Welcome to Swansea


The town's revival since the doldrums of the 1980s has paralleled the boom in tourism across the state, though it manages to retain a laid-back holiday vibe. There are plenty of enticements for visitors in and around town, including myriad accommodation options, beaches, restaurants, cafes and some impressive wineries to the north. Swansea gets busy as a beaver (or perhaps a platypus?) in summer, so book ahead.


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$84.61 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.

$511.31 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)

$132.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Launceston to Hobart Day Tour with Freycinet National Park

We depart Launceston ready for an action-packed day out exploring the delights and highlights of the East Coast before finishing our day in Hobart. Our drive this morning takes us through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town.  We make a short stop in Campbell Town where you can collect some lunch to take along for the day ahead.  You will have time to discover the Convict Brick Trail that extends through the town, visit the Red Bridge, and check out the tree sculptures depicting the history of the town. After a brief stop in Campbell Town we travel to the East Coast, where we catch an amazing view of the area at the Great Oyster Bay Lookout and an opportunity to purchase some fresh oysters plucked from the beautiful surrounding waters.Once inside Freycinet National Park we begin a series of walks and exploration of the area.  We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, a moderate uphill walk of around 45 - 60 minutes.  Here the views make the walk well worth the effort!  For the keen walkers, you can continue the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5 hr return walking time).  Once on the beach you have time to take a swim, relax, eat your lunch or meander along the white sands.  If you prefer to select the shorter walking option, then you can explore other areas of Freycinet with our tour guide.  Visit Honeymoon Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse & great short walk. We re-group ready for the onward journey to Hobart.  Last but certainly not least we stop at Kate’s Berry Farm in the seaside township of Swansea.  Here, Kate is serving up delicious Berry Ice-creams and other sweet delights such as jams, sauces, chocolates and jellies.  We return to your Hobart central city accommodation around 6.30 – 7.00pm. (Airport Drop Offs around 6.00 – 6.30pm – available only with arrangement at time of booking)

$606.96 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 > BICHENO We 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 > HOBART An 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.

$84.61 Tours & Sightseeing

Wineglass Bay Discovery Tours - Full Day Tour from Hobart to Wineglass Bay

Discover the history and natural beauty of Tasmania’s stunning east coast on this full day tour from Hobart to Wineglass Bay. Before leaving Hobart, take in expansive views of the city, Mt Wellington and the Derwent River from the eastern shore at Rosny Hill Lookout. Then follow the original settlers route through the Coal River Valley, home to some of Tasmania's most popular wineries, to the Historic Georgian township of Richmond where you can admire the oldest convict built bridge still in use.Travel on to Tasmania’s east coast through farmland and forest with a stop at the quaint Buckland church to marvel at 14th century stained glass windows then follow the Great Eastern Drive through the seaside town of Orford, with a stop at Raspins Beach, where you can admire views of Maria Island and hear stories of its colorful past. A brief stop at Spiky Beach and a second convict built bridge will leave you pondering at it's unique design. On the approach to Swansea and beyond you will be treated to spectacular views of the Mountainous Hazards on the Freycinet Peninsula.Spend over 4 hours exploring Freycinet National Park including a guided walk to Wineglass bay lookout where views of this world renowned beach will take your breath away.  Enjoy stunning cliff top views at Cape Tourville - you may even spot some marine wild life. Visit Sleepy Bay with its amazing natural rock sculptures and bull kelp forests. Absorb the serenity of Honeymoon Bay and let the ocean air fill your lungs on the white sands of the expansive Friendly Beaches.Delight in the opportunity to Indulge in fresh local seafood at the Freycinet Marine Farm and on our way back to Hobart, be tempted by delicious homemade chocolates, jams, berry sweets and ice cream at the picturesque Kate’s Berry Farm.Pick up and drop off from your Hobart accommodation is included. Depart Hobart at 7.30 am and return at around 6.30 pm