Taranna is a small, sleepy settlement just north of Port Arthur Historic Site on the shores of Norfolk Bay.
Taranna was once the terminus for a tramway from Port Arthur – the first tramway in Australia and probably the only tramway using human horsepower along its 7-km line. Today, the town is noted for its picturesque Presbyterian Church.
Also at Taranna is the popular Tasmanian Devil Park where you can watch Tassie devils at feeding time and be mesmerised by the sea eagle show. The park is dedicated to wildlife protection and rescue and has extensive breeding programs.
Taranna is also home to the Federation Chocolate Factory and Heritage Museum where you can watch the making of these fine handmade chocolates and learn about Tasmania’s convict history, blacksmithing and saw-milling artifacts.
Taranna is a small Tasmanian Rural Location within the local government area of Tasman, it is located approximately 50kms from the capital Hobart covering an area of 18.725 square kilometres. Taranna has a recorded population of 156 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Taranna we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Taranna and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.