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Port Arthur TAS

Port Arthur

Located in the South East Coast area of Tasmania, Port Arthur is in the Tasman local government area, and within the electoral seat of Lyons.

Port Arthur is Tasmania’s most famous convict settlement, the place combines an idyllic coastal setting with a brutal history.

Between 1830 and 1877, about 12,500 convicts served sentences at what is now the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site.

The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site are some of Tasmania’s most visited destinations. Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site features many attractions and our experienced guide will bring its history alive. In the afternoon, meet Tasmanian’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil before returning to Hobart.

Port Arthur, TAS is 94 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within one and a half hours of travel time via Arthur HIghway/A9.

Port Arthur at a glance

Here’s some location info about Port Arthur…

Postcode 7182
Latitude -43.1818
Longitude 147.939
Altitude 295.9986877 (metres above sea level)

Population of Port Arthur TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7182 (Including Port Arthur) was 247 people. Out of those, 123 were male and 122 were female.

32 (12.96%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 188 people were born in Australia. 19 (7.69%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Port Arthur

Here is a map of Port Arthur, Tasmania and surrounds.

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