Spindrift is a beach house located on the Tasman Peninsula at popular White Beach. It is ideally suited as a base to visit the nearby attractions in the area, or simply as a lazy seaside holiday. With the beach right out the window, and a wood fire inside, it makes for an ideal summer or winter getaway.
Location and getting there: Spindrift is approximately 1 ½ hr drive from Hobart. You can drive via Port Arthur, or take the more scenic route via Premaydena. Once at Nubeena, Spindrift is approximately another 4km at the western end of White Beach.
Your Accommodation: Spindrift is fully self-contained and can accommodate up to six people. It has three bedrooms - the main bedroom has a double bed, and the two other bedrooms have two single beds each. Beds are fitted with electric blankets and supplied with linen and doonas (extra blankets are available, and a cot is also available upon request).
A well equipped kitchen caters for a variety of cooking needs, with oven\hot plates microwave, toaster, coffee plunger and tea pot, and a good selection of utensils and accessories. A BBQ area in the back yard is also available. Two well stocked supermarkets are located in Nubeena, catering for most needs.
Kitchen, dining and living area are combined. A wood heater provides a cosy atmosphere on cool nights. There is a TV and DVD, and a selection of activities provided, including cards, board games and books to cater for adults and children.
There is ample parking available, and for boaters, a private, registered mooring is available, suitable for runabout or trailer sailer.
The property is fully fenced, making it easy to relax with little children.
Please note that Spindrift is 'no smoking.'
Nearby Attractions and Sightseeing: White Beach is within easy reach of the Tasman Peninsula's many world class tourist attractions. Most are within 10 to 20 minutes easy driving, and in every direction the scenery is magnificent.
Nubeena has tennis courts for hire, and the local pool can be hired by arrangement.
History - A 10 min drive gives access to the world famous convict settlement at Pt Arthur, and it is well worth a night trip for the ghost tour. The lesser known Saltwater River Coal Mines site is recommended for a more leisurely and low key approach to the history of the area.
Boating fishing and surfing - nearby boat ramps provide easy access to the bays and ocean. Some of Tasmania's best surfing is at Roaring Beach, the ‘'eck' and for the more adventurous, at Shipstern Bluff. Game fishing is within easy reach at Fortescue Bay and Pirates Bay (charters available,) and the jetty at Pirates bay is always popular. Commercial sea tours to Tasman Island are also available, giving access to spectacular coastal cliffs and sea life. There is a scuba dive centre at Eaglehawk Neck, and when in season, cray fishing is popular.
Walking and sightseeing: There are many walks to be enjoyed on the Tasman Peninsula. A short drive through Highcroft puts you at the start of the Shipstern Bluff and Cape Raoul walk. You can walk to the magnificent lookout, or for the more dedicated, continue on down to the coast and feel the thunder in the air when the big surf is working. The Fortescue Bay area has walks to Cape Hauy, the Lanterns and the Candle Stick. You may also enjoy a walk to Canoe Bay.
Crescent bay with its awesome sand dunes is a pleasant 20 min walk from the beach at Safety Cove, and the more energetic can continue over Brown's Mt and along the coast track to Remarkable Cave. (or just drive to Remarkable Cave and enjoy the scenery in comfort.)
Wildlife :The Tasmanian Devil conservation Park at Taranna is worth visiting, and boat charters from Eaglehawk Neck will get you up close to seals and sealife.
For golfers, the Tasman Golf Course is a must for the joy and challenge of the 8th hole, driving across the chasm along the sea cliffs.