Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
The historic site is more than the Officers Quarters but there are separate reviews. The Quarters date to 1832 and are reputed to be the oldest military building in Australia. It is the only building remaining of the settlement that included a military barracks, store, guard house, jetty, sentry box, semaphore and the dogline. The site was abandoned by the military in 1877 and taken over by private settlers. Various families inhabited the building through to 1991 when it was purchased by the Government. There is very informative signage and copies of old photographs in each room.
Written April 26, 2022
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,708 contributions
I had come for the lookouts, the Tasman Arch and other vistas, but a little statue on the ismas below the Tessalted Pavements, called The Dog Line, was the most fascinating. A tribute to the Dogs guarding this narrow prisoner escape route. Brilliant.
Written July 22, 2021
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paul_pru_skittles
Singapore, Singapore393 contributions
we visited during summer 2020 and it wasn't too crowded. views are nice - especially the "blowhole" - and walks are easy for oldies (like us!) and youngsters alike. car parking is free, and no payment to enter the site. great photo ops of the lovely scenery, and a nice gentle walk. try the food truck at the lower carpark - great homemade berry ice cream (the berry bowl at $6 is a must) and if you have an appetite, try the oysters or calamari and chips in a paper cone. limited tables/benches but it wasn't too packed when we were there, so we got a table
Written February 3, 2020
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Max W
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions
Couples
Eaglehawk Neck is a narrow isthmus that was historically important as in convict times it had a row of dogs chained across it to prevent convicts escaping. The Officers quarters has been preserved, and is now a free museum, and 100m further on there is a life-like sculpture of one of the infamous hounds chained up to a his cask kennel.
I saw some nice miniature replicas of this sculpture in the Salamanca market.
Only a short distance away is a natural wonder known as the Tessellated Pavement, and this is also well worth a look.
Written March 16, 2013
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Hiccos
Brisbane, Australia28 contributions
The drive to Eaglehawk Neck is easy from Hobart. There are so many things to see so allow a full day. A must see is the "Dog Line". Visit the officer's quarters first and a short walk up is the Dog Line. There is ample parking for caravans just past the officer's quarters. A little further up is the Tasman Arch, Devils kitchen and blowhole. Both next to each other and worth the very short walk. If you still have around 5 hours or more, then pop into Port Arthur as well.
Written March 8, 2019
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Denis C
Melbourne, Australia2,200 contributions
Couples
Surely the large patterned paving referred to as the Tessellated Pavement, could only have been created by either a very large landscape gardener or an alien in a UFO with a high powered laser cutting tool with precise alignment. I read with interest the information board put up by geologists keen to divert attention from the real truth, but really....could these paving stones really be a natural phenomenon, the result of mere earthly movement and erosion? Seriously though, if you are passing the Eaglehawk Neck Historic site on you way to Port Arthur, then take the time (30 minutes is sufficient) to see this phenomenon. Well worth the time ....and maybe you will start to wonder as well!
Written March 9, 2016
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hereandtherephotos
Wynyard, Canada128 contributions
Couples
Eaglehawk Neck is not only interesting because of the officer's quarters and the dog line, not much to see but interesting info. The area is also interesting because of the beautiful and unusual landscape. The Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, and the Blowhole are all near the highway and only short walks from the parking lots and are all examples of nature at it's wildest and some very unusual scenery.
Written February 22, 2016
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LukeyG
Sydney, Australia145 contributions
Having seen this place on so many TV shows I was underwhelmed seeing it in person but you still have to go and see it for yourself. The area as a whole is just stunning - the Tessellated Pavement, the Blowhole, Tasman's Arch, the Devil's Kitchen - all are must see sights. We visited everything on our way down to Port Arthur.
Written May 27, 2014
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marko2768
Sydney, Australia51 contributions
Couples
While the military outpost was interesting, the best part of visiting this was seeing the dog line. If nothing else it gave a good insight into how different times and things are today! Travel just the few hundred metres down the track from the outpost to where the small monument of the dog is and take in the crazy things that had to be done to keep the convicts from leaving!
The views nearby are worth a quick stop!
Written December 3, 2013
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,402 contributions
Family
Guess many tourists like us are destination focused (Port Arthur) and can easily miss the great sights, walks and lookouts around the Eaglehawk area.
Convinced family to explore a few hours on way onto peninsula then some more on the way back out few days later from PA. Beautiful.
Written May 12, 2021
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