The Tasman Peninsula, South-East Coast

As seen by
Rod Ewins

The Tasman Peninsula is probably most famous as the site of the notorious Port Arthur Penitentiary during the decades when Tasmania was one of Britain's penal colonies. The durance of the prisoners could only have been made more vile by the spectacular scenery of the Peninsula.

With more wind and rain on average than the East Coast further north, the principal industries are nonetheless similar: tourism Port Arthur is the State's #1 tourist drawcard), fishing, and stockfarming (cattle and sheep). There are a number of holiday settlements scattered along the coast in the many attractive bays.

The main concentrations of settlement on the Arthur Highway beyond Sorell, the gateway to both the East Coast and the Peninsula, are Forcett, Copping, Dunalley, Murdunna, Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Port Arthur, and Nubeena. Nubeena is where the Council, School and most other Municipal services are located.

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Looking south to Tasman Peninsula from Wailangta Forest lookout. June 2001
Panorama: Headlands from Pirates Bay Lookout. Feb 2008
Panorama: Pirates Bay from Eaglehawk Lookout. Feb 2008

Historical photos of Connolly's Coach Service

1. Eaglehawk Neck

2. Tasmanian Devil Park, Taranna

3. Fortescue Bay

4. Lime Bay

5. Lime Bay Lagoon

6. Slopen Main

7. Remarkable Cave & surrounding area

8. Crescent Bay walk