The Port Arthur Convict Settlement has just taken out top honours at the recent Tourism Tasmania awards, adjudged the state’s Major Tourist Attraction. We thought it fitting then, to share photos of the convict site from the collection of Think Tasmania member Dan Fellow.

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Tasmania’s No 1: Port Arthur Convict Settlement

photos by Dan Fellow

As one of only 11 Australian convict properties with World Heritage-listing, the Port Arthur Convict Settlement is undisputedly on everyone’s list of Tasmania’s premier visitor experiences.

As you can see from Dan’s photos, the Port Arthur penal colony is a place of much scenic beauty. That beauty combines brilliantly with the site’s historic buildings and ruins to act as a major drawcard to the Tasman Peninsula.

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Visitors flock to the Tasman Peninsula south of Hobart on Tasmania’s east coast in record numbers each year. Think Tasmania’s member tour operators are well-placed to guide passengers to the tourism icon, incorporating many other features of the region en route.

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Up To Date: World Heritage Site

On the day of writing, the Chinese President Xi Jinping (accompanied by his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan) came to Hobart. There are hopes the historic visit will generate an influx of Chinese tourists to the Port Arthur Convict Settlement, and of course Tasmania in general.

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Tourists from mainland China already comprise the single biggest inbound market to the World Heritage-listed site. Managers at the Port Arthur convict settlement have launched a Chinese language website to encourage additional online bookings from the country.

The provision of Mandarin-speaking tour guides during the summer, and interpretive Chinese-language signage all add to the appeal of Tasmania’s significant tourist crowd-pleaser. Other important site improvements are underway at the Port Arthur Convict Settlement, and you can read more details via the official Facebook page.

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For more information about photographer Dan Fellow, visit the Tasmania Photos website or call 0417 776 566. You can also follow Tasmania Photos on Facebook.

Dan Fellow has registered his Tasmania Photos business as a member of Think Tasmania.

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