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East Coast Tasmania

Experience the breathtaking beauty of East Coast Tasmania. With its stunning landscapes and pristine beaches to its unique wildlife and culture, you’ll be captivated by all that this region has to offer. Book your tour today and explore the wonders of East Coast Tasmania!

East Coast Tasmania

Tasmania’s east coast, with its natural beauty, spectacular landscapes and long beautiful beaches offers a completely different Australian coastal experience. Here you’ll discover the beaches of the beautiful Bay of Fires, one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions in the world, along with historic townships, fresh seafood and friendly locals – all on one of the best scenic coastal drives in the country.

Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur is a village and historic site in south-east Tasmania, Australia. Sitting on the Tasman Peninsula, it was a 19th-century penal settlement and is now an open-air museum. Ruins include the huge penitentiary and the remaining shell of the Convict Church, which was built by inmates. Solitary confinement cells in the Separate Prison building were used to inflict mental punishment in place of floggings.

National Parks, Tasmania

Tasmania’s East Coast is a treasure trove of natural wonders, pristine beaches, charming coastal towns, and outdoor adventures waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re seeking relaxation by the sea or thrilling escapades in the wilderness, the East Coast offers a diverse array of experiences to suit every traveler’s taste.Five national parks spread along the coast including the stunning Freycinet National Park with its pink granite mountains, white beaches and crystal clear sea. Here are 3 of the best national Parks in Tasmania.

1. Freycinet National Park: Wilderness Paradise
  • Wineglass Bay: Embark on a hike to Wineglass Bay, one of Tasmania’s most iconic beaches, renowned for its crystal-clear waters and crescent-shaped shoreline. Take in panoramic views from the lookout or dip your toes in the pristine waters below.
  • Hazards Range: Explore the rugged beauty of the Hazards Range, where pink granite peaks rise majestically above the surrounding landscape. Hike through ancient forests, encounter unique wildlife, and marvel at the sheer beauty of nature.
  • Coastal Walks: Wander along scenic coastal trails, meandering through secluded coves, secluded beaches, and dramatic cliffs. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, including wallabies, echidnas, and a variety of bird species.
2. Bay of Fires: Coastal Paradise
  • White Sandy Beaches: Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Bay of Fires, where pristine white sandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, juxtaposed against striking orange-hued granite boulders. Relax on the shores, swim in the azure waters, or embark on a kayaking adventure along the coast.
  • Scenic Drives: Take a leisurely drive along the Great Eastern Drive, winding your way through coastal villages, lush forests, and panoramic viewpoints overlooking the Tasman Sea. Stop off at Binalong Bay for a taste of local cuisine and a stroll along the picturesque waterfront.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Dive into a range of outdoor activities, from snorkeling and diving amidst vibrant marine life to surfing the waves at renowned breaks along the coast. Alternatively, explore the inland wilderness on hiking trails, mountain biking routes, or four-wheel-drive adventures.
3. Maria Island: Island Escape
  • Historic Settlements: Step back in time as you explore the convict-era ruins and historic settlements of Maria Island, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site steeped in history and natural beauty. Wander through the abandoned buildings, encounter native wildlife, and soak in the island’s serene atmosphere.
  • Walking Trails: Embark on a series of walking trails crisscrossing the island, leading you through diverse landscapes ranging from pristine beaches and rugged cliffs to lush forests and tranquil lagoons. Keep an eye out for wombats, kangaroos, and Tasmanian devils along the way.
  • Camping and Wildlife: Spend the night under the stars at one of the island’s designated campgrounds, immersing yourself in the tranquility of nature. Wake up to the sound of birdsong, explore secluded beaches, and witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the Tasman Sea.

From pristine beaches to ancient forests, Tasmania’s East Coast offers an abundance of experiences for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adventurers alike. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, the East Coast beckons with its irresistible charm and natural beauty. So pack your bags, hit the road, and embark on an unforgettable journey through Tasmania’s coastal paradise.

Bicheno and St Helens

The two largest towns on the east coast are Bicheno and St Helens – both busy fishing ports, so expect some of the freshest seafood around. There’s also some of the best game fishing in Australia. And for those interested in diving, there are sheer rock walls, deep fissures, caves, sponges, and sea whips, not to mention world-famous kelp forests.

Inland from the coast, you’ll find temperate rainforests, fresh-grown produce, and the rich heritage of the boom days of tin mining as well as fruits and berries from orchards and gardens and full-flavoured beef and lamb raised on seaside pastures.

With this range of activities and adventures to choose from, it’s no wonder the East Coast attracts visitors from around the world.

Remains of the convict barracks at Port Arthur, Tasmania
Bay of Fires Tasmania

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