As you head north from Hobart driving along the Arthur Highway you will pass through Sorell and Copping, drive along the Forestier Peninsula and Tasman Peninsula which will eventually get you to Port Arthur, one of the more dramatic stops along the Tasmania East Coast which tells the fateful story of all those years ago. From here you can drive along to Orford and Spring Beach which boast swimming and fishing and many opportunities to spend plenty of time at the beach with the kids. From Spring Beach you will have the chance to head on over to Maria Island for the day which is a beautiful National Park filled with birdlife and wildlife that you can get up close to on many varied walks.
Around the islands that lie just off shore you can swim, snorkel and dive in some of the most pristine ocean waters you will ever explore and because that east coast is more calmer than the west, pretty much most of the year is ideal for underwater activities. Explore the coastal towns of Swansea where there is shopping and dining to be enjoyed and discover the highlights of the Freycinet Peninsula. Whether you are based in Bicheno or St Marys where you can holiday right by the water’s edge, discover wonderful walking through the National Parks that boast waterfalls and wildlife or plan a camping holiday along the Tasmania East Coast, there are so many attractions for you to see and do.
Discover Flinders Island and Maria Island, see where the rainforests meet the white sandy beaches, stroll along secluded beaches, fish from the beach or explore the Freycinet National Park and all its delights. Visit the beautiful Bay of Fires which is an attraction not to be missed, do some game fishing while passing through St Helen’s or try some of the famous cheese that you will come across as you head inland from St Helen’s. There are dramatic landscapes, stunning coastlines, beautiful rainforests and National Parks, an abundance of wildlife and some of the most picturesque fishing villages you will ever come across.
There are golf courses to play on, museums to browse through, annual events to base your holiday around and a selection of holiday accommodation to stay at, whatever your tastes might be. From day spas to adventures activities, dining on culinary delights fresh from the ocean, sea kayaking and boating, you can only start to imagine the numerous attractions that draw thousands of people to the Tasmania East Coast each year. If it is a holiday of luxury, a family getaway with the kids, honeymoon or holiday with friends, you will find so much to see and do on your tour along the coast. Sample wines at cellar doors, dine in vineyard estates, walk past the inquisitive Forrester Kangaroo’s within Mount William National Park, discover rivers and gorges at Douglas – Aspley National Park or stop to enjoy the captivating views at Oyster Bay lookout.
All along the Tasmania East Coast are a variety of activities for you to fill your days with that will let you experience the main attractions and highlights that make this holiday destination number one.