NUBEENA – an RV Friendly town.

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Nubeena, an Aboriginal word meaning crayfish, is the ‘capital’ of the Tasman Peninsula; it is the largest commercial centre and where most essential services are located. More information can be found HERE.

The Tasman Municipal Council Chambers  are in Nubeena. There are a couple of supermarkets, a fuel outlet, hardware store, bakery, a take-away food store, a chemist, medical centre, an aged care facility, a community centre, schools, a hotel, bottle shops, a service club, several restaurants, a wide range of accommodation offerings and lots more.

Recently a major milestone for Nubeena and the entire Tasman Peninsula was reached with the setting up of the Tasman Nubeena Community Bank – in partnership with the Bendigo Bank.

Photo: Arthur Orchard - Wedge Bay at Nubeena.

Photo: Arthur Orchard – Wedge Bay at Nubeena.

Situated on the shores of Wedge Bay, Nubeena is a commercial fishing port and a busy recreational fishing base for the several hundred locals, and for the shack owners who frequent the town (and the rest of the Tasman Peninsula) on most weekends and public holidays.


*Shack – a uniquely Tasmanian name given to holiday homes (or weekenders as they are sometimes called). In times past shacks were built as temporary, or at most, modest structures – with or without council approval. Neglect and the passage of time saw many become run down and unsightly. Now, with the sea-changers moving in, shacks can range from the original format through to modern, substantial, architect designed homes.

There is a local jetty to walk on or fish from, plus several beautiful beaches a short drive from the town; the most popular being the aptly named White Beach, a three kilometre long, safe, sandy beach just a few minutes away.

Photo: Arthur Orchard – Jetty and boats at Nubeena.

Photo: Arthur Orchard – Jetty and boats at Nubeena.

Keen bush walkers can use Nubeena as base to access the track to Cape Raoul, from which they can divert to the infamous Shipstern Bluff to check out the gigantic waves that attract daredevil surfers from around the world.

Three Capes

Three Capes

If you decide to stay in Nubeena for a bit longer try  Wedge Bay Retreat , Parsons Bay Retreat, Storm Bay, White Beach or one of the many other accommodation options in Nubeena.

From Nubeena the road to Port Arthur is a winding 15 minute drive through farming country and tall forests. Keep an eye out for wildlife crossing the road.

If fine malt whiskey takes your fancy then stop off along the way to Port Arthur at William McHenry & Sons distillery for a drop of the finest – Three Capes Single Malt.

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