– ‘Gateway to the Tasman Peninsula’.
Eaglehawk Neck has so much to offer the visitor that it is hard to know where to start; so much so that we have put separate lists on this website showing all the amazing sights there are to see and the tremendous range of sea and land based activities there are to enjoy.
Most of the land within Eaglehawk Neck is within the Pirates Bay Coastal Reserve or a part of the Tasman National Park; in recognition of what it has to offer. The Parks and Wildlife Service of Tasmania manage these very special parts of our natural heritage. Eaglehawk Neck is, literally, a coastal community within or surrounded by a magnificent national park.
There is a general store/café/gourmet pizza parlour and take-away called ‘Havnabite’ along Blowhole Road (C338) about half way to the Blowhole. Their ‘Blowhole Pizza’ is considered dangerous but delicious; however there are plenty of superb lighter options.
Free WIFI will be available for patrons from 1st July 2013.
Further along, at the Blowhole, there is the famous ‘Doolishus’ food van that sells fresh-caught local fish, calamari, scallops & chips, crayfish and prawn rolls, homemade pies, and lots of other gourmet food, plus a great range of ice cream cones; but just in the summer months – September to April.
The only public toilets in Eaglehawk Neck are located at the Blowhole car park, near the jetty. More are in the planning stage.
Great bistro meals and comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation is available seven days a week at the National Trust listed Lufra Hotel, built by the late Sir Reginald ANSETT in the 1950’s and described by him as having ‘The best view of any hotel in the world!’, which remains a remarkable example of authentic Australian ‘Art Deco’ architecture.
Recent internal renovations of the original, upstairs accommodation and the construction of new, modern apartments with fabulous beach views now enable the Lufra to offer a great range of value options to visitors who wish to linger longer.
Great meals are also available from the booking office for http://www.tasmanadventurecruises.com.au . Look for the big blue seal atop the old post office building after crossing ‘The Neck’ .
You will find a good range of holiday accommodation and b&b options at http://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/tas/southern-tasmania/eaglehawk-neck, http://www.eaglehawkdive.com.au
So check out the things to do and things to see pages, enjoy discovering all that Eaglehawk Neck has to offer and stay as long as you want. The locals are friendly and we are working on getting better facilities for our visitors and ourselves.
Once you have spent a day or so exploring Eaglehawk Neck have a look at our ‘Gateway’ page and find details about all the wonderful little towns and attractions throughout the Tasman Peninsula!
A little more general information about Eaglehawk Neck is at: http://www.discovertasmania.com/hobart_and_surrounds/towns_and_places/eaglehawk_neck
Some comments from visitors to Eaglehawk Neck are at: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g504294-d592361-Reviews-Eaglehawk_Neck_Historic_Site-Eaglehawk_Neck_Tasmania.html