ORFORD BLUE WATERS Activities
Activities & Location
TONS OF ACTIVITIES
FROM SPORTS TO SIGHTSEEING, WE HAVE IT ALL
Orford Golf Club
The Orford Golf Club is located in the township of Orford on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania.
The Club boasts a picturesque 9 hole course, with gently undulating fairways and well groomed greens. There are scenic views of Maria island and the Mercury Passage from many fairways.
Visitors with a current GA handicap are welcome to enter competitions on payment of green fees, contact the club to arrange a tee time.
A 9 hole Chicken Run competition is held every Friday.
The ideal combination of nature and history rewards those who seek to explore Maria Island, off Tasmania’s East Coast. After arriving on the Maria Island ferry, start your exploration at Darlington Probation Station – a World Heritage Australian Convict Site. From Darlington, continue your Maria Island discovery by weaving along the numerous trails on foot or by bike and leave your ordinary life behind.
Access to the Painted Cliffs Rock Platform is safest within two hours of low tide. There is no access to the Painted Cliffs from the clifftop.
Maria Island is a special place where long sandy beaches, turquoise water, mountaintop vistas, abundant wildlife and a multi-layered human history come together to create a perfect island destination.
The Prosser River, which runs through the town, has sea-run trout and some resident trout upstream. Flathead, mullet, Australian salmon and mackerel can be caught from the banks of the river and there are a few jetties that are great for kids.
Fishing from the sheltered beach on either side of Orford will produce salmon, flathead and whiting. From the boat, drifting will nearly always produce flathead (some big “kings”at certain times) and morwong are quite common.
Both Orford and Triabunna provide access to Maria Island. Tasmania’s largest marine reserve is located on the western side of the Island and extends one kilometre off shore from Cape Boullanger to Return point. No fishing is allowed in the reserve.