The Port Arthur Historic Site, at Port Arthur, is one of Tasmania's premiere tourist attractions and takes visitors a step back in time to Australia's convict past. Close to Port Arthur are the Tasmanian Devil Park and a timber milling museum.
Eaglehawk Neck, gateway to the Tasman Peninsula, has several spectacular natural features as well its own story from the past. For those seeking to escape the crowds, a visit to Fortescue Bay is definitely on the cards.
Dunalley, through which visitors must pass to reach the Tasman Peninsula, is close to the first European landing in Tasmania.
Formerly a bustling industrial zone fuelled by convict labour, the Tasman Peninsula now relies largely upon the historic sites and breathtaking scenery as tourist drawcards. Farming and fishing are also important industries, and there are small wine growing areas.
The Tasman Peninsula is easily accessible by road from southern and eastern Tasmania. Coaches and charter buses offer regular service to the Tasman Peninsula, but public transportation is limited.
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