Must see attractions in The East Coast

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    Unavale Vineyard

    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…

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    Freycinet 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…

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    Derby 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…

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    Waubedebar'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…

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    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…

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    Jubilee 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…

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    The 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…

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    Richardsons Beach

    An accessible, safe-swimming beach within Freycinet National Park, with much-sough-after camp sites.

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    Mt 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).

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    Whalers Hill

    Scramble up to this lofty lookout, looking north along the coast, and scan the horizon for whales: 'Thar she blows!'

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    All Saints Anglican Church

    There are many still-functioning historic buildings in Swansea, including the 1871 All Saints Anglican Church.

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    Cape Tourville Lighthouse

    If you're feeling romantic, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, built in 1971, is a magical spot to watch the sunrise.

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    Sleepy Bay

    A beautiful granite-framed cove 10 minutes walk from the Cape Tourville Rd. Great snorkelling and diving.

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    Craigie Knowe Vineyard

    Dating back to 1979, this little vineyard at Cranbrook produces petulant pinot noir and riesling.

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    Commissariat Store

    Built in 1825, the stately Commissariat Store now houses the national park visitor centre.

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    Lemana Lookout

    Lookout on the Hazards Beach Track, along the western side of Freycinet National Park.

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    Muirs Beach

    Easily accessible beach at Coles Bay township. West-facing equals great sunsets!

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    Waubs Beach

    A fairly safe ocean beach for swimming on calm days.