Norfolk Bay Convict Station 

Historic Bed & breakfast accommodation on the Tasman Peninsula

Stay in living history

circa 1838

This absolute waterfront, historic guest house and bed and breakfast is centrally located between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula and overlooks the sheltered waters of Little Norfolk Bay. The Convict Station has been offering hospitality to travellers since the 19th century. It operated as the first Pub on the Tasman Peninsula and then offered accommodation to seafarers when the jetty was the entry port to the Tasman Peninsula.

From here you can explore the history and wild beauty of the Tasman Peninsula:

  • take short or long bush walks in the Tasman National Park along the highest sea cliff coast in the southern hemisphere;
  • explore the coastline by taking the popular and award winning Tasman Island Cruise eco boat tour;
  • fish, scuba dive, sea kayak;
  • visit Port Arthur just 10 minutes away or one of the many other historic sites on the Peninsula such as the World Heritage listed Coal Mines at Saltwater River;
  • indulge your taste buds with the fresh local fare or just fish off the jetty, wander in the gardens and enjoy the grounds surrounding the house;
  • relax in our lovely guest lounge and feel free to use our dining room for meals or working in.

The included breakfast is a generous and home made buffet and features our own home made jams and marmalades, home made breads, our home made fruit compote, preserved and fresh fruit and soft boiled eggs.

Our climate is tempered by our proximity to the sea so winters are cool and summer temperatures are a delightful average of 25 degrees. Come stay in living history and soak up the beauty of the place - plan to stay at least two nights if you want to do justice to the area.

  • Centrally located between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula
  •  An easy drive to the many historic sites, walks and sightseeing spots on the Tasman Peninsula
  • Free Wi-Fi to our guests throughout the house 
  • Delicious home made buffet breakfast included in our tariff
  • Extensive travel advice and bookings for all local activities provided
  • Historic d├ęcor with antiques throughout
  • Wood fire in the cosy sitting room, heating in all rooms
  • Comfortable beds
  • Every room has its own bathroom, Flat Screen TV, DVD Player, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities & bar size refrigerator
  • Free access to our gas BBQ
  • Licensed to serve beer and wine to guests
  • Extensive complementary DVDs and book library to browse and borrow
  • Fishing gear & bait available.

Lorella and Lynton, your onsite resident hosts, welcome you to their home.