Southport Tourism & Travel
Situated in the far South East region of Tasmania, Southport is some 97kms southwest of Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania and 294kms southwest of Launceston. The secluded little fishing town is one of the oldest settlements in the area. With great swimming and surfing beaches, easy access to the Huon trail, and close proximity to magnificent National Parks, Southport is one of Tasmanias best-kept secrets. In the municipality of the Huon Valley Council, Southport has a population of 185 souls.
The many delights of the Huon Trail are within easy reach of Southport, including historic sites and museums, fine food and wine, art and craft shops, bushwalks, water sporting opportunities, and numerous vineyards. Fishing and bushwalking are also popular around the Southport Township.
Many great swimming and surf beaches are located around Southport, including Kingfish Beach, Southport Beach, Roaring Beach, Sisters Bay, and Lady Bay.
Southport - Near by
The breathtakingly beautiful Southport Lagoon is a must see, situated to the south of town. Just west of Southport, Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs delivers fascinating cave tours and hot mineral springs from the bowels of the earth. Great surfing and swimming beaches are found in and around the charming nearby town of Dover, including Dover Beach, Kents Beach and Hopetoun Beach.
National Parks Hartz Mountains and Southwest
Just under an hours drive northwest of Southport, the spectacular Hartz Mountains National Park boasts beautiful alpine flora, rugged countryside, and excellent bushwalking opportunities.
To the west of Southport, the Southwest National Park offers a slice of adventure. The un-touched wilderness comprised of towering mountain ranges, ancient glacial lakes, rainforest and valleys is a must see when staying as far south as Southport.