Things To Do

Tasmania's north west coast is where you can forget the rat race and join the human race; it is understated not under-rated ...

PORT SORELL is a waterside playground a short drive east of Devonport, and is situated on the eastern end of Tassie's north west coast. Year-round, locals can be found fishing, wind surfingand using the walking track along the beach. Close to local shops, Shearwater Resort and Ghost Rock Winery. 15 minutes from Latrobe, 20 minutes from Devonport for shopping, the ferry and the airport. 1 hour from Launceston, easy drive to Sheffield and Cradle Mountain. It is also the eastern gateway to Narawntapu National Park, a favorite destination for visitors wanting to see wombats, Forester kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and pademelons up close and personal in their native habitat.

Local Attractions:

» Narawntapu National Park (Walks, Wildlife & Camping)

Narawntapu is must see for any visitor to Tasmania wanting to see wildlife in its natural habitat. The park includes an historic farm, a complex of inlets, small islands, headlands, wetlands, dunes and lagoons, and very visible birdlife and wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, quolls and wombats. Narawntapu is the aboriginal name for the Badger Head and West Head area within the park. Bakers Beach Road, off Frankford Highway, Rubicon.
Tel: (03) 6428 6277.

» Warrawee Forest Reserve

Home to the platypus and trout this reserve also has a 5km walking track and two parklands. Guided platypus tours can be organised with the Latrobe Landcare Group and depart early morning and dusk by arrangement. Tours from 1 – 3 hours on request. Bookings essential. 59 George Street, Latrobe.
Tel: (03) 6426 1774

» Ghost Rock Vineyard (Cellar Door & Cafe)

Award winning vineyard producing cool climate reds, whites and sparkling. A contemporary cellar door and cafe complex offers superb views over the vineyard to Bass Strait and local artist’s work feature in the boutique gallery.
Open daily 11am - 5pm (January and February). Open Wednesdays to Sundays and public holidays 11am - 5pm (March - December). Closed Christmas and Good Friday. 1055 Port Sorell Road, Northdown.
Tel: (03) 6428 4005.

» House of Anvers Chocolate Factory (Cafe & Store)

A total chocolate experience for lovers of genuine Belgian-style chocolates, including viewing room and chocolate museum, tastings and sales. A traditional European cafe offers a large breakfast menu (savoury and sweet) including Belgian pastries and extensive lunch menu. Open daily 7am - 6pm. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 9025 Bass Highway, Latrobe.
Tel: (03) 6426 2703.

» Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame

Showcases the life and achievements of Australia's most famous axeman through extensive displays of memorabilia including photographs, trophies, championship axes, special saws and much more. The centre also incorporates the Platypus and Trout experience and an onsite site licensed cafe, function centre and gift shop.
Open daily 9am - 5pm. Closed Good Friday. Bell's Parade, Latrobe.
Tel: (03) 6426 2099.

» Latrobe Court House Museum (National Trust Property)

The Museum tells the story of Latrobe and surrounding areas since European settlement in the mid nineteenth century.
Open 1pm - 4pm Tuesday to Friday. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Good Friday. 113 - 115 Gilbert St, Latrobe.
Tel: (03) 6426 2777.

» The Quiet Cone

A unique meditative experience that takes place in a giant cone shaped structure designed to offer comfort, resonance and atmosphere. Suitable for individual or group bookings. Open 10am - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. By appointment Monday and Tuesday. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. 298 Coalhill Road, Latrobe. Tas. 7307
Tel: (03) 6426 2969.

» Tasmanian Helicopters (Scenic Flights)

Various scenic flights over Tasmania’s key icons such as Cradle Mountain, Mount Roland and North West Coast. Private charters by appointment. 8998 Bass Highway, Latrobe.
Tel: (03) 6426 1623.

Information Resources:

Port Sorell Caravan Park Site Plan

Download a travel map of Tasmania

Devonport/Cradle Country Visitor's Guide

Guide to Tasmania National Parks, Forests, Waterways

Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area

Great Walks Of Tasmania

Tasmanian Food & Wine

Great Tasmanian Nature Trail

Tasmania Dive Brochure

Tasmania Wildlife

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