Neck itself is a tie bar made of sand carried by currents and waves from
the floor bed of Pirates Bay to the east and Norfolk Bay to the
west. It joins the Tasman Peninsula where Port Arthur is located, to Forestier Peninsula, in a narrow strip of land which is less than 100 m
A sombre reminder of the Peninsulas history is the bronze dog
sculpture, marking the spot where chained attack dogs were once
stationed to prevent convicts escaping from Port Arthur and gaining
access to the Forestier Peninsula and possible freedom.
Today, visitors take in some of the most dramatic coastline
in Tasmania, with its natural formations, including tessellated
pavement, forests of huge elkhorn kelp, Tasman Blowhole, Tasman Arch and
the Devils Kitchen.
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Eaglehawk Neck accommodation and
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