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Milkshakes Hill Regional Reserve reopened

26/11/2018

The Tarkine Drive visitor experience has been further enhanced with the reopening of the Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve.
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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.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.