Dunalley is a small fishing village 57 km east of Hobart on the Arthur Highway and is encounted when traveling to (or vice versa) port Arthur from either Hobart or the east.  It is located on the narrow isthmus which separates the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas from rest of Tasmania. The Denison canal, with a swing bridge for road traffic, has been cut between Dunalley Bay and Blackman Bay to allow boats easy access between the two bays.

In the centre of the town, just before the Dunalley High School, is a sign which points visitors to the Tasman Monument. This monument, which is near the town jetty, is a convenient substitute for the more important monument located at Tasman Bay and virtually inaccessible by anything other than boat. It was at Tasman Bay, near Cape Paul Lamanon, that Abel Tasman and his crew became the first Europeans to land on Tasmania. It was here that Tasman sent his carpenter, Visscher, to name the territory Van Diemen's Land after the Governor of Batavia. Neither Tasman nor his hapless carpenter had any idea that they were claiming a small island. This monument was unsigned and not photographed.

The Dunalley Hotel has a great profile at the channel

The Dunalley War Memorial is at the northern end to the town.

The Catholic Congregational Church is a mid 1900's era.

The ‘eagle’ is a quite profound monument at the southern end of the town.

Dunalley is a pass through town, but if a coffee or refreshment is in order take the stop. This is quite a nice historic pub.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
  Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course