A Day in Shearwater

A Day in Shearwater

With undeniable natural beauty and a laidback lifestyle, Tasmania’s Shearwater has all the makings of the ultimate destination for a family-friendly holiday or relaxing beachside escape.

Wondering what’s the best way to spend 24 hours in the seaside suburb? Follow our guide to tick off all the bucket list items that make Shearwater and Tasmania’s North West coast renowned.


Stretch your legs

Catch the morning sun on a walk, run or cycle along the iconic Shearwater Esplanade. With unbeatable views of the popular Freers Beach, there’s no better way to kick-start the day and soak up one of Shearwater’s gems.

Shearwater Esplanade

Wet a line

If you’re a keen angler, the Port Sorell Jetty is a local favourite. From Whiting to Flathead and Australian Salmon, the jetty is one of the area’s best spots to catch a wide range of fish.


Lunch with a view

Thankfully you don’t have to catch your own lunch to satisfy your appetite for Shearwater’s fresh seafood. Order locally sourced, restaurant-quality fish and chips straight off the boat from Arch’s Catch. Dine in or head to the beach for a picnic while overlooking the same ocean your meal was caught in.

A Penguin’s paradise

The afternoon is the perfect time to experience Shearwater’s unique wildlife. Despite their size, Fairy Penguins are one of the region’s biggest attractions. With numerous tours available to book, get up close and personal with these little-feathered friends at Point Sorell where you can often catch sight of them waddling up the beach.

Delicious Drops

Following all that excitement, it will definitely be time for a drink! Just 5 minutes from the heart of Shearwater, you’ll find Ghost Rock Vineyard. Enjoy a glass or two of North Coast wine with panoramic views of the winery, rolling patchwork hills and the iconic Bass Strait to round out the afternoon.

Ghost Rock


Fine family fare

After a busy day, nothing beats a classic pub meal, accompanied by a range of brews and live tunes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Head to the Shearwater Resort Tavern, and enjoy the finest local fare just steps from your resort accommodation.

Where to Stay

Situated on 30 hectares amongst fresh country air, Classic members can access accommodation in the heart of all the action at Shearwater Resort. With its own 9 hole golf course, two heated swimming pools and walking distance to Freers Beach, it’s the perfect destination for your Tasmanian getaway. Get in touch with Classic Holidays today and book your stay.


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