By far the most well known feature of Forestier Peninsula is the Tessellated Pavement, situated a short distance from Eaglehawk Neck on the shoreline below the Lufra Hotal. This unusual geological formation gives the rocks the effect of having been rather neatly tiled by a giant. The pavement appears tessellated (tiled) because the rocks forming it were fractured by earth movements. The fractures are in three sets. One set runs almost north, another east north east, and the third discontinuous set north north west. It is the last two sets that produce the tiled appearance. This tessellated pavement is one of the largest in the world.
With a population of around 320, Murdunna is the only town on the peninsula. It is approximately halfway down the Peninsula on the Arthur Highway at the head of King George Sound, a narrow bay off Norfolk Bay. Murdunna's population increases in the summer months, and it is becoming increasingly popular with people from Hobart who are looking for weekend getaways. Many houses are owned by non-residents who use them as holiday homes. The name Murdunna is believed to come from a local indigenous word meaning "place of the stars".
Bangor is a 6200 ha farming property situated on the Forestier Peninsula. An extensive grazing operation, Bangor runs superfine merino sheep, prime beef and prime lambs. Bangor's superfine merino stud utilises the best available breeding techniques, aiming to produce the very best, most profitable rams. Bangor is a family farm managed by Matt and Vanessa Dunbabin. The Dunbabin family have a rich Tasmanian history, with John Dunbabin arriving in Tasmania as a convict in December 1830. Bangor was first developed as a farm in the 1830's for supplying food to the penal settlement at Port Arthur. There were also whaling stations operating in Lagoon Bay at that time. Bangor is a unique property that includes 5100 ha of native forests and grassland, 2100 ha of permanent forest reserves and 35 km of coastline.