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Port Arthur Historical Site, Tasmania, Australia
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Highlights the convict past of the colony

The Port Arthur prison was used as an experiment in prisoner rehabilitation that was not as... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Tony W
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Sydney
A LONG ride from Hobart, but worth it

We could have spent all day there. Several hours courtesy of a bus drop off and 25 minute... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Lviehmyer
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Rockville, MD
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3 Jan 2018
“Highlights the convict past of the colony”
1 Mar 2017
“A LONG ride from Hobart, but worth it”
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Port Arthur Historical Site, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Port Arthur prison was used as an experiment in prisoner rehabilitation that was not as successful as was hoped. However the restoration of the site is a credit to the team in charge of the area and it highlights the convict past of the...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We could have spent all day there. Several hours courtesy of a bus drop off and 25 minute introductory outside walk around wasn't enough. When you go, take the time to book with a reputable tour company and go into each building and read all...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was an educational introduction to the history of convicts in Australia and Tasmania in particular. While there originally were many more buildings, the ruins themselves are interesting. Even more interesting are the various tours, and in particular the living history presentations. There are a...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

No matter you purpose is sight-seeing, learning history or just out to the sea-breeze, this site is definitely not to disappoint you!!!!! We fully enjoyed the day trip and it was very memorable....

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

You can't see it unless you want to pay $37 to get into the Port Arthur Historic Site which is a complete disgrace as even those wanting to go to the memorial for those who lost there lives in the Port Arthur shooting still need...More

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