Denison Canal
Denison Canal
3.5

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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,766 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This small canal (not that impressive) at Dunalley divides the the Tsman Penisular from the rest of Tasmania.Opened around 1903 , it provided access for the folks to the south and boats to float from Blackman Bay to Norfolk Bay. The original bridge was replaced in 1965 and one hopes it never gets stuck open. With a healthy coating of weeds along its length this is historically interesting but not a great place for tourists.
Written 19 November 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The canal opened in 1905 to reduce the length of the sailing route between Hobart and the East Cost and is named after William Denison, a former Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania. It was opened by the then Governor, a distinguished Maltese with the grand name, Gerald Paul Joseph Cajetan Carmel Antony Martin Strickland. The old hand operated swing bridge was decommissioned in 1965 and replaced by the present bridge. Due to silting problems it now caters to small fishing and recreational boats and the occasional yacht from the Sydney-Hobart race. Good information signage, a small park and ablution facilities alongside.
Written 26 April 2022
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia758 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A short stop to view this man-made marvel of engineering. Unfortunately there were no returning Sydney to Hobart yachts to open the swing bridge. I'm not sure how often it opens these days. Toilets and info boards for use of travelers.
Written 1 February 2022
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Ross H
Warwick, Australia2,402 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Lots of interesting stories about the various keepers/openers of the canal. Currently used by some of the locals and the small Sydne-Hobart boats as a shortcut back north after the race..we were told the current Toll for using the canal is a can of beer!! Not sure if that’s true or not but it makes a good story
Written 23 December 2020
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Kelvin S
Singapore, Singapore462 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Sometime life surprised us in expected way.
We were heading back to Hobart from Port Arthur and needed to take a short stop at this place.
And to our surprise, the place so postcard beautiful.
Probably we were there close to the time of Sunset (Winter time tho), the town was in a serene peaceful hour, there were smoke from some of the chimneys, the road was quiet and the gulls flew gently across the canal and into the lake.
Much as we know it will be long drive back, we decided to spend a bit more time walking around to enjoy the view.
Indeed a great pit-stop.
Written 12 October 2019
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palmerowen
Bairnsdale, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
A beautiful, interesting sail down the Denison Canal; and a unique experience through the bridge raising.
Written 6 September 2019
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia38,277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Interesting attraction on the way too Port Arthur. Informative info boards. An added bonus if you get too see the bridge being raised to let a vessel through
Written 10 December 2018
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,953 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The canal is close to the main road from Hobart to Port Arthur. A pleasant park with good amenities overlooks the canal. The water was clean and inviting. A pleasant diversion or resting stop.
Written 2 May 2018
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Sposci
Hobart, Australia47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
This took me back to travelling through England as a child watching the boats on the rivers and the lochs being opened, filled and then the boats released. Timing it for the bridge to let a boat through would be the highlight of any small childs car ride.
The facilities are reasonable if you are in need of a comfort stop, in winter be prepared for the metal toilet 'seat'! Great place to have a picnic on the banks of the river and I think there was a gas bbq for public use but I can't be sure.
Written 6 February 2018
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AlbanyRick
Albany, Australia2,000 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
We were driving through Dunalley and noticed a tour bus stopped at an information sign, so we figured we'd check out what the fuss was. It turned out to be a great spot for a look, with an interesting canal being a feature here, joining the two large bodies of water on each side. The bridge over the canal was in the process of turning to allow a boat to pass through, which was quite interesting to see. There are toilets here, and we also enjoyed checking out the bakery and the op shop on the other side of the road.
Written 24 January 2018
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