South Arm peninsula is a U-shaped narrow neck of land which stretched south from Lauderdale, separating the River Derwent estuary on its western side from Frederick Henry Bay to the east.
Where Is it?
Lauderdale is 40 km east of Hobart, 13 km south of Sorell.
South Arm Peninsula Trail
The South Arm Peninsula Trail has been developed for both walkers and cycxlists. It starts at the carpark opposite South Arm store follows alongside South Arm Road to the Opossum Bay store. A friendly family track for cycle riders and walkers. Stunning views, magnificent beaches, fishing, friendly people and history in abundance.
Iron Pot Lighthouse
For nearly two hundred years the Iron Pot Lighthouse at South Arm has welcomed sailors to the mouth of the Derwent River. The structure was built following a request by Governor Arthur who, in 1830, suggested to the Hobart Port Control that a lighthouse be established due to the wreck of the colonial trading ship 'Hope' in 1827. The Hope was wrecked opposite Bruny Island on the beach which now bears its name and soon became legendary as stories of the lost treasure onboard spread far and wide.
The small community of South Arm is situated on the eastern shore of Halfmoon Bay on the South Arm Peninsula. The curving South Arm Beach faces west across the Derwent towards Taroona. There is a boat ramp and jetty on the rocks at the southern end of the beach.
Opossum Bay is an attractive beachside hamlet on South Arm, on the east bank of the River Derwent near the river mouth. It has the advantage of being not too distant from the city while being at the ���end of the line.��� Opossum Bay has expansive views across the Derwent River channel to Kingston and the Alum Cliffs at Taroona, with Mt. Wellington beyond. At Opossum Bay there is a sandy beach in a sheltered bay.
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Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach is a former holiday home area that offers one of the best 'walking' beaches in the Hobart area. The beach is a long crescent of sand overlooking Frederick Henry Bay. Curving along a natural sand spit, it extends east from the Seven Mile Beach residential area to Sandy Point. There is a general store at the western end of the beach, day use areas with picnic facilities, showers and toilets, a children's playground and a range of holiday accommodation.
Clifton Beach is one of Hobart's most popular beaches. Situated some 35Km SE of Hobart it is about a 30 min. drive from the city centre. Clifton Beach is the home of the Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. One side of the Clifton Beach peninsula faces across Pipe Clay Lagoon towards Cremorne and the other looks onto Frederick Henry Bay.
Cremorne is a sleepy coastal community situated some 30Km SE of Hobart it is about a 30 min. drive from the city centre. Cremorne is one of the very few locations in the area for launching boats onto Frederick Henry Bay. Cremorne faces across Pipe Clay lagoon towards Clifton Beach with a beach fronting onto Frederick Henry Bay.