South Arm
(including Lauderdale, Cremorne, Sandford & Oppossum Bay)

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DISTANCES: Hobart 37Km

Located on the eastern shore of the River Derwent, the South Arm district is an important recreational area. Boating, fishing and beaches are popular.

At the narrow isthmus at Lauderdale, the Ralph’s Bay canal was commenced to provide a short cut for small craft between Ralph’s and Frederick Henry Bays. It silted in as it was being built and was never completed.

Goat Bluff, on the southern coast-line, provides a scenic view of Betsy Island, the Tasman Peninsula, Storm Bay, Bruny Island and the mouth of the Derwent River.

Mutton bird rookeries are plentiful in the headlands of this vicinity. Clifton Beach is recognised as an excellent surfing beach of national championship standard.

The township of South Arm overlooks the mouth of the Derwent Estuary and the northern entrance to D’Entrecasteaux channel. With neighbouring Oppossum Bay, it is a residential area for Hobart, popular with retirees and its beaches attract many swimmers, fishermen and picnickers.

Cremorne, situated partly between Pipe Clay Lagoon and Frederick Henry Bay, is a popular boat launching area for local fishermen. Originally an area of holiday shacks, Cremorne has become increasingly popular as a quiet, residential area.