The East Coast

A Unique Experience

Don't think twice about making a beeline for Tasmania's luscious east coast, where empty and secluded stretches of white beaches and aqua seas, spectacular national parks, an array of amazing coastal activities and award-winning accommodation and cuisine will convince you to stay just a while longer.

Freycinet National Park is one of the highlights of the east coast, a place that takes you from the tips of the pink granite outcrops of the Hazards Mountains to the perfect curve of stunning Wineglass Bay. Coles Bay is at the entrance to the national park and offers perfect opportunities for diving, snorkelling, kayaking and boating.

Some towns of note on the east coast are Bicheno, a small fishing town with superb diving, and a famously relaxing lifestyle. Or head to Swansea for a fresh seafood feast followed by a bowl of local berries. St Helens is a great destination to try your hand at big-game fishing, or for a visit to a nearby Pyengana, famous for its cheeses. It is also a great base for exploration into Mount William National Park and the famous Bay of Fires, where deserted beaches stretch for kilometres and the sea is clear aqua. Further south, the national park island, Maria Island, is wonderful place to escape modernity and get up close to native animals.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Have your Just Deserts: Treat yourself to delicious berries, jams, sauces and jellies at Kate's Berry Farm in Swansea.
  2. Nibble on Pyengana Cheese: Try the Clothbound Cheddar - one of Australia's oldest speciality cheeses.
  3. Enjoy the View: A 3 hour climb to the top of Mt Amos will provide one of the most iconic views in Australia - looking down on Wineglass Bay.

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the The East Coast chapter in our Tasmania online brochure. Click here.

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