Situated in an idyllic location at Port Sorell on Tasmania´s northern coastline, Shearwater Resort is central to some of the State´s most spectacular wilderness attractions and tourist destinations whilst offering the perfect place to unwind, indulge and refresh. Shearwater Resort is easy to reach both by air and sea and is located close to Devonport Airport and the Spirit of Tasmania docking terminal.
A car is highly recommended to explore the area - day trips to Cradle Mountain, waterfalls, National Parks, wineries, caves, beaches and quaint country towns are all possible.
The resort itself consists of 49 fully self contained apartments with kitchenettes, TV and video. All units feature either a balcony or patio and the majority have views of the golf course - the perfect relaxation for an afternoon ‘sundowner'.
Resort facilities are extensive and include tennis, indoor heated pool, games room, gymnasium, sauna, solarium, spa pool and restaurant/bistro. Nearby Shearwater Country Club provides a good challenge for social golfers.
When you stay at Shearwater Resort you will experience a delightful setting amongst over 30 hectares of beautiful resort gardens and golf course and all just a short stroll from the water's edge of Freers Beach, ideal for young children with large, warm, shallow waters abutting the sandy beaches at either high or low tide.
Nearby Hawley Beach provides more waves and the entire area is used for swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing.
At low tide Penguin Island is accessible, and oysters can be found on the rocks of this tiny island.
Continue walking from Hawley Beach to the Promontory and fairy penguins can be observed. BBQ and toilet facilities are located at various points around the beach areas.
Bicycle tracks run along the foreshore and throughout the area. Adults and children's bicycles including helmets are available for use by guests.
The Resort's 9 hole Golf Course sits on 16 hectares between the resort accommodation and the sea. You'll also find a full and a half size tennis court, table tennis and basketball, bicycles and a network of bicycle tracks, a billiard room, gym, squash court, a sauna and spa, and a games room.
The resort also contains a bistro, alfresco eating and entertainment area, lounge bar, sports bar, gaming room, and a bottle shop. You'll also enjoy regular live entertainment.
Both passive and active recreational activities abound at Shearwater Resort. Nearby discoveries include beach walks, fairy penguins, Narawntapu National Park and Squeaky Point.
A dedicated billiards room is set aside for use and may only be booked and used by adults. For the children (and young at heart) there are two separate games rooms within the Resort offering arcade games, and 8 ball table, pinball and other games.
There are some good local beaches to enjoy and fishing, in fact plenty of activities easily accessed from Shearwater Resort.
You'll have no difficulty relaxing at the resort day after day but it's the surrounds that you should take some time to explore.
The Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and will captivate you with its ancient rainforest, rugged peaks, icy mountain streams and rich array of flora and fauna. This is a full day trip but well worth the effort.
Savour local Tasmanian fine foods and wines, at Ghost Rock Vineyard or enjoy Belgium chocolates made with the finest Tasmanian dairy produce at the House of Anvers, in and around Latrobe and Port Sorell. Explore the nearby crystal caves just 30 minutes drive away, taste award winning chocolates, cheese, wines and cherries Tasmanian style. This is a truly authentic culinary experience. All produce is seasonal making it a perfect year-round destination.
Stroll through heritage streetscapes, that have been painstakingly preserved, chat and share your stories with friendly locals - whatever time of year you visit. And pick up a bargain at the antique and collectibles stores and local markets.
Walk amongst nature, ancient trees, platypus, bird hides, wombats at Warrawee Forest Reserve, or the Narawntapu National Park. View platypus with the help of an experienced guide.
This is a land a patchwork of colours and textures, with spectacular diversity where the deep ancient reds and black soils contrast with the dramatic oceans and rivers the lush greenery of the stunning farmlands and fields of poppies and paddocks any time of year!
If you haven't experienced the beauty and tranquillity of Tasmania before then here's your chance. If you've been before you'll no doubt want more.