The island’s only vineyard produces decent pinot noir, oaked chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Everything is done on-site, right down to the labels. Roll up…
Must see attractions in The East Coast
- UUnavale Vineyard
- FFreycinet Vineyard
The Bull family has been growing grapes beneath the east-coast sun since 1979 – this was the first vineyard on the coast. The vibe at the cellar door is…
- DDerby Schoolhouse Museum
In the 1897 school building adjacent to the Tin Centre, there’s a display on the social history of Derby as opposed to its mining past, including some…
- WWaubedebar's Grave
The final resting place of Waubedebar, the local Aboriginal woman who fished a couple of hapless sailors from the surf in the early 1800s. Waubs Beach, in…
- MMorris' 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…
- JJubilee Beach
Swansea's central town beach (the smaller of two beaches here) is a fairly demure affair – shallow, with lots of seaweed. But hey, a beach is a beach if…
- TThe Gulch
In between the craggy rockscape of little Governor Island and the Bicheno shoreline is this deep ocean ravine, where the town's fishing fleet shelters…
- RRichardsons Beach
An accessible, safe-swimming beach within Freycinet National Park, with much-sough-after camp sites.
- MMt Tanner
Drive to the top of Mt Tanner (331m) to see the island laid out like a treasure map below (just ignore the ugly communications tower).
- WWhalers Hill
Scramble up to this lofty lookout, looking north along the coast, and scan the horizon for whales: 'Thar she blows!'
- AAll Saints Anglican Church
There are many still-functioning historic buildings in Swansea, including the 1871 All Saints Anglican Church.
- CCape Tourville Lighthouse
If you're feeling romantic, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, built in 1971, is a magical spot to watch the sunrise.
- SSleepy Bay
A beautiful granite-framed cove 10 minutes walk from the Cape Tourville Rd. Great snorkelling and diving.
- CCraigie Knowe Vineyard
Dating back to 1979, this little vineyard at Cranbrook produces petulant pinot noir and riesling.
- CCommissariat Store
Built in 1825, the stately Commissariat Store now houses the national park visitor centre.
- LLemana Lookout
Lookout on the Hazards Beach Track, along the western side of Freycinet National Park.
- MMuirs Beach
Easily accessible beach at Coles Bay township. West-facing equals great sunsets!
- WWaubs Beach
A fairly safe ocean beach for swimming on calm days.