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Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.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.