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Port Arthur back in the winners' circle


The Port Arthur Historic Site was last night named Tasmania's best Major Tourist Attraction in the 2011 Tasmanian Tourism Awards.

It is the ninth time the Historic Site has won the award, having previously been crowned in 2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

It joined other leading Tasmanian attractions such as the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Bruny Island Cruises in the winners circle.

The Port Arthur Historic Site was also highly commended in the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category, with that prize awarded to the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre for the third time.

The full list of award winners is available from the Tasmanian Tourism Industry Council website .

Port Arthur staff and management offer their congratulations to all winners, and all entrants, in the awards.

Winners in the state awards are entered in the national  tourism awards, announced early in the new year.

Port Arthur back in the winners

The World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site