Dunalley is a fishing village built around the man-made Denison Canal. This canal, built to give easier access from Hobart to the east coast of Tasmania, cuts through the narrow neck of land which connects the Forestier Peninsula to the rest of the island.
A swing bridge is still in operation over the canal. The original name of the village was East Bay Neck and it is flanked to the south by Dunalley Bay and to the north by Blackman Bay. There is an excellent craft outlet and café in the village.
Dunalley lies halfway between Hobart and Port Arthur and a visit to the former penal settlement is a must when in the area.
Photo courtesy of Tourism Tasmania