressed …
... had known! This should be fun I'm thinking! We usually have to carry Zoe on a 20 minute walk let alone 2 1/2 hours of walking! We are loaded up with backpacks full of drink bottles and lunch and to top it all off Keirans back is playing up on him and he's in a far amount of pain without carrying anything. We arrive at the car park and I almost pull out and say Zoe and I will just go for a drive to Port Arthur instead! But I didn't and decided to give it a go! We ...
... 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 ...
One of the good things about Tassie is nothing is too far away! Not too far south from Freycinet, we arrived on the rugged Tasman Peninsula. Down a narrow, bumpy 12km dirt road (shared with B double trucks!) we arrived at Fortescue Bay campground. Yet another beautiful spot with a white sandy beach and crystal blue waters. There is no power and its hard to find a level spot to setup, but, it has clean drop ...
... to hunch over while walking and the logs had to be carried on their shoulders, leaving the tallest convicts to carry most of the weight. Another form of punishment was to be moved to a lower floor of the penitentiary where the cells were smaller and surveillance was stronger.
A third form of punishment was to be moved the the Separate Prison - a prison on the grounds of Port Arthur where the convicts lived in complete solitude in a tiny cell for 30 days. In ...