Tasmania's Most Significant Convict Sites

Tasmania has a dark and alluring convict past that all travellers should encounter on their holiday in the state. At each turn in the road you will discover  historical landmarks and have the chance to encounter them first-hand. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and hear stories that will haunt you at the following convict sites:

Port Arthur 

This former penal settlement located just 60 kilometres from the capital of Hobart is Australia’s largest open air museum and a significant UNESCO World Heritage area. Port Arthur is one of Tasmania’s top tourist attractions built on scenic Mason Cove and is a must visit for any first time traveller to the state. Explore Tasmania’s first mine that was once operated by over 500 convicts just thirty minutes from the ruins or encounter a thrilling adults-only, late night Paranormal Investigation Experience – test for paranormal activity and be haunted by Port Arthur’s dark past. Allow at least one day of your itinerary to explore all that this historic site has to offer. Stay overnight at nearby Port Arthur Holiday Park or White Beach on the beautiful Tasman Peninsula.

The Cascades Female Factory

This historic convict site is one of the eleven sites that comprise the Australian World Heritage Property. Situated under the mountain in the scenic suburb of South Hobart, you will learn about the hardships of thousands of women and children that lived in this purpose built institution in the early 1800s. The Cascades Female Factory was designed to employ, manage, control and reform female convicts. Explore the five yards that remain of the factory and take a tour to learn about the lives of these women and their infants.

Darlington Probation Station

Located off the stunning shores of Tasmania’s East Coast on craggy Maria Island you will find Darlington Probation Station, a former convict penal settlement dating back to the early 1800s. Convicts were sent to Darlington to experience reformation through hard work, education and religion. Visit the ruins to get a first-hand glimpse of the probation stations amid a beautiful environment. Take a day tour to the island to make the most of the experience.

Brickendon Estate

Located just moments from the historic town of Longford in Tasmania’s north, you will find Brickendon Estate that has belonged to the Archer family since 1824. The estate was originally a place of Assignment where convicts were sent and controlled by the private land owner as a free labour force. Visit today to encounter a beautiful property surrounded by hedgerows and rolling fields. Admire the original convict buildings and encounter an amazing example of colonial farming.

Richmond Bridge

Just moments from the Hobart Office in Cambridge you will stumble across Australia’s oldest and most scenic bridge. This heritage listed site is just 25 kilometers north of Hobart and makes for a great picnic spot on your camper adventure. Don’t forget your camera!
Book your campervan holiday in Tasmania today and start exploring the state’s rich convict heritage with Cruisin’.

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