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Norfolk Bay Convict Station

3.5 of 5 5862 Arthur Highway | (10 km before Port Arthur), Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
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Rome, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

What perfect first night in Tasmania we spent here on our way to the boat ride! Just beautiful. We had the post office room and it had plenty of room for my friend and me. Nice hot shower after a week riding in the Snowy Mountains. Such a nice welcome with homemade cordials and good beds. Incredible breakfast with array... More

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Townsville, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived early but that was not a problem. Good a very good welcome and he nice gentlemen told us about the history and gave us the key to our room, Very nice and big enough as we were 3 people. Also served us Brekkie and gave us fishing Rods so we could try to catch some fish. Very nice... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I took my 2 children aged 9 and 11 here on a short visit to Tasmania during the summer holidays. We had an absolutely lovely stay here. The historic property is comprised of a lovely old building with extensive grounds, and easy access to the wharf at Norfolk Bay. We had the old post office as our room, which was... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This establishment sits right besides a small jetty and it overlooks a lake, really brilliant scenery. We met Lorella and she promptly introduced the establishment to us and recommended us on places to go and food to eat based on the amount of time we had there which was really helpful! She recommended us to go to the coal mines... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

What a lovely place to stay, the Hosts are so friendly and eager to make sure your time here is memorable. The Room we had "Laurel Suite" had a lovely large ensuite. The Bed was a Vintage Brass bed, and a Double, the room also had a TV and Leather Couch which served us well. Across the hall was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The spacious and luxurious bed and breakfast is seeped with a fascinating history, about which the owner is an enthusiastic storyteller. When you arrive, he gives you a tour of the establishment, a comprehensive rundown of the area's history and geography, and shows you to your room - complimentary glass of port or sherry on arrival. My partner and I... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

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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46 helpful votes 46 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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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Address: 5862 Arthur Highway | (10 km before Port Arthur), Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Taranna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Norfolk Bay Convict Station 3.5*
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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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