The thoroughfare (100 metres wide) was guarded by a line of fierce dogs (and detachment of soldiers) during the days of the Port Arthur Penal Settlement. Dogs were also placed on stages out in the water to detect absconders attempting a sea crossing. Although desperation drove many convicts to attempt escape from Port Arthur, a line of dogs closely tethered together on short chains proved to be a very effective way of stopping them. Today a statue stands where the line of dogs used to be located all those years ago.
For a video impression see Dogsline
A bizarre escape plans was that of convict Billy Hunt, who disguised himself as a kangaroo and
attempted to hop across the Neck. When one of the soldiers decided to shoot the roo Billy quickly relealed his true identity.
Natural attractions like Tasman's Arch, whose top 52 metres above sea level. Other dramatic cliff formations are the Blowhole and Devil's Kitchen. All looks spectacular on rough days.
We are there with a very calm day.
For a video impression see Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowehole
A fascinating creation of nature.
It was formed twenty-nine millions years ago. It's basically just rocks that have been separated by water and sediments over time and has formed this really cool-looking rock plateau.
For a video impression see Tesselated Pavement
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