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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the best coffee & biscuits on the Tasman Penninsula at The Cube. Only a short drive off the highway before coming into Eaglehawk Neck. Only 3 choices of food. 2 biscuits & a cake. The choc chip cookies are to die for. And while you wait you have seating & the best view.

Thank TassieAussie
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

This feature is easily accessible on the way to Port Arthur and it’s just 5 minutes from the car park. You can walk around the fenced area to view the Tasman Arch from both ends to give a better understanding of the rock feature. The Devils kitchen is also 5 minutes away. Worth a visit

Thank sew hok L
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

If you are travelling to or from Port Arthur to attend the former convict site, then this Eaglehawk Neck site is intertwined in it‘s history. Located next to the main road, and accessed from a car park this site has two main components to view. Firstly the remaining historic building that housed the Officer’s Quarters and supporting out structures. These are not in a great condition but static displays throughout the building explain their importance well. Secondly the nearby “Dog Line” (accessed via a path), includes a statue of a dog commemorating their purpose of confining convicts that had illegally left Port Arthur hoping to escape North. There is a static information sign nearby. Worth a visit if you have time and are interested in the site’s role in preventing the escape of convicts north.

Thank Vicki E
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Worth seeing beautiful coastline roaring seas, high cliffs and blue seas for miles. Grey skies but a lovely spot to visit

Thank SusiPh
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting & historic site, take your time to stop & have a look at the old officers quarters museum as it’s got some very interesting information & only a couple of minutes walk to the site of the former Dog Line, definitely worth a visit.

Thank BrendanG2670
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The officers quarters were interesting but the dog line really caught our interest. Gave the kids a good history lesson

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Easy access like the other spots in the area.

Great scenery but not much else to do here.

Worth the time to stop and visit and take it all in.

Nature is grand. Take in as much as you can.

Thank TAMAN1951
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

This visit at the Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site was completely free. All we need to do, is read the historical panels. We learned a lot like that. We entered the main house and saw with our own eyes how they lived in those days. Most of it was outdated now and in poor condition, but it was still safe.

In a nutshell: In 1832 the first convicts arrived at Port Arthur. That same year, they established the military at Eagle Hawk Neck, to capture the convicts from escaping.

This beach was 100 meters wide and this was the only key to freedom.

This is how the dog line was started as well.

Sadly, the government went after the aboriginals. Each adult aboriginal that was caught, the person who captured him would get 5 pounds, a child 2 pounds. That was a sad part of the history!

We were able to visit everything in this establishment. We learned a lot and that was our goal.

Worthwhile to learn from the past!

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Really needs a high tide, which we didn't have to be impressive I am sure. Still a lovely spot to wander. Be warned the dish chips vendor only accepts cash and when a bus load comes in it makes for a long wait.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

The view from a boat looking at the cliffs is awe inspiring. There is a sense of agelessness, contrasted with our moment of being.

Thank Kylie95
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