Tasmania is rich in history- after all we are home to Australia’s first pub and first brewery. Some might say early Tasmanians had their priorities in order. Take a trip down the Tasman Peninsula if you’re interested in the country’s convict past, where Port Arthur Historic Site reveals the challenges and hardship of convict life at one of Australia’s most significant heritage sites. Closer to town, learn about southern Tasmania’s maritime history or hop on a cruise out to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for a dose of arts and culture that draws enthusiasts the world over. There’s good reason Tassie has more artists per capita than any other State – the island inspires – resulting in a thriving arts scene. Come for the culture, come from the arts or come and find your long lost convict relatives.