Tasman Peninsula is one of Tasmania's most popular attraction, well known
for spectacular coastal vistas, dramatic coastline, significant geological
features and endemic flora and fauna. Located in Tasmania's south east, the
peninsula includes Forestier Peninsula which is connected by the isthmus
Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur Historic Site and the Tasman National Park. There
are also a number of small towns, the largest being Nubeena and Koonya.
Peninsula and surrounding region offers visitors some of Tasmania's most
magnificent scenery, from white sandy beaches, sea caves, high fluted seacliffs
and spectacular rock formations - to the smell of the ocean air, the drama of
the ocean waves crashing against the cliff face, scenic vistas, and stunning
For those who are planning to visit the nearby Port Arthur Historic Site, or
whose time is limited, you can take in some of the Tasman National Park most
accessible attractions, or extend your stay to enjoy in full the great bush
walks, scenic flights, boat tours, surfing or diving.
Here you can see 300 metre high cliffs that have been carved by 6,000 years
of ocean waves against the peninsula's sandstone, dolerite and granite. Other
key attractions include sea caves, geos1, stacks, arches and other collapse
Some of the main attractions include Tasman Arch, the Blowhole, the Devils
Kitchen, the Tessellated Pavement, Remarkable Cave and Waterfall Bay. Of course
some of the best views are through the many bush walks where you can peer over
the edge and look down at the sheer drop into chasms and crashing waves, spy
off-shore islands, enjoy white sandy beaches and a waterfall as it tumbles into
the sea. For the more adventurous, there is abseiling or the challenge of rock
climbing such features as the Candlestick and the Totem Pole.