ORFORD and TRIABUNNA are pretty towns on the south east coast with some great beaches. There is also a great forest drive at Wielangta and a historic church at Buckland. Triabunna is also the docking port for the Maria Island Ferry. There are some facilities and some accommodation at both Orford and Triabunna.
TRIABUNNA is just north of Orford.
WIELANGTA Forest is south of Orford.
BUCKLAND is about 15 kilometres south west of Orford.
View Region East Coast of Tasmania 3 in a larger map. Unfortunately, you need to go to the Google Page 2 map to see some of my marked features.
FACILITIES: There are shops, a cafe, a hotel and a petrol pump at accommodation at both ORFORD and Triabunna. There is a hotel at Buckland.
TOURIST information is located in Triabunna on the foreshore Esplanade. The telephone number is (03) 6257 4772 or the contact is www.tasmaniaseastcoast.com.au
PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS of TRIABUNNA the telephone number is (03) 6257 4772
EAST COAST CRUISES is at 49 Tasman Highway, Orford, the telephone number is (03) 6257 1300 and 0408 313 904 or the two Internet contacts are www.mariacruises.com.au and www.eastcoastcruises.com.au
MARIA ISLAND is accessed from Triabunna. You must book the ferry in advance by telephoning 0419 746 668
EAST COAST FLIGHTS the telephone is (03) 6248 5390 or 0408 580 994 or contact www.paravion.com.au
SIGHTS: There are great beaches at Orford and some very interesting attractions near Orford. These include the;
WIELANGTA Forest Drive is located south of Orford and is well signed. There you will see giant trees and ferns. There are walks and a lookout in the area as well.
STAIN GLASS windows in the church at Buckland. This is located on the A3 Tasman Highway south west of Orford.
SANDA HOUSE, the old Post Office, is now a B&B. The telephone numbers are (03) 6257 1527 or 0412 618 911
ORFORD has four great beaches; Orford, Raspins, Shelly and Spring.
ROUTE: ORFORD and TRIABUNNA are both located on the A3 Tasman Highway. They are only 5 minutes from each other.
The WIELANGTA Forest Drive is accessed from the southern side of Orford on the Wielangta Forest Drive Road.
1/ Orford is just south of Triabunna on the south eastern coast of Tasmania. It is a small town with a great beaches and good fishing. Orford is located at the point where the Prosser River is crossed by a large bridge.
2/ There are a number of shops in Orford including this attractive modern cafe.
3/ Orford provides moorings for many small pleasure boats. They were all out this day.
4/ This shows the beautiful sands of Raspins Beach just north of Orford town, which you can see on the extreme left. Orford boasts three other lovely beaches.
5/ From Raspins Beach, Orford you can see Mt Maria on Maria Island about 15 kilometres away.
6/ The Prosser River flows out into the Tasman Sea via Orford. It is quite wide near Orford.
1/Triabunna is a fishing town on the south east coast of Tasmania. It is very close to four great beaches at nearby Orford. The Maria Island Ferry departs from Triabunna.
2/ This photo shows the Triabunna Marina looking towards Spring Bay and the entrance to the Tasman Sea.
3/ This is one of the Triabunna trawlers, which regularly fishes in the nearby Tasman Sea.
4/ This is the Maria Island Ferry, which moors at Triabunna. It is the main contact vessel with nearby Maria Island.
5/ The Victorian era Spring Bay Hotel dominates the nearby Triabunna Waterfront.
6/ This grand old Georgian hotel was recently operating in Triabunna.
7/ These two Georgian era houses are located close to the Triabunna waterfront. They have restoration potential.
8/ This is the attractive, modern RSL (war veterans association) club in Triabunna.
9/ In the adjacent park is this 25 pounder howitzer.
10/ Triabunna boasts two quaint Victorian era churches.
11/ There are a number of Victorian houses in Triabunna.
1/ Buckland is a hamlet in south east Tasmania about 15 kilometres west of Orford. It has a Gothic Restoration style church, which is famous for stain glass windows. There is only a hotel at Buckland.
2/ This is the entrance gate to the Buckland church. You pass by ancient graves just as you would in a medieval English church. I think, though, that the modern wood sculpture is way out of place.
3/ This is the cemetery looking towards the old church at Buckland.
4/ This old baptism font in the Buckland church looks medieval in style.
5/ This is full view looking towards the altar of the church at Buckland. The bars across the roof are modern.
6/ This is the largest stain glass window above the altar of the Buckland church. It clearly shows the great skill of the 19th Century craftsmen, Michael O'Connor.
7/ This is another of the beautiful stain glass windows, which would stand proudly in any church in Europe. It shows why the church at Buckland, Tasmania is special.
8/ I thought that this stain glass was the most skillful.
9/ This skillful stain glass seemed to be of the same style as the one above. I was most impressed by what I saw at the church at Buckland.
10/ This stain glass is quite lovely, but it does not look like those above.
11/ This stain glass window looked fairly modern. It was probably made in the 20th Century to fill a gap in the church at Buckland.
12/ The ancient inn is another attraction of Buckland.
13/ There are a number of attractive old homes in the hamlet of Buckland.