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Doo Town

Doo Town is a quaint seaside village famous for its quirky house names.

Overlooking the southern end of Pirates Bay near the Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula, Doo Town emerged in the 1930s as a small village of holiday cottages or 'shacks'.

In 1935, Hobart architect Eric Round started a tradition when he named his shack 'Doo I' at Pirate's Bay. The idea soon caught on with Doo-Me and Doo-Us and today most of the town's shacks have 'Doo' names.

The picture-perfect location and the funny shack-naming tradition provides a good laugh and plenty of photo opportunities.

Nearby are the incredible natural rock formations of the Tasman Peninsula including the Devils Kitchen, Tasman Arch and the Blowhole.

There are also some great walks along this unique stretch of coast.

Doo Town is a 1-hr drive (80 km) south from Hobart.

Local tips

  • Go bushwalking at Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park, just south of the nearby township of Eaglehawk Neck