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Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites

13/02/2018

Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day

01/02/2018

'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Stage Three of Three Capes Track complete

29/01/2018

Stage Three of the award-winning Three Capes Track has now been completed. The Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff lookout tracks have been upgraded to a class 3 dry boot standard track consistent with the existing Three Capes walks.More

Eaglehawk Neck

Virtual Visit

Survey the panoramic view of Eaglehawk Neck as it was in the 1830s, and as it is today

Eaglehawk Neck in 1830...

and as it is today

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The narrow isthmus here at Eaglehawk Neck, along with a line of ferocious dogs and a detachment of military guards, proved a difficult obstacle for prisoners who attempted to escape from Port Arthur.


Take a look around one of the rooms in the Officer's Quarters

Inside the Costello room at the Officer's Quarters

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With the closure of Port Arthur penal settlement in 1877 the station at Eaglehawk Neck was abandoned. The land and buildings were then acquired by private settlers. The Costello family lived in the Officer's Quarters for most of this century. Today, one of the rooms in the house tells the story of those years.