Orford is a perfect place to take a break for a coffee and snack (or long lunch), throw in a line from the Prosser River Bridge or visit one of the nearby beaches—including Raspins, Millingtons, Spring and Rheban Beach. Take some time to go for a swim, take a stroll on the sand or just laze the afternoon away while you take in the views over Mercury Passage towards Maria Island.

Take some time to explore the local area on foot—try the scenic cliff walk from East Shelley to Spring Beach, walk the convict road beside the Prosser River to the ruins of Paradise probation station, or pack a picnic and head to Thumbs lookout for lunch with a view.

While you’re here, factor in some time to visit a local winery (try Darlington Vineyard for a sampling of fine east coast wines), play a round of golf or take the Wielangta Forest Drive—a gravel forestry road that leads through tall eucalypt production forests and pockets of remnant rainforest to Sandspit Reserve (4WD only).

Darlington Beach House

Darlington Beach House is a beautifully appointed holiday house with expansive ocean views only a short stroll to two stunning white sandy beaches: Spring Beach and Stapleton Beach on Tasmania’s spectacular East Coast. The beach house is spacious, airy and light and provides quality stylish contemporary accommodation for 2 – 8 guests (comfortably). Perfectly located to explore E and SE coast.


Eastcoast Central Watersedge Resort

Eastcoast Central is located on the water’s edge beside the seaside town of Orford and Triabunna. Our spacious resort features a number of land and water facilities, including Seafood Restaurant and Bar, indoor heated and outdoor swimming pools. spa, sauna, tennis court, basketball court, mountain bikes, squash court, fishing jetty and our own beach. We have Resort Suites and Cabins to accommodate any size families and groups.

1 Louisville Road, Orford 7190
03 6257 1172    Tariff from: $111 – $195   W

Maria Views Bed & Breakfast

Modern 1 bedroom fully self contained apartment with spectacular 180 views of Maria Island. Experience magnificent morning sunrises and evening moonrises. Easy walking distance to beaches, cafes and local hotel.

11 Alma Road, Orford 7190
03 6257 2023   M 0417 577 348    Tariff from: $130 – $150

Orford Beach Break

Orford Beach Break is new, modern and quiet with direct access to beach, walking and bike tracks while enjoying all the comforts of home.  A perfect stopover on your “Great Eastern Drive”.  Guests private self-contained area Includes spacious bedroom with a brand new double bed and 1 single bed, small lounge and fully equipped kitchen area, bathroom including laundry which are all private and secure. We provide continental breakfast, Tea and Coffee. 10 minute drive to Maria Island Ferry. Perfect for a couple or 1- 3 people. This is also our home but your area which we have named “Orford Beach Break” is completely private and secure. We are more than happy to interact with our guests and enjoy getting to know them. We will respect their privacy if they wish to have time on their own. We have lots of local knowledge and information to help guests with their holiday plans.

Orford Blue Waters Hotel

Orford Blue Waters is a Waterfront hotel with lovely views of the Prosser River and Maria Island. There are quality Family Ensuite rooms plus Standard and Backpacker options There is a great restaurant with gaming and a sports bar and a large outdoor terrace. Only 50 Minutes to Hobart Airport it’s a perfect first or last destination when visiting Tessie.

Scorchers by the River Gallery Café

Gallery café. House specialty – gourmet woodfired pizzas. All ingredients Tasmanian wherever possible. All drinks Tasmanian only. Licensed – Tasmanian beer, wines and cider with emphasis on East Coast wines.

Open after 4 Fri-Mon. Closed Wednesday.

1 Esplanade, Orford 7190
03 6257 1033

The Orford Odeon

The Orford Odeon is a volunteer-run, registered not-for-profit Community Association which screens films to provide a Cinematic Experience that is accessible financially to the entire Community. All money raised from film nights is used to fund projects that are of benefit to the community of Glamorgan Spring Bay; in particular its young people. The Odeon Café regularly serves popcorn, chocolates, healthy snack packs, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks.

To create a sense of occasion, the venue is decorated to complement each film; and the displays add a unique and sparkling atmosphere to the night’s entertainment.

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