Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck

Geologic Formation · Landmark
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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  • Was getting dark when we arrived but still a fantastic spot to stop and check out. A true natural beauty and so much history and educational reasons to have a look. A rare find and truly worth it.  more »
  • This is an amazing thing to see. Nature at its best. Go at low tide to see them properly. It's a reasonably easy walk down to the "pavement" rocks or you can take photos from up on the walking track.....  more »
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  • 📷 Don't miss this interesting and photogenic spot. A short walk takes you down to sheets of rock splintered over geological time to look like city streets and rice paddies. Lots of easy access to tide pools when the tide is low. Kids can play here safely for quite a while.
  • Love coming here - made it just as the tide was coming in at sunset. Always a beautiful place and well worth a visit. Parking and stairs to the pavement

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