Today we took a bus tour to port Arthur. The road is open and tourists are encouraged to go there because the area is so reliant on tourist money at this time of year. It is the main income earning time for the whole year and if the tourists don't go, companies go out of business.
We had no idea of the extent if the fire damage. It really is a huge area of bush and farm land. The driver said that a lot more brick buildings were destroyed than wooden buildings. It was amazing to see some wooden houses untouched and the brick house next door with just the chimney left.
If you are moved by these pictures please donate something to a charity such as Red Cross for the Tasmanian brushfire collection.