Oct
26
2011

Amazing Eaglehawk Neck, absolutely breathtaking

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Connecting the Tasman Peninsula to the Forestier Peninsula on Tasmania's stunning south-east coastline, Eaglehawk Neck is a highlight of any journey to this beautiful corner of the world.

The white sandy beaches and dramatic sea cliffs make this dramatic isthmus a visual and atmospheric delight.

Remarkable geology is the standout feature of the landscape in this region.

At the neck you will tiptoe across Tessellated Pavement – a fascinating rock formation divided into squares that appear to have been man-made.

There is a gorgeous view high above the pavement, while a hundred metre walk along the path that leads to steps down to the shore.

Driving south your eyes will be fixated on the left side of the vehicle, as you witness the impressive coastal rock formations of the Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch and the Blowhole.

Jutting out of the water in glorious fashion is the Totem Pole – a large dolerite column near the end of Cape Hauy that is extremely popular among kayakers and climbers.

If seal, dolphin and penguin spotting excite you, why not take a cruise from Pirates Bay along one of the world's most breathtaking stretches of coastline?

Temperate waters make for superb visibility, so you will be able to marvel at a variety of sea creatures such as sponges, invertebrates, weedy sea dragons and giant kelp forests.

For the more adventurous, diving expeditions can be organised that will open your eyes to a myriad of caves and crevasses, hiding among the towering dolerite and sandstone sea cliffs that extend deep into the ocean.

Bushwalking enthusiasts may also enjoy exploring Waterfall Bay in the Tasman national Park.

Eaglehawk Neck is situated about one hour's drive from Hobart, making it an easy daytrip from the capital if your holiday time is limited. 

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