Taste the Local


On March 4, 2019, Cradle Coast Tourism will launch its "Taste the Local" marketing campaign, which celebrates the many food and beverage experiences across the Cradle Coast. The campaign consists of photos, videos and editorial pieces that will be promoted through social media advertisements to Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney as well as through organic content. The campaign focuses on teaching people how they can be a local: experiencing markets and restaurants, and also how to meet the local: through interactive experiences and authentic engagements with producers.

The campaign aims to celebrate the Cradle Coast's point of difference: a laid back lifestyle with access to some of the state's finest food and beverage.

Marketing material will be delivered throughout the campaign, which runs from March through to May. In addition to digital online advertisements, a partnership between Share Plate, the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and Cradle Coast Tourism has allowed for a feature in the latest Share Plate printed magazine, as well through their social media platforms.


Just a refresher about our little seaside town of Port Sorell :

Location to major cities:

  • 254 km (158 mi) N of Hobart
  • 79 km (49 mi) NW of Launceston, Tasmania
  • 20 km (12 mi) E of  Devonport the home of "The Spirit of Tasmania".
  • Daily flights available to both Devonport and Launceston airports.

 Port Sorell is a town on the north-west coast of TasmaniaAustralia. It is on the waterway of the same name, just off Bass Strait, 20 km east of Devonport and close to Shearwater and Hawley Beach. It borders the Rubicon Estuary, which has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because of its importance for waders, especially pied oystercatchers.[2]


The area was named Panatana by local Aborigines. The town was originally a fishing and sealing port named Burgess, however the name was officially changed to Port Sorell (after Governor Sorell) in 1822. The town could have been a lot larger than it is now, had it not been for bushfires, after which nearby Devonport grew to become a major port. At the 2016 census, Port Sorell had a population of 2,022.[1] Today Port Sorell is one of many popular holiday spots along the north coast of Tasmania.


Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail

Winter is a great time of year to get out and enjoy the delights of the Cradle to Coast tasting trail. The local producers include a diverse range of unique cellar door wineries, fresh seafoods, berries, award winning cheeses, craft beers, olive oils, ciders, chocolates, single malt whisky, honey all within a picturesque two hour drive from Sails on Port Sorell Boutique apartments. Make Sails on Port Sorell your holiday central to explore this beautiful region and sample the exquisite local produce on offer.

Check out www.cradletocoasttastingtrail.com.au then book your accommodation on our website.


New owners feedback

After almost two months as the owner/operators of Sails on Port Sorell Boutique Apartments Kevin & Mandy are pleased to report that they are enjoying a beautiful summer in Port Sorell. We have been particularly thrilled with the positive feedback of our guests and the opportunity to meet so many interesting people from both Australia and overseas. Exploring this spectacular North West region of Tassie in our spare time is an absolute delight.

Port Sorell, Shearwater and Hawley Beach

Shearwater and Hawley Beach are part of the beachside suburb of Port Sorell. Shearwater Village is the local shopping centre in the heart of Port Sorell. Here you will find the local IGA supermarket, several takeaway food outlets, bakery, coffee shop, news and lotto agency, the Shearwater Tavern with The Dunes restaurant. Good Food, Shops and self contained accommodation make Port Sorell the perfect place for a beach side holiday.

 Click here to get more information about Port Sorell!

Winter Beach Days at Port Sorell (near Devonport)

Sails on Port Sorell Self Contained Apartments near Devonport is only  5 houses from Freers Beach. Why not book a room and take relaxed winter beach stroll?



Penguin Island - you can walk to it at low tide.


Looking towards Shearwater and Hawley. 

Looking towards Shearwater and Hawley. 


Sails on Port Sorell: Featuring The Oyster Studio - self contained accommodation near Devonport

Perfect accommodation for travellers on business or tourists holidaying in Tasmania.  15 - 20 mins from the Spirit of Tasmania and Devonport Airport DPO. Only 5 houses from the beach. 2 mins to Shearwater Village & 5 mins to Hawley Beach.


