We headed to Port Arthur and spent the night at White Beach Tourist Park. Our beachside powered site cost $36 for the night and were glad to get out the campervan for a beautiful sunset walk along the beach.
The next morning started with a sunrise beach jog before heading to the Port Arthur Historic Site.
Entry cost $39 each and included a guided walking tour plus an informative catamaran boat ride in the harbour.
There is so much history about the 165,000 prisoners sent to Port Arthur for petty crimes from the United Kingdom, also it’s a place of much sadness as a terrible massacre in 1996 occurred when a gunman killed 35 people. The reason why gun laws were changed in Australia.
We headed out of Port Arthur and stopped at the quaint little fishing village of Doo Town in Pirates Bay near Eaglehawk Neck. There is a tradition that the houses are named with “doo’ somewhere in the name. Names like Doo-Nix, Dr Doo-Little, Gunnadoo, Wattle-I-Doo, Make-Doo, Kakadoo, Toucan-Doo, Doo-n-time, Asyoodoo, Much-a-doo, Doo-Fish, Just-Doo-It, If-I-Doo, Doo Love it, Af-2-Doo, Wee-Doo and Doo-n-Little to name a few.
A blowhole is nearby in the bay but I think you need to be there at high tide to see it. Anyway, there is a coffee and food van there, so it makes a great stop to stretch your legs.
After stopping off at Sorell to stock up with groceries and a drive-thru coffee at the McDonalds, we headed north on the Tasman Highway to our next stop, Bicheno and checked into Bicheno Caravan Park.