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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 and east-coast surfing safaris in the 1960s…
Cafe in Swansea

Kate's Berry Farm

Sit under the wisteria-draped pergola at Kate's (3km south of Swansea) and decide which handmade berry incarnation suits your mood: berry ice creams, jams, sauces, chocolates, waffles, pancakes or pies (go for anyth…
Cafe in Swansea


Ebullient Saltshaker gets the urban vote in Swansea. This bright, chic, waterfront dining room, serves fresh lunches and classy dinners that are big on local seafood (try the crab pasta with spinach, red pepper and…
Museum in Swansea

Bark Mill Museum

Out the back of the Bark Mill Tavern, 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 through the Great…
Modern Australian in Swansea


There are swoon-worthy Great Oyster Bay views from Piermont, 10km south of Swansea, but focus on your plate. It's an 'award-winning' restaurant (aren't they all?) – and in this case we can see why someone might hav…
Cafe in Swansea

Bark Mill Tavern & Bakery

The Bark Mill has two foodie faces: a busy bakery-cafe and a pubby tavern, both doing a roaring trade (to the exclusion of many other businesses in town, it seems). The bakery serves cooked breakfasts, stuffed rolls…
Winery in Swansea

Spring Vale Wines

Down a long 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. Don't miss the pinot gris.
Winery in Swansea

Devil’s Corner

Just past the Great Oyster Bay lookout, 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 is Freycin…
Winery in Swansea

Milton Vineyard

Milton is 13km north of Swansea, with tastings in an old weatherboard pavilion presiding over the vines. Sip some sparkling rosé and enjoy a cheese platter by the lake
Winery in Swansea

Craigie Knowe Vineyard

This little vineyard at Cranbrook produces kickin' cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. Open by appointment – call first.