Tasmania's capital lies in the south-east of the state, at the foot of Mount Wellington. This..Port Arthur Information
The village of Port Arthur is often missed because of the significance of the Historic Site, but..Lake St Clair Information
The deepest freshwater lake in Australia (190 metres/623 feet), Lake St Clair was scooped during..Southwest National Park Information
Cockle Creek is a tiny seaside settlement on the edge of Tasmania’s Southwest national park...Tasman Peninsula Information
The Tasman Peninsula is a land of farms, forests, sheer dolerite cliffs, sweeping views across the..Bruny Island Information
Wild seascapes and sweeping surf beaches, wonderful coastal walks, birdlife and wildflowers, tall..Richmond Information
This little town of cobbles, handmade brick and mellow stone on the banks of the Coal River is just..Mt Field National Park Information
Mt Field National Park is Tasmania’s most accessible national park (90 minutes’ drive from..Mt Wellington Information
Rising 1270 metre (around 4000 feet) above Hobart's harbour and the wide Derwent River, Mt..Salamanca Market Information
Colourful characters come out in full force every Saturday, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, at Hobart's..Arthurs Lake Information
This popular angling location, east of Great Lake on the edge of the Central Plateau, has good..New Norfolk Information
Settlers from Norfolk Island established this town on the banks of the River Derwent in 1807 when..Dover Information
Dover is not quite the southernmost town in Australia but it is close. The pretty, quiet fishing..Huonville Information
Situated on the banks of the tranquil Huon River and surrounded by the colours of fruit-filled..See all locations in Tasmanias South
Dunalley is a small fishing village south-east of Hobart en route to Port Arthur. It is located on a narrow isthmus that joins the Tasman Peninsula to the rest of Tasmania. You cross the Denison Canal, hand dug in 1905, which joins Frederick Henry Bay and Blackman Bay.
The town is 57 kilometres (about 60 minutes’ drive or 35 miles) from Hobart on the A9 Highway. The Denison canal, with a swing bridge for road traffic, allows boats easy access between the two bays. Local legend has it that the “toll” to the gatekeeper is a bottle of beer.
The area is known for its open countryside and stunning waterways. Look out for the Dunalley Fish Market, the Dunalley Waterfront Café, Antiques and Collectables, and Potters Croft bed and breakfast and art gallery.
On November 29, 1642 Abel Janszoon Tasman landed at Blackman Bay near present day Dunalley. It is believed they the Dutch were the first Europeans to set foot on Tasmanian soil. Although they saw smoke and heard noises they did not see any Aboriginal people. Notches cut at considerable distances on nearby tree trunks led them to believe that the people must be very tall. Later, the British satirist, Jonathan Swift, had Gulliver sail to the country of Houyhnhnms, west of Tasmania.
The weather on the Tasman Peninsula is affected by the winds coming off Frederick Henry Bay, so remember, no matter what time of year you visit; bring a warm jacket and all weather gear
Welcome to a region of wonderful variety. Of colours and contrasts. Of views found around every..Cradle Coast Information
A wild and beautiful place, the western coast of Tasmania is a magnificent place to visit. Cruise..See all locations in Tasmania