Port Arthur is located in southeastern Tasmania on the Tasman Peninsula. There are many ways to reach this historic penitentiary. If arriving by cruise ship, it will anchor in Carnarvon Bay, a quiet harbor formed by Cape Pillar. You will then tender into the ferry dock at Mason Cove near the Visitor Centre. If arriving by car, the distance from Hobart is 62 miles and takes about 1.5 hours. The closer you get, the narrower the roads but also the more scenic. If you prefer sleeping versus driving, then sightseeing buses are available from Hobart.