Swansea

Swansea - East Coast - Tasmania

The popular holiday destination of Swansea, approximately 134 kilometres from Hobart, makes up part of the oldest rural municipalities in the country, Glamorgan/Spring Bay shire, boasting some fascinating time honoured buildings as evidence. This historic town looks out over Oyster Bay and Freycinet National Park where visitors can indulge in the sheer relaxation of beachcombing, fishing, swimming and diving at their leisure. Taste the experience with locals providing fresh harvests of walnuts, olives, berries, oysters, wine and fish. Step back in time and embark on a self-guided historic walk through town visiting Schouten House, Meredith House and Morris's General Store.

Swansea Bark Mill and East Coast Museum will take you on the bark process for tanning leather with the Wine and Wool Centre housed in the complex as well as a cafe and tavern. Take in the sensational coastline from one of the many lookouts and check out the cute penguins at dusk from your viewing point at Coswell Beach. Keep an eye out for the convicts handiwork, just outside town, where a bridge was built to prevent cattle from falling over the sides.

Enjoy the pleasant diversions and distractions of cellar door samples at Springvale, Coombend, Freycinet and Craigie Knowe vineyards and relax with a picnic at Lost and Meetus Falls. This gorgeous town will treat and tempt you at every corner.


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