Dunalley

Dunalley - Hobart Region - Tasmania

Dunalley is situated approximately 57 kilometres from Hobart where it joins Tasmania to the Forestier Peninsula. This quiet fishing village took a devastating blow in January 2013 when it was largely destroyed by bushfire and residents remain steadfast in the recovery of their town. Dunalley is home to Australia's one and only purpose-built hand-dug sea canal built between 1901 and 1905. Denison Canal connects Blackman Bay and Frederick Henry Bay with a swing bridge that causes quite a sight for visitors as it reaches across from one side to the other. Take your bottle of beer in case the legend is correct and the only way for boats to cross from one side to the other is to 'pay' the gatekeeper with the amber liquid.

Check out the monument commemorating the landing of the Abel Tasman and crew, constructed in 1942, and Port Arthur is easily accessible from Dunalley. Visit the Dunalley Waterfront Cafe enticing its patrons to kick back and relax on the deck after a wander around to check out the fabulous collection of antiques.

Be sure to pack your warm weather gear as the Tasman Peninsula experiences bracing winds courtesy of Frederick Henry Bay.


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