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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