Port Arthur Villas is the ideal base to explore Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula including its spectacular coastline.

Highlights include the Port Arthur Historic Site, natural wilderness experiences and the local food and wine which are all within easy reach of Port Arthur Villas.

See our Where to Eat page for the latest dining options on the Tasman Peninsula.

Information on local activities and attractions is available at reception and we are happy to help work out a suitable itinerary for you.

We recommend staying at least 2 nights to experience the key attractions in the local area.

Bird Watching

The Tasman Peninsula is a great place all year round for bird watchers and hikers with all twelve endemic Tasmanian birds found here. A range of pelagic bird species including albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters can be seen especially on a…

Cape Raoul

Cape Raoul is a five-hour return walk with stunning views including woodland, escarpment, cliffs and coastal scenery. An alternative shorter 1.5 hour return walk as far as the lookout still enables you to see the amazing view from the top…

Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

This scenic walk starts at the Remarkable Cave car park which is 8 minutes drive from Port Arthur Villas. Crescent Bay is a stunning pristine beach with towering dunes and crystal clear water looking out towards Cape Pillar and Tasman…

Eaglehawk Neck Dog Line

Part of the rich convict history of the Tasman Peninsula, the Eaglehawk Neck Dog Line stretched across the narrow 30 metre-wide isthmus and used ferocious dogs to prevent convicts escaping from the Peninsula. In this same area you can also visit…

McHenry Distillery

William McHenry Distillery is a family owned and operated boutique distillery within 10 minutes drive of Port Arthur Villas. The Distillery produces whisky, a variety of gins, and vodka. You can book a tour of the distillery or sign up…

Port Arthur Historic Site

Across the road from Port Arthur Villas, the Port Arthur Historic Site is a unique piece of Australia's convict history with an interpretation gallery, manicured gardens and over thirty buildings, ruins and restored period furnished homes on display. There are…

Port Arthur Lavender

Port Arthur Lavender’s visitor centre is a six minute drive from Port Arthur Villas and is a great place to stop for lunch or an ice cream and to browse for lavender themed gifts. The lavender themed menu features some…

Remarkable Cave

Remarkable Cave is a steep but rewarding 15 minute return walk which starts at the Remarkable Cave car park, an 8 minute drive from Port Arthur Villas. The stunning view through the cave out to the southern ocean is interesting in…

Rosedale Homestead

With an animal sanctuary, heritage museum and restaurant there is plenty for the whole family to see and do at Rosedale Homestead. The animal sanctuary and petting zoo has a wide range of domestic, native and exotic animals including kangaroos, camels,…

Safety Cove Beach

Only a few minutes drive south of Port Arthur Villas, there is a stunning secluded beach at  Safety Cove which is great for a walk or paddle. Enjoy the squeaky white sand or have a picnic while looking out towards…

Shipstern Bluff

Shipstern Bluff is a four-hour return walk with breathtaking views and some of the biggest surf in Australia. An alternative shorter 1.5 hour return walk as far as the lookout still enables you to see the amazing view from the…

Stewarts Bay

Stewarts Bay has 500m of beautiful white sand beach and crystal clear water which you can often have all to yourself. The sheltered beach is perfect for a stroll, swim or paddle. https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/tas/tasman/port-arthur/stewarts-bay

Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen

The Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen are extraordinary examples of local geology carved out of the cliffs by the sea over thousands of years. Both Tasman Arch and the Devils Kitchen are a short walk from the car park. https://eaglehawkneck.org/attractions/the-blowhole

Tasman Golf Club

The Tasman Golf Club is a six minute drive from Port Arthur Villas. The course has magnificent views over the water and the surrounding area. The Golf Club also has a restaurant and bar – see the website for the current…

Tasman Island Cruises

Pennicott's Tasman Island Cruises offer an award winning three hour wilderness cruise featuring the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere and a myriad of bird and sea life often including whales during migration periods. The tour starts at the Tasman…

Tessellated Pavement

The Tessellated Pavement is a naturally occurring geological pattern of erosion and one of the best examples of its type in the world. Pools of water sitting in the rectangles after the tide has gone out provide a reflective surface…

Three Capes Track

The Three Capes Track is an award winning and world class four-day, 48 km walk starting with a boat cruise from Port Arthur across to the start of the walk at Denmans Cove. Crushed gravel trails, boardwalks and steps have…