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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Entrance to the Officers' Quarters, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman National Park
Officers' Quarters, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman National Park

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


About

​​​The Officers’ Quarters, built in 1832, is believed to be the oldest military building in Australia. It was one of several structures that formed a small military settlement here to prevent convicts escaping off the peninsula by land. The settlement also included a military barracks, store, guard house, jetty, sentry box, semaphore, and the infamous dogline. 

A tethered line of fierce dogs kept constant watch for escaped convicts attempting to flee the peninsula by crossing the narrow isthmus. Today, a bronze sculpture at the site will help you decide what you might have done, back in the day. Martin Cash, the infamous bushranger, successfully passed the barrier by simply detouring out to sea.

The site closed its doors in 1877 and the property was taken over by private settlers. In 1991 it was purchased by the government.

The Officers' Quarters are located outside of the National Park and does not require a valid parks pass to visit. 

Contact

Tasman Field Centre
5803 Arthur Highway

Taranna TAS 7180
Phone: 03 6250 3980
Email: TasmanNP@parks.tas.gov.au