South Arm: lots of great reasons to visit and only 40 minutes from Hobart. Soon the weather will be warm enough to venture to the beach for some swimming, boating and fishing. With the recent spring weather enticing people outdoors, a clamber over the rocks is always nice.
South Arm Attraction
Along the edge of the Derwent River, you can uncover some interesting creatures hiding in the rock pools. You can see across to the shot tower at Taroona, while further south the northern section of Bruny Island is visible.
The main South Arm beach and Half Moon Bay (towards O’Possum Bay) are both calm and sheltered, but closer to open ocean at the southern end of town, the seas are sometimes wilder.
If you have a decent zoom lens on your camera, you can shoot the Iron Pot Lighthouse from shore.
During October, there’s an added incentive to visit South Arm. The following article was printed on the front page of the most recent South Arm Peninsula Newsletter…
Back to South Arm Fun Day: Sunday 17 October
This will be a family fun day with lots of free activities, food and live music.
Activities for children include: donkey rides, jumping castle, face painting, sausage sizzle, magician, balloons …all free!
Most of our groups and South Arm businesses will be there with stalls and many give-aways. There will be displays of Zumba and belly dancing and an interesting historical display in the hall.
Buy some famous South Arm Pinkeye potatoes or a delicious Devonshire tea.
Why not ride your bike to the oval and leave it with our Bike Valet for safe keeping?
I’ve heard a whisper that members of the local karate club will be demonstrating some of their moves. Watch out for that.
Hopefully Tasmania will turn on more of its magnificent spring weather, so you can stay and eat fish and chips on the beach. The local store does great take-away and it’s always good value. With any luck, during the evening you might just see one of the cruise ships gliding past, leaving from a visit to the port of Hobart.