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.



Eastcoaster Resort

Eastcoaster Tasmania offers a range of accommodation set on the shores of the picturesque Spring Bay, located on the beautiful Tasmanian east coast. We offer a range of accommodation types, most with views to Spring Bay and the Mercury Passage, swimming pools (outdoor and heated indoor), spa, gymnasium, squash and tennis courts, communal BBQ facilities, boat ramp and conferencing facilities. Our over-water Springbay Seafood and Wine Bar offers a wide menu featuring succulent, freshly-caught local seafood and wines delivered with friendly service. Eastcoaster Tasmania is within a one hour drive from Hobart airport and provides a perfect base to explore Tasmania’s magnificent east coast and The Great Eastern Drive….






Lyenna is a three bedroom luxury holiday house on the water’s edge at the quiet holiday town of Orford, with incredible views over Maria Island and the pristine East Coast of Tasmania. Lyenna isn’t just a very luxurious coastal holiday home – it’s an unforgettable experience.


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 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.


Orford Sanda House B&B

Located in Orford, Sanda House B&B is the oldest house in Orford having been built in 1840. It features 4 guest bedrooms – 1 King, 2 Queens and a Twin, a guest sitting room with complimentary port, breakfast room, veranda’s and one acre of gardens including our bountiful fruit orchard, veggie garden and our own ‘chooks’.

Free private parking is available on site. Included in the tariff is afternoon tea with our famous ‘brownies’ and a continental and cooked breakfast. It is a short stroll to great beaches, the local café, pub and pizza/pasta restaurant. Sanda House is an ideal stop for those visiting Maria Island or just to simply relax and unwind.


33 Walpole St, Orford, Tasmania, 7190






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


South East Charters

We provide a fishing or sightseeing experience in the South East region of Tasmania. We operate a 26 foot custom built aluminum boat which is in full MAST (Marine & Safety Tasmania) Survey for 5 passengers. We supply all quality Penn, Fin-Nor & Alvey Reels and all tackle is supplied (you are welcome to bring your own gear if you wish).

Your catch, if you choose to retain it, will be cleaned and packed ready for you to take home and cook.



Spring Bay Distillery

Spring Bay Distillery is a new world distillery that leans heavily on tradition. Located on Tasmania’s east coast, the flavour of our local sea salt makes its way into the rainwater we use for our products making our spirits sweet with a subtle maritime influence.

We use only the best ingredients and distil these in a 1200 litre copper pot still from renowned still maker Peter Bailly of Knapp Lewer Still Makers. Our declining line-arm on our still ensures we capture oils from the spirit distillation. Our rich spirit therefore has a beautiful mouth feel. We are open most days by appointment for tours and tastings.



Springbay Seafood and Wine Bar


The Springbay Seafood and Wine Bar is located directly on the shores of the picturesque Spring Bay. The restaurant focuses on sourcing fresh Tasmanian produce from within a 150km radius of the Resort. Our highly skilled chefs use only the freshest local seafood to create dishes with an Asian fusion. Paired with cool-climate wines from the local region, dinning in the Springbay Seafood and Wine Bar is an experience in itself.




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