Three Capes Track

The Award-Winning Three Capes Track is one of the newest of Tasmania’s long distance walks. The four-day, 48 km walk starts with a boat cruise from Port Arthur across the bay to Denmans Cove. Each night you will stay in an eco-friendly cabin with excellent facilities. There are no muddy boots on this walk as the entire walk is across boardwalks and crushed gravel trails. The walk will take you to the edge, traversing the Blade to the end of Cape Pillar, increase your step count and stair count on the way to Cape Hauy and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Raoul across the bay from your first night’s lodgings. Once you arrive at Fortescue Bay a charter bus whisks you back to Port Arthur.

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Port Arthur Historic Site

The beautifully presented grounds are a stark contrast to the harsh conditions endured by the convicts. You can walk through the buildings on your own with an information book in hand or there are free guided tours. The entry fee also includes a short ferry ride around the harbour. The ferry takes you past the dockyard, the Point Puer Boys’ Prison and the Isle of the Dead cemetery. There are a range of other tours available at extra cost including a ghost tour and tours of the boys’ prison and the cemetery. The Port Arthur historic site lies at the very tip of the Tasman Peninsula and is UNESCO World Heritage listed. This historic penal colony was placed in this idyllic setting with a green mountain backdrop because of the harbour (for ease of unloading prisoners transported from England) and because it was situated on a peninsula it was easier to protect.

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Bangor Vineyard Shed

Overlooking the vineyard and picturesque Blackmans Bay, the Dunbabin family have built this special place to share their wine and other premium Tasmanian produce with you. Pop in for a tasting and enjoy a relaxed lunch. Bangor is all about fine wine, fresh local produce, sweeping views, and a warm rural welcome that’ll make you want to stay awhile.

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Pirates Bay Lookout

As you approach the Tasman Peninsula and begin your descent, be sure to take a short detour to the left to Pirate’s Bay Lookout. The views of the coastline are breathtaking. If you are lucky, the Cubed Espresso van, with their cushions, blankets and chairs, will be ready to make you a fabulous coffee, to be enjoyed whilst soaking up the ambience.

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Tasman Island Cruises

Take an unforgettable three-hour journey on one of Pennicott’s famous Yellow boats. You’ll be amazed at the towering sea cliffs of Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy and marvel at the Tasman Island. On the way you’ll get up close to amazing sea cliffs, caves and sea life including seals, dolphins, migrating birds, and often whales.

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Osborne Heli Tours

Osborne Heli Tours operate a selection of scenic flights, unique experiences and custom itineraries from Port Arthur, situated on the stunning and rugged Tasman Peninsula. Breath-taking views from above await as you soar next to the towering sea cliffs of the three capes, witness the lighthouse standing defiantly on Tasman Island, catch a glimpse of surfers braving the treacherous swells around Shipstern Bluff and marvel at Port Arthur historic site from high up.

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Crescent Bay / Mount Brown

A four-hour, 7.5 km return, this relatively easy walk goes through the Tasman National Park and takes you to one of the most loved beaches on the Peninsula. Located close to Safety Cove and Remarkable Cave, this walk includes the marvellous Maingon Blowhole, a beautiful rocky shoreline, and massive sand dunes at Crescent Bay. It’s worth spending a whole day so pack a lunch and get ready to drink in some of the cleanest air in the world.

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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

Gone are the cages and enclosures of traditional zoos, at the Unzoo you get to walk through native botanic gardens where you can see wildlife in the best way possible - in its natural habitat. With presentations and feedings throughout the day you’ll get up close to many of the animals including the world famous Tassie devils as well as possums, wallabies, quolls, kangaroos, pademelons, and many species of birds. At the Unzoo, the focus is on education and conservation and is a great experience for the whole family.

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Port Arthur Lavender

Nestled within seven hectares (18 acres) of lavender, rainforest and lakes and overlooking the ocean at Long Bay, Port Arthur Lavender’s visitor centre and café showcase millennia-old uses of this fragrant flower alongside modern cuisine and a fully functioning essential oil distillery.

Stroll around the lavender trail or take in the ocean views while enjoying fresh Tasmanian produce in the lavender-inspired café. Open daily except for Christmas Day.

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