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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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.