Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck - Hobart Region - Tasmania

The intriguing terrain of Eaglehawk Neck offers many great attractions and symbolises the starting point of many more features in this region. The town itself is a fishing destination approximately 75 kilometres south-east of Hobart where it is situated on a narrow isthmus joining the Forestier and Tasman Peninsula's. The unspoilt coastline is blessed with towering sea cliffs and offers some of the most ideal surf beaches in Tassie. Eaglehawk Neck was turned into the ideal prison barrier for the Port Arthur convict settlement with many prisoners realising that this heavily guarded stretch was their only possible way to escape. Resulting in very few attempting to take on the armed soldiers and wild dogs, there is even a Bronze dog sculpture to mark the time, accessed by a walking track just off Arthur Hwy.

Visitors can experience a variety of ways to scour the remarkable coast with Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch and the Blowhole just a short drive to the south. Marvel at natures incredible tiling efforts at Tessellated Pavement, 1 kilometre north, and Pirates Bay Lookout provides stunning views of the soaring coastal cliffs of Tasman Peninsula. Prepare to be amazed with a simple bushwalk to Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park and marine enthusiasts can satisfy their fascination with a dive beneath the refreshing ocean to encounter a maze of chasms and caves with a plethora of sea creatures. Other areas you might like to visit are the historical museum and chocolate factory, Clydes Island and quirky Doo town.


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