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    Bay Retreat
    The secluded peaceful retreat for couples
    and families in Port Arthur Tasmania
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    Pristine Natural Coastline
    Explore untouched nature
    in beautiful Tasmania
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    Self Contained Accommodation
    3 bedrooms, one queen, a second queen
    (with optional single)
    and twin singles
    (with optional single trundle)
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    Located in Port Arthur Tasmania
    Visit the historic site or
    explore the country side

The secluded peaceful retreat for couples and families in Port Arthur Tasmania


  • Private and tranquil setting
  • Waterfront property
  • Up to 3 bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Sleeps maximum of 8
  • Free Guest Wi-Fi available



Daily from 27 December - 26 January

Free family fun and games are on again at the Education Centre (the Accountant’s House).  Young and old can take part in 19th century entertainment such as croquet or quoits in the sunshine, or by making their own peg doll, convict tattoo or love token or learning the art of letter writing, Victorian-style.

Sessions are held daily from 12 – 1.30pm & 2 – 3pm and are subject to a timetable.  Please confirm the day’s activities on arrival at the visitor centre.
All activities are included as part of the entry fee.

Convict Tattoos
Over 37% of male convicts who were transported were recorded as having at least one tattoo. Discover the hidden meanings behind convict body art and make your own temporary tattoo.

Peg Dolls
A child in the 1800s had to entertain themselves with the materials that were available. Learn about costume and toys for children in the Victorian era and create a peg doll to take home.

Signed & Sealed
Discover the etiquette of 19th century letter-writing and try your hand at writing a letter in copperplate calligraphy. Visitors will also learn how to fold their letter to keep it secret and apply a traditional wax seal.

Convict Love Tokens
Before they were transported across the seas, many convicts made a token for their loved ones to remember them by. Find out more about these personal mementos and make your own copper token to take home.



Port Arthur Accommodation on the Tasman Peninsula

Port Arthur accommodation, private tranquil waterfront and self contained.Only 3 minutes from the Port Arthur Historic Site

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Our fully self contained Port Arthur Accommodation  is the perfect starting point to explore all the Tasman Peninsula has to offer :
Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed, Tasman Island Cruises, Osborne Heli Tours, Rosedale Homestead Animal FarmTasmanian Devil Unzoo, Three Capes Track, Tasman Golf Club, bush walking, rainforests, surfing, fishing, scenic views, ghost tours, boating, horse riding and restaurants

Bay Retreat Port Arthur accommodation can sleep up to 8 people with two bathrooms and is situated on a quiet point surrounded by beach and trees.We now offers FREE WI FI.

Helen said: "Bay Retreat was a great spot to spend a night after 4 days on the 3 Capes Track. As three couples we were able to freshen up before a celebratory meal at a nearby restaurant and then enjoy a good nights sleep in comfortable beds. Cooking our own breakfast with supplies bought locally was great before we scattered to different parts of Australia. Great that a place like this was available for just one night"  


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