In 1996, Port Arthur was the scene of the worst mass murder in Australian history. Martin Bryant went on a killing spree, murdering 35 people and wounding 21 more before being captured by the Tasmanian police. His rampage led to a national ban on semi-automatic shotguns and rifles.
Tasmania - A Hidden Jewel Down Under
Tasmania may be off the beaten path, but it's got some awesome features that reward the intrepid traveler.