The town of Eaglehawk Neck, with a population of 200, is the gateway to the Tasman Peninsula on the southeast corner of the island of Tasmania
. During the days of the convicts, the peninsula was guarded by dogs and a chain was kept across the narrow "neck" of the region to keep the convicts on the peninsula.
There are several natural rock formations a tourist can visit when at Eaglehawk Neck. One is a huge natural bridge called the Tasman Arch. Another of the formations is called Devil's Kitchen, where the waves rush in against a vertical cliff. A third formation is the Blowhole, where the waves spray water up several meters into the air and make a very loud roar. Finally, there is the area called the Tesselated Pavement, where the ground is cut by wave action to look as if it was paved with square stones.
Eaglehawk Dive Centre
The Eaglehawk Dive Centre is of interest to tourists who want to try scuba diving in the waters at Eaglehawk Neck. Divers can explore giant kelp forests, an old shipwreck, and a colony of Australian fur seals.