Where we are located...
Port Sorell is located on the Rubicon estuary. The town is a quiet, friendly beach resort, and is now the fastest growing area in Tasmania.
Port Sorell offers extensive foreshore reserves with golden beaches, native reserves, walking/bike tracks, facilities for fishing, water sports and a lifestyle to suit all ages. The estuary and river are popular for fishing throughout the year from the shore, boat, or the Port Sorell jetty. Boat fishing is unlimited in the Rubicon Estuary and Bass Strait. Boat ramps are available at Port Sorell, Hawley and Squeaking Point.
The flat terrain reserves surrounding the estuary are protected by hills, have a northerly aspect and are covered with a great variety of trees. The district enjoys a particularly mild climate for most of the year, a low rainfall, a high average of sunshine and provides facilities for walking, picnicking, camping and caravanning.
Freers and Hawley beach offer superb clean, safe swimming beaches and delightful secluded coves. They have now become a favourite destination for sailboarders. The area has a fully protected wildlife sanctuary, is rich in bird life, home to numerous mammals and is a popular destination for field naturalists, bushwalkers and beachcombers.
Pure sea air stimulates the appetite and Port Sorell has some great eating places to satisfy your every requirement. Shearwater is the main business centre where shops provide all the essentials including medical centre, pharmacy, post office, supermarket, newsagency, hairdressers, bakery, cafes and a local resort. Established sporting venues are the Port Sorell Bowls Club, Port Sorell Golf Club, Thirlstane Golf Club and the Port Sorell Tennis Club.
Situated on the Rubicon River’s eastern shore is one of Tasmania’s most ‘people friendly’ and easily accessible national parks - Narawntapu National Park. It includes a historic farm, beaches, inlets, islands, headlands, dunes and lagoons, all with an amazing variety of plants and wildlife. Wombats, wallabies and forester kangaroos will be seen grazing during the day and at dusk. There is also an easy nature trail where one can observe the wetland birds in their natural habitat. The long curve of Bakers Beach is a popular recreation area with camping facilities. The state fee for entrance to national parks applies.