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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  • Ocean levels were high with water washing over the area but still adequate to see the tile effect on the rocks below. Formed mostly of siltstone and reputedly 300 million years old, the rocks were... 
    Ocean levels were high with water washing over the area but still adequate to see the tile effect on the rocks below. Formed mostly of siltstone and reputedly 300 million years old, the rocks were...  more »
  • Worthwhile stopping here going or coming to Port Arthur. A short walk down to the sea or have a look from the path This rock formation is very interesting for the way it is formed. Only a short time....  more
    Worthwhile stopping here going or coming to Port Arthur. A short walk down to the sea or have a look from the path This rock formation is very interesting for the way it is formed. Only a short time....  more »
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  • An interesting geographic feature, we first visited 30 years ago. It was interesting to see the differences in the pavement caused by ongoing erosion over this time. Quite a few stairs to get down to this one (and also a lot of stairs going up) but definitely worth exploring if you are physically able.
  • Really cool place. Great views from the top but lots of stairs to get to the bottom so not for everyone. Still worth a look from the easy path.

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