4.6 out of 5

"When we arrived we were given explanations about the history of the house and area, which we found very interesting. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 18 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

At Norfolk Bay Convict Station, you'll be 11.9 km (7.4 mi) from Port Arthur Historic Site. Highlights at this beach B&B include free buffet breakfast, a marina and free self parking.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with digital channels, and all 5 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Additionally, fridges, free long-distance calls and free local calls are available.

The bed & breakfast's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk and a library. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free RV/bus/truck parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Taranna B&B include Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Port Arthur Lavender Farm.

Double and Single with Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$137* Per night/room 1 Oct. - 2 Oct.

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Norfolk Bay Convict Station ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Norfolk Bay Convict Station

Everyone (16) Couples (19) Family (9)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Our accommodation was just what we wanted: warm and friendly, with plenty of history and hosts happy to provide every assistance to enable us to get the most out of our stay. Our breakfasts certainly set us up for the day ahead.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 27 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5

Convenient to Port Arthur

Pros: It had lots of character.
Cons: Probably nothing - you just have to remember it is an old place. The room was comfortable, warm and clean.
Location: Good place if you want to visit Port Arthur and the ruins of the coal mines. Difficult to find anywhere open for an evening meal on a Sunday.
When we arrived we were given explanations about the history of the house and area, which we found very interesting.

Posted by , from South Australia on 18 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5
We will remember this b&b the most of all our accomodation in Tassie. The setting, the house, the warm welcome & ambience were second to none. On our return after dinner, Lynton had the fire burning in the beautifully appointed lounge. There was a wide range of reading material, and plenty to look at - ornaments, pictures, furnishings. Certain appointments were a little dated, eg bathrooms, but clean & functional just the same. Breakfast was very good. Cosy dining room with a pleasant outlook. Home baked bread, the best fruit compote ever, home made jams, boiled eggs & endless coffee. There was an unpleasant odour about the place, but I've smelt the same odour elsewhere on the Tasman Peninsula, so it's not peculiar to the old Convict Station.

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5

A oerfect way to feel part of the convict history

Pros: The whole experience for an overnight visit to Port Arthur
Cons: Not from our experience.
Location: A perfect place to visit the Convict heritage of the area. A pub is within a short distance drive from the B@B
The whole place was welcoming. A beautiful lakeside position. The included breakfast was delicious from home baked bread and jams, pot tea and coffee..

Posted by , from Newcastle NSW on 18 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5
Wonderful warm people Great location especially for boaties or those who love the water at their doorstep. Great homemade jams and chutney.clean , quiet room with everything I could want.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful historic building with gracious host

Pros: It's history and the size of the suite. Breakfast was also very good with some wonderful homemade German seen bread.
Location: The hotel is a short drive from both Port Arthur and Narrowneck so there is plenty to see. The hotel is also beautifully positioned on Norfolk Bay
We stayed one night in the Laurel suite which was quite spacious and very comfortable. We spent the evening reading by the fire in the lounge room which was full of antique furniture of literature about the region. The host was also a wealth of information about the history of the house and the area and its sites of special interest.

Posted by , from Ballarat on 11 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location for day trip to Port Arthur plenty

Location: Central to many local areas of interest
Friendly staff comfortable rooms clean facilities central location to many points of ibterest

Posted by , from Brisbane on 22 Oct. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great atmosphere.

Pros: The homely welcoming atmosphere.
Cons: The bathroom was too compact.
Location: The proximity to the Port Arthur visitor centre was excellent.
The hosts of this B & B were really friendly and went out of their way to help us enjoy our stay. The homely atmosphere and comforts were quite impressive, especially the complimentary vibrating lounge chair.The collection of convict and local memorabilia was very extensive. The complimentary Port and Sherry for a nightcap was a very pleasant surprise. My wife and I totally enjoyed the home cooked bread, jams and other hot breakfast items. Lorella was extremely helpful in arranging the couriering of an item left behind to our next destination. Our only regret was that the bathroom was quite compact with very limited space for toiletries.

Posted by , from Noosaville Australia on 26 May 2016

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4 out of 5

Close to Port Arthur for stopover

Pros: Hosts had wealth of knowledge of area
Location: Port Arthur not far away so a good stopover point
Lovely old world building with charm and lots of authentic furniture. A change from sterile motel/hotel rooms

Posted by , from Sydney on 24 May 2016

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About the Norfolk Bay Convict Station

Location 5862 Arthur Highway, Taranna, TAS 7180

Property Features

Norfolk Bay Convict Station offers its guests a marina. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at Norfolk Bay Convict Station. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Taranna bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1838
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.) (65.7 km / 40.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Norfolk Bay Convict Station offers 5 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary local and long-distance calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs available
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Norfolk Bay Convict Station
  • Norfolk Bay Convict Station B&B
  • Norfolk Bay Convict Station B&B Taranna
  • Norfolk Bay Convict Station Taranna
  • Norfolk Bay Convict Station Tasmania/Taranna, Australia
  • Norfolk Convict Taranna
  • Norfolk Convict Taranna
  • Norfolk Bay Convict Station Taranna
  • Norfolk Bay Convict Station Bed & breakfast
  • Norfolk Bay Convict Station Bed & breakfast Taranna

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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