189 Kms from Scottsdale
The capital of the island state of Tasmania, Hobart's beauty, in several ways, lies in its simplicity and its sheer humility. With a towering Mount Wellington, a vibrant waterfront, historic architecture, fresh (Tassie) produce and constantly flowing beer, it could easily be Australia's answer to Europe and is therefore a great place to wine, dine and relax.
222 Kms from Scottsdale
From Hobart, head to Port Arthur. It’s a bit out of the way but if you’re interested in the history of convicts in Australia, this is where you’ll want to go. Spend a day walking the grounds of the ancient penal colony and take a boat ride to some of the haunted islands just off the coast. A lot of Port Arthur has fallen apart at this point, and much of it is undergoing renovations, but that shouldn’t stop you. I’m not a big history buff but Port Arthur definitely got my wheels spinning. Talk to any of the locals around town and, if you want to save $30, they’ll give you the low-down on how to sneak in through the side. It’s easier than you’d think.