Doo Town

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Doo Town

Not only is the quirky town worth slowing down through, it boasts some fairly staggering views down the tukana / Tasman Peninsula. If you’re headed for Port Arthur Historic Site, be sure to allow extra time to explore the coastline’s rock formations and walks. In fact, it’s worth putting aside more than one day for this peninsula.

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Dunalley

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Dunalley

Following severe bushfires in 2013 where the town lost its school, police station, bakery and around 65 buildings, the community has pulled together. Great stories have emerged from the devastation, including Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed, a story of two local families who lost so much and have since joined forces.

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Eaglehawk Neck

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Eaglehawk Neck

When you reach the top of the hill, revealing views across Eaglehawk Neck you’ll understand why most pull off to explore the area. This isthmus, which at its most narrow is around 30 metres in width, separates the calm waters of Norfolk Bay with the popular surf waves of Pirates Bay.

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Port Arthur

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Port Arthur

This small village is known best for its nearby neighbour, Port Arthur Historic Site, once home to more than 1000 of Tasmania’s most notorious convicts. As one of the island’s most popular tourist destinations, visiting this well-preserved penal colony is a must. Wander the old buildings, venture out to the Isle of the Dead Cemetery, explore Point Puer Boys’ Prison or wait for nightfall and take a lantern-lit ghost tour.

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Taranna

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Taranna

There is a four-legged furry that you won’t find anywhere on the planet other than the wilds of Australia; the iconic Tasmanian devil. And although they are harder to spot in the wild these days, the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park at Taranna is a great way to get close to the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial.

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Coal Mines Historic Site

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Coal Mines Historic Site

Approximately a 25-minute drive from Port Arthur, the Coal Mines Historic Site was Tasmania’s first mine. It is one of the eleven sites that together form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.

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Murdunna

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Murdunna

Make a pitstop on the Arthur Highway at the Murdunna Roadhouse for local refreshments. Take a right down Sommers Bay Road and a 5min road will take you to one of Tassie’s most loved local beaches – Sommers Beach.

Nubeena

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Nubeena

Despite being the largest town on the peninsula, Nubeena is a sleepy fishing village beloved by local holiday makers. Close to beautiful White Beach and only 12km from Port Arthur.

Cape Raoul

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Cape Raoul

Cape Raoul is the third cape on the Three Capes Track, and a must for hikers. Alone, the Cape Raoul Track is a Grade 4 bushwalking track 14km in length takes roughly 5 hours and you’ll be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views and scenery in the world.

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Cape Pillar

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Cape Pillar

Cape Pillar is one of the three famous capes you’ll experience on the Three Capes Track tour, and a must for hikers. Done on it’s own, the track is a Grade 3 bushwalking track 29km/2-3 day return circuit, and the views of Tasman Island are nothing short of spectacular.

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Cape Hauy

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Cape Hauy

Cape Hauy is one of the three famous capes you’ll experience on the Three Capes Track tour, and a must for hikers. Done on it’s own, the track is a Grade 3 bushwalking track.  9.4km/4 hour return circuit. 

View the Totem Pole and Candlestick dolerite columns from above, or take our hot tip and book a Pennicott Tasman Island Cruise and experience their true beauty from sea level.

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McHenry Distillery

McHenry Distillery

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McHenry Distillery

The award-winning McHenry Distillery is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery. The Distillery’s southern location takes advantage of the cool, moist maritime environment providing perfect conditions for whisky making.

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