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Norfolk Bay Convict Station

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5862 Arthur Highway | (10 km before Port Arthur), Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 2 Taranna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Veronique L Brisbane, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was travelling with my elderly parents (late 70s) and my 6yo son around Tasmania. We stayed one night here. Lorella and Lynton were very welcoming, they prepared us a beautiful dinner at short notice (thanks for the tip on adding bell peppers in the tomato salad). My parents (well travelled) enjoyed the history of the buidling and my mother... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here on the first night in Tassie and was a lovely experience. We've lived in Melbourne for 7 years and it's been long overdue in terms of really tracing some of Australia's best pioneer/early settler history. Hobart is culturally rich and steeped in history. An incredible scenic drive from Hobart took us towards the Tasman Peninsula, with lots... More

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Lake Geneva
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We hadn't made any plans about staying in Port Arthur (and hadn't actually realised that Port Arthur is a tourist historic site, not a real functional town -- hasn't been for decades). We were delighted to have stopped at The Norfolk Bay Convict Station to enquire about vacancies: the building and its furnishings take you back to the (dark) days... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed one night then another as we discovered we needed at least two days in the area. Time was tight otherwise we would've stayed longer. What a great place and great hosts. We ate in the first night and had a brilliant feed with good priced Pinot and a great atmospher. We enjoyed the free port and met some... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We stayed for two nights January 2014. Beautiful (OLD) clean room full of antiques with an ensuite that is 21st century. lots of hot water, clean and nice smelling. Old Brass comfortable bed. We were impressed that we were told about the levels of entry to Por Arthur, and were shown a map of where to eat. You need a... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I was super excited to stay at this place because of its connection to the history of Port Arthur. When we arrived, Lynton (owner) greeted us with a lengthy historical overview of the building. This would normally be OK, but we had opted to leave the kids in the car, so it would have been nice to pick a time... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

To be fair, this was my first ever stay at a Bed and Breakfast. The owners were super friendly and helpful when we arrived and even after we left and had an issue with some forgotten items. Ignore what the person below suggests about it being run down, as it is a period house that has been deliberately left to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We only spent 1 night here as we were just on the Tasman Peninsula for a short time. The owners were lovely and couldn't do enough for us - and the breakfast in the morning was excellent. The rooms were clean but are quite run down.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Nichola and I got here at dusk and were greeted by lynton and lorella who were both very nice. Lynton was a great character and gave us history of both the area and the house we would be staying in. We actually learnt alot more and we had been at Port arthur all day. After our tour of the house... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Great historical setting and lovely facilities. Location in Taranna is before Port Arthur, so it's nice to stop here to get information and get settled before exploring the rest of the peninsula. Lynton was very friendly and had interesting insights about the area. The fresh bread and jams in the morning were delightful.

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Also Known As:
Norfolk Bay Convict Station Tasmania/Taranna, Australia
Address: 5862 Arthur Highway | (10 km before Port Arthur), Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Taranna
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Taranna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Norfolk Bay Convict Station 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tired of staying in the same old impersonal hotel, unit or suburban house? Then stay in a 170 year old part of Australia's history. In continuous use since circa 1838, the Norfolk Bay Convict Station has a long history of warm hospitality and a strong connection with the history and landscape within which it sits. This iconic, absolute waterfront historic house was convict built in 1838 as part of the Port Arthur penal settlement. It now offers guests a unique experience whilst also offering warm, hosted and comfortable heritage accommodation a short 10 minute drive from Port Arthur and the many attractions of the Tasman Peninsula. Come, stay and be welcomed. ... more   less 
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