Skip to main content


Windmill Point Tree Sculptures

Carved from trees: Bearded men in nautical weather gear haul on ropes attached to a Telegraph cable
Tasmanian chain-saw artist Eddie Freeman has released these historical figures from their imprisonment in the Windmill Point macrocarpa trees. The sculptures depict workmen hauling ashore the telegraph cable that linked Tasmania to the North Island, the cable station was the messaging hub of the state until 1909. Matthew Flinders with his cat Trim, George Bass, and William Paterson are also represented. The site also has a BBQ and a playground featuring a wooden boat named after the HMS Buffalo - the ship that Paterson landed in 1804.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

By creating an account on Discover Tasmania, you agree to the terms of use outlined in our Privacy Statement

Success! You are now logged in.

Add to trip

You have nearly reached the Explore Map plot limit of 27 items per itinerary.

Try splitting itineraries, rather than creating one large itinerary.

Manage trips
Please try again in a few moments.