Backpacking Eaglehawk Neck

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    DISCOVER SOME OF THE STUNNING AND RUGGED SCENERY AT NEARBY TASMAN NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Joe Shemesh, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    WITNESS THE RARE AND UNIQUE GEOLOGICAL FORMATION - TESSELLATED PAVEMENT: Photo - Michael Walters Photography, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    EXPLORE THE SPECTACULAR COASTLINE FROM THE WATER IN A SEA KAYAK: Photo - John de la Roche, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    IF YOU ARE LUCKY, YOU MIGHT SPOT SOME OF THE LOCAL MARINE LIFE: Photo - Lynette Graham, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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Eaglehawk Neck Highlights

  • Visit the Tessellated Pavement, a rare and unique geological formation where the rock has fractured into regular rectangular blocks that appear like tiles.

  • Admire other impressive coastal rock formations, such as the Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch and the Blowhole.

  • Stop off at Pirates Bay Lookout, where you can see spectacular views of Pirates Bay and beach, Eaglehawk Neck, The Lanterns, Hippolyte Rocks and Cape Huay. 

  • Some of the best diving in Tasmania with spectacular dive sites, which include caves and crevasses, giant kelp forest, sponges, weedy sea dragons, a wide variety of other marine life and shipwrecks.

  • Explore Tasman National Park, which is regarded as an area of great beauty and natural diversity, including some of the most stunning coastal scenery anywhere in Australia.

  • Visit Port Arthur Historical site and see the former chilling prison facilities.

About Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck is an awesome place to visit if you like spectacular scenery, surfing or diving. Located 79 km southeast of Hobart, it is a series of tiny holiday retreats situated on an isthmus that connects the Tasman Peninsula to the Forestier Peninsula.

Eaglehawk Neck is surrounded by some stunning, white sandy beaches and remarkable geology. At the neck itself you can visit the Tessellated Pavement, a rare and unique geological formation where the rock has fractured into regular rectangular blocks that appear like tiles.

A short drive south, are the impressive coastal rock formations of the Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch and the Blowhole.

The area has some of the best surf in Tasmania for keen surfers. It is also an excellent place for scuba diving with spectacular dive sites, which include caves and crevasses, giant kelp forest, sponges, weedy sea dragons, a wide variety of other marine life and shipwrecks.

If you like bushwalking (hiking), then Waterfall Bay, in the Tasman National Park, just south of the township, is a great place to do this.

Eaglehawk Neck is also a good base to see many of the attractions of the Tasman Peninsula including the nearby Port Arthur Historic Site.

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