Port Arthur gained attention for all the wrong reasons 20 years ago. On 1996, it was the site of Australia’s worst massacre. But I’m not here to write about that. I want to tell you about what Port Arthur should be known for; it’s BEAUTIFUL, and the site of one of Australia’s best-kept convict colonies.
But first we have to get there. We drove from Hobart, which is only about a 90 minute away, but we decided to drag it out and stop off at as many sweet little towns as possible on the way, including…
The Federation Chocolate Factory
Tasman Arch and the blow hole
Honestly, this was one of the best parts of the trip. Having the car meant that we got to stop off whenever we wanted. Any beautiful scene we drove through, we stopped to enjoy it. Yes, you can absolutely get there quickly; hell, you can even do it as a day trip from Hobart if you want. But why would you when you can take the slow path and enjoy every step?
4 thoughts on “Photo Journal: Tasmanian road trip – Hobart to Port Arthur”
Jess, the Tasman Arch is breathtaking!! So much sunshine in the pictures, I’m sure you had a great trip!
We really were so lucky with the weather, the sun didn’t really go away the whole week!
Hi, could u tell me the exact route taken to drive from hobart?
Hi there, if memory serves me correctly we took the A9 Arthur Highway 🙂