If you’re looking for a waterfront dining and/or accommodation experience at Port Arthur, the decision has been made very easy for you. The fully licensed Gabriel’s on the Bay at Stewarts Bay Lodge is the only such establishment in the region and, luckily, it’s also a fabulous destination in its own right. You’ll find this nine-hectare property nestled between the shores of Stewarts Bay, a World Heritage listed National Park and the Port Arthur Historic Site.
At Gabriel’s it’s all about comfort and ambience, with two log fires and full air-conditioning, once you arrive, you’ll really never want to leave. Open every day for breakfast and lunch, and five nights a week (Thursday to Monday) for dinner, this is the perfect spot to just take a break and recharge the batteries or gear up for a special occasion or function. The menu includes fresh local seafood and a carefully curated Tasmanian wine list.
One of the features is the chance to spot some examples of local wildlife through the restaurant’s picture windows, which also offer spectacular views over the bay.
Gabriel’s offers facilities for weddings and conferences – for the latter, guests can avail themselves of two function rooms and additional breakout areas.
The venue has a range of private accommodation options, with the capacity to cater for up to 120 guests. This self-contained accommodation is one of the biggest drawcards, as each lodge boasts captivating open forest or sea views. There are 19 standard one-, two- or three-bedroom log cabins and 21 one- or two-bedroom deluxe spa chalets. Each cabin includes a fully equipped kitchen, microwave, DVD and CD player, TV, washing machine, dryer, electric blankets and reverse cycle air-conditioner. Room rates can include full buffet breakfasts.
It’s the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, a family weekend or a private function in the most beautiful of natural surroundings.
6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur 7182
Tel: +613 6250 2888