I would like to go on a Port Arthur Cruise, which departs from the Elizabeth St Pier in Sullivan Cove (in downtown Hobart), either on a Wednesday or a Sunday. On this cruise, I would sail past the Iron Pot lighthouse on the way to Port Arthur.
The day tour returns you by bus and is around $120 per adult.
Even though you cannot step on to the island it would be an interesting day's outing.
I have a fascination for lighthouses and jetties, hence I have been borrowing John Ibbotson's books out of my local library. My latest book borrowed of his is Lighthouses of Australia Tourist Guide.
Joanne, that's a terrific idea! Thanks for letting us know about this tour, the Iron Pot lighthouse and the book.
I just found this web page on the Iron Pot lighthouse.
This lighthouse has a pretty impressive history - it is Tasmania's first lighthouse and Australia's second! Plus it is believed to be the first Australian lighthouse to use solar power.
I also found some information on the book Lighthouses of Australia - A Visitors Guide by John Ibbotson.
What a wonderful adventure it would be to travel Australia visiting lighthouses, armed with this book. Such remarkable history!
Like you, I'm fascinated too!
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