Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck

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Created by the movement of the earth and the effects of natural erosion on flat sedimentary rock, Tessellated Pavement is a rare geological phenomenon found only in a few places in the world. This particular one sits at the northern end of Pirates Bay beach. Photographers have spent endless hours trying to capture the mystery of this geological oddity, but to experience its full effect you'll need to negotiate several sets of stable steps and clamber over few rocks. Nearby attractions include a natural arch and blowhole, as well as a monument to the watch dogs of Port Arthur penal colony. Take the guesswork out of planning a Eaglehawk Neck vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Tessellated Pavement at Eaglehawk was a very unique and fascinating natural phenomenon. It is very peaceful and a must visit when in Tasmania 
    The Tessellated Pavement at Eaglehawk was a very unique and fascinating natural phenomenon. It is very peaceful and a must visit when in Tasmania  more »
  • One of the reasons why I rented a car during my travel to Hobart was to visit this fascinating place, after reading so many great reviews and seeing so many amazing photos of it on internet. This... 
    One of the reasons why I rented a car during my travel to Hobart was to visit this fascinating place, after reading so many great reviews and seeing so many amazing photos of it on internet. This...  more »
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  • Natural beauty at its best. Quite surreal how the tessellated stones are carved out naturally. When you arrive you are greeted with a strong ocean sea salt smell and with a short trek down the path and short stairs you can get to the pavement directly. There is about 20 car park spots when you arrive.
  • We were here with 0.5m tide and it was great. Lovely place to visit, very close to main road and only 5 minutes to walk the track. Took me years to make this little sidetrip, don't skip it!! See my pics :)

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