Storm Bay Guest House is situated on the southern tip of the Tasman Peninsula, 75 minutes from Hobart International Airport and ten minutes from historic Port Arthur. Besides being noted for its historic sights the Tasman Peninsula is also famous for its incredible scenic vistas and its pristine natural beauty. Described as ‘a world of its own’ and the ‘undiscovered part of Tasmania’, the Tasman Peninsula has many activities that are all close to Storm Bay Guest House.
Three Capes Track
Opened in December 2015, the $40 million Three Capes Track is rated by Lonely Planet as one of the worlds’ best walking tracks. The starting point for the 4 day cliff top walking experience is just 10 minutes from the Guest House.
Cape Raoul and Cape Hauy Walking Tracks
As an alternate experience to the Three Capes Walking Track, guests can undertake separate day walks of 5 and 4 hours duration respectively to these capes. The starting points for these walks are as close as 15 minutes from the Guest House. (A Park Pass is required).
Port Arthur Historic Site
Your entry ticket to the Port Arthur Historic Site is for two consecutive days and includes a 45 minute orientation with a Tour Guide, and a short cruise around the harbour to Point Puer Boy’s Prison and the Isle of the Dead Cemetery. If you dare and are strong at heart you can join one of the after dark Ghost Tours and be enthralled at the macabre tales that still echo in the corridors late at night. (Dinner packages and ghost tours are also available.)
Tasman Island Cruises and Wild Ocean Tasmania Cruises
Tasman Island CruisesTasman Island Cruises and Wild Ocean Tasmania Cruises offer separate award winning open boat cruising experiences along the Tasman Peninsula’s east coast where you will experience the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and a myriad of ocean wildlife including seasonal migrating whales.
Tasman National Park
Tasman National Park occupies 107 sq kms of the Tasman Peninsula. It is an area of great beauty and natural diversity, including some of the most stunning coastal scenery anywhere in Australia. Not surprisingly, the park offers some of the best coastal walks in the country. Some highlights include Tasman Arch, Tasman Blowhole, Devils Kitchen, Waterfall Bay walking track, Fortescue Bay, beautiful Safety Cove Beach with its view to Tasman Island and the Remarkable Cave.
Osborne Aviation Helicopter Tours
Osborne Aviation Helicopter Tours offer the ultimate experience for the discerning traveler that takes in the breath taking scenery from a new perspective.
Tasmanian Devil Park
Located just 20 minutes from the Guest House, Unzoo provides an opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with the Tasmanian Devils, wallabies, kangaroos and a host of native marsupials including a very entertaining bird show.
Tasman Golf Club
Play a round at the beautiful Tasman Golf at Port Arthur.
Coal Mines Historic Site
Take a short drive through the farmlands to Saltwater River and experience the place of dread for even the hardest convicts. Entry to the Coal Mines Historic Site is free and interpretative guide maps are available at the Guest House.
Surf at Shipstern Bluff and Roaring Beach
Alternatively you can take the 1.5 Hour return walk to the lookout over Shipstern Bluff – home of the biggest surf in Australia. The starting point for the walk is just 15 minutes from the Guest House.
Port Arthur Lavender
Port Arthur Lavender provides guests with an insight into the distilling process, lunch and a chance to purchase a range of lavender products including lavender ice cream.
McHenry’s Whiskey Distillery
At 43° south, William McHenry & Sons Distillery is the world’s southern-most family owned and operated boutique distillery. The distillery is just 5 minutes from the Guest House and tours can be arranged by appointment.
Situated just 20 minutes from the Guest House, Federation Artisan Chocolate provides tasting and sales of locally produced chocolate products.
Take the plunge and experience diving in some of the underwater caves on the Tasman Peninsula. The Eaglehawk Neck Dive Centre is located at Eaglehawk Neck.
Chase the record breaking tuna on any one of the many charter boats available on the Tasman Peninsula.