Doo Town is a case study in Tasmanian quirkiness.
Overlooking the southern end of Pirates Bay near the Port Arthur Historic Site on Turrakana / Tasman Peninsula, the seaside village emerged in the 1930s as a popular spot for “shacks”, the Tasmanian version of holiday cottages.
In 1935, Hobart architect Eric Round started a tradition when he named his shack Doo I. The idea soon caught on with Doo-Me and Doo-Us, and today most of the town's shacks have “Doo” names – the likes of Doo Nix, Make Doo and Much-a-Doo.
Nearby is a cluster of incredible natural rock formations in Tasman National Park, including Devils Kitchen, the gaping Tasmans Arch and the Blowhole, and a cliff-top walk to Waterfall Bay, where a high waterfall pours down a massive cliff into the sea.
Doo Town is a 70min drive (80km) south-east of Hobart.
- Head to the Blowhole car park to find the Doo-lishus caravan serving some of the state’s best fish and chips.