Taranna was once the setting for the first railway in Australia and possibly the only one using human horsepower along its seven kilometre line. This human railway was designed to carry passengers and supplies and a team of four convicts was used to push carriages to and from the Norfolk Bay Convict Station, now a Bed and Breakfast retreat. Today, the town is noted for its picturesque Presbyterian church and popular Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park. The park is dedicated to wildlife protection and rescue, and also has extensive breeding programs. Taranna is also home to Federation Chocolates where you can indulge and then walk it off on tracks that showcase the spectacular scenery of the Tasman Peninsula with its towering sea cliffs and unusual rock formations.
Things to Do and Places to Visit in the Taranna Area
From Hobart: 1 hr 13 mins
From Launceston: 3 hrs
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Population: 190 (2006)
Location: 87 km SE of Hobart
Local Council: Tasman | Visit Council Website