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Welcome to Rosedale Homestead home to Taranna Cottages,
your perfect base for exploring Port Arthur and the spectacular Tasman Peninsula.

Taranna Cottages

Startionmaster's Cottage at Taranna Cottages

Experience an authentic Tasmanian bushland holiday in a renovated picker's hut or stationmaster's cottage, in a peaceful setting surrounded by bush and farmland, with cosy open fires to relax in front of and friendly wildlife as neighbours.

Being just just five minutes past Eaglehawk Neck and five minutes to Port Arthur and the start of the Three Capes Walk, Taranna Cottages make the perfect base for exploring the Tasman Peninsula. And what a lot there is to discover...

From World Heritage History to walks along spectacularly rugged coastlines, sheltered bays and pristine beaches, quiet rainforests and cruises on the waters, there's plenty to keep you enthralled and exhilarated.

And after all your Tasman exploration, a comfortable Taranna Cottage will relax and rejuvenate you, ready for your next day of adventure.


Please note our Heritage Museum and Tea Rooms are currently undergoing renovations and will be open again soon (Nov 2018) alongside our new feature the Country Farm featuring a wide variety of animal - making your visit extra special.

History and coffee on site

Tasman Historical Museum & Coffee Shop

Right on your doorstep is the Tasman Historical Museum & Coffee Shop where you can step back in time to meet our early pioneers and admire their resourcefulness and the industrial machinery of the past.

Our Museum is full of stories and memorabilia from local families and equipment from industries like forestry, farming and blacksmithing that sustained them,. You'll see what daily life was like, way back when.

The display by the local Parradarrama Pungeena Aboriginal Community will give you an insight to how the original custodians of this land lived.

And after taking in all this amazing history, you can take in a delicious coffee!

Read more about the Tasman Historical Museum & Coffee Shop here

Explore the peninsula

Pennicott Cruises and Three Capes Walk on the Tasman Peninsula

Natural splendour and history abound on all sides of the Tasman Peninsula in South Eastern Tasmania.

Immerse yourself in nature - take on the adventure of the brand new Three Capes Walk or take on a bright red coat and cruise the coastline on a Pennicott Wilderness Journey.

The coast gives rise to rugged cliffs and amazing rock formations and in between are secluded bays and pristine beaches. The bush and forests offer quiet trails to explore and all these are wonderful for walking and of course, offer a myriad of picture-perfect picnic locations.

Wander through the convict sites at Port Arthur and the Saltwater River Coal Mines to soak up the deep history now recognised and celebrated as World Heritage.

So much to explore and discover - where will you start? Find out more about nearby attractions here