Tasmania's North East Coast is littered with white beaches, fish, waterfalls and small farms growing fresh local produce. Only a 2 hour drive from Launceston, the North East coast is the perfect spot for a peaceful, calming holiday. Travel at leisurely pace down the coast and enjoy the great accommodation, the scrumptious food and unparalleled beauty.
Start in St Helens, the largest town in Tasmania’s North East which overlooks the stunning Georges Bay. Travel up to the Bay of Fires, before making your way down to St Marys. Explore the majestic Douglas Apsley National Park and then make your way to the fishing town of Bicheno. The seafood restaurants here are second to none, and there is plenty of opportunity to go diving in Tasmania’s beautiful blue waters. Swansea should be your next stop: the beaches here are simply amazing, so you can stay here are soak up the sun for as long as you please. If you manage you to get off the beaches, Swansea has an interesting history and the old buildings tell a fascinating tale. Finish your journey in Coles Bay, which sits at the entrance to the indescribable Freycinet National Park. Also nearby is the crystal waters of Oyster Bay and the Wineglass bay lookout, so your final stop is as full of wonder and intrigue as your first.The beautiful things to see and do along the coast mean you can spend weeks getting lost in Tasmania's natural beauty. Swim with giant crabs and crayfish up the top, watch the friendly forester kangaroos in their natural habitat and gaze at some monstrous waterfalls. While exploring, you can enjoy the best food and accommodation on offer. The restaurants use fresh local produce and are simply to die for, while luxury resorts and hotels can be found all over the East Coast. A wide variety of wonderful hotel and motel accommodation is also available, ranging from beautiful hotels to comfortable budget hotel options. Families will love the self contained apartments, while you if you are really after an inexpensive holiday, backpacker hostels are situated throughout the area. However you plan on travelling, the North East Coast has the room to suit your every need.