Located 79km southeast from Hobart just past Eaglehawk Neck, on the way to the Blowhole and the Devil’s Kitchen is the holiday village of Doo Town. This unique town has been described as a quirky ‘shack’ community devoted to homes with the theme of ‘Doo’.

The origin of Doo Town dates back to the 1830s when it was a timber station but it wasn’t until 1935 that Hobart architect Eric Round began a custom that still continues today when he placed the name plate Doo I at his Pirate's Bay weekender shack. The cottage ‘Doo-Me’ followed next and then ‘Doo-Us’ joined the fun.

The tradition of naming homes has caught on and today most of the town's 30 or so cottages have ‘Doo’ names including 'Thistledoo' and 'Gunnadoo'. Other well named homes include ‘This Will Do’, ‘Doo Come In’, ‘Just Doo It’, ‘Love Me Doo’, ‘Much-A-Doo’, ‘Doo-All’, ‘Doodle Doo’ ,‘Doo us’, ‘Love Me Doo’, ‘Doo Us’, ‘Doo Me’, ‘Doo Nix’, ‘Wee Doo’, ‘Xanadu’, ‘Rum Doo’, ‘She’ll Doo’, ‘Humpty Doo’ and ‘Doo Little’. There is one nonconforming house in the town, daringly named Medhurst.

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