One of Tasmania's Great Short Walks
Walk options range from a few minutes to several hours. Visit the Short Walks website for more information.
Walk options are also described in our Visitor Guide, available from the Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre, or downloadable below.
Please read and abide by the notes on preparation, safety and care of the Site on the earlier page..
2 hours return. Not suitable for those with limited mobility.
Start at the Settlement, walk up the hill to the Main Shaft and down the Inclined Plane to Plunkett Point, then return along the convict road to the Settlement.
1 hour 20 minutes one way. An easy walk but steep in places.
If your party has two cars, leave one at the lower carpark, then drive up to the Main Shaft, and walk down the hill to the settlement via a short side trip down the Inclined Plane.
From there you could also visit Plunkett Point, see Walk 3.
50 minutes return. An easy walk suitable for those with limited mobility.
Start at the settlement and walk down the convict road to Plunkett Point, return by the same route.
Another 15 minutes [30 minutes return] will take you around the coast from Plunkett Point to the convict quarry.