East Coast


Tasmania's East Coast is flanked by pristine white beaches, crystal blue sea and granite outcrops. The inner line is rugged grazing and dry sclerophyll forest. This pretty coastline is home to the majestic sea eagle, land and sea life abounds.  Catch a glimpse of a whale, hoards of dolphins or just enjoy the improving weather.

Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park has been rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, but you will have walk over the saddle to see it.

The East Coast has fabulous seafood and is one of the sunniest parts of Tasmania. Bicheno is renown for little penguins that nest along the shoreline and swim to the edge of the Continental Shelf to fish. 

The East Coast is typically has lower rainfall than other parts of the state. It is known producing excellent wine, walnuts, crayfish and oysters.

Coastal towns along the East Coast each have their own character and include Binalong Bay, St Helens, Coles Bay, Swansea and Orford. St Marys is an historic inland town located at the top of a pass. 

There are magnificent walks all along the East Coast, such as Bay of Fires and Maria Island.  

(Photo above: Freycinet National Park taken from Coles Bay, courtesy of Torill Nordheim)