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Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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Address: Arthur Highway, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania 7180, Australia
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Worth the stop off on the way to Port Arthur

A little museum in Eaglehawk Neck is very informative and compliments the information given at other places on the peninsula. The dog line is worth having a look at too. A short... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Eleanor108
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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A little museum in Eaglehawk Neck is very informative and compliments the information given at other places on the peninsula. The dog line is worth having a look at too. A short drive to get out to the arch/blowhole/tesselated pavement.

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Thank Eleanor108
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop 1 was the blow hole, then the Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch & the Tessellated pavements. Take the time to go visit all four which are all close to each other. Well worth the look and take the camera!

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Hobart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Tasmanian, I have been there so many times before, but each time is different depending on the weather. Best time to travel when the tide is high.

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Thank RedDragon1954
Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was nigh impossible for the prisoners to get across the landbridge because of the soldiers and the mad dogs, there were some ingenious methods adopted. I loved the story about Billy Hunt who dressed himself in a dead kangaroo's hide and proceeded to 'jump' past the guards during dusk. It was only when the guards tried to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a trip to see this. Take time to walk along the waters edge and explore if you can. Careful of the rocks that can dislodge quite easily. It can get busy here so keep that in mind, also the weather changes quickly and you can easily be caught in fog and that doesn't give you such a great... More 

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Thank Sulink
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The blow holes have always performed when i have visited over the years and this visit was no difference, the surf was up and the spray as well.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

It takes only a few minutes to side track off the man road to Port Arthur to visit this significant part of the felon colony jigsaw. It was critical to the security. The line where the ferocious dogs were chained along the narrow land neck and the officers' cottage take only a few minutes to view and then the views... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great food van in a fabulous spot, blow hole etc. Good range of food and ice cream available. Great walking tracks nearby and outdoor seating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went with family consisting of my parents and 7yr old child so not for us!!. .we took pictures along the sea shore etc....we could have driven past easily ...the interest was created at Port Arthur by the guides describing the dog line so we stopped. There was not much to see there except a few buildings at the site... More 

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Thank Roy H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is an net resting site in the understanding of convict history. Officers quarters have been well restored and context of dog line is well explained

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