Bull Bay was a major whaling-station in the 1820’s.You may see the whales coming close to shore to give birth to their young. From the lookout above the bay you can watch the Sydney to Hobart yacht race as it enters the Derwent estuary. White breasted sea-eagles also nest here.
Iron Pot is the first lighthouse built in Tasmania. It is also the second oldest lighthouse in Australia and was the first to be converted to solar power in 1977. Many families lived on the barren rocky outcrop. the island is so barren that a vegetable garden was set up on the banks of the Derwent River estuary so that the families could grow fresh food.
Photograph: Winsome Bonham