Nubeena is a sleepy, scenic village near the Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula. It’s a popular holiday spot among Tasmanians and offers excellent fishing and waterside views, with World Heritage-listed convict sites nearby. Surrounded by a network of inlets around Parsons Bay, Nubeena has a long maritime history. The village was originally an outstation of Port Arthur and for many years was an important convict farming community. Coal was once mined in the north-west of the peninsula and the ruins of the soldiers’ barracks and convict quarters can be found at nearby Saltwater River. Nearby, Wedge Bay is an important habitat for birds and sea life and there’s a small locally-farmed salmon industry that takes advantage of the pure waters of the bay. Fishing is a big reason locals and visitors come to this part of the world. Walks and water fun can be had on the shores of nearby White Beach, while surfers hit the challenging waves at Roaring Beach. Off the water, a visit to Maingon Bay lookout, Remarkable Cave and the Palmers Hill lookout are well worth the walk. Remarkable Cave is named for the shape of Tasmania that can be seen at low tide. Accommodation in and around Nubeena ranges from campsites and caravans to holiday houses, motels and Bed and Breakfast.
Things to Do and Places to Visit in the Nubeena Area
From Hobart: 1 hr 28 mins
From Launceston: 3 hrs 16 mins
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Population: 277 (2006)
Location: 101 km SE of Hobart
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