Dunalley is a small fishing village on the way to Port Arthur, surrounded by open countryside and beautiful waterways and known for its super-fresh seafood.
In Dunalley, you can buy the best fish and chips you’re ever likely to find. Try the laid-back Dunalley Fish Market with crayfish cooked daily and oysters opened to order, or the Dunalley Waterfront Café, a contemporary art gallery hosted in an atmospheric 1942 timber building and a boutique restaurant highlighting the best regional produce.
The town is built around the man-made Denison Canal, hand-dug between 1901 and 1905, with its swing bridge for road traffic. The swing bridge allows boats easy access between Blackman’s Bay and Frederick Henry Bay. Local legend has it that the toll to the gatekeeper was a bottle of beer.
Dunalley is a 45-min drive (57 km) south of Hobart.