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Koonya is located 95 km from Hobart, and only 15 km from Port Arthur. Once known as Cascades, and the site of a convict station, visitors to Koonya can now see many well-preserved historic convict buildings, some of which are now visitor accommodation. The name of the area was changed to Koonya following the closure of Port Arthur as a penal colony.

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Driving Time:
From Hobart: 1 hr 19 mins
From Launceston: 3 hrs 6 mins

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Established: 1841
Location: 91 km SE of Hobart
Local Council: Tasman | Visit Council Website

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