Swansea is a pretty seaside village that looks out over Great Oyster Bay to the spectacular granite peaks of Freycinet National Park, with a rich colonial history, unique attractions and old world charm.
Centrally located on the Great Eastern Drive, the town is surrounded by beautiful beaches and with Freycinet Peninsula in the distance, there are few towns in Tasmania that enjoy such beautiful scenery.
The beachfront accommodation at Swansea Beach Chalets has been sited to maximise the coastal location with some Chalets offering uninterrupted water views across to the Freycinet Peninsula. We offer a range of facilities, such as swimming pool, children's playground, games room and communal BBQ pavilion. Stroll down to the beach to relax or participate in various water activities. A short 5 minute walk will take you to Swansea town centre.
Swansea is quiet, friendly and laid back, even when the town fills with holiday makers over the summer months.
The town centre is home to many interesting historic buildings, with a terrific local history museum that shares the town's stories and artifacts. Local cafes and restaurants serve Swansea's fresh harvests from land and sea - including the town's famous oysters - and nearby vineyards and farm gates offer tasty drops, fresh fruit, walnuts, olives and more.
We have provided a list of our favourite experiences on our website - take a look!
17 Old Spring Bay Road, Swansea, Tasmania
Swansea Bike Hire
The East Coast of Tasmania has the most amazing vineyards, farms, beaches, coastline and some of the friendliest people you will meet.
Swansea Cycle Tours are a unique cycling experience, the bespoke tours on private land are only available to Swansea Cycle Tour patrons.
You have the opportunity to meet the most wonderful people farming this land, growing grapes, farming oysters, and loving life on the east coast of Tasmania. And they have invited us into their world, to cycle on their properties.
Experience a Swansea Cycle Tour and enjoy a new way of seeing the East Coast.
22 Franklin Street SWANSEA 7190
9 Yellow Sandbanks Rd, Dolphin Sands TAS 7190
Melshell Oysters Farm Gate
Melshell Oysters Farm Gate Shop is located at yellow sandbanks road, Dolphin Sands. Fantastic view of the Swan River as you slurp down a dozen. You can see the farm activity as Ian and the boys work in the background.
Selling the Freshest Oysters direct to public OPEN 10am til 4pm Everyday
14635 Tasman Hwy, Swansea, Tasmania
Milton Vineyard has a unique micro-climate that suits the ancient grape Pinot Noir. Also in their 13 hectare vineyard are plantings of the aromatics Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer. Their focus is on producing small quantities of handmade wine.
Milton is also home to Sophie's Restaurant. With her French approach to Tasmanian produce, along with a passion for food and meticulous attention to detail, chef Sophie Bermudes offers guests a seasonal and delicious a la carte lunch menu in a relaxed environment. Take-away picnic options are also available.
38 Hazards View Drive, Coles Bay, 7215 Tasmania
The Long Lunch Wine Tour Company
The Long Lunch Wine Tour Company visit 4 Vineyard Cellar Doors in the Freycinet region. With more jaw dropping views and wines than bends in the road, immerse yourself in the rich local history and culture.
Indulge in the mouth watering Tasmanian delicacies that have made Tasmania a wine and food lovers paradise. You will get to feast on all kinds of delights like Oysters, Mussels, Abalone, Wood Fired Pizza, Walnuts, Cheese, Seasonal Fruit & Olive Oils ... just to mention a few. Any dietary restrictions are also handled with no fuss also.
A gourmet lunch is provided at the amazingly picturesque Devils Corner, topped off with an ice cream at any one of a few locations depending on the day.
1 Sherbourne Road, Apslawn TAS 7190
Devils Corner Winery
Sit out on the deck and take in the panoramic views of the majestic Hazards and Freycinet Peninsula. Located on the East Coast, Devil’s Corner Cellar Door is more than just a place to taste our award winning wines.
‘The Fishers’ serve freshly shucked oysters and seafood straight from the Freycinet Marine Farm. Tombolo Café dish up pizza straight from the wood-fired oven, with espresso coffee and gelato a specialty.
And if our new cellar door doesn’t floor you, the view from the look-out certainly will.
15919 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno TAS 7215
Inspired by the tremendous opportunities of the East Coast of Tasmania, Geoff and Susan Bull cleared the site in 1978, planted the first vines in 1979 and established the first commerical winery on the East Coast. They were early pioneers in a new region which years later revealed exciting quality potential in wines. The region now boasts over a dozen different vineyards.
The Freycinet Vineyard and Winery is family owned with daughter Lindy Bull and her partner Claudio Radenti taking over the family tradition of gently handcrafting the wines.
Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park is home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant birdlife. Situated on Tasmania's beautiful East Coast, the park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula and looks out to the Tasman Sea from the eastern side and back towards the Tasmanian coastline from the west.
Freycinet National Park is loaded with natural assets, including the pink granite peaks of the Hazards Range that dominate the Peninsula and the iconic Wineglass Bay. The short trek to Wineglass Bay lookout is a bit of a scramble, but it's well worth it for one of Tasmania's most photographed views.
There are many more short walks across the park that are suitable for all abilities and that lead to secluded bays, clean beaches and bird-filled lagoons.
109 Friendly Beaches Rd, Friendly Beaches 7215
Freycinet Air Scenic Flights
Freycinet Air flights depart Friendly Beaches airport and offer a variety of flight routes including Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Schouten Island, Maria Island, Bay of Fires and Port Arthur. Freycinet Air can even customise tours to your specification on request, to locations such as Cradle Mountain and Strahan.
