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Taranna

Taranna is a small, sleepy settlement just north of Port Arthur Historic Site on the shores of Norfolk Bay.
Taranna was once the terminus for a tramway from Port Arthur - the first tramway in Australia and probably the only tramway using human horsepower along its 7-km line. Today, the town is noted for its picturesque Presbyterian Church.
Also at Taranna is the popular Tasmanian Devil Park where you can watch Tassie devils at feeding time and be mesmerised by the sea eagle show. The park is dedicated to wildlife protection and rescue and has extensive breeding programs.
Taranna is also home to the Federation Chocolate Factory and Heritage Museum where you can watch the making of these fine handmade chocolates and learn about Tasmania's convict history, blacksmithing and saw-milling artifacts.

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Federation Chocolate


Federation Chocolate is a chocolate factory at Taranna, on the Tasman Peninsula. Taranna is a 75-minute drive from Hobart (88 km) and located 15 minutes before the Port Arthur Historic Site (10 km).
Federation Chocolate is a family-owned Tasmanian business producing fine handmade chocolates and fudge. In the Federation Chocolate Factory, opened in 2004, you can watch the fine art of chocolate making through purpose-built viewing windows. Taste samples from the tempting range, including unusual varieties like liquorice and apple, and choose a few blocks of your favourite to take home.
Federation Chocolate is owned and operated by the Maurice and Helen Curtis.




2 South Street
Taranna, TAS, 7180

Located 3.0K from Taranna

Tasman Historical Museum and Coffee Shop


After months of work and years of collecting Tasman Historical Museum opened in January 2015.
The museum is full of wonderful pioneer displays and memorabilia, along with the local history of many pioneering people and industries including the timber and blacksmithing industries. Aboriginal heritage is also a focus of the museum with the Parradarrama Pungenna Aboriginal Community who traditionally blessed the new attraction.
The Tasman Historical Museum is open daily from 0900 to 1700 and is located on the corner of the Arthur Highway and Nubeena Road at Taranna on the Tasman Peninsula.




Tasman Historical Museum,
19 Nubeena Road
Taranna, TAS, 7180

Located 3.7K from Taranna

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site


The isthmus of land only a few hundred metres wide at Eaglehawk Neck is the reason Port Arthur was chosen as the site for a prison -- the tiny strip of land was easily patrolled, and in those times few were able to swim and make a break for it that way.
A line of dogs, tethered at short intervals, roused the soldiers if anyone tried to get by.
The Officers Quarters has been restored as a museum interpreting the history and life at Eaglehawk Neck. The 1832 quarters is reputed to be the oldest wooden military building remaining in Australia.




Eaglehawk Neck
Eaglehawk Neck, TAS, 7179

Located 4.3K from Taranna

Tasman National Park


The Tasman National Park hugs the coast of the Tasman Peninsula in south eastern Tasmania. You can reach the Park from the Arthur Highway at Eaglehawk Neck, an hour south east of Hobart (80 kilometres/50 miles); and also from Fortescue Bay and Port Arthur, 90 minutes south east of Hobart (102 kilometres/63 miles).
The Tasman National Park features monumental rock formations. Here you can see rock stacks, arches, sea caves and 300-metre (986-foot) high cliffs created by 6,000 years of wave action on the peninsula's sandstone, dolerite and granite.
You can visit Tasman Arch, the Blowhole, Devils Kitchen, Tessellated Pavement, Remarkable Cave and Waterfall Bay by car, but the best views are from the Park's many bushwalks. Short walks include Waterfall Bay, Bivouac Bay, Cape Hauy and Cape Raoul.
You can go rock climbing, scuba diving and surfing here, and the Park is rich in wildlife. Whales, dolphins, penguins and seals can often be seen from the shore or a wildlife cruise. Watch for foraging possums and wallabies in the bush at dawn and dusk - you may even encounter an elusive Tasmanian devil.
Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks.




C344
Eaglehawk Neck, TAS, 7179

Located 6.8K from Taranna

Port Arthur Historic Site


The World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is Australia's most intact and evocative convict site, and an essential destination on any tour of Tasmania. The Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Allow plenty of time to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer.
Site entry tickets are valid for two consecutive days and include an Introductory Guided Walking Tour, Harbour Cruise, access to Museum, Convict Study Centre and Interpretation Gallery and the site of the Dockyard.
For a small additional fee you can also cruise to the Isle of the Dead and join a guided tour of Port Arthur's island cemetery or take a tour of Point Puer Boys Prison, the first reformatory in the British Empire built exclusively for juvenile male convicts.
Spending a night or two in the area will allow time to fully explore Port Arthur and the fascinating region around it.
Pre-visit bookings, travel advice and information on accommodation are available from the Port Arthur Booking Office at the Brooke Street Pier in Hobart. Tickets also available on arrival and via the website.




