Sorell Tourism & Travel
Situated in the South East region of Tasmania, Sorell is some 25kms northeast of Hobart and 186kms south of Launceston. One of Tasmanias oldest towns, the serene little Sorell is comprised of interesting historic sites, a plenitude of nearby beaches and highly acclaimed wineries, and is surrounded by a number of popular historic and coastal towns. In the municipality of the Sorell Council, Port Sorell has a population of 4000 souls.
The Sorell town centre is comprised of interesting historic buildings and old churches. On the western shore of town, Orielton Lagoon provides a habitat for migratory wading birds and native flora and fauna. Just east of the Sorell Township, you can pick your own fruit at the Sorell Fruit Farm and recharge with a traditional Devonshire tea.
Many popular beaches are found around the nearby Dodges Ferry and Carlton, including Tiger Bay Beach, Red Ochre Beach, and Carlton Beach. The renowned Seven Mile Beach is also nearby, providing great swimming, surfing and water sporting opportunities.
Sorell - Near by
The many highly acclaimed wineries along the Southern Tasmanian Wine Route are situated just east of town, including vineyards such as Orani and Bream Creek. The quaint little fishing village of Dunalley is a 25-minute drive southeast of Sorell, and the historic town of Richmond with many intriguing old buildings is also nearby. For a more vibrant, metropolitan experience, the capital city of Hobart is just under a 25-minute drive away.
Lieutenant Governor Collins first explored the town in 1805, and was named for Lieutenant Governor William Sorell in 1821. Sorell produced the most of Tasmanias grain during colonial times and was a major town en route from Hobart to Port Arthur. Sorell made history again when its prisoners were released from gaol by bushranger Matthew Brady who then imprisoned the soldiers in their place.
Sorell is primarily a service centre for local farms, light industry and its growing suburbs.