Your Guide To Exploring Tasmania's East Coast

Tasmania’s dazzling east coast is one of the state’s most alluring regions and offers endless waterside activities, magnificent white-sand beaches and laidback seaside towns. 2016 is the year of all things aquatic and coastal, so don’t miss out on a visit to this unbeatable corner of the Apple Isle. While you’re enjoying the Great Eastern Drive, pencil in these must-see destinations.


If you’re beginning your driving tour in the capital of Hobart, Orford is a convenient stopover located just 45 minutes from the Cruisin’ branch. This small but friendly seaside oasis is the perfect start to your east coast adventure and will introduce you to the high caliber of beaches that can be found in this region. Orford was first established as a mainland port for the historic convict settlement on nearby Maria Island.  Visit Spring Beach, enjoy a scenic cliff-side walk or indulge in a seafood feast at one of the local dining establishments.


Located just 45 minutes’ drive north of Orford is your next port of call on Tasmania’s East Coast. As you approach Swansea you will witness breathtaking views of Great Oyster Bay to your left and cross famous Spiky Bridge, built by convicts in the early-1800s. While you’re in town, simply relax and explore the main street and its historic buildings. Don’t miss the Bark Mill and Tavern, the country’s only restored black wattle bark mill.

Coles Bay 

Coles Bay is the entry point for exploring world-renowned Freycinet National Park and the spectacular views at Wineglass Bay. There are a number of locations for campervans and motorhomes to stay including the camping area at beautiful Richardson’s Beach. The National Park itself is an oasis for nature-enthusiasts and has plenty of scenic walks and water activities including world-class kayaking tours. We recommend the Hazards Beach walking circuit to see the best of the area.


Bicheno is a family-friendly town popular among the locals in the summer. Stay for a night or 2 to explore the sandy white beaches and the famous Bicheno Blowhole. If you’re a water baby, don’t hesitate to try your luck at surfing. You can also encounter a unique experience on a Bicheno Penguin Tours – be careful, penguins bite toes!


St Helens & Bay of Fires 

This scenic town is the largest on the east coast and is also a great launching pad for visiting nearby Bay of Fires, perhaps the most alluring destination on the coast. Enjoy a day exploring St Helens before discovering the perfect beauty of Bay of Fires. Prepare yourself for the best beach experience you will ever encounter: clear waters, pure white sand and unique Tasmanian boulders! Contact our Tasmanian reservations team for local and friendly advice on 1300 664 485 or email


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