The amazing history of Eaglehawk Neck might be enough to keep some backpackers fully occupied, but if they have enough time they could be just as fascinated by the spectacular rock formations, the forests, the complex coast with its bays, inlets, headlands and offshore islands.
Eaglehawk Neck is a strip of dunes, 150 metres wide, with Pirates Bay on one side and Eaglehawk Bay on the other. Its an official historic site, including the 1832 built Officers Quarters, with a story to make your hair stand on end. But there’s so much else to see - Patersons Arch, the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen ... all spectacular rock formations carved by the waves - the work of thousands of years. Looking out to sea you can view the marvellous Hippolyte Rocks.
You can walk or cycle - nowhere is very far here. But you must leave time to swim, snorkel, dive, go fishing. While you’re out buy fresh vegetables and a steak for the barbecue. Or take home your catch, for a really satisfying dinner. Bookings can be made by telephoning Eaglehawk Neck Backpackers on 03 6250 3248 and please tell the park that you found them on Caravan Park Photos.
Rotate the Google Street View image below to see the location of the park. You can see street view in full screen by clicking the icon in the top right hand corner. Satellite view will also enable you to see the park within the context of the town. The green arrow marks the exact location of the site.