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EAST COAST TASMANIA

LUXURY HOLIDAY GUIDE 

East Coast Tasmania is many different things. Yes, it’s picture-perfect, white sand beaches and open, endless blue horizons. It’s places that make you feel like you’re the first person to leave a footprint. It’s national parks filled with wonders, and seaside towns filled with welcome. It’s a gourmet food bowl bursting with the best local fare. But it’s much more than that. The east coast is 220 beautiful kilometres full of reasons to just stop. To take a moment. To begin to see life a little differently. Once you visit, you’ll understand. And once you understand, we promise, you’ll want to come back. Again. And again.

 

EAST COAST TASMANIA

TRAVEL INSIGHTS

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

Australia Travel Guide | Information 220 beautiful kilometres of picturesque touring routes and eco adventures 

Australia Travel Guide | Information One of Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions in the world 

Australia Travel Guide | Information Visit pink granite mountains, white beaches and crystal clear sea

Australia Travel Guide | Information Superb regional produce and fresh seafood

Australia Travel Guide | Information Visit world famous oyster farms

 Australia Travel Guide | Information Coastal activities include sailing, whale watching and diving

 


LOCAL INSIGHTS

Australia Travel Guide | Information Five national parks spread along the coast including the stunning Freycinet National Park with its pink granite mountains, white beaches and crystal clear sea.

Australia Travel Guide | Information 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.

Australia Travel Guide | Information 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.

Australia Travel Guide | Information A must try is Get Shucked Oysters. A unique brand promoting the nutritional and health benefits of Tasmania’s pure product and the pleasurable experience derived by eating oysters. Catch the ferry to Bruny Island from Kettering, 40min south of Hobart. Ferry runs 7 days a week. Oysters taste best plucked straight from the waters and eaten onsite at Get Shucked- it doesn’t get any fresher!

Tasmania’s east coast is a place of stories, encounters and treasures. A place where small, unexpected moments become lifelong memories and where taking a break can not only refresh, but reinvent.

 

 GETTING THERE

NEAREST AIRPORT

As Australia’s only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only. Regular flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and fly direct to Hobart and Launceston. Direct flights are also available from Melbourne to Wynyard (Burnie), Devonport, King and Flinders Island.

Alternatively many visitors travel to Tasmania from Melbourne by sea on the Spirit of Tasmania. Departing from Melbourne and arriving in Devonport, this has the added benefit of letting you bring your own car and make the most of Tasmania’s touring potential.