- Port Sorell, Tasmania
Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Port Sorell
state = tas
postcode = 7307
pop = 2,211
stategov = Braddon
fedgov = Braddon
dist1 = 254
dir1 = N
dist2 = 79
dir2 = NW
dist3 = 20
dir3 = E
Port Sorell is a town on the north-west coast of
Tasmania, Australia. It lies on the waterway of the same name, just off Bass Strait, 20 km east of Devonport. At the 2006 census, Port Sorell had a population of 2,211.Census 2006 AUS|id=UCL612800|name=Port Sorell (Urban Centre/Locality)|accessdate=2007-11-11|quick=on]
The town was originally a
fishingand sealing port named "Burgess", however the name was officially changed to Port Sorell (after Governor Sorell) in 1822. The town could have been a lot larger than it is now, had it not been for bushfires, after which nearby Devonport grew to become a major port.
Things to see:
The Jetty: A popular haunt for people eager to catch some fish. The jetty can be accessed by the road beside the town's main caravan park. It offers good views across the water to Bakers Beach and
Narawntapu National Park(formally Asbestos Ranges National Park) which are well worth exploring although you have to leave Port Sorell and drive around the Port to the south and east to access the park.
Watch House Hill: It might be better to describe it as Watch House sand dune. There was a time when there was an old gaol on top of this prominent sand dune. It was destroyed and today it has been replaced by the town's bowling green.
Shearwater: After the rather sleepy experience of Port Sorell it is surprising to find Shearwater which has been developed in the past decade. It has a modern shopping centre, good access to the beaches - particularly Freers Beach - and the Shearwater Country Club is a very substantial and modern holiday destination.
Leisure activities: Port Sorell is ideal for people seeking a quiet and uncomplicated holiday. There are walks along the beaches and in the nearby Narawntapu National Park. The fishing is good. There are a wide range of water activities available. And there is a sleepiness which is relaxing and pleasant.
Today Port Sorell is one of many popular holiday resorts along the north coast of Tasmania.
*Gardam, Faye. "A History of Port Sorell 1844 - 1994". Port Sorell Sesquicentenary Committee:
Latrobe, Tasmania. 1994.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Port Arthur, Tasmania — Infobox Australian Place | type = town name = Port Arthur state = tas caption = The iconic view of the penitentiary originally built as a flour mill, across the water. lga = Tasman Council postcode = 7182 est = 1830 pop = 499 pop footnotes=… … Wikipedia
Port Sorell — Staat: Australien Bundesstaat … Deutsch Wikipedia
Sorell, Tasmania — Infobox Australian Place | type = town name = Sorell state = tas caption = Information Centre main street, Sorell lga = Sorell Council postcode = 7172 est = pop = 3,606 (2001) Combined Sorell Midway Point population. cite web… … Wikipedia
Sorell — See also Sorel and SorrellSorell may refer to: * William Sorell (1775–1848), Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania * Sorell, Tasmania north east of Hobart * Cape Sorell, Tasmania on the west coast of Tasmania *Port Sorell, Tasmania on the north coast … Wikipedia
Port Arthur massacre (Australia) — Infobox civilian attack title = Port Arthur Massacre caption = Location of Port Arthur, where the majority of the shootings occurred location = Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia target = Port Arthur Historic Site date = April 28, 1996 time = 1pm… … Wikipedia
Tasmanĭa — (früher Vandiemensland), brit. Insel an der Südostspitze des Australkontinents (s. Karte »Australien«) und von ihm durch die Baßstraße getrennt, ist 67,894 qkm groß, mit den umliegenden Inseln. Diese sind am Ostende der Baßstraße: die… … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Tasmania — Tasmanian, adj., n. /taz may nee euh, mayn yeuh/, n. an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 418,957; 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km). Cap.: Hobart. Formerly, Van Diemen s Land. * * * formerly Van Diemen s Land Island… … Universalium
Sorell Causeway — Infobox Bridge bridge name=Sorell Causeway caption= The western approach official name= carries= crosses= Orielton Lagoon locale= Hobart, Tasmania maint= Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources id= design= Causeway mainspan= length=… … Wikipedia
Tasmania — Tasmanie Tasmania (Tasmanie) … Wikipédia en Français
Geology of Tasmania — Tasmania has a varied geological history, with the world s biggest exposure of diabase, or dolerite. Rocks from the Neoproterozoic, Paleozoic and Mesozoic time periods appear. It is one of the few southern hemisphere areas glaciated during the… … Wikipedia