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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Arguably the most important history site in Australia. Learn about the convicts in this tragic yet so beautiful place.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The Port Arthur Historic Site is a popular world heritage listed landmark on the Tasman Peninsula. This old convict prison is set on a hundred acres of land and was used in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is fascinating to wander around Port Arthur and learn about all of its history and to get a taste of what life was like for its inhabitants back then. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“A wonderful restaurant with fabulous food and hints of lavender. Great service and friendly staff make the whole experience enjoyable.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Approximately one hundred stairs will take you down to a little lookout from where you can peak into the deep opening of this remarkable cave. If you go at low tide you’ll be able to jump down onto the beach and enter the cave itself. Do not try this if the tide is coming in as water can pour powerfully through the cave without warning and it can be quite dangerous if you are caught off guard. Inside you will find two openings into which the sea enters the cave. It really is a remarkable cave!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Trail
“Incredible views, clear tracks, it's a decent walk but achievable if you have moderate fitness. bring camera and water. note: dirt road access only. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cruise
“Fantastic expereince seeing whales, dolphins, rare sea birds and of course the amazing highest sea cliffs in the Southern hemisphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“1830 Restaurant & Bar is located at the Port Arthur Historic Site: "With sweeping views of the Penitentiary, gardens and grounds, the 1830 restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy a long, relaxed meal with friends. Our menu uses fresh seasonal produce sourced from local growers and producers, and you can choose your favourite from our range of fine Tasmanian wines, craft beers, whiskeys and spirits" The 1830 Restaurant and Bar is open every from 4pm with meals served from 5pm. Bookings are recommended”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Tasmania was originally settled as a penal colony. Port Arthur is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Historic Site which is located 90 minutes’ drive from Hobart. View the historic buildings, learn about Tasmania's early convict history, take a ghost tour or go on a cruise. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Place to eat
“An awesome opportunity to taste test numerous varieties of gin and some whiskey. Tours of the distillery are also available with prior booking. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"On the Bay" at Stewarts Bay Lodge is Port Arthur's only fully liscenced waterfront restaurant. It's delicious cuisine includes fresh local seafood complemented by a specially selected Tasmanian wine list. "On the Bay" is fully air conditioned and has two log fires for all year comfort. Its wonderful customer service and the ambience that reflects its scenically beautiful surroundings makes "On the Bay" the perfect venue for a special dining experience or celebration.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Night time entertainment like nothing else around, the guides on the ghost tours will definitely leave a lasting impression.”
  • 1 local recommends
Nature
“Pennicott Wilderness Journeys offers a fabulous speed-boat cruise that you really should do while visiting the Tasman Peninsula. The cruise explores the peninsula’s spectacular coastline with its rocky cliffs, eroded rock formations and many caves. You’ll see a totally different perspective of the coastline than what you get from land. Another reason to take the cruise is for the wildlife. Depending on the season you’ll see migrating whales, playful dolphins, sun-bathing seals and an abundance of seabirds. It costs $135 per adult but it is totally worth it.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“8 minutes' drive away is the Fox & Hounds Inn, which features a family friendly restaurant (takeaway options available) with a roaring fire in a cosy setting. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“'Gabrielle's on the Bay' at Stewarts Bay Lodge is in a great spot overlooking the beautiful Stewarts bay and do both lunch and evening meals. Book ahead as they also have the occasional function!”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
“A popular spot for surfers looking for big waves which roll in off the shoreline. A great place to explore, or just take in the stunning views.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Street Address
“Dine in Port Arthur's only waterfront restaurant for dinner, take away some fish and chips or just sit back and relax and enjoy a drink from the bar. Open Thurs - Mon.”
  • 1 local recommends

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Travel Agency
“The Port Arthur Historic Site is a popular world heritage listed landmark on the Tasman Peninsula. This old convict prison is set on a hundred acres of land and was used in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is fascinating to wander around Port Arthur and learn about all of its history and to get a taste of what life was like for its inhabitants back then. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“1830 Restaurant & Bar is located at the Port Arthur Historic Site: "With sweeping views of the Penitentiary, gardens and grounds, the 1830 restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy a long, relaxed meal with friends. Our menu uses fresh seasonal produce sourced from local growers and producers, and you can choose your favourite from our range of fine Tasmanian wines, craft beers, whiskeys and spirits" The 1830 Restaurant and Bar is open every from 4pm with meals served from 5pm. Bookings are recommended”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"On the Bay" at Stewarts Bay Lodge is Port Arthur's only fully liscenced waterfront restaurant. It's delicious cuisine includes fresh local seafood complemented by a specially selected Tasmanian wine list. "On the Bay" is fully air conditioned and has two log fires for all year comfort. Its wonderful customer service and the ambience that reflects its scenically beautiful surroundings makes "On the Bay" the perfect venue for a special dining experience or celebration.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you have time for a day trip, I highly recommend Port Arthur. There's something haunting and captivating about wandering around this historic site marking one of Australia's first penal colonies.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Traditional pub meals with great pizza and pasta, great range of Tasmanian beers and ciders”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Great fish n chips. Get the local catch of the day with chips and take it down to Stewarts Bay Beach to eat there. Don't forget the tartare sauce. Just really fresh and budget friendly”
  • 4 locals recommend

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