South East Region
The World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is Australia's most intact and evocative convict site, and an essential destination on any tour of Tasmania. The Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Allow plenty of time to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer. Site entry tickets are valid for two consecutive days and include an Introductory Guided Walking Tour, Harbour Cruise, access to Museum, Convict Study Centre and Interpretation Gallery and the site of the Dockyard. For a small additional fee you
Coal Mines Historic Site is situated on the Tasman Peninsula near Saltwater River. It was Tasmania’s first operational mine. Developed both to limit the colony's dependence upon costly imported coal from New South Wales, as well as serving as a place of punishment for the "worst class" of convicts from Port Arthur, the mine was operational for over 40 years. Today, the Coal Mines offers visitors the chance to discover among the uncrowded ruins and scenic vistas a different perspective on Tasmania’s convict history. It is a great place to explore on foot, with a number of tracks and paths
South East Charters offers tailored day or half day fishing or marine animal watching tours departing from Orford, Dunalley or Eaglehawk Neck. South East Charters operates a 7.5 m twin outboard vessel fully equipped for deep sea, game or estuary fishing, all fishing equipment is supplied. If you're going marine animal watching, you can expect to see whales, dolphins and seals. Tours operate subject to weather conditions. Meals are not included.