Tasman Peninsula

Eaglehawk Neck

    Established . Eaglehawk Neck is the narrow stretch of land – and home of the ‘dog line’.

    White Beach

      Established . White Beach is a quiet spot close to Port Arthur, nestled in Wedge Bay.

      Saltwater River

        Established Mid 1820s. Visitors to Saltwater River can explore the Tasman Peninsula convict coal mines.


          Established 1841. Koonya features many well-preserved historic buildings in an idyllic setting.

          Doo Town

            Established 1830s. Almost every house has a ‘Doo’ name.

            Lime Bay

              Established 1833. More than 600 convicts worked the coal mines for the Colony.


                Established 1841. Premaydena was once the site of the Impression Bay Probation Station.


                  Established . Nubeena has a long maritime history and was a farming outstation for Port Arthur.


                    Established . The location for Australia’s first railway – convict-powered.

                    Sloping Main

                      Established Mid 1820s. Sloping Main boasts a beautiful beach and some historic homesteads.

                      Port Arthur

                        Established 1830. The site of the best-known convict settlement in Tasmania.