A few minutes’ drive south of Swansea, you’ll discover Spiky Bridge, built by convicts in 1843 without any mortar or cement – hence the upright stones and the spiky looking appearance.

On the opposite side of the Tasman Highway, you’ll find the turnoff to Spiky Beach, a delightful little beach known for its rockpools and a perfect spot for some quiet contemplation.

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Coles Bay

An enormously popular holiday spot, Coles Bay is the main settlement on the Freycinet Peninsula, situated at the base of the Hazards.


Lobster Shack

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


Wineries south of Swansea

Driving south from Swansea on the East Coast Wine Trail, you’ll reach Mayfield Estate at Little Swanport, shortly followed by Boomer Creek Vineyard


Tasman Sea Salt tour

The Tasman Sea Salt Sommelier offers fascinating tours of their innovative clean energy saltworks at Little Swanport.