Doo Town

Just passed Eaglehawk Neck, on the way to Tasman's Arch, the Blowhole and the Devil's Kitchen is the holiday village of Doo Town. The town dates back to the 1930s when in 1935, Hobart architect Eric Round began a custom that continues today. Round placed the name plate "Doo I" on his weekend shack. A neighbour, Charles Gibson, responded with a plate reading "Doo Me" then Bill Eldrige with "Doo Us". Eric Round later renamed his shack Xanadoo.

The trend caught on and most of the homes have a plate following the Doo  theme: Gunadoo, Doodle Doo, Love Me Doo, Doo Us, Doo Me, Doo Nix, Wee Doo, Xanadu, Rum Doo and, the house which reputedly started the fashion, Doo Little  a suitable name for a holiday home. There is one dissenting house in the town, daringly named Medhurst.

Doo Town's picture perfect location at the southern end of Pirates Bay has attracted new residents in recent years - all committed to maintaining the Doo Town tradition. It makes for a quirky photo opportunity. The township was established in the 1830s as an unnamed timber station which eventually developed into a shack community.

Where Is it?: 79 km southeast of Hobart of Arthur Highway.

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