6973 Arthur Highway
Port Arthur, TAS, 7182

Located 10.8K from Taranna

Tasman Golf Club


Tasman Golf Club is located at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula, south-east Tasmania. The course is a five-minute drive (four km) south of the Port Arthur Historic Site and a 90-minute drive south-east of Hobart (102 km).
Tasman Golf Club's undulating nine-hole course has a tight layout rimmed by coastal tea-tree scrub. Skirting the sea cliffs at Point Puer, the course has breathtaking views of the Great Southern Ocean and dramatic Tasman Peninsula coastline. Features include watered greens and tees, bunkers and a central dam in play on three holes. Tasman's dramatic signature hole is the par three 8th - which requires you to tee off on a cliff top and drive the ball over a 200-metre drop to the ocean to land on the opposite cliff top green, 100 metres away.
Tasman Golf Club has regular men's, women's and mixed competitions, and a twilight competition during the summer months (October to March). Relax after your round in the clubhouse and bar, open during event times. Tasman also has a practice putting green and club and buggy hire is available.
Holes: nine, Par: 70, Length: 5,238 metres, Australian Course Rating: 67.




Point Puer Road
Port Arthur, TAS, 7182

Located 12.9K from Taranna

Three Capes Track


The Three Capes Track is an independent multi-day walking experience on the Tasman Peninsula. This 46 km journey in Australia's far south-east leads you through a myriad of natural landscapes with exhilarating cliff top outlooks on Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and stunning views to Cape Raoul. Four days and three nights on a track so meticulously crafted you're free to enjoy your experience rather than watching every step. Your journey begins with a Pennicott Wilderness Journeys cruise departing from the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site.
Over four days you will experience a variety of natural environments from rainforest pockets through to flowering coastal heathland and get as close as you're comfortable to with some of Australia's highest sea cliffs. Each night you can rest your head in warmth and comfort in environmentally-sensitive cabins. The cabins are equipped with mattresses, heating and cooking facilities meaning you don't have to carry tents, sleeping mats or stoves. Host Rangers will be on hand at each cabin to assist and answer any questions you might have. The Three Capes Track will deliver you finally to the turquoise waters and white sand beach of Fortescue Bay with transport back to Port Arthur included.




Tasman National Park
Fortescue Bay, TAS, 7182

Located 13.1K from Taranna

Coal Mines Historic Site


Coal Mines Historic Site is situated on the Tasman Peninsula near Saltwater River. It was Tasmania's first operational mine. Developed both to limit the colony's dependence upon costly imported coal from New South Wales, as well as serving as a place of punishment for the "worst class" of convicts from Port Arthur, the mine was operational for over 40 years.
Today, the Coal Mines offers visitors the chance to discover among the uncrowded ruins and scenic vistas a different perspective on Tasmania's convict history. It is a great place to explore on foot, with a number of tracks and paths around the extensive site. There are signs and displays to guide you around and inform about the history of the Site. A printed guide to the Coal Mines is available from the Visitor Centre at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
The Coal Mines site is approximately a 75-minute drive from Hobart and a 25-minute drive from Port Arthur. A visit is a fascinating adjunct to any visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site.
Entry is free and there are basic picnic and toilet facilities at the Site, but it is not staffed.




Coal Mines Road, C341,
via Premaydena
Saltwater River, TAS, 7186

Located 16.5K from Taranna

Dunalley Golf Club


The Murraville Golf Club is a scenic nine-hole course at Dunalley, south-east Tasmania. Dunalley is a 50-minute drive south-east of Hobart (61 km) at the northern tip of the Tasman Peninsula.
The Murraville Golf Club features a generally flat, tight layout with watered greens, tees and surrounds. Narrow fairways, strategically placed bunkers and abundant trees add challenge to your round. The ninth hole is a highlight, requiring a short shot over water to the green. The Club hosts regular competitions including the Saturday men's competition, Wednesday and Sunday mixed competitions, and Friday morning ladies' competition.
Like many Tasmanian golf courses, the Murraville Golf Club treats golfers with fantastic views of the surrounding forest and Norfolk Bay. Guides, clubs and buggy hire are available, and the club house is open for drinks and nibblies Wednesday through to Sunday when roast luncheons are a highlight. Snacks and meals can also be arranged.
Holes: 9, Par: 66, Length: 4,032 metres, Australian Course Rating: 61.1




28 Florence Street
Dunalley, TAS, 7177

Located 19.8K from Taranna

Taranna: Travel Tips

Port Arthur Visitor Information Centre


Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres are staffed with skilled and knowledgeable locals who can provide expert travel information, itineraries and tour suggestions, as well where to go, what to see and where to eat.
Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres can also making bookings for you.
Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres are located around the Island and are open seven days a week.




Port Arthur Historic Site,
6973 Arthur Highway
Port Arthur, TAS, 7182

Located 11.4K from Taranna

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