Explore the East Coast, Tasmania
With a long history as a seaside village in one of the oldest municipalities in Australia, Swansea has many examples of buildings and relics from the mid-1800’s. Attractions in Tasmania together with a beautiful coastal location, such as Great Oyster Bay, and its growing reputation for its hospitality and character, it is a perfect base to experience the unique Tasmanian lifestyle.
Click here for more information about Swansea, the East Coast of Tasmania and its attractions. For recommended day trips, the best fishing spots, attractions, galleries, along with an increasing number of great cafes and restaurants - why not ask us for suggestions!
Freycinet National Park
Approximately one hour away, this is one of Tasmania's best trips. With the panoramic Hazards, a group of granite mountains, watching over this scenic area, it is well worth a day trip. The walk into magnificent Wineglass Bay from the car park takes half an hour to the lookout or 1 hour to the bay. Alternatively a 4-½ hour round trip via Hazards Beach can be taken. Scenic flights, boat trips and kayaking are also available activities in Tasmania.
Approximately 35 minutes north from Swansea, see the Gulch, Blowhole, and enjoy the beaches, as well as the Sea Life Centre and the East Coast Bird Life & Animal Park. Explore the Douglas Apsley National Park in your walks through Tasmania and take time to experience the Apsley Gorge.
Kate's Berry Farm
No trip to the East Coast of Tasmania is complete without a visit to Kate's Berry Farm, just outside Swansea. One of Tasmania's little treasures, Kate's Berry Farm with panoramic views of Great Oyster Bay produces outstanding fresh berries, jams, sauces and delicious ice cream. The coffee is good too!
There are also a number of vineyards within 25kms including Coombend, Craigie Knowe, Freycinet and Springvale.