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Take A Fascinating Tour Of An “Inescapable Prison”
In the 1800s, criminals were desperate to flee Port Arthur. Today, visitors are keen to get in, with the old penal colony ranking as Tasmania’s top tourism attraction. Visit old dormitory rooms, the chapel, the morgue, a prison where captives were held in isolated silence, and a lunatic asylum furnished with leg irons and chains. A cruise around the harbor stops at the Isle of the Dead, where nearly 2,000 people—mostly convicts—were buried.