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4.8 out of 5

"We had a one night stay. Very comfortable b&b type accommodation. Great location for easy access to Port Arthur. Beachside access was great. Delicious ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 07 May 2018

Hotel Description

At Harpers on the Beach, you'll be 12.2 km (7.6 mi) from Port Arthur Historic Site and 17.3 km (10.8 mi) from Remarkable Cave. Highlights at this beachfront B&B include in-room free WiFi, balconies and LCD TVs.

IPod docks, DVD players and espresso makers are featured in all 5 individually decorated rooms. Additionally, hairdryers and free toiletries are available.

This beach bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Plus you'll find tour/ticket assistance and luggage storage. Full breakfast is available daily between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star White Beach B&B include Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Coal Mines Historic Site.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$137 per night

Cottage, 2 Queen Beds, Beachside

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Beach Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View, Beachside

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Harpers on the Beach ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Harpers on the Beach

Everyone (21) Couples (33) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Liked the customer service and breakfast. Would have preferred to have a microwave and an air conditioner in the room instead of a radiator

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Apr. 2019 by Jill

Thanks for the kind review. In Tasmania, we don't have much call for air conditioning, however, heat is important! We don't have cooking facilities in our B&B rooms but do have 2 options in our studio and cottage which both have full cooking facilities.

4 out of 5
Lovely place by the sea. Very quiet. Relaxing stay with generous host

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5
We had a one night stay. Very comfortable b&b type accommodation. Great location for easy access to Port Arthur. Beachside access was great. Delicious breakfast.

Posted by on 7 May 2018

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5 out of 5
Wonderful hospitality. Great breakfast. Close to beach and to Port Arthur

Posted by on 9 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5
I would Class this as a B& B and it was very nice.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5
I loved staying here, extremely comfortable, well fitted out with all needs catered for. Very close to the beach, peaceful and quiet for a good night’s sleep in the super comfortable bed. Can’t speak too highly.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 3 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

Quiet spot right on the beach

Pros: Quiet and comfortable
Cons: Very hard to find. No Street signage.
Location: Handy to Port Arthur
Comfortable room and great hosts. Short hop over to Port Arthur.

Posted by , from Cairns on 20 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2018 by Jill

Thank you for your review, and glad you enjoyed your stay. Our street sign was stolen (including the pole!) a couple of days ago and we have to wait for the council to replace it. There is usually a street sign with our property sign also on the pole and it will hopefully be replaced in a few days!

4 out of 5

Fabulous position

We required some very last minute accommodation whilst visiting Port Arthur. We were very lucky to book room 1 at Harpers and found the position outstanding. We literally walked out our door onto the beach. We had one breaky with Jill as we left too early the second morning. The big breakfast was devine. Sadly Jill was too busy to do dinner when we were there. The only drawbacks, and they may be small to most was that in room 1 there was no cutlery (handy when you are bringing a few gourmet treats with you!), no hanging/cupboard space and a very hard bed. All of these may not be issues in the other rooms? All in all White beach is a must walk on and Harpers takes advantage of the setting! My choice of stay for this area for sure.

Posted by , from roma on 14 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jan. 2018 by Jill

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We just provide glasses and mugs in the rooms as there are no cooking facilities but would have gladly provided some if we had known. We just have a few hangers and hooks rather than a wardrobe since most people are only staying 1 or 2 nights. Longer stays are normally staying in the cottage or Studio which have more storage. Sorry also that you found the bed too hard. We realise everyone has they own preferences and we have a fairly firm mattress with a softer topper added in all the rooms.

5 out of 5

Right on fantastic beach

Pros: close to fantastic beach
Location: Tasman peninsula has lots to see and do
Delicious breakfast. We had a function so didn't have evening meal but menu looked good

Posted by , from Gravelly Beach Tas on 4 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Perfect get away

Pros: Comfortable bed, spacious / clean / functional bathroom, proximity to the beach
Location: Beach / Port Arthur
We stayed in Harpers on the Beach while visiting Port Arthur and we were very impressed. The place looks better than the pictures and sleeping to the sound of the waves was priceless. The beach/water is in stumbling distance and very quiet. The host was very friendly and gave us all the info we needed. Highly recommended.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 26 Dec. 2017

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Property Features

Harpers on the Beach offers its guests a terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 floor
  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 2009
  • Towels for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.) (87.5 km / 54.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Harpers on the Beach offers 5 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Private balcony
  • iPod dock
  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 20 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Harpers Beach B&B White Beach
  • Harpers Beach B&B
  • Harpers Beach White Beach
  • Harpers Beach
  • Harpers On The Beach White Beach, Tasmania, Australia

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.