4.4 out of 5

"The cottage was really good for a family or small group and is well located close to a number of attractions around the Port Arthur area. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 07 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

At Taranna Cottages, you'll be 10.6 km (6.6 mi) from Port Arthur Historic Site.

This property offers a garden and a picnic area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Taranna property include Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Port Arthur Lavender Farm.

Standard Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$119* Per night/room 17 Sep. - 18 Sep.

Family Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Standard Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Taranna Cottages ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 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 Taranna Cottages

Everyone (17) Couples (11) Family (13)
5 out of 5
The hosts were great, museum very interesting and animals delightful. The whole property was super clean.

Posted by , from Launceston Tas on 4 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff friendliness and access to the animals which were many and varied.

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely characterful cottage. The shower was a challenge, very small and no water pressure but the bed was very comfortable.

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
The cabin was basic but OK and suited or needs. We had 8 which was a little tight, would suite 6 with more comfort but we weren't to fussed. The owners seemed nice and wanted to ensure it was a comfortable stay, which is was but for a few minor things, but it was good place to rest the head for a night . I believe the owners, who have only recently taken over, wish to improve the imagine and quality so hope to see it improve in time.

Posted by , from Cygnet on 3 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5

Great little Shack

Pros: The bush setting.
Cons: A few changes to crockery to eliminate older, cracked glazed cups in particular.
Location: Close to Eagle Hawk Neck, the Tessellated Pavements, Port Arthur and wonderful scenery and walking tracks.
The cottage was really good for a family or small group and is well located close to a number of attractions around the Port Arthur area.

Posted by , from Launceston on 7 Feb. 2018

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2 out of 5

Below average

Pros: Locality
Cons: Everything
Location: Great location, plenty to see and do
Room stunk, dirty fireplace, stove top did not work, fridge not cold, flies as no fly screen on door, sheets obviously old. Surround not tidy, long grass and snakes looking.

Posted by , from smithton on 29 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Perfect venue and helpful staff.

Pros: Centrally located on the peninsula. Accommodation was exactly as we expected - very comfortable and well-appointed in keeping with heritage building.
Cons: The day lounges needed more cushions - way too deep to be comfortable without them as a lounge rather than bed.
Location: Fantastic geology all around and hours exploring rock pools at the Tesselated pavement.
Great staff who had made specific notes about our interests in the area to suggest detailed and interesting activities when we arrived. We loved our two nights and the relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful location and perfectly central to the peninsula. However, we thought it a bit intrusive to have our self-contained accommodation (for two nights) entered into while we were out for the day and all powerpoints turned off (eg bedside lamps, which weren't on). This included the powerpoint for my battery charger, which was on. The garbage was also emptied - perhaps it was garbage day and they wanted to minimise accumulations during the week? The place is up for sale. I hope the new owners are just as good, as we would love to return to this part of the world.

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5
Great place. Old world charm. Cosy and comfy. Love the museum, bush setting and closeness to port Arthur.

Posted by on 12 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely rustic cottage in the trees.

Pros: Location on the Tasman Peninsula (very convenient for all sites and walks); the tranquillity and bush surrounds; the comfortable rooms.
Cons: As we hail from Sydney, we are used to flyscreens - these don't appear to be common in Tassie but would be welcome (general comment for all places).
Location: Excellent location for all Tasman Peninsula activities including the Port Arthur & Coal Mines Historic Sites, Eaglehawk Neck, Remarkable Cave, etc.
My husband, 12 year old son and I stayed at Taranna Cottages after a long day exploring Port Arthur Historic Site (which is a remarkable place to visit). We were warmly greeted on arrival by Colin, Marge and Patch (super-friendly dog). Colin inspired us to look around the local area a bit more and we are so glad we did. On the following day, we visited Remarkable Cave (which we loved - the surrounding area and the bays you pass along the way are also gorgeous and we made a few impromptu stops in order to soak up the views or walk on a beach), the Coal Mines Historic Site (most interesting), Tasman Arch, The Devil's Kitchen, the Blowhole and Eaglehawk Neck, before continuing on to Oatlands & Ross. Upon reflection, we would have been happy to stay a few more nights at Taranna Cottages and used it as base to explore more of the Peninsula (including its walking tracks). About the cottage - super comfortable and private with a well equipped kitchen (including mini-oven and plenty of crockery/cutlery, etc). The bathroom, while narrow, is perfectly formed. Lovely queen-bed in separate bedroom with plenty of pillows. Two sofa-beds in living room plus awesome fireplace. Visits from local pademelons. We loved it - very cosy and with a warm and friendly feel.

Posted by , from Sydney on 17 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Lovely bushland location

Pros: Setting and location and charming style at a very reasonable price. The friendliness of the owners.
Cons: Clean fireplace and maybe air out the cottage so less of a strong smokey smell. Remove the settees in each bedroom to create a more spacious feel.
We needed a place with 2 bedrooms and were very pleasantly surprised with the lovely self-contained old-fashioned cottage (but with modern amenities) with lovely views into the bush. As it was summer we did not need to use the large open fireplace. The fireplace for us was the only negative as it created a very strong smell throughout the cottage, possibly as it still had a big pile of ash in it.

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2017

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Property Features

Taranna Cottages offers its guests a garden, a picnic area, and camper van/bus/lorry parking. The front desk is open around the clock. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Taranna cottage.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Taranna Cottages offers 3 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Housekeeping (daily)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • Taranna Cottages House
  • Taranna Cottages
  • Taranna Cottages Tasmania, Australia
  • Taranna Cottages Cottage
  • Taranna Cottages Taranna
  • Taranna Cottages Cottage Taranna
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