Port Arthur Penitentiary Day Trip Itinerary from Hobart

My guide to taking a day trip to Port Arthur has moved to a new location here!


24 thoughts on “Port Arthur Penitentiary Day Trip Itinerary from Hobart

  1. TheGreatAmbini says:

    This still looks so British! It is important to understand these atrocities and the nature of this place, thank you for sharing this is a normal way, not as a hyped up destination. I also find it so cool how the sea has made those ‘pavements’ it looks crazy, how nature can look so man made!

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  2. SecretMoona says:

    I love how you introduced this visit. I can only imagine what the prisoners experienced while there. It still feels like it has retained some of its dark aura which makes it even more intriguing and interesting to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. thattexascouple2015 says:

    Wow! This sounds like such a cool experience. Like you all, we also like to visit some of the areas associated with the darker side of history. Thanks for adding another to my list.

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  4. Sapna says:

    Tesselated pavements look so interesting. They look rough but at the same time, you can see the reflection on them, so interesting. It looks like a good experience with some insight into history.

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  5. Heidi Medina says:

    Love the tesselated pavement. I saw that somewhere else in our travels and didn’t realize that it wasn’t manmade until now. What an interesting jump back into the darker parts of history. It really does look like an interesting place to visit and learn about.

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  6. Madame Writer says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit this prison. It looks so beautiful from the pictures. And the history sounds so interesting. I remember learning about the Port Arthur massacre in school years ago, though sadly it’s not the last one in Australia. Just look at mass shootings like the Monash University shooting in 2002 in Merlbourne and just the other week I was reading about a shooting of 7 family members in Osmington, Australia. It’s so sad to learn about places with such bloody history, and to walk the halls where people died! So creepy, but Port Arthur is still on my bucket list! Great post, btw!

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    • our21stcenturyodyssey says:

      I hadn’t even heard of the Monash University shooting – sadly it seems like shootings where “only” a few people are killed or injured don’t even hit the news in the US anymore as a “mass shooting”. 🤦‍♀️

      Thank you so much for reading the post and sharing additional info!

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  7. Momma To Go says:

    wow that is crazy – I kinda knew Australia was a “penal colony” but didn’t really know what that entailed. Your pics are perfect, showcasing the harsh conditions. makes sense that people just stayed when they had served and were old!

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  8. midlifemilestones says:

    This sounds amazing and for some odd reason, prisons fascinate me. I have never heard of this one and will be adding it to my bucket list.

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