Attractions

Top Choice Winery in Swansea

Devil’s Corner

Below a devilishly tight turn on the Tasman Hwy, Devil’s Corner is one of Tasmania’s largest vineyards, run by the estimable Brown Brothers company. The mod cellar door here overlooks Moulting Lagoon, beyond which i…
Top Choice Bridge in Swansea

Spiky Bridge

About 7km south of Swansea is the rather amazing Spiky Bridge, built by convicts in the early 1840s using thousands of local fieldstones (yes, they're spiky). The main east-coast road used to truck right across it, …
Museum in Swansea

Bark Mill Museum

Out the back of the Bark Mill Tavern & Bakery, this museum explains the processing of black wattle bark to obtain tannin for tanning leathers. The mill was one of the few industries that operated in Swansea thro…
Winery in Swansea

Gala Estate Vineyard

A funky little cellar door – once a post office, and home to a family with 10 kids (10!) – right on the main road through Cranbrook. Stop by for some pinot gris ('It walks out the door!', says the lady behind the ba…
Museum in Swansea

East Coast Heritage Museum

Inside Swansea’s original schoolhouse – now also home to the Swansea Visitor Information Centre – this engaging little museum covers Aboriginal artefacts, colonial history, schooling in the early days and the plight…
Beach in Swansea

Waterloo Beach

The bigger of Swansea's two town beaches has more sand than the other one (Jubilee Beach), but the bay here is still fairly shallow and seaweed-prone. If you're looking for a bracing swim, you'll be better off in Fr…
Winery in Swansea

Spring Vale Wines

Down a looong driveway in Cranbrook, 15km north of Swansea, this winery is on land owned by the same family since 1875. The cellar door is housed in an 1842 stable, cobbled together by hard-working convict hands. Do…
Winery in Swansea

Milton Vineyard

Milton is 13km north of Swansea, with tastings in an elegant, white weatherboard pavilion presiding over the vines. Sip some sparkling rosé and enjoy a cheese platter or some tapas by the lake (mains $14 to $26).
Winery in Swansea

Freycinet Vineyard

The Bull family has been growing grapes 'neath the east-coast sun since 1980 – it was the first vineyard on the coast. The vibe at the cellar door is agricultural, not flashy – we like it! Super sauvignon blanc.
Historic Building in Swansea

Morris' General Store

A multi-storey bluestone-and-brick special, the 1838 Morris’ General Store is the biggest object in Swansea. And it's still selling stuff – these days it's part of the local supermarket.