Tasman National Park

Top choice in Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur

Tasman National Park embraces the sky-high sea cliffs around Cape Raoul, Cape Hauy, Cape Pillar, Tasman Island and the craggy coast near Eaglehawk Neck. Bushwalking here is superb: hike to Cape Hauy, peering down onto the famed Totem Pole, from Fortescue Bay, which has great camping, or to the dolerite towers at the tip of Cape Raoul. The four-day Three Capes Track runs entirely inside this national park.

Another lovely walk extends to Waterfall Bay in the park's north from Devil's Kitchen near Eaglehawk Neck.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur attractions

1. Stewarts Beach

6.25 MILES

Safe-swimming beach not far from the Port Arthur Historic Site.

2. Memorial Garden

6.34 MILES

The shell of the Broad Arrow Café at the Port Arthur Historic Site, where 20 people were killed in the 1996 shootings, has been preserved as a memorial…

3. Port Arthur Historic Site

6.38 MILES

This amazing World Heritage–listed convict site is one of Tasmania’s big-ticket attractions. The dozens of structures here are best understood via guided…

4. Penitentiary

6.39 MILES

The old penitentiary at the Port Arthur Historic Site was originally a granary and flour mill.

5. Church


Historic building within the Port Arthur Historic Site, built in 1836 and burned down in 1884. The decorative carvings were done by boys from the Point…

6. Separate Prison

6.55 MILES

The feared Separate Prison at the Port Arthur Historic Site was built to punish prisoners through 23-hours-a-day isolation and sensory deprivation.

7. Scorpion Rock

6.58 MILES

A terrific vantage point within the Port Arthur Historic Site, a short stroll uphill behind the ruins. Site admission charges apply. For a cheeky view…

8. Remarkable Cave

7.15 MILES

About 7km south of Port Arthur is Remarkable Cave, a long tunnel eroded from the base of a collapsed gully, under a cliff and out to sea. The waves surge…