Sorell offers many outstanding facilities and services to travellers.
Areas of historical significance are complimented by local attractions, gourmet food with excellent wineries and high quality accommodation. Other features include great local fishing, some of the best surfing beaches in Tasmania, including the world class site of South Marion Bay (Boneyards) for the experienced surfer. Diving is also accessible from many local locations.
Visitors can explore some of the most majestic natural beauty Tasmania has to offer at Wielangta Forest Reserve, between Copping and Orford. The reserve boasts Aboriginal and early whaling history. The forest covers an area of approximately 37,500 hectares, made up of both dry sclerophyll and wet eucalypt production forest and reserve areas. Complete with historical remains from early saw-milling days, Wielangta provides a memorable experience.
Bream Creek rises in the Wielangta Forest to the north and flows out into the ocean at Marion Bay. Many of today’s Bream Creek residents are descendants of the original settlers in the district and are part of the strength that holds the community together and continues the tradition that has become the successful Bream Creek Show Pioneers Park, located near the Sorell Rivulet, behind St Georges Square, provides a superb outlook across grassland with public amenities, barbecues, play areas and parking. For those on the move, there are plenty of cafes and eateries on the road. Some double as showcase venues for local artists, milliners, jewellers, sculptors and local fine food producers.
The Copping Museum exhibits a range of convict relics, antiques and memorabilia. The collection includes childhood treasures and one of only three cars manufactured in Australia in the 19th century. The Museum is located on the Tasman Highway, en-route to Port Arthur.
Things to Do and Places to Visit in the Sorell Area
From Hobart: 26 mins
From Launceston: 2 hrs 14 mins
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Population: 2476 (2011)
Location: 25 km E of Hobart
Local Council: Sorell | Visit Council Website