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  • The Tasman Peninsula Coastline

    Posted by Duncan McDermott January 8, 2014 - 1,814 views - 0 comments - 1 like - #tasmania  #holiday  #caves  #Port Arthur  #Tasman Peninsula  #coastline  #day-drive  #day trip 

     

     

    Many people who come to Tasmania find it a good idea to rent a car for part of their holiday as Tasmania is small but diverse and most of it's attractions are less than a days drive away. As a child, I was lucky enough to live at one of the most popular travel destinations; the Tasman Peninsula. This place is famed for its coastline, bush-walks, beaches, convict era historic sites, national parks, fishing and surfing spots. On the weekend a friend and I went back for a coastal day-drive around some of the lookouts of the peninsula.

     

    Eaglehawk Neck

     

    Some of the most unique tessellated pavements can be found at the north side of Eaglehawk Neck beach. They are rare and beautiful erosional rock formations.

     

     

     

     

     

    These caverns are known as the 'The Remarkable Caves'. When the tide is out they can be walked through and at high tide they form blowholes that spray water for meters overhead.

     

     

     

    Known as 'Devils Kitchen', these rock cavities can go deep underwater and far inland and are a prime spot for divers to explore.

     

     

     

    While the capes and higher cliff faces are usually accessed by a few hours of bush-walking and serve as a well-earned reward for your exercise, many of the caves and coastal lookouts such as the remarkable caves, the devils kitchen and the tessellated pavements can be reached by car for those who feel less athletic.

     

     Tasman Island

     

     

    A couple of locals, fishing at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

     

     

    This is waterfall bay

     

     

     

     

     

    Only the most experienced rock-climbers brave Cape Pillar as it has the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere.

     

     

    The Tasman Peninsula is about one in a half hours drive out of Hobart and although there is easily enough to keep you occupied for a week or longer, with plenty of cafes in the various towns that you will drive through for lunch and many spots along the way to stop and take in the epic views, it makes for an excellent day-trip if you feel like some sea air.  

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