165 Pirates Bay Dr, Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Get whisker to whisker with super cute fur seals and other fascinating wildlife, above and underwater.
Aboard the Ocean Prowler we will take you on an unprecedented coastal journey along the edge of Tasman Peninsula, with the option to snorkel with wild marine animals in their natural environment.
6520 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia
Ready for big picture scenery? The drama of Tasmania’s rugged Tasman Peninsula is powerful at ground level. Take to the skies with Osborne Heli Tours and it reaches new heights of wonder. From their Port Arthur base, in seconds a theatrical landscape grows large. Sheer dolerite sea cliffs unfurl, some of the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest. Broad waters reach to Antarctica and Port Arthur Historic Site takes a new perspective in its lush, wild setting. Whether it’s a 15 minute sea cliffs and convicts flight or a longer journey over Tasman Island’s far-flung lighthouse, take flight with Osborne.
5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna TAS 7180
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo is a four-in-one wildlife nature experience that combines up-close animal encounters, wildlife adventures, a Tasmanian native garden and original art.
6961 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur
Tasman Island Cruises
Sightseeing 3 hour eco-cruise encountering sheer cliffs & sea caves, plus marine birds, dolphins & more.
6973 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia
Port Arthur Historic Site
The Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Australia’s most important heritage sites and tourist destinations. Located on the scenic Tasman Peninsula in the south east of Tasmania, it offers a unique and essential experience for all visitors to the area.
Site Entry passes are valid for two consecutive days and include a guided Introductory Walking Tour and Harbour Cruise.
2 South St, Taranna TAS 7180
Come meet the Chocolate Makers. Owners Maurice and Helen Curtis have a passion for chocolate that goes beyond just flavour as we believe the best chocolate will change the world.
229 Radnor Rd, Port Arthur TAS 7182
McHenry Distillery is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery and with its family heritage makes it the southernmost family run distillery in the world. Its southern location takes advantage of the cool-moist-maritime environment, giving the maturing spirit the right conditions to make the most of its time in the wooden barrels. The property also has its own abundant pure spring water which becomes the heart of the developing spirit.
178 Pirates Bay Dr, Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179
Eaglehawk Dive Centre
This PADI 5 Star Dive Centre is situated at Eaglehawk neck.
They offer you a great diversity of world-class scuba diving sites in this area, including the famous Cathedral Cave, the historic wreck SS “Nord”, or the magical sponge garden at Sisters’ rocks. Come and dive with very playful Fur Seals or meet the bizarre Weedy Seadragon. They have sites suitable for divers of all levels of experience from novice to technical.
Their staff, several of whom are marine biologists, have extensive local knowledge from thousands of hours spent diving around the Tasmanian coast, and include professional underwater photographers and videographers.
Roaring Beach Rd, Nubeena, Tasmania, Australia
Roaring Beach Conservation Area
Roaring Beach is a beach notable for its sand dunes, surfing and beachcombing.
Port Arthur TAS 7182
Tasman Golf Club
Tasman Golf Club's undulating nine-hole course has a tight layout rimmed by coastal tea-tree scrub. Skirting the sea cliffs at Point Puer, the course has breathtaking views of the Great Southern Ocean and dramatic Tasman Peninsula coastline. Features include watered greens and tees, bunkers and a central dam in play on three holes. Tasman's dramatic signature hole is the par three 8th - which requires you to tee off on a cliff top and drive the ball over a 200-metre drop to the ocean to land on the opposite cliff top green, 100 metres away.
Tasman National Park
Tasman National Park protects diverse forest and spectacular coastline from Cape Surville to Waterfall Bay and Fortescue Bay; and from Cape Huay to Cape Pillar and Cape Raoul. The park incorporates several off-shore islands, including Fossil Island, Hippolyte Rocks and Tasman Island. It is an area of great beauty and natural diversity, including some of the most stunning coastal scenery anywhere in Australia. Not surprisingly, the park offers some of the best coastal walks in the country.
Walks vary from a hour to full day hikes. A National Parks Pass is essential and can be purchased online.
6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182
Three Capes Track
Voted Australia and Tasmania's best new tourism business, this 4 day/3 night walk is just you, a pack, and 46 kilometres of cliff-hugging wildness in Australia's far south-east. The next stop is Antarctica. Tasmania's Three Capes Track is not about getting from point A to point B. It’s about the journey. Few places on Earth remain that feel so remote, so raw, so removed from the ordinary.
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s ambitious track is an artwork rivalled only by the landscape.
Coal Mines Road, C341, Via Premaydena, Saltwater River TAS 7186
Coal Mines Historic Site
The Coal Mines Historic Site was Tasmania’s first operational mine, established as a much-needed local source of coal, but also as a place of punishment for the ‘worst class’ of convicts.
Along with the Port Arthur Historic Site, the Coal Mines Historic Site is included in the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property.
A visit to the Coal Mines is a fascinating and rewarding adjunct to any visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site.
The Site is open every day, entry is free and no bookings are necessary.
There are fishing charters operating out of Pirates Bay offering fishing and other activities including:
* Game fishing
* Sport Fishing
* Reef Fishing
* Deep Sea Fishing
* Scenic Coastal Tours
* Marine Life viewing including Bird watching, seal colonies and haul outs, dolphins, and whale watching in season
The Dog Line
On the way to Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is Eaglehawk Neck, a narrow 30 metre-wide isthmus that join the peninsula to the rest of Tasmania.
This isthmus was once guarded by a line of ferocious dogs to prevent convicts escaping across the Neck from the nearby penal colony. The slightest disturbance would set the dogs barking and alert the soldiers. (There were dogs on platforms in the water as well).
The convict bushranger Martin Cash was one of the few to escape the dog line – twice, earning him considerable prestige amongst his peers.
The area also included a guardhouse, a store, a jetty (the remains of which can still be seen) and military barracks for the soldiers living here.
Sloping Main TAS 7186
Lime Bay State Reserve
Lime Bay State Reserve is a beautiful 1300 ha secluded reserve of sheltered beaches and pretty eucalypt woodlands. There are two tranquil beaches: Lime Bay is next to the camping area, while the picturesque Lagoon Beach lies in the lee of Sloping Island, an easy 40 min walk. The southern boundary of 1.6 km long Lagoon Beach is the densely vegetated headland, Lobster Point. Lagoon Beach receives waves averaging about 0.5 m, which pick up a little towards the northern end. A small lagoon backs the northern end of the beach and a vehicle track accesses the southern and central section between the lagoons.
380 Pirates Bay Dr, Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179
Just before crossing 'the neck' there is a walking track opposite the Lufra Hotel to the very interesting Tessellated Pavement -an interesting formation of square rock. They look like they have been laid by man. A couple of minutes walk takes you to a view high above the pavement. The path leads on a hundred metres further to steps leading down to the shore.
446 Safety Cove Rd, Port Arthur TAS 7182
The Remarkable Cave Site provides visitors with short walking opportunities to Remarkable Cave and Maingon Lookout and is the main access to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay. Rock climbers also access the cliffs around West Head and Dauntless Point from this site.