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Nubeena is a sleepy, scenic village near the Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula. It's a popular holiday spot among Tasmanians and offers excellent fishing and waterside views, with World Heritage-listed convict sites nearby.

Surrounded by a network of inlets around Parsons Bay, Nubeena has a long maritime history. The village was originally an outstation of Port Arthur and for many years was an important convict farming community.

Coal was once mined in the north-west of the peninsula and the ruins of the soldiers' barracks and convict quarters can be found at the World Heritage listed Coal Mines Historic Site nearby Saltwater River.

Walks and water fun can be had on the shores of nearby White Beach, while surfers hit the challenging waves at Roaring Beach.

Off the water, a visit to Maingon Bay lookout, Remarkable Cave and the Palmers Hill lookout are well worth the walk. Remarkable Cave is named for the shape of Tasmania that can be seen at low tide.

Accommodation in and around Nubeena ranges from campsites and caravans to holiday houses, motels and Bed and Breakfast.

Nubeena is just over a 1-hr drive (113 km) south-east of Hobart.

Local tips

  • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site - just 10 km away
  • Camp at Fortescue Bay and enjoy the beautiful beach or do the Cape Hauy walk  (4-5 hours return)