Oyster Self Contained Studio Port Sorell - Devonport

The Oyster Self Contained Studio 

15 - 20 Minutes from the Spirit of Tasmania or the Devonport Airport

After a brief drive from the Spirit of Tasmania or the Devonport Airport the frog on the front deck near our reception will be waiting to greet you!



Welcome to Sails on Port Sorell

Featuring the Pier Self Contained Apartment at Sails on Port Sorell

Comfortable accommodation in Port Sorell, not far from the Devonport Airport and Spirit of Tamania terminal. Five house from the beach and perfect for day trips across Northwest Tasmania and beyond.

Pier Bedroom looking into the self contained Kitchenette area.

Sails on Port Sorell Self Contained Boutique Apartments are now on Instagram!

Follow us on Instagram at sailsonportorell If you have any photos of:

  • Port Sorell, Shearwater and Hawley Beach
  • Northwest Tasmania and Coast
  • Cradle Country (Devonport, Latrobe, Port Sorell, Sheffield, Cradle Mountain etc.)
  • Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail

If you tag them with #sailsonportsorell they can show up in our website instagram newsfeed or let us know you've posted a picture of Port Sorell and surrounds by tagging it with @sailsonportsorell

Port Sorell Boat Ramp with Narawntapu National Park in the background

Port Sorell Boat Ramp with Narawntapu National Park in the background

Travel to Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania

Have you read the https://www.mappingmegan.com/our-spirit-of-tasmania-journey/ blog about travelling to Devonport, Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania? Well worth a read.

Sails on Port Sorell self contained, boutique accommodation is only a 15 minute drive from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport and the perfect place to base yourself to explore the NW/NE of Tassie. Don’t go South before you take in the beauty and delights of the North.

Spirit of Tasmania Devonport Tasmania

Sails on Port Sorell - your holiday home away from home near Devonport

Stay with us when you fly into Devonport airport or arrive on the Spirit of Tasmania. Day trip to visit nearby National Parks, Cradle Mountain and experience Tasmania's wilderness and wild life.


Blue Tongue Lizard

Travelling for Business?

Make Sails on Port Sorell Self Contained, Self Catering Apartments your base for business in Northern and Northwest Tasmania. The towns of Devonport, Ulverstone, Burnie, Stanley, Latrobe, Sheffield, Cradle Mountain, Sassafrass, Deloraine, Mole Creek, Launceston are all within a 90 minute drive. Meet the new owners Kevin & Mandy who will make your stay enjoyable and comfortable in the beautifully appointed apartments. Free Hi-Fi and complementary breakfast.

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Wilderness and Wildlife - Narawntapu National Park

Travelling for business, holidays or just relaxation? Stay at Sails on Port Sorell self contained and self catering boutique apartments. We have free Wifi, free off street parking, are only five houses from the beach and not far from Devonport Airport and the Spirit of Tasmania. Drive to the Tarkine and Cradle Country wilderness areas. See wildlife in Narawntapu and Cradle Mountain national parks. Explore Northern and North West Tasmania.

Narawntaupu National Park

QANTAS Link, Spirit of Tasmania and Day Trips

Stay at Sails on Port Sorell – self contained boutique apartments. Travel direct to and from Melbourne or Devonport via QANTAS Link flights at Devonport Airport or the Spirit of Tasmania’s terminal on the Mersey River. Stay at Sails and day trip to Stanley, Sheffield, Deloraine, Launceston or to the winter snow at Cradle Mountain.


Sails on Port Sorell, Boutique Apartments, Tasmania presented by Peter Bellingham Photography

Click on the link below to see how we are close to the beach, bowls club, golf club, Anvers chocolates, Beaconsfield, Devonport and Cradle Mountain, not to mention Ghost Rock Vineyard..


Tasmanian Tourism Holiday Accommodation

Tour Tasmania for your next holiday/vacation, We have self contained, self catering Accommodation in a central location not far from Devonport, the Spirit of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain, The Nut at Stanley, Sheffield town of Murals and Mt Roland. 



Sails on Port Sorell - Accommodation near Devonport Tasmania

We are Self Catering, Self Contained Boutique Apartments five houses from the beach in Tasmania. Free WiFi access, Free car park