• Beaches

    Port Sorell Beaches .

    Port Sorell is a tranquil getaway with pristine white beaches and nature experiences.  Just across the Rubicon River is Narawntapu National Park with Forester kangaroos, wallabies , wombats and Tasmanian Devils.  Port Sorell comes alive in summer time with a number of activities including foreshore walks, a jetty and boat ramp, golf club, and much more.

  • Port Sorell Beaches

    Hawley Beach .

    Port Sorell

    The summer playground seaside town of Port Sorell is a tranquil getaway with pristine white beaches and nature experiences.

    Port Sorell offers foreshore walks and a floating pontoon for seaside fishing. There are beautiful beaches and sandy dunes to explore, plus low tide walks to Penguin Island and Rabbit Island - once a hideout for bushrangers.

    Just across the Rubicon River is Narawntapu National Park with Forester kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils. At dusk, you can catch sight of little penguins scampering up the beach.

    Nearby foodie experiences include restaurants, vineyards, orchards, a chocolate factory and numerous farm gates dotted among the patchwork fields and lush greenery of Tasmania's food bowl.

    Port Sorell comes alive in summertime as a playground for water sports of all kinds and has a range of accommodation for a longer stay.

    Port Sorell is a 20-min drive (19 km) east of Devonport.

    Local tips

    • Visit nearby Shearwater, Hawley Beach and Freers Beach, where at low tide you can walk to Penguin Island and Rabbit Island, a hideout for bushrangers in the mid-1800s
    • Walk in 40acres of bushland at nearby Sykes Sanctuary and appreciate the abundant local birdlife



    • Narawntapu National Park

      Narawntapu .

      Narawntapu National Park is a peaceful coastal refuge, with inlets, small islands, wetlands,  sand dunes, lagoons and an amazing variety of plants and animals.

      Located on Tasmania's central north coast, Narawntapu stretches from Greens Beach on the mouth of the Tamar River to Bakers Beach in the west and is one of the best places to view free-ranging wildlife in the state. The park boasts a rich array of easily observed animals that come out in the evening to graze on the grasslands, including Forester kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and wombats. Listen for the growls and screeches of Tasmanian devils.

      Many species of birds gather in the park, including honeyeaters, rosellas, black cockatoos and all manner of twittering robins. Water birds flourish on the shores and lagoons at Springlawn and can be easily observed from a bird hide. The park is also the feeding ground for the endangered Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle and white-bellied sea eagles are often seen gliding overhead.

      Narawntapu National Park is rich in Aboriginal heritage, with many shell middens and artefacts that can be seen on walking trails across the park.

      Full-day walks take in superb coastal views, with fascinating changes in the landscape and a variety of wildflowers and rare plants such as club moss and prickly tree fern.

      For the highest views of the surrounding landscape, take the long and accessible trek to Point Vision. There's also a 26-km horse riding trail, with holding yards for overnight stays.

      The visitor centre at Springlawn has interpretive displays, picnic facilities, kiosk and toilets. During most summer holidays, discovery rangers offer a varied program of walks, talks and other activities for children and adults.

    • Devonport Airport

      Airport Rd, Devonport TAS 7307, Australia .

      Devonport Airport is just a 10 minute drive to Tranquilles Bed & Breakfast.

    • Spirit of Tasmania

      East Devonport .

      Port Sorell is a 15min drive from East Devonport where you with catch the Spirit of Tasmania.    Enjoy the lovely drive to Port Sorell taking in the view of the scenic farmlands, vineyards and Bass Strait.

    • Port Sorell Golf Course

      Shearwater Blv Port Sorell .


      The golf course is situated approximately 200 metres from Freers Beach and directly adjacent to the Shearwater Resort. The first 6 holes are sand based and each hole plays like a typical links course. The remaining 3 holes are further away from the beach and play very differently. The deep bunkers surrounding most greens can be difficult especially when playing a shot close to the bunker lips. The greens are usually speedy with subtle breaks making putting tricky, especially when its windy.

    • Ferry

      East Devonport .

      Just a 15min drive from Port Sorell is the  Spirt of Tasmania.  Take in the scenic views of the farmlands, Bass Strait and local vineyards as you drive to Port Sorell.

    • Sheffield Murals

      Sheffield .

      Why not take a leisurely drive up to Sheffield and admire the collection of Murals.

    • Ghost Rock Vineyard

      1055 port Sorell Rd Port Sorell .


      Nestled between the rolling patchwork fields of Sassafrass to the south, and the pristine white sands of the Port Sorell peninsula to the north, you will find Ghost Rock Vineyard.


      On your visit to Port Sorell, why not drop in and sample some of their great wines.