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Spectacular 360 ocean view of Maria Island & distant Freycinet

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Tasmania; 'Seadragon Retreat' at Spring Beach is a spacious 3 bedroomed plus study home located overlooking the beautiful Mercury Passage and Maria Island, near Orford on Tasmania's sunny East Coast. A serene, peaceful location above exclusive Stapleton Beach and adjoining native bushland, Seadragon awaits and invites you to enjoy it's magic.

Meander along the garden paths through extensive Australian native bush gardens; enjoy the many species of birds that visit this beautifully landscaped garden; marvel in the sights and sounds of the bush; chill out on the expansive deck with stunning 360 degree ocean views stretching from The Hazards to Maria Island; taking in Schouten Island, Isle de Phoque and the vast mesmerising blue seas. Seadragon' is so special that you may not want to venture beyond the gates and explore this fabulous location;

come and stay; relax, rejuvenate and indulge your senses here for a getaway you will always remember.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach .5
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: HOBART
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Tasmania region

Tasmania; an island so special, so pristine and so beautiful. Home of the last great temperate wilderness on the Planet, Tasmania also has some very elusive secrets; one of them being the sunny East Coast; the Sun Coast of Tasmania! On the little known lower East Coast, you will discover pristine white beaches, coastal forests and stunning scenery. Spring Beach, which is directly opposite the Ntional Park Island of Maria Island is a very special hidden enclave, next to the pretty river side village of Orford. From here you can take a day trip to Swansea, Coles Bay and the more well known areas of the East Coast.

Orford, Tasmania

Explore the area


Spring Beach and Stapleton Beach are exclusive beachside enclaves to the South of Orford. Sparkling fine white sand, turquoise sea, spectacular sandstone cliff faces and a dramatic backdrop of Maria Island provide a unique Tasmania East Coast experience to the Australian and International visitor. The beaches are never crowded; in fact one hardly ever sees more than a handful of people on these magnificent beaches. If you seek serenity, peace and quiet away from the madding crowd; then this is the location for you.


Get in touch with the environment and explore the many coastal walking and bike paths around the area. A local walking group have produced a booklet of short walking trails in the immediate area and this is in the information basket at 'Seadragon' for you to read. It is an absolute delight to discover the local flora and fauna that abounds in this area; creatures and plants that you will not come across anywhere else on the planet but Tasmania; one such example is the endemic species the forty-spotted Pardelote [elusive, but seen in our own native garden]


TASTE the produce that Tasmania has to offer, drink the fine wines produced locally.Taste the beautifully clear rainwater that we collect in our 3 large rain water tanks. SMELL the pure sea air, the salty tang of misty mornings. LISTEN to the sounds of the kookaburras, the eastern rosellas, the swift parrots, the possums, quolls and wallaby snufflings. SEE and experience all that the East Coast has to offer by exploring beyond

Seadragon to Swansea, Bicheno, Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. Catch a ferry from Triabunna [20 minutes away] to Maria Island National Park and lose yourself in history, wilderness and unique habitat.

We provide a wealth of written information at Seadragon, but we suggest you read up on this special part of Australia beore you leave home so you can [try and] plan your stay as you may never really wish to go beyond Seadragon itself.


The closest local amenities are at Orford, a 10 minute drive. There you will find a small supermarket which aso stocks local and Tasmanian produce; try the range of gourmet meats, sausages, cheeses, yoghurts etc. which we highly can even get a cooked free range chicken for dinner. There is also a licensed cafe [yummy cakes, pies etc], a wood fired pizza restaurant and take away, a post office/newsagency, a hotel/bottle shop and roadhouse/petrol station There are a few slips to launch your boat from; the Prosser River and coves of Spring Bay also provide excellent kayaking.

SCUBA DIVING Seadragon is the perfect place to base yourself to experience some of Tasmania's spectacular East Coast diving; from Eaglehawk Neck's kelp forests and caves to Bicheno's gulllies. Shorediving from any of the East Coast beaches is excellent; boat dive Maria Island's Marine Reserves and Isle de Phoques sea caves. See our website for more details.

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Review 1-7 of 7

16 Feb 2014


"A perfect place to recharge your batteries"

Seadragon has an idyllic,tranquil setting with beautiful grounds and a spectacular sea view. I could have just stayed on the decking for my entire break,watching the bird life,the changing sea views and the weather.
The property is very well maintained,clean and comfortable.The kitchen's amenities are above standard and scored highly in comparison with other properties i have stayed in!
Spring beach is well worth a visit.As is the coffee shop in Orford, their food is superb.
There are many beautiful walks near by and the wild life will not disappoint.
If you like a place to recharge yourself....then this is it ;)

30 Jan 2014


"Gorgeous place that feels like home!"

We stayed for a week at Seadragon and loved it. The place really feels like a home. It has everything you need in the kitchen. The garden is just a haven of gorgeous flowers where you can loose track … More

10 Nov 2013


"WOW!!! What an amazing place to stay!"

An absolutely beautiful house, tastefully furnished, perfectly clean and very welcoming. The sea views over Maria Island from the large deck were just unbelievable. You could sit there all day and j… More

2 Oct 2013


"A most beautiful and relaxing stay"

From the moment I arrived at Seadragon I felt an overwhelming sense of calm. Sitting out in the sun on the deck in the huge comfy beanbags, looking over the aqua blue seas towards Maria Island, I kne… More

8 Sep 2013


"Couldn't have been better"

My partner and I just spent 6 nights at Seadragon Retreat, and had a wonderful stay - we didn't want to leave! The property is absolutely beautiful - set on 1-2 acres, with a stunning native gard… More

11 Apr 2013


"Tranquillity +"

In January I had the good luck to spend 5 days at Seadragon in Spring Beach, Tasmania. For many reasons this is one of the best properties that I have stayed at. The property is one and a half acres of beautiful native garden situated next to a tall Karri forest. The animal and bird life is abundant with birds constantly visiting the deck railings while you sit nearby.
The large deck is situated right across the front of the house and looks directly out onto Maria Is. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Breakfast each morning on the deck in the sun was fantastic.
The house is beautifully appointed with quality linen and furnishings.
Spring Beach is a crecent of lovely clean white sand and crystal clear water. Great for walking.

18 Mar 2013


"Amazing views, true Australian style in this beach & bush retreat"

Tasmania has long been on our list of 'must dos' and we discovered that the east coast of Tasmania has many hidden gems; Seadragon Retreat is one! An amazing, lucky find as the property has … More

Review 1-7 of 7

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