Tasman Peninsula,  Tasmania, 2021  


Photographs and commentary: copyright Jonathan C Nevill 2021, unless otherwise credited. Camera: Samsung Galaxy S7


The Tasman Peninsula contains many beautiful and interesting places. 
Perhaps the best known are the three capes: Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar, and Cape Hauy. 

In this essay we look briefly at some of the others.


Much of the Tasman Peninsula has great seascapes.

Looking from Port Arthur entrance to Tasman Island (in the distance).




The Tasmanian coastline is dotted with hundreds, perhaps thousands of sea caves. Remarkable cave lies a few kilometres south of Port Arthur, and, being large and accessible, has become a well-known tourist attraction.

The greenish vertically-structured rock is dolerite, while the overlaying horizontally-structured rock is sandstone.


High spring tides cover the sand floor of the cave, however here the tide is much lower.





Roaring beach is known for its well-formed waves, and even on calm days, attracts surfers.

Notice the rounded shape of the small rocks imbedded in the sandstone, and their brown colour.


The beach is lined with small rocks of a similar size and shape. I wonder if constant movement is responsible for their grey colour?


The sand is clean and white. There's almost no litter on the beach or in the carpark.







When viewed from their sunny side, the wattle leaves just look ordinary green (photo 1), but when viewed from behind the sun, they burst into colour (photo 2).