Eaglehawk Neck - TAS



DEG: -43.01962 147.92264
DMS: 43º 01' 10.63" S 147º 55' 21.5" E
UTM: 55 G 5236593mN 575179mE
Altitude: 16.08m


Place Type

Population - Town


50.55kms East of Hobart
630.14kms SouthEast of Melbourne

Address & Contact

9 Lyne St
Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179
Phone: +613 616 55334
Email: reception@tourism.tas.gov.au
Web: https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/about/regions-of-tasmania/hobart-and-south/eaglehawk-neck


the small town of Eaglehawk Neck is the most northern settlement on the Tasman Peninsula. It takes its name from the narrow isthmus that joins the Tasman Peninsula to the Forester Peninsula and made Port Arthur an excellent choice for the location of a convict settlement. It is about 400 meters long and no more than 30 metres wide at its most narrow point.

This narrow entrance to the Tasman Peninsula was set up as a barrier to escaping convicts using a line of dogs, chained in place to deter escapees. Some escaped but it was an effective barrier.

History has been made here with ship wrecks and more. It is close to some of the features of the Tasman National Park.

The posted photos show the bays on each side of the isthmus. Just imagine a narrow strip of land between.
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Closest Weather Station

Maria Island at 16/05:00am EST
Distance from Eaglehawk Neck 40.48km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Tasman Island
Distance from Eaglehawk Neck 25.3km S
Mean Max. °C17.917.416.814.913.211.310.811.512.513.415.416.5
Mean Min. °C11.411.511.
Mean Rain mm75.351.167.568.673.471.871.079.388.161.954.961.3

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