Norfolk Bay- Heritage Site

Convict Coal Mines Historic Site ( 2 days & 1 night)

The convict coal mines are of enormous historical interest. Not easily accessed by land based tours, they are less frequented than Port Arthur and allow us to experience an uninterrupted impression of where some of the harshest punishment was metered out. In stark contrast we will be anchored on the tranquil waters of Norfolk Bay which overlooks the site.

We will sail past the stunning scenery of Bruny Island and across the often lively Storm Bay. Dolphins and whales (in season) are often sighted along with seals and abundant birdlife.

The trip allows time for those who want to expand their sailing experience and knowledge. Our qualified skipper and crew will happily provide instruction on all facets of sailing and cruising in coastal waters . Alternately you can  just sit back and relax in comfort and take in the sumptuous scenery.

On day two you will have the morning to explore at your leisure the convict coal mines, military and prison precinct and the signal station. In the afternoon we set sail for home and will arrive in Kettering around 4 PM. Activities may also include bush walks, snorkelling, swimming and fishing depending on the weather and your preferences.

  • Anchored in history
    Visiting the coal mines


On board accommodation is provided and the trip is fully catered with fresh Tasmanian produce.