We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Arthur Highway, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania 7180, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6250 3497

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 110 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
  • 41
    Very good
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
Amazing view

At and around the Eaglehawk Neck just scenic views. Left hand side the amazing beach and right hand side the inlay. In from and in the back mountains. In addition to that we saw a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 105: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

At and around the Eaglehawk Neck just scenic views. Left hand side the amazing beach and right hand side the inlay. In from and in the back mountains. In addition to that we saw a larger number of dolphins

Thank ThRued
Level Contributor
153 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short detour en route to Port Athur, this coffee outlet is located on a spectacular view point overlooking Eaglehawk Neck. They have their own coffee blends and tell all about their production, flavours and aromas with passion. Prices are very reasonable. Adding to the experience they have provided small tables and chairs for patrons or you can choose... More 

Thank Glenn L
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't obtain the best view as the sea was very calm but still worth a look and was easy to access.

Thank Hammo_12
Bellingen, Australia
Level Contributor
320 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting geological formations with some historical connections. Close to car parking. Easy to reach but not much interpretive signage.

Thank Bjerkana
Wodonga, Australia
Level Contributor
228 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Some of the best scenery you'll ever come across. It's easy to access by car and only short walks when you park up. Who said you need to go overseas for great views. It's all in Tassie.

Thank diandray50
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
2,457 reviews
1,375 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,281 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Tasmania fields beauty beyond imagination. What's more difficult is imagining the cruelty inflicted by the penal authorities in this wild part of the country. This narrow strip of land connecting the Tasman peninsula with the Forestier peninsula had a line of tethered starved dogs on guard to deter any attempts to escape from detention. Grim story.. but that's history.. and... More 

Thank Eli B
Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

A little museum in Eaglehawk Neck is very informative and compliments the information given at other places on the peninsula. The dog line is worth having a look at too. A short drive to get out to the arch/blowhole/tesselated pavement.

Thank Eleanor108
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Stop 1 was the blow hole, then the Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch & the Tessellated pavements. Take the time to go visit all four which are all close to each other. Well worth the look and take the camera!

1 Thank joellenf910
Level Contributor
122 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

As a Tasmanian, I have been there so many times before, but each time is different depending on the weather. Best time to travel when the tide is high.

Thank RedDragon1954
Level Contributor
255 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Even though it was nigh impossible for the prisoners to get across the landbridge because of the soldiers and the mad dogs, there were some ingenious methods adopted. I loved the story about Billy Hunt who dressed himself in a dead kangaroo's hide and proceeded to 'jump' past the guards during dusk. It was only when the guards tried to... More 

Thank Cornelius T

Travellers who viewed Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site also viewed

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania
Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania
Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

Been to Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?