One of the many rivers throughout the East Coast.

East Coast

Tasmania’s east coast has picture-perfect, white sandy beaches and endless blue horizons, and some of the state’s most diverse and captivating national parks.

Australia’s most southern state, Tasmania, is the home to some of the most beautiful coastal views in the world. With its rugged hills and sweeping valleys, Tasmania’s East Coast is a paradise for visitors looking to explore the great outdoors. Here is a guide on all that you can explore on this stunning stretch of coast.

The Landscape

Discover the World Heritage-listed cultural sites of Maria Island and walk the white beaches of Freycinet. Explore protected forests of Douglas Apsley and enjoy the coastal heaths & abundant wildlife of Mt William.

National Parks

Freycinet National Park is on of Tasmania’s oldest and best known national parks and characterised by rugged granite mountains, coastal forests, fine white beaches of the Freycinet Peninsula. Freycinet National Park has some of the state’s best bushwalking trails.

Located inland from Bicheno, Douglas Apsley National Park is one of the last remaining areas of untouched forest of its type in Tasmania. It is a place of deep gorges and cascading waterfalls with a diverse eco-system of rare and endangered plants and animals, some not found elsewhere on earth.

Mt William is a national park located north of St Helens on Tasmania’s far north east coast. A place for camping, walking or spending time exploring the park’s incredible beaches, lush coastal heaths, lagoons and wetlands. It has diverse wildlife including echidnas, brushtail and ringtail possums, wombats, wallabies, pademelons and Tasmanian devils.

Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park, itself a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore.

The Local Fauna

Tasmania’s East Coast offers much more than just stunning coastal views; it is also home to some of Australia’s unique wildlife. From wombats and wallabies to kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and echidnas, there is an abundance of animals that call this coastline home. Many are rarely seen elsewhere in Australia so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any signs of these captivating creatures.

For those looking for a rare experience with some of Tasmania’s seabirds, head to Maria Island where you will find one of the largest colonies of little penguins in Australia. With over 1,000 pairs making their home here since 1990, Maria Island provides visitors with an opportunity to witness these adorable creatures living freely in their natural environment - a sight not easily forgotten!

The Local Cuisine

As well as offering up some amazing wildlife experiences, Tasmania’s East Coast has no shortage when it comes to delicious local cuisine. From fresh seafood caught daily by local fishermen along the coast right through to traditional dishes such as grills and pies - there really is something for everyone when it comes to food here. Not only that but many restaurants offer up locally grown produce which really adds an extra level of authenticity and flavor to your dining experience.

Whether you are looking for breathtaking coastal views or unique wildlife experiences - Tasmania's East Coast has something for everyone! With its picturesque scenery and delicious local cuisine, you won't be disappointed if you take the time out to explore this stunning stretch of coastline - so why not start planning your next adventure today? There's never been a better time than now!



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  • Cradle Mountain: Tasmania's Natural Wonder
    Cradle Mountain: Tasmania's Natural Wonder
    Tasmania is a treasure trove of natural wonders with Cradle Mountain being its crown jewel.
  • Bruny Island / Adventure Bay
    Bruny Island / Adventure Bay
    Bruny Island is a popular day trip from Hobart, the north is flat grazing land and the south is hilly and heavily timbered.
  • Bridport
    Bridport
    Bridport is known for its excellent fishing - scallop, trout and lobster, its wonderful beaches and fantastic holiday atmosphere.
  • Port Arthur
    Port Arthur
    Port Arthur is one of Tasmania's most popular tourist destinations located on the Tasman Peninsula.
  • Campbell Town
    Campbell Town
    Campbell Town is located about half way between Hobart and Launceston & well known for it's heritage buildings.
  • Coles Bay
    Coles Bay
    Coles Bay is a small town gateway to The Hazards, Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Peninsula with a small population of 110.
  • Freycinet Peninsula
    Freycinet Peninsula
    Freycinet Peninsula is well known for its white sand beaches and the most beautiful clean water in Tasmania.
Cradle Mountain: Tasmania's Natural Wonder
Cradle Mountain: Tasmania's Natural Wonder

Tasmania is a treasure trove of natural wonders with Cradle Mountain being its crown jewel.

Port Arthur
Port Arthur

Port Arthur is one of Tasmania's most popular tourist destinations located on the Tasman Peninsula.

Bruny Island / Adventure Bay
Bruny Island / Adventure Bay

Bruny Island is a popular day trip from Hobart, the north is flat grazing land and the south is hilly and heavily timbered.

Campbell Town
Campbell Town

Campbell Town is located about half way between Hobart and Launceston & well known for it's heritage buildings.

Freycinet Peninsula
Freycinet Peninsula

Freycinet Peninsula is well known for its white sand beaches and the most beautiful clean water in Tasmania.

Tasmania Surf Spots
Tasmania Surf Spots

In Tasmania & want to find out the best surfing spots? We have them for you.

Bridport
Bridport

Bridport is known for its excellent fishing - scallop, trout and lobster, its wonderful beaches and fantastic holiday atmosphere.

Tasmania - Overview
About Tasmania

Tasmania is an ideal destination for self-drive holidays, with endless reasons to stop, explore and create an itinerary as you travel.

Coles Bay
Coles Bay

Coles Bay is a small town gateway to The Hazards, Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Peninsula with a small population of 110.


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