Welcome to Swansea


The town is strung along behind Jubilee and Waterloo Beaches, and it manages to retain a laid-back holiday vibe. There are plenty of enticements for visitors in and around town, including myriad accommodation options, restaurants, cafes and some impressive wineries to the north. If you're planning to spend time along the east coast, it's a good midway base.


Top experiences in Swansea

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $29.99

Image for

Swansea activities

$83.19 Day Trips & Excursions

Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park from Hobart

This is a huge day out on the stunning Tasmanian east coast. Wineglass Bay has been voted many times amongst the top beaches of the world. A perfect crescent shape, stunning colors and dazzling white sand make this one of Tasmania’s not to be missed locations.Wineglass Bay is nestled in the Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania. One of Tasmania’s first National Parks this is a coastal area rich in stunning landscapes. Pink Granite Mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails.Travel from Hobart heading east following the coastline north, travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea. Enjoy a brief stop at Spiky Bridge, a convict built bridge, picturesque Spiky Beach and then on into the National Park. Walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought after photographs and offer you some walking options for the day. For the keen walkers you can continue the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5-hours return), enjoy a swim in the pristine waters, relax and have lunch in this amazing setting. Or, travel with your guide to discover more of the National Park and visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville lookout and short walk.  After 4 to 5-hours at Freycinet National Park, begin the trip back to Hobart. Have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in sampling the local oysters, mussels or crayfish fresh from the pristine waters of Oyster Bay and surrounds.  Last but certainly not least, stop at picturesque Kate’s Berry Farm where Kate is serving up absolutely delicious Berry Ice-creams and other delights, jams, sauces, chocolates and jellies.

$502.73 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHANWe leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island.You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visitAustralia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild RiverNational Park and end the day in Strahan.Overnight: StrahanDay 2: WILD WEST COASTIn the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of HentyDunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall –Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at yourown expense).Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTONAround 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire NationalPark, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around DoveLake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield,the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston.Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENOWe make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where we visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil. Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast)Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBARTAn early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. We continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as we make our way to Hobart.(Breakfast)

$130.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Launceston to Hobart Day Tour with Freycinet National Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wineglass Bay Lookout, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, TasmaniaWe walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout for sensational views. Here you have the option to continue on the longer walk to the beach, or to return to the start of the walk to explore other areas in the National Park.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, TasmaniaThe Freycinet National Park is iconic coastal National Park with a variety of short walks, bays, beaches and coastline to exploreDuration: 4 hours

$59.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cardiff 1-day tour Gower Coast

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesDylan ThomasDuration: 45 minutesPass By: Swansea Beach, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesSwansea Bay viewsPass By: Mumbles Pier, Mumbles, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesBay viewsStop At: Langland Bay, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesOptional coastal path walk (45 mins) to Caswell Bay.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Caswell Bay, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesCoastal stop. Beach Stop. Coffee stop.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Parc le Breos Burial Chamber, Parkmill, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesNeolithic visit with guide commentaryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Rhossili Bay, Rhossili, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesMain lunch stop. Spectacular views. Short walks.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: National Trust Rhossili Shop & Visitor Centre, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesLunch stopDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Weobley Castle, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, Walesmedieval castleDuration: 45 minutes

$90.42 Food, Wine & Nightlife

A TWTT Hobart Day Tour: East Coast Wine, Beach, Oysters, Seafood & Berries

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Brooke Street Pier, Hobart, Greater Hobart, TasmaniaWe depart from Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. Stop At: Friendly Beaches, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, TasmaniaFriendly Beaches has a beautiful outlook facing back towards Tasmania. It is a safe, clean & wonderful place to chill on a picnic blanket or a relaxing walk. Watch the rolling surf come in, dip your toes in if you don't mind a little sand!! See how many times you can skip those stones!!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Freycinet Marine Farm, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, TasmaniaThe finest & freshest seafood to have available to their guest's is the ethos here. A project of passion, this couple has established a haven for seafood lovers, with lobster/crayfish, mussels, pacific oysters, octopus, atlantic salmon, scallops & sea urchin roe. How could you possibly pass all that up?Duration: 1 hourStop At: Milton Vineyard, Swansea, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, TasmaniaWith a stellar outlook out over the vineyard pond right up to the veranda of the cellar door, this farming family have created an oasis of East Coast hospitality. The wine happens to be intense, hugely successful and much sought after. A must visit when in Tasmania. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kate's Berry Farm, Swansea, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, TasmaniaWith a can do attitude & some Tasmanian ingenuity, this berry producer seemly appeared overnight. However the commitment and belief in producing the best are nothing short of extraordinary. The simply delicious jams, ice-cream, chutneys & relishes without forgetting the fresh berries when in season makes this a fantastic paddock to plate producer. Oops, the handmade chocolates are delectable too!Duration: 1 hourPass By: Brooke Street Pier, Hobart, Greater Hobart, TasmaniaWe arrive back to Brooke Street Pier unless hotel/accommodation has been requested. We can recommend multiple sites for dinner or leisure activities afterwards so please enquire of the driver or guide.

$625.70 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Tasmanian Explorer Adventure Tour from Hobart

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan. Overnight: Strahan Day 2: WILD WEST COAST In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast) Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston. Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast) Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENOWe make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where we visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil. Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast) Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBARTAn early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. We continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as we make our way to Hobart.Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast) Day 6: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, we head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.