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Old 03-25-2013, 03:41 AM   #66
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Location: Exmouth, Western Australia
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Port Arthur

Like most Aussies we had heard about Port Arthur for all the wrong reasons. In particular Australia's worst shooting massacre. The site has significant heritage with it being a former convict settlement. It has a great interpretative information centre and you could easily spend a whole day exploring the place.

We chose to do our own quick step tour to check out as much as possible before getting back on the bikes. It would of been great to take a little more time, catch the ferry over to the island and even do a ghost tour!

The convicts sent out from England were used to construct the buildings for the town. Their workmanship was amazing to witness especially considering the conditions they must of endured. Many of the buildings suffered damage due to bush fires that raged through the area over the years, not from substandard construction.

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Port Arthur was well worth a visit, Hydro had seen something that he has always wanted to check out on the ride into the area. It was time to take a look...
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