crayfishing boats at the jetty
Sleepy and attractive holiday and fishing
Located 113 km southeast of Hobart and 12 km
from Port Arthur, Nubeena is a sleepy little
holiday and fishing village which looks like any
one of a thousand sleepy little holiday villages
in Australia. It is characterised by a sense of
temporariness, a lazy ribbon development along
the road leading to the shore and along the
shore itself, and it is notable for the fact
that it seems to have little or no shopping
centre. In spite of its smallness it is the
administrative centre for the Tasman
Municipality and is reputedly the largest
township on the Peninsula.
Like all of the towns and villages on the
Tasman Peninsula, Nubeena started as an
outstation of Port Arthur and was, for some
years, an important convict farming community.
The major attractions in the area are the ruins
of the convict settlement at Saltwater River and
the magnificent ruins at Port Arthur.
Things to see:
Bridge at Nubeena with the jetty in the
Wedge Island and other attractions
Today it almost exclusively a holiday resort
attracting fishermen and people eager for a
quiet holiday. The township is located on the
shores of Wedge Bay and further offshore is
Wedge Island which is an important nesting
habitat for the shearwater.