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All reviews cape raoul devil's kitchen tessellated pavement port arthur beautiful hike car park and walk flat terrain blow hole worth a visit couple of hours day trip natural beauty stretch your legs bird life short walk low tide walks
Many natural sites here and all are worthwhile.
Free parking and short walks to great views.
Small detour off the road to Port Arthur and should not take much more than an hour or two to get valuable enjoyment.
The Tasman Peninsula is a couple of hours drive from Hobart, and offers stunning scenery, and reminders of Australia’s convict heritage. There is plenty to do in the area and basing yourself on the peninsula allows for a couple of days exploring. The geological features...More
The Tasman Arch is certainly worth a visit when you are in the area to visit Port Arthur. There is a short and scenic walk around the arch. The blowhole effect was a bit lame on the day we visited due to the calm sea...More
I would never regret coming to this place despite of the long drive I need to, it is amazing as it seems and there's a lot of other lookout for you to explore! Just go and you will never regret the time required.
A stop at Tasman National Park is a great and beautiful way to break up the drive from Hobart to Port Arthur. An hour provides a great way to stretch your legs amongst some beautiful scenery and you may see a wallaby or two.
not too difficult to walk around, can do the Tasman arch and devils kitchen in under an hour. some steeper bits if you want to walk a bit more but you don't have to. it's a nice little area for a snapshot of the Tasmanian...More
We did find a better rock arch on the Waterfall Bay walk. This is a great area to explore. Remember a hat and sunscreen if walking.All attractions within a walking distance of each other were good examples of nature. It seems the World's tourists have...More
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No, we didn't in April this year. We thought the Bicheno Blowhole was a bit more impressive - but it all depends on the tides when you are there. There is quite a lot to see and do around the area as well. On the... More
No, we didn't in April this year. We thought the Bicheno Blowhole was a bit more impressive - but it all depends on the tides when you are there. There is quite a lot to see and do around the area as well. On the Peninsula we stopped at the Tasman National Park Lookout overlooking Pirates Bay with spectacular views.
Eaglehawk Neck has lots of things to see - the Tessellated Pavements which is an interesting rock formation on the beach where the rocks form in either rising bread loaf shapes or plate formations. It was very interesting. The lichen on the rocks here was also amazing with yellows and reds again.
Just along the road was the Officer’s Quarters which has been restored as a free museum interpreting the history and life at Eaglehawk Neck. This is extremely well done as they have peeled back the lawyers of the walls and ceiling to show each era. Built in 1832, it’s reputed to be the oldest wooden military building remaining in Australia. This is also where the notorious dog line was set to stop convicts escaping the peninsula.
Pirates Bay where we looked at The Blowhole, Fossil Bay Lookout, Tasman’s Arch (impressive) and Devil’s Kitchen – these were all very interesting and stunning rock formations on the coast line. Stopping at Doo-Lishus Seafood was also worthwhile.
Drive onto Maingon Bay Lookout which is further along the peninsula. It is spectacular coastline and the photos will not pick up its beauty. Do the short walk to Remarkable Cave, which is actually quite a steep descent into the base of the cave. This is a cave that leads out to the sea and you can stand and watch the cave fill up with water with the waves. There were pictures of people swimming here in the past.
If you need accommodation, would highly recommend a Waterview Cabin at Big4 Port Arthur Holiday Park. Cost us $259.50 a night in April for 3 people. It was lovely and very well appointed. We had pademelons and wallabies wandering around outside and birds coming to share afternoon tea.
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Shipsterns bluff great walk depending on your fitness level , breathtaking views give yourself the whole day , we started early and got back mid afternoon don't forget to sign the book at the start of the trek to let the... More
Shipsterns bluff great walk depending on your fitness level , breathtaking views give yourself the whole day , we started early and got back mid afternoon don't forget to sign the book at the start of the trek to let the national parks no that you have entered the park also let other people no what you are doing so if you don't arrive back at camp they can start searching , very isolated we found there was no phone reception , you need to be reasonably fit , take your time and take plenty of photos , it is a very magical place enjoy