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Journeys : October November 2009
EXPLORE Visit our website or give us a call for full details of our entry and activity packages -- and allow yourself time to fully explore our heritage treasure. Port Arthur Historic Site the image: Joe Shemesh The Port Arthur Historic Site is not just a tourist attraction. It is an essential part of our heritage. So come and discover some of the history that has shaped Australia. This is the authentic convict history experience and it's here for you to explore. Port Arthur Historic Site Port Arthur, Tasmania www.portarthur.org.au Phone 1800 659 101 firstname.lastname@example.org Many of Port Arthur's bricks have cr umbled but oaks and elms planted by convict hands are still sturdy. Carved sandstone weathers away, but every spring scattered flowers show where bulbs were planted in colonial garden s, a bright and fragrant reminder of 'Home' and living, growing links to the men and women who planted and tended them more than a century and a half ago. The magnificent gardens and grounds are yet another reason to visit the Port Arthur Historic Site. Exploring the grounds and garden s are among the most commented-on and valued visitor experiences, and many of the cottage-style gardens are at their best in late spring and early summer. Access to the gardens is included in the cost of site entry. Here are some of the highlights to see this springtime: • Enjoy the reconstr ucted Commandant's Garden and the other delightful house gardens set in this unique heritage landscape • Stroll along the paths once taken by the ladies and officers who resided at Port Arthur, out of view of the convicts behind the fences and garden beds of the Gover nment Gardens Port Arthur's gardens a highlight in spring • Visit the well-established early 20th century flower and vegetable gardens and orchard at Trentham Cottage • Wander along avenues of magnificent oaks, elms and conifers • Explore Tasmanian native species in the bushland surrounding the site. Andrew Ross Andrew Ross In Tasmania today 45 October / November 09
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