Holidays in Remarkable Cave

Holiday Travel Guide

You’ll soon find out why this enormous sea cave got its name when you walk through its sandstone tunnels sculpted by the pounding waves of the Tasman Sea.

Walk through the eerie tunnels of the Remarkable Cave, a captivating natural landmark within Eaglehawk Neck’s narrow isthmus. Millennia of wind and waves have eroded this cliff face and notched a rock bridge into the sandstone. Inside the cave, listen to the sounds of the waves that crash against the weathered sandstone rock face. Daylight filters in through the cave’s two seaward-side openings and illuminates the myriad colors of the sandstone walls.

Walk down the stairway that leads from the cliff top to the beach. Look into the Remarkable Cave from the viewing platform at the bottom of the stairs, which shows an interesting perspective of the deep cavern. Some say the cave’s opening is in the shape of Tasmania. If the tide is high, you can see the ocean waves swirling through the tunnels. Take photos of the deeply gouged rock bridge and see if you can capture the angle that shows the heart-shaped outline of Tasmania.

At low tide, the Remarkable Cave is safe to explore. The cave has two entrances on the seaward side, which were formed by the erosion of fractures caused by ancient earthquakes. Walk along the sands at the bottom of the cave and make your way into the tunnel. See the cave’s beautiful palette on the walls of the cave. Marvel at deep rust-colored red, orange, green and navy in bands across the stone, where millions of tides have risen and receded. Exiting out the other side of the cave, you can reach Crescent Bay and its beautifully secluded sands backed by immense dunes.

Remarkable Cave is part of the Tasman National Park. It is a 10-minute drive south from the Port Arthur Historic Site via Safety Cove and Basket Bay. The cave is free to visit; however, you may need a permit for the national park if you intend to keep exploring the area. Watch the tide when visiting the cave, as surging swell and currents make the cave site extremely dangerous at high tide. Chat with locals to find out when the tides will be lowest during your visit.

188 Cheap Hotels Near Remarkable Cave

NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park
NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
Garden Point Road, Port Arthur, TAS
The price is AU$125 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
Situated in the historical district, this campsite is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stewarts Bay State Reserve and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Port Arthur Historic Site. Long ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (355 reviews)
"The experience exceeded our expectations in every way. The room was very comfortable and clean, the staff were really friendly, and the location was excellent."

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2021

NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park
Port Arthur Motor Inn
Port Arthur Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
29 Safety Cove Road, Port Arthur, TAS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$128 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Situated in Port Arthur, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Stewarts Bay State Reserve and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Port Arthur Historic Site. Long Bay Conservation ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (878 reviews)
"Felt very welcome from the moment we stepped in. Overlooking the Port Arthur historical site was a surprising bonus. Adjoining Pub a must for dinner."

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

Port Arthur Motor Inn
Stewarts Bay Lodge
Stewarts Bay Lodge
3.5 out of 5
6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, TAS
The price is AU$288 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Situated in Port Arthur, this beach hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Stewarts Bay State Reserve and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Port Arthur Historic Site. Long Bay Conservation ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (726 reviews)
"Beautiful views beautiful room staff were very helpful and lovely to deal with. Nice get away to recharge. The e bikes we hired were so much fun."

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Stewarts Bay Lodge
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Top Remarkable Cave Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Fox and Hounds Inn
Fox and Hounds Inn
3 out of 5
6789 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, TAS
The price is AU$109 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
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Port Arthur Motor Inn
Port Arthur Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
29 Safety Cove Road, Port Arthur, TAS
The price is AU$128 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
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Stewarts Bay Lodge
Stewarts Bay Lodge
3.5 out of 5
6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, TAS
The price is AU$288 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
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NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park
NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
Garden Point Road, Port Arthur, TAS
The price is AU$125 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
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Bay Retreat Port Arthur
Bay Retreat Port Arthur
3.5 out of 5
229 Safety Cove Road, Port Arthur, TAS
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Port Arthur Villas
Port Arthur Villas
4 out of 5
52 Safety Cove Road, Port Arthur, TAS
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Harpers on the Beach
Harpers on the Beach
4 out of 5
8 Harpers Place, White Beach, TAS
The price is AU$225 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
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The Pear Cottage - unwind and recharge or explore the Tasman Peninsula
190 Stormlea Rd, Highcroft, TAS
The Pear Cottage - unwind and recharge or explore the Tasman Peninsula
Storm Bay B&B
Storm Bay B&B
3.5 out of 5
91 White Beach Road, White Beach, TAS
The price is AU$195 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Storm Bay B&B
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