Tourist activities

Dunalley

Dunalley hotel

Dunalley is a small fishing village approximately 15 minutes drive from Primrose Sands (please note: there are 2 ways to drive to Dunalley from The Beach Escape. Part of the drive on the shorter route is on an unsealed road).

Located on the way to Port Arthur, it sits on the banks of the man-made Denison canal that was constructed between 1901 and 1905. The canal was built to shorten the trip for fishing boats heading out to sea or coming to or from Hobart and the east coast. The canal is approximately 800 metres long, 34 metres wide and 3.9 metres deep at high tide. With the differing tidal forces on each side of the canal there can be a very strong current seen flowing through it.

If you are hungry we recommend the Dunalley Hotel for lunch or dinner. It is a pub with a country feel and lots of character and history within its walls. There are also a number of other eateries in Dunalley including the Dunalley Bakery and the Dunalley Fish market.

If the kids need some exercise, there is a great little playground beside the foreshore at Imlay St.

As you drive from Primrose Sands to Dunalley, keep an eye out for the oyster farms where Pacific Oysters are grown in the pristine waters.

Marion Bay

Near Dunalley is Marion bay. It is a large ocean facing bay with a long white beach which is great for fishing and for walking.

The Falls Festival

The Falls Music & Arts festival is held at Marion Bay each year, spanning several days/nights with visitors able to camp in their own tents for the duration of the festival. Falls attracts artists from all over the world (see the Wikipedia link in Further information) and revellers can take in the tunes from morning to late at night. If you love music then this is a must.

Bream Creek Farmers Market

The Bream Creek Farmers Market is held on the first Sunday of each month. It is a produce based market showcasing growers, cooks, brewers, producers and makers, from South Eastern Tasmania and beyond.

When: 1st Sunday of every month
Where: Bream Creek
Distance from The Beach Escape: 24 km (25 mins drive)

Bream Creek Show - the little country show with the big country heart

Huge pumpkins at the Bream Creek Show

The Bream Creek Show is an old fashioned country show first staged in 1886 and has become an iconic Tasmanian event. The show is staged in the town of Bream Creek in Southern Tasmania on the third Saturday in March each year, and attracts over 7000 visitors.

The event has many attractions for all ages including:

  • Wood chopping
  • Hall of Industries
  • Show Girl competition
  • Shearing and sheep dog demonstrations
  • Kids activities (train rides, animal nursery, face painting, jumping castles, field events
  • Vintage cars & farm equipment
  • Giant pumpkin competition 
  • Boot toss competition
  • Bullock display
  • Roving performers
  • Many food options

The event is family orientated and kids will have a great time with the activities on offer. From having their faces painted, exploring the animal nursery, playing on the jumping castles, and the many other attractions on offer, there is plenty to entertain.

Breamcreek Sandsculpture 300X231

When: 3rd Saturday of March each year
Where: Bream Creek
Distance from The Beach Escape: 24 km (25 mins drive)
 
Further information

Bream Creek Show website