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Norfolk Bay Convict Station

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5862 Arthur Highway | (10 km before Port Arthur), Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We booked for one night, but ended up staying for two. A lovely old building, beautifully furnished, complimentary port and sherry, a dvd library and booked only the history, flora and fauna, which we used to check what we had seen during the day. A lovely fire in the sitting room. A beautiful breakfast with amazing homemade bread and jam... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I loved the Norfolk Bay Convict Station. I love history and originality and I got it here. Host was warm, helpful and welcoming. Lots of lovely little touches including home made bread, books and DVDs on the area and its history and even a glass of complimentary port! I really enjoyed my stay. Beautiful location and lots to do. I... More 

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Melbourn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Heritage filled house full of history but needs refreshing. Musty odour throughout. Helpful host but not what we were expecting for the price compared to the other BnB 's we stayed in in southern Tasmania.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We chose this place because it was close enough to Port Arthur and seemed like the right price, and with a ghost tour and then an early start to get to Maria Island ferry, we only really needed a bed for the night. If only we had know how amazing this place is, we might have skipped the ghost tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife and i only stayed one night at the Norfolk Bay Convict station but it was a night to remember! Beautiful room, great breakfast (Soft boiled eggs included) and good conversations. Highly recommended! Dan & Ramie

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

While we found Lynton to have been extremely welcoming and helpful, we found the room to be overpriced. We wanted to stay in historic places on our trip around Tassie and were lucky enough to book some fantastic places. This was the most expensive we stayed in and we felt that a cooked breakfast should have been included in the... More 

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Rosewood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Lynton and Lorella - thank you. I travel extensively and have never been made to feel more welcome by hosts. You were exceptional. From the first friendly minute, your conversation and the knowledge that you shared was so welcome. We felt like favoured family friends. We loved the suggestions on things to do and places to visit in the area.... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

You will hard pushed to find a more idylic location for a B&B. My wife and I stayed here for three nights in early Feb. As soon as you walk in you realise you are not so much in a B&B but a piece of living history. Lynton & Lorella are the most charming hosts with nothing too much trouble.... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed here for three nights in January. The place is rich in historical significance as part of Tasmania's convict heritage. It was even mentioned during our Port Arthur tour as a place of importance. It was the main supply wharf and storage for the original Port Arthur convict settlement. The convict powered railway started from here to the Port... More 

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Yes the bathroom was down the hall and nothing special, but the site is lovely, the hosts are real people: friendly, kind, helpful and interesting. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and a piece of history! Breakfast was simple and delicious. It was the personal touches that we loved the most. We came home with one of Lynton's sketches... a... More 

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