"Southport Sound" is a traditional beach "shack" located right on the waters edge at Kingfisher Beach Southport, Tasmania. The "shack" has some significant history in so much as the original burnt down in the Hobart bushfires of February 1967 and "Southport Sound" was rebuilt in 1968 just metres from its original position. The name is derived from the tiny secluded settlement, along with the beautiful sounds made by the waves when hitting the magnificent white sandy beach. Southport is a great spot from where to discover the wonders of Tassies Southern Wilderness. Cockle Creek, the farthest one can drive in Australia has an amazing history with the old cemetery providing a wonderful insight into the lives of those who lived there in the past. Hastings has caves and a thermal pools which are a must to visit when down "south". Magnificent scenery is common whilst trekking on the many bushwalks in the district. These include walks to Duckhole Lake, Adamsons Peak, Adamsons Falls and Hartz Mountain. Only a short drive away is the world famous Tarhune Airwalk. The shack contains three bedrooms - one double room along with two other bedrooms each having two single beds. No bunks So sleeping for six is a breeze A brand new kitchen has been installed with all modern cooking facilities. At present the bathroom and toilet areas are being renovated thus discounted nightly rates, however all facilities are in good working order. There is no waching machine available but washing can be done at laundromats at the Tavern and at Dover Shopping Centre 15 minutes away. Linen and towels etc are provided along with shampoo, conditioners etc etc. A feature of the shack is its open fire - all firewood is supplied and it provides a wonderful atmosphere sitting in front of a roaring fire looking out to the ocean especially in winter.
Catch your "brekkie" off the deck - yes you can fish straight from the extensive deck which provides magnificent views to South Bruny Island Lighthouse and beyond. How long since you have enjoyed barbecued fresh fish on the deck?? Great fishing can be enjoyed along the beach, off the rocky parts of the shoreline, in the bay itself and from the two kayaks which are available at no cost. Paddle out to Pelican Island to collect beautiful fresh oysters and mussels which abound there. Southport is also an abalone and crayfish lobster port where catches are regularly made. Terrific views of Adamsons Peak and the mountainous south can be had from Pelican. Three golf courses - Huonville, Geeveston and Dover are within 3/4 hour drive. Fishing charters can be made from Southport and these venture right around Southern Tasmania to Maatsuyker Group, Cox Bight etc. Charter firm details can be provided. Visit Dover RSL for entertainment, great meals and hospitality. Southport Shop and Tavern has your daily needs and dine-in or takeaway meals and is only 1.5km from the shack. And to add to the serenity of the shack we don't have television - its a place to sit back and watch the sea and the dolphins frolic. We know you will enjoy "Southport Sound Beach Shack"