As its name suggests, Eaglehawk Neck (28 km south) is a narrow bar
between Pirate's Bay to the east and Norfolk Bay to the west. This
isthmus joins the Forestier Peninsula and Tasman Peninsula and the
former Port Arthur Penal Settlement on which it stands in a narrow
strip of land which is less than 100 metres wide. It was here, during
the convict penal settlement days, that savage attack dogs were chained
from one side of the neck to other within reach of each other to deter
prisoners from attempting an escape by land. As a sombre reminder of
the location's use, a bronze dog sculpture marks the spot where chained
attack dogs were once stationed.
Not far from Eaglehawk Neck is Doo Town, where the residents have
become very creative - and funny - by incorporating the word "Doo" into
the novel names of their properties. Doo Town is on Pirate's Bay, from
which cruises up and down the Tasman Peninsula coastline depart.