Port Sorell Tourism & Travel
Port Sorell Australia
Situated on the Rubicon River estuary in the North West region of Tasmania, Port Sorell is some 258kms north of Hobart, 80kms northwest of Launceston and 20kms east of Devonport. The oldest Township on the northwest coast, Port Sorell offers a laid back, relaxing beach-goers paradise and haven for boating and fishing enthusiasts. The popular towns of Devonport and Latrobe are within easy reach, as well as the scenic Narawntapu National Park. In the municipality of the Latrobe Council, Port Sorell has a population of 2,211 souls.
Port Sorell Attractions
Fishing for cocky salmon, mullet, flathead, cod and beam is popular on the town jetty, which also boasts picturesque views over the Rubicon River to Bakers Beach and Narawntapu National Park.
Visitors can explore the abundant flora and fauna at Port Sorell Conservation Area, comprised of 70 hectares of breath-taking coastal reserve.
Port Sorell Beaches
Hawley Beach has great fishing, safe swimming, and a walking track to the town centre taking in views of Narawntapu National Park and the coastline. Other great beaches in the area include Shearwater beach, Bakers Beach and Freers Beach, offering plenty of water sporting opportunities. Swimming and boating areas are also located along the Rubicon River estuary.
Port Sorell - Near by
The popular towns of Devonport and Latrobe are just a short drive away from Port Sorell. The thriving coastal town of Devonport provides visitors with an endless array of attractions, and the charming historic town of Latrobe, also known as The Platypus Capital of the World, gives visitors a chance to sight the amazing creature.
National Park Narawntapu
Just a 25-minute drive from Port Sorell, Narawntapu National Park is renowned for its abundant wildlife and beautiful sandy beaches. Recreational activities such as bushwalking, horse riding and waterskiing are favoured pastimes within the National Park.
Port Sorell History
Originally named Burgess, the town was primarily a fishing and sealing port. The towns name was officially changed in 1822 to Port Sorell for Lieutenant-Governor, William Sorell of Van Diemens Land in 1822. Sadly, Port Sorells many historic buildings were tragically wiped out by bushfires.
Port Sorell Today
Today, Port Sorells main focus is on tourism, attracting many retirees and beach-goers every year.