East Coast Tasmania is one of the state’s most widely renowned regions, reputed for its enchanting coastal views, dramatic landscapes, cosy seaside towns and premium seafood. Explore the region’s national parks and look out over pink-granite mountains and make the most of the crystal-clear waters along the East Coast beaches. Farm-fresh local produce is perfectly paired with the day’s catch and served throughout the port towns and seaside hamlets that fringe this spectacular coastline.
The region’s largest towns are Bicheno and St. Helens. In Bicheno, find barrelling surf and laid-back beach culture as well as fantastic foreshore walking trails and fishing spots. Encounter some of the region’s wildlife at East Coast Natureworld. Join a special guided tour to see little penguins and Tasmanian devils. Governor Island Marine Reserve is the ideal spot to see the rich marine life on a snorkelling trip or glass-bottom boat tour. St. Helens is the gateway to the East Coast’s magnificent Bay of Fires. Sample locally grown cool-climate wines and snap photographs of the sun setting over the bay’s geological formations, tinted with eye-catching red lichen.
Spend time exploring the secluded bays and native forests of Freycinet National Park. Situated on the Freycinet Peninsula, this protected area is home to Wineglass Bay, a pristine sweep of white sand lapped by aquamarine-coloured water, and the Hazards Range with their pink granite peaks. Swim, snorkel and explore rock pools with the kids at Coles Bay.
Inland, you’ll find the stunning canyons and waterfalls of the Douglas-Apsley National Park. See wildflowers amid the rugged peaks of Mount William.
At establishments ranging from reputable restaurants to local fish and chip shops, East Coast Tasmania serves up some of the freshest seafood in the country. Don’t miss trying regional pinot noir and freshly shucked oysters.
Tasmania’s East Coast is best explored via the Great Eastern Drive, an exciting road-trip route that hugs the coast between Buckland in the south and the Bay of Fires in the north.
Hiking, Romantic and Nature
Taste fresh oysters, climb pink granite mountain cliffs, laze on stunning beaches and swim with dolphins at this national park on Tasmania’s east coast.
Hike through native bushland and be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of this sweep of white sand protected by pink granite mountains in Freycinet National Park.
Step back into Tasmania’s past as a penal colony and learn about the lives of convicts who were sent to one of the harshest settlements in the British Empire.
Enjoy an outing to Fortescue Bay during your stay in Fortescue. Amble around this relaxing area's waterfront and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.
Relax on a grassy reserve or take a seat at a restaurant overlooking George’s Bay to enjoy the views of St Helen’s marina precinct.
Get sprayed by salty water from up close or witness the power of nature from a safe distance at this powerful natural water feature in a dramatic coastal setting.
Choose this entry pass to explore one of Australia's most fascinating historic sites—Port Arthur. Valid for 2 consecutive days, there's plenty of time to venture through the expansive site, which includes more than 30 of Port Arthur's impressive buildings, interesting museums, and colorful gardens.
Immerse yourself in the unforgettable wilderness of Tasmania on this tour that combines a cruise along the coastline of the Tasman Peninsula and a visit to Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.
Join us for a fun and action-packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, Tassie Devil Feeding, chocolate tasting and much more! We take an early start from Hobart and head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs.
This tour is exclusively for Cruise Ship passengers, while their ship is docked at Port Arthur. Spend up to 4 hours touring the Tasman Peninsula, departing from Port Arthur Historic Site.
Explore some of Australia’s best sights and attractions across Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Tasmaniawhile saving up to 40 percent on general admission entry with the Ultimate Australia Pass.
Explore the restored buildings and ruins of Port Arthur Historic Site on this day tour from Hobart. Hear stories of the convict era on a guided walking tour and take a cruise on Carnarvon Bay around the Isle of the Dead. Leave Hobart behind and travel via coach to Port Arthur.