2 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay TAS 7215
Freycinet Adventures & Aquataxi
Freycinet Adventures offer award winning guided sea kayak tours & Aqua Taxi transfers into the heart of Freycinet National Park. Boasting Tasmania’s sunniest climate, the Freycinet Peninsula is filled with outstanding natural beauty. Pink Granite mountains, white sandy beaches and turquoise water.
Tours depart from the town of Coles bay which sits at the foot of the Hazard Mountain Range on the edge of world renowned Freycinet National Park. Surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Great Oyster Bay & the Tasman sea, kayaking is the perfect way to discover this area.
Their Aqua Taxi service provides transfer from Coles Bay to a range of drop off points within the National Park. Locations include Hazards Beach, Cooks Beach & Schouten Island. Take the aqua taxi to Hazards Beach to enjoy a flat 30 minute walk to Wineglass Bay.
1784 Coles Bay Road Coles Bay, Tasmania
Jetty Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215
Wineglass Bay Cruises
Step aboard the Wineglass Bay Cruises Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable 4 hour cruise. Let their experienced and friendly crew guide you through the sights and history of the Freycinet Peninsula; taking you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay, to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Stop for lunch at Wineglass Bay and enjoy some of Tasmania’s finest fresh produce, selected by the head chef at Freycinet Lodge.
4 Garnet Ave Coles Bay TAS 7215
Ocean Blue Safaris
Ocean Blue Safaris oceangoing speed boat takes you on a thrilling ride around Freycinet Peninsula to the world famous beach, where you’ll discover the wild side of the National Park usually only accessible to locals connected to the region. You will also learn about the significant Aboriginal heritage of the area and why it is called ‘The Place Where Sleeping Gods Lie’.
1 Reserve Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215
All4adventure Quadbike Tours
ALL4Adventure delivers the perfect blend of fun and adventure in a truly unique, world class destination.
Located in the seaside town of Coles Bay, ALL4Adventure provides an unforgettable way of experiencing the beauty and wonder of Freycinet National Park. Our vehicles let you explore otherwise inaccessible destinations within the national park.
18356 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno TAS 7215
East Coast Natureworld
East Coast Natureworld sits amongst 150 acres of natural parkland and lagoons. The perfect place to experience Tasmania's unique animals, birds and reptiles.
The extensive park grounds allow you to wander around at your own leisure. Wheel chair & pram friendly paths allow all to experience the uniqueness of Tasmania up close.
46 Esplanade, The Gulch, Bicheno, Tasmania, 7215
Bicheno’s Glass Bottom Boat
Bicheno's Glass Bottom Boat operates from Bicheno, on Tasmania's East Coast from September through April.
The cool temperate waters offer excellent viewing of the creatures that live there and the luxuriant and rarely seen plant life is a spectacle itself. Your guide has many years of experience and can offer comprehensive and knowledgeable interpretation. Every day is different and the effect of the East Australian current is at times dramatic with many different life forms travelling in it.
130 Spring Vale Road Cranbrook TAS 7190
Spring Vale Winery
Spring Vale Winery are a small 5th generation family owned vineyard, located in Cranbrook on Tasmania's stunning Freycinet Coast.
Spring Vale grapes are grown with an in depth knowledge of our local terroir. Intimate attention to quality and flavour, allows them to produce premium, award-winning wines at their on-site winery.
Springvale Cellar Door is open for wine sales and tastings 11am-4pm daily.
53 Burgess Street, Bicheno, TAS 7215
Farm Shed East Coast Wine Centre
The Farm Shed East Coast Wine Centre is an exciting new addition to Bicheno’s hospitality and retail scene. It showcases the magnificent wines of the region and incorporates wine-tastings and sales, coffee and wine bar, a retail gallery for Tasmanian art and design, and a post office.
35 Burgess Street, Bicheno, Tasmania, 7215
Bicheno Motorcycle Museum
Bicheno Motorcycle Museum is a unique museum dedicated to motorcycles. There are 70 motorcycles on display at any given time and the display is always changing. They also carry out motorcycle restorations, and sell vintage spare parts and tyres, road and dirt tyres, plus buy and sell vintage and modern motorcycles.
Douglas St, Bicheno TAS 7215
The blowhole is one of Bicheno's natural wonders where you can view saltwater blasts from the top of this unique geological feature. Air is blown through a small hole at the surface due to pressure differences between a closed underground system and the surface. When the seas are pumping, the blowhole puts on a spectacular display! The 80 tonne boulder next to the blowhole rocks with the tide.
63 Holkham Court Orford, Tasmania 7190
Various locations in Bicheno
Devils in the Dark
Devils in the dark showcases the iconic Tasmanian devil at night. This amazing animal can be seen at many parks and zoos but the opportunity to see this nocturnal animal come to life after dark in an, as wild as possible setting, is a truely amazing experience. Devils in the dark was established by a wildlife expert with 30 years experience viewing Tasmanian devils in the wild places of Tasmania.
961 Coles Bay Road Coles Bay TAS 7215
Freycinet Paintball is Tasmania's newest paintball field, located on the Freycinet Peninsula on the beautiful East Coast. Their aim is to provide an exhilarating, adrenalin-fuelled experience in a safe and natural environment.
Whether you’re a novice or a pro you can expect to be impressed. They have 6.5 acres of playing fields consisting of realistic structures and props to set the ultimate combat scene! You can choose the open field if you’re fearless or seek solace in a bunker, trench or fort.