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Taranna - Cities, Towns and Localities

Taranna is a small township located about 10 km north of the Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula.

It was here that Australia’s built its first railway, covering a distance of almost 7 km between the jetty at Little Norfolk Bay and the prison. The line was designed to carry passengers and supplies being unloaded at Norfolk Bay to save the ships the hazardous journey around Cape Raoul. As well as being the first railway in Australia, it was also the only one using human horsepower along the length of the line.

Check out our listing of Taranna accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Eaglehawk Neck Visitor Information Centre

Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre

Taranna Attractions

Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park
• Port Arthur Hwy, TARANNA TAS 7180 • Ph: +61 3 6250 3230 • Fax: +61 3 6250 3406 • Email
• Come face to face with our Tasmanian devils when you visit the world's leading wildlife centre for vital Tasmanian devil conservation and research. Learn about our exciting projects to help save the Tasmanian devil from extinction by a mystery cancer.

You're guaranteed to meet our famous little devils, you can hand feed friendly kangaroos, see our famous "Dive of the Falcon" in Kings of the Wind, Tasmania's only free-flight raptor show, discover owls, eagles, falcons and hawks, try a nose to nose encounter with a potoroo and many other interesting Tasmanian creatures.
Dart Island
• Dart Island is located in Little Norfolk Bay. Sometimes called ‘Woody Island’, Dart Island was a semaphore station that was linked to Port Arthur in the 1800s. Messages were semaphored all the way through to Hobart Town.

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Taranna Distance

Distance to Taranna
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Taranna:
  Km
• Devonport 318
• Eaglehawk Neck 9
• Hobart 84
  Km
• Launceston 237
• Port Arthur 10
• Tasman Island 18
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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