The historically significant town of Swansea is nestled on Tasmania’s North Eastern Coast, only a 1.5 hours drive from both Hobart and Launceston. Swansea is a great holiday destination for those looking to unwind and relax, as well as for those who are interested in Australia’s colonial history.
Swansea offers something a bit different to the other towns along the Tasmanian Eastern Coast. Although still only a stones throw away from some of nature's majestic beauty, Swansea also offers you the opportunity to go on an educational walk through some of the towns fascinating historic buildings. But just like all great holiday locations on Tasmania’s coast, Swansea has a lovely relaxing beach, making it perfect for a summer getaway. What also makes it perfect are the luxury beachfront resorts and hotels. The fantastic accommodation and beautiful waters mean Swansea is ideal for an amazing beach holiday experience.
Swansea has some delicious fresh local produce growing in the surrounding areas. Go fishing in the blue waters, or venture out to some beautiful coastal wineries. There are also farms to pick olives, nuts and berries. If you fancy trying to whip the local produce into a first class meal, you can’t go past the self contained apartments for your accommodation needs. For something a bit more affordable, enjoy the budget hotel and motel options. But wherever you stay in Swansea, make sure you head down to the Freycinet National Park. With its stunning views and beautiful canopy, you will not leave disappointed.
Since you are staying at Swansea, why not go all the way up the coast. The town of Bicheno has the best fishing spots on the East Coast, while St Marys lies at the doorstep of the Douglas-Aspley National park, which is always leaves travellers amazed and delighted with its scenery. Finally, St Helens sits atop the coast, and is the biggest town in the area. With the Bay of Fires just north of St Helens, it is a must stop location on the East Coast. Wherever you stay, there is beautiful accommodation, ranging from luxury resorts to more budget hotels and motels. There is something to suit everyone’s needs and tastes on the North East Coast.