Things To Do

Scenery, Wildlife, Convict History & Produce

There is so much to do on the Tasman Peninsula - why not spend a few days. 

Barilla Bay is an oyster farm, restaurant and gourmet food store 15 minutes from Hobart. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, Barilla Bay is a light-filled, architecturally designed complex that overlooks the bay and oyster farm. The restaurant features fresh Tasmanian produce and of course, the famous Barilla Bay oysters, matched with fine Tasmanian wines and beers.
Eaglehawk Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star dive centre with experienced, professional instructors and the only purpose-built dive training pool in southern Tasmania. So if you want to try diving, learn to scuba dive, or continue your diving education, Eaglehawk Dive Centre will be able to help. There is a great diversity of world-class scuba diving sites in the area that are suitable for divers of all levels of experience.
Federation Chocolate Factory
This family-owned business produces fine handmade chocolates. You can watch the art of chocolate making through purpose-built viewing windows. Taste samples from the tempting range, including unusual varieties like liquorice and apple, then choose a few blocks of your favourite to take home. Phone: (03) 6250 3435
Gabriel's on the Bay at Port Arthur is fully licensed and features an extensive wine list. For all year round comfort and ambience it is fully air conditioned and has 2 log fires. Drop in for a coffee, dine in Port Arthur's only waterfront restaurant for lunch or for dinner, take away some fish and chips or just sit back and relax and at the bar.
Port Arthur was a key part of the colonial system of convict discipline. Remote, harsh, with no chance of escape, this was the perfect destination for hardened, repeat offenders. As you walk within the Site, the powerful, personal stories of convicts, soldiers, free settlers and their families will reveal themselves to you. Port Arthur's tale is told in many ways. It will stay with you long after you have departed.
Port Arthur can seem a very different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue. Unlike many other ghost tours around the world, visitors on our Ghost Tours have exclusive access to the Site, so the atmosphere won't be shattered by crowds or traffic. The silence and soft glow of the lantern light can sometimes make those long gone seem very close at hand.
Pick your own cool climate fruits at Sorell Fruit Farm in Tasmania's south. The climate gives extra flavour to its berry fruits and cherries, which are the farm's specialty. The range of berries is astounding - strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, boysenberries, loganberries, silvanberries, blackcurrants. Enjoy a free self-guided tour of the farm and then stop at the cafe for a tea, gourmet lunch or berry ice cream.
Come face to face with real live Tasmanian devils. You'll see devils feeding, snarling and doing what they do best, crushing up bones and generally being devilish. See the famous dive of the falcon in "Kings of the Wind" Tasmania's only free-flight presentation. Hand feed friendly kangaroos, walk among the wallabies, take a wildlife walk to see eagles and rare hawks and meet the quaint little quolls.