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No trip to Tasmania is complete without a visit to Port Arthur. Once Australia's largest penal colony and the world's first juvenile detention facility, it is today a Unesco World Heritage sight. The ruins are immaculately maintained and practically drips with history. If you listen carefully, you may still be able to hear the ghostly echoes of long-dead convicts.

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.