East Coast

East Coast

East Coast - Tasmania

Freycinet National Park plays host to one of the most famous attractions on the east coast and in fact, Tasmania. Holiday makers and locals make a deliberate pilgrimage to experience Wineglass Bay and the crisp sparkle of the sea. Kick your boots off for a well earned wander along the pure white sandy beach after being lured along the trail or take to the seas aboard Freycinet Sea Cruises. Endowed with all of those faculties that can make the world a garden of enchantment visitors are offered an incredible range of experiences to take in the full splendour of this National Park.

If you thought Mainland Tassie was relaxing but you want to kick things back a notch or two, splendid isolation doesn't get much better than Flinders Island. At just 64 kilometres long and 29 kilometres wide it is the largest of the 52 islands that make up the Furneaux Group, which were once joined, linking the gap between Tasmania and Australia's mainland. Since then, Flinders Island has retained its untouched environment with only 900 residents that inhabit this island paradise, your chance of running into other fabulous creatures, that share residency here, is more likely.

St Helens overlooks picturesque Georges Bay and is the largest town on the north-east coast of Tasmania. No wonder visitors are attracted to this fishing town with its year round mild sunny weather, bountiful waters and idyllic beaches. The town is well known for its fantastic sport fishing, affording it the reputation as the game fishing capital of Tassie, celebrating this title with the St Helens Game Fishing Classic each year in March. Fishing opportunities are plentiful with keen anglers having the opportunity to cast a line in the East Australian Current and haul in marlin, tuna and shark.

If your love for unspoilt beaches is rivalled only by the lure of succulent seafood then you won't want to miss the opportunity to explore the spoils of coastal resort town, Bicheno. Popular for its relaxing atmosphere and temperate climate, holiday makers will discover Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast, just north of the Freycinet Peninsula.