At just 100 metres in length, Spiky Beach isn’t ideal for long walks.

For that, you need to head just north of Swansea to Nine Mile Beach, where you’ve got 13 kilometres of sand to play with. This pristine, dog-friendly beach is usually very quiet, and with the western end bordering Swansea, it’s easy to access. At the eastern end of the beach, accessed from Dolphin Sands Road, you’ll find Bagot Point where the Swan River opens into bay. The views from here across to the Hazards, especially in late afternoon, are breathtaking.

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East Coast Natureworld

Visitors looking to get up close and personal with some of Tasmania’s magnificent native wildlife should head to East Coast Natureworld.

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Lobster Shack

As you’d expect from a fishing port, the seafood in Bicheno is second to none.

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Maria Island National Park

Finally, there is Maria Island National Park which is reached by a short ferry trip from Triabunna, south of Swansea.

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Out on the water

Depending how energetic you’re feeling, there are a few different options for exploring the Freycinet Coast from the water.