The population of Port Sorell, located in northern Tasmania, is around 2000, except during the holidays, when the area swells with visitors. Port Sorell is 20 km. east of Devonport, and is a popular place for ocean sports like sea kayaking and fishing. Unlike many other towns in the area which have historic buildings, Port Sorell does not because bushfires destroyed the original town.
Narawntapu National Park
Port Sorell is considered the gateway to Narawntapu National Park. Narawntapu is rich in wildlife, including wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, Tasmanian devils, and a wide variety of birds. Campsites are available in the park, which is a popular place for walking. The park was formerly known as the Asbestos Range National Park because asbestos used to be mined near there.
Tranquilles Art Gallery
The art gallery located in the Tranquilles Bed and Breakfast on Port Sorell Road features art by Tasmanian artists. Displays are changed periodically. Some of the pieces are on display in the Quilles Cafe, also on the premises.
Ghost Rock Vineyard
Among the many wineries in the northern part of Tasmania is the boutique vinyards known as Ghost Rock, located on Port Sorell Road, Port Sorell. In addition to sampling local wines, tourists can view art on display.