Climb aboard... MATTHEW FLINDERS sloop NORFOLK
The Bass and Flinders Centre is centrally located in George Town on Tasmania’s Tamar River. A must see hands on display.
In 1798, the explorers Bass and Flinders were dispatched to ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ to ascertain if Tasmania was an island or not.
They sailed with a crew of eight in Her Majesty’s Colonial Sloop Norfolk (built on Norfolk Island as seen in the video) into the Tamar River and anchored off what is now George Town.
The Centre is the proud home of the full size working replica of the sloop ‘Norfolk’.
Bass and Flinders Centre wheelchair friendly
We are very wheelchair and elderly friendly with gentle sloping walkways.
Mon – Frid 10am – 4pm
Weekends 11am – 2pm
Contact us to see what we can do for you. We can help you by giving you free advice on the various attractions in the area.
Spend some time exploring the local attractions
Get advice from the staff on places to see and plan to spend some time in the area.
Allow a lot of time to see, not only us, but all the attractions in the area.
Go off the beaten track
See the pine tree carving locals are familiar with, both in George Town and Low Head.
The heart of the wine region.
Tasmanian has some great wines that can be found in the Tamar Valley and regions only 30 mins drive along the Tamar or North East on the Bridport Road.
Films to see
The Bass and Flinders Centre is operated by volunteers under a trust arrangement and is self funded.