Local Attractions

Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur PenitentiaryVisit Port Arthur Historic Site. Only 10 minutes from Parsons Bay Retreat.Click here for more information.

Port Arthur Ghost Tour

Port Arthur Ghost Tour One of the most popular tours at Port Arthur is the Ghost Tour which starts every evening at dusk and goes for 90 minutes. Click here for more information.

Tasman Island Adventure Cruises

Sealife Tasman Island cruiseAn unforgettable 3 hour eco tour around the spectacular Tasman coastline. Observe marine wildlife behaviour you have only seen on documentaries before; seals, dolphins, whales, albatross, penguins and pelagic seabirds. Click here for more information.

Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park

Tasmanian Devil Conservation ParkMeet Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, quolls, eagles, falcons, frogmouths, hawks and owls. Click here for more information.

Tasman National Park

Cape RaoulTasman National Park is an area of great beauty and diversity. It has some of the best coastal walks in Australia with its dramatic sea cliffs (the highest in the southern hemisphere), abundant wild life and rare plants. Click here for more information.

Kayaking on Parsons Bay

Kayaking on Parsons BayKayaks are available for hire from the local Aquatic Club.

Surfing Beaches

Shipsterns BluffSome of the world’s best surf is on the Tasman Peninsula; Shipsterns Bluff, Roaring Beach and Eaglehawk Neck.

Swimming Beaches

White BeachPack a picnic and head for White Beach, Sloping Main, Lime Bay, Stewarts Bay or any of the many small bays and coves close by.


White BeachThere’s plenty of fish and seafood to catch around the Peninsula; oysters, abalone, crayfish, trevally, flathead, tuna, squid and lots lots more! Staff can advise you regarding the best spots or alternatively  refer you to charter fishing boats in the area.

Intriguing Land Formations

Devils KitchenTessellated Pavement

Tasman Blowhole, Devils’s Kitchen, Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Remarkable Cave and many others.


Port Arthur Golf ClubPort-Arthur-golf

The Tasman Golf Club located at Port Arthur is open to the public. An undulating course skirts the cliff of Point Puer. There are watered greens and tees, few bunkers and one central dam in play on three holes. Tight layout carved from coastal tea-tree. The feature hole is the 8th with 100m carry from one cliff top to next.

Coal Mines Historic Site

historic-coal-mineThe Coal Mines Historic Site was Tasmania’s first operational mine. It offers visitors the chance to discover among the uncrowded ruins and scenic vistas a different perspective on Tasmania’s convict history. There is no admission fee.

Parsons Bay Retreat is located within the Tasman Ecovillage