Denison Canal

Denison Canal, Dunalley: Address, Denison Canal Reviews: 3.5/5

Denison Canal
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Ross H
Warwick, Australia1,939 contributions
Interesting stories
Dec 2020
Lots of interesting stories about the various keepers/openers of the canal. Currently used by some of the locals and the small Sydne-Hobart boats as a shortcut back north after the race..we were told the current Toll for using the canal is a can of beer!! Not sure if that’s true or not but it makes a good story
Written December 23, 2020
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Kelvin S
Singapore, Singapore467 contributions
A pit stop of surprise
Jul 2019
Sometime life surprised us in expected way.
We were heading back to Hobart from Port Arthur and needed to take a short stop at this place.
And to our surprise, the place so postcard beautiful.
Probably we were there close to the time of Sunset (Winter time tho), the town was in a serene peaceful hour, there were smoke from some of the chimneys, the road was quiet and the gulls flew gently across the canal and into the lake.
Much as we know it will be long drive back, we decided to spend a bit more time walking around to enjoy the view.
Indeed a great pit-stop.
Written October 12, 2019
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palmerowen
Bairnsdale, Australia15 contributions
Denison Canal
Apr 2019
A beautiful, interesting sail down the Denison Canal; and a unique experience through the bridge raising.
Written September 6, 2019
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia34,982 contributions
Quick stop from Port Arthur
Dec 2018
Interesting attraction on the way too Port Arthur. Informative info boards. An added bonus if you get too see the bridge being raised to let a vessel through
Written December 10, 2018
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,055 contributions
Close to the Main Road
Apr 2018 • Couples
The canal is close to the main road from Hobart to Port Arthur. A pleasant park with good amenities overlooks the canal. The water was clean and inviting. A pleasant diversion or resting stop.
Written May 2, 2018
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Sposci
Hobart, Australia50 contributions
Something from Europe in Tassie
Feb 2018 • Family
This took me back to travelling through England as a child watching the boats on the rivers and the lochs being opened, filled and then the boats released. Timing it for the bridge to let a boat through would be the highlight of any small childs car ride.
The facilities are reasonable if you are in need of a comfort stop, in winter be prepared for the metal toilet 'seat'! Great place to have a picnic on the banks of the river and I think there was a gas bbq for public use but I can't be sure.
Written February 6, 2018
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AlbanyRick
Albany, Australia1,979 contributions
Nice place to stop when driving from Hobart to Tasman Peninsula
Jan 2018 • Family
We were driving through Dunalley and noticed a tour bus stopped at an information sign, so we figured we'd check out what the fuss was. It turned out to be a great spot for a look, with an interesting canal being a feature here, joining the two large bodies of water on each side. The bridge over the canal was in the process of turning to allow a boat to pass through, which was quite interesting to see. There are toilets here, and we also enjoyed checking out the bakery and the op shop on the other side of the road.
Written January 24, 2018
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia3,990 contributions
Fascinating waterway
Jan 2018 • Family
This canal is a fascinating waterway that we were lucky enough to be there when the bridge opened to allow some vessels through. Not something you see very often.
Written January 2, 2018
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DawnH
Hobart, Australia935 contributions
Beautiful clear deep water canal between Forestier and Tasman peninsulas
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is a great palce to stop, rest, eat and admire teh view on the drive from Hobart to Port Arthur. Plenty of parking spots, bakeries, fish and chip shops and places to sit beside the fast flowing canal. Fisherman stand on the banks and bridge to catch local fish. Boats sail through the canal to avoid the long trip round the Tasman peninsula.
Written September 29, 2017
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royo460
Hobart, Australia92 contributions
A quiet tranquil spot. Well worth a visit.
Jun 2017 • Couples
Dunalley was devastated by fires a few years ago. It has since bounced back and can feel the optimism of the town as you walk through.
Written June 22, 2017
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