Tourism

More than 300,000 tourists are estimated to travel through Sorell on their way to the east coast, the World Heritage Site of Port Arthur and Hobart each year.  Council is working hard to encourage some of these “passing through” tourists to stay a while and explore what the municipality has to offer.

Popular attractions for tourists and holiday-makers include the many walking routes and scenic drives, fine eateries and wineries, some of the most popular surf beaches in Tasmania, a wide range of arts and cultural activities, markets, historic and heritage sites and op shops.

Event Attractions

Falls Festival

The Falls Music and Arts Festival is held annually over the New Year in Marion Bay, offering a few days of fun in the sun, jam packed with fine tunes, warm weather, camping and arts.
Falls is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the year, catch up with friends and make some new ones. With both artists and campers alike coming from all over Australia and the rest of the world, there is always something new to enjoy and discover.

Bream Creek Show

The Bream Creek Show has been held annually since 1897, making it one of Australia’s oldest country shows. Held in March, this is an event you do not want to miss. Come down to the show and enjoy rides, ringside entertainment, wood chopping, wool displays, the giant pumpkin competition and much more.

The Dodges Artisans and Producers Market

The Dodges Artisans and Producers Market is a cultural seaside experience in Dodges Ferry run by volunteers for the community. The market showcases the many local artisans, performers and producers of fine food.

In 2009, the Dodges Artisans and Producers Market was given the community event of the year award. Come along on the third Sunday of every month to celebrate the best of the community’s creations.

Dunalley Fish Market

Fresh fish and seafood is the philosophy of the Dunalley Fish Market. Crayfish are cooked daily and oysters are not opened until you ask for them to be. All the produce is caught or harvested locally.

The market itself is in a lovely setting by the water and offers free use of a barbecue, or purchases can be packed in insulated boxes suitable for your journey by car, boat or plane.

Sorell Market

The Sorell Market is a large country market, first held in 1991, which now attracts over 60 stallholders selling a wide range of goods and welcomes hundreds of visitors each week.

The market offers everything from freshly picked organic and farm-grown fruits and vegetables, antiques and collectables, second hand goods, arts and crafts, furniture, wood turning, native plants, garden products and tools.

Sorell Fruit Farm

Tasmania’s cool climate gives extra flavour to its berry fruits and cherries, which are the specialty of Sorell Fruit Farm. The range of berries is astounding – strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, boysenberries, loganberries, silvanberries, blackcurrants. From November to May at least a couple of berries are in season, ready for the whole family  to pick their own.

December and January are the time for picking super-sized sweet cherries.   But at different times during the warmer months you can pick apricots, nectarines, peaches, apples, pears, nashi, broad beans and sweet corn. All the fruits and vegetables can be picked at ground level.

Enjoy a free self-guided tour of the diverse farm and then stop at the cafe for a Devonshire tea, gourmet lunch or berry ice cream. To take home, there is a marvelous range of the farm’s award winning liqueurs and fruit wines, jams, honeys, vinaigrettes and pickles – including pickled cherries.

Opening Hours:
October, and March to May: 10.00am to 4.00pm
November to February: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

Sorell Visitors Information Centre

The Sorell Visitor Information Centre is located in Gordon St Sorell and contains up to date information on tourism, event and accommodation options in the area.
It is serviced by friendly staff 7 days per week:  9 – 5pm Summer and 10 – 4pm Winter.
Phone: 03 6269 2924
Address: 16 Gordon Street Sorell – Main Road Sorell