Dec
30
2011

Spend some time in quaint Sorell

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Sorell is one of the oldest towns in Tasmania – it was first explored in 1805 and today acts as a valuable centre servicing local farms, industry and surrounding suburbs.

Located about 30 minutes' drive east of Hobart, it is the type of quaint location the region is renowned for and possesses a number of features well worth visiting on your island state stay.

Wandering away from the main street you will discover interesting pieces of history hidden among Sorell's unique laneways, with some of the highlights being the barracks and the impressive St George's Anglican Church in Gordon Street.

There are some other beautiful churches to be found here, but for a definite change of pace you might also wish to stop by for a few beers at some of the great local pubs. A refreshment stop on your way to Port Arthur, or to the East Coast is also a good idea … there are excellent local bakeries and cafes to explore.

At Sorell Antiques you can pick up a number of treasures to take home, reflecting the area's rich history.

Fresh fruit and berry lovers will enjoy picking all sorts of delicious varieties at the nearby Sorell Fruit Farm, which is home to a wonderful choice of classic favourites such as raspberries and strawberries as well as loganberries, silvanberries and tayberries.

Fine sandstone church at Sorrell

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  • jobeans13@bigpond.com says:

    I am interested in finding local history of Sorell particularly about the original police district and whether it was connected to the New Norfolk area. I believe an ancestor or mine who had been a convict worked as police warden int he area after he was granted a Free Certificate in 1841. His name was Thomas Scrivens.
    Hoping you can help or direct me to another site
    Thank you
    Beverley Cox

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