With white-sand beaches, clear seas, dunes and stunning coastal views, Port Sorell is a fantastic seaside getaway. Sunbathe, swim, try exciting watersports and walk over to islands. Away from the beaches, explore the diverse scenery of forests, wetlands and lagoons.
The expansive sandy beaches are among Port Sorell’s main attractions. They include Freers Beach and Hawley Beach with its foreshore reserve. If you want to do something more active than soaking up the sun's golden rays, get out on the water on a surfboard or windsurfing board. During low tide, walk over to Penguin Island and Rabbit Island which were used as hideouts by bushrangers in the late 19th century.
Make the most of the excellent walking opportunities at the Narawntapu National Park, 11.2 kilometres (18 miles) from the city. The short trails are less than 2 hours walking time, while the longer trails will keep you on your feet for up to 9 hours, one way. The easiest trail is the Bird Hide Walk, which passes through swampland to a lagoon bird hide.
During your trek, you may see Tasmanian devils, wombats, bandicoots, platypus and swamp rats. Participate in other outdoor activities at the park. Go horse riding on the 26-kilometre (16.1-mile) return trail and swim at one of the beaches. During the summer, there are lots of ranger-led activities, such as walks and talks.
At night, dine in a restaurant, bistro or pub and sample some of the local wine. Tasmania’s climate provides ideal growing conditions for wine and there is a clutch of wineries in the area, including Ghost Rock Vineyard and Hawley House Vineyard. Learn more about their produce on a winery tour.
Port Sorell is located on Tasmania’s northwest coast, about a 20-minute drive east of Devonport. There is a range of accommodation options available in this scenic destination that is filled with recreational activities.