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The quiet, historic township of Swansea overlooks the sheltered waters of Great Oyster Bay with stunning views across to beautiful Freycinet National Park.
The town has lots of old-world charm with a rich colonial history and many interesting historic buildings. Schouten House was built in 1845; Resthaven - now known as Oyster Bay Guest House - in Franklin Street, was built in 1841; and All Saints Church on the corner of Noyes and Wellington Streets was completed in 1871.
Swansea is ideal for fishing, swimming, visiting vineyards or exploring the wonderful attractions nearby.
Just south of town is the unusual Spikey Bridge, constructed by convicts using fieldstones laid without mortar or cement.
Swansea is a 90-min drive (134 km) from Hobart and the same from Launceston.


Swansea: Where To Go / Sightseeing

East Coast Heritage Museum

The East Coast Heritage Museum is situated in picturesque Swansea on Tasmania's east coast. Located in the main street of this seaside town the museum incorporates a Visitor Information Centre, War Memorial and the Glamorgan Spring Bay Historical Society Inc. The heritage listed whitewashed building has a commanding view of the Freycinet Peninsula.
The old section of the building was once a school house and teacher's residence, built in 1860 from stone and rubble used in the Waterloo Point Military Station. The renovated building, new gallery and Visitor Information centre opened in December 2011.
The museum's policy is to exhibit and preserve artefacts from the Glamorgan and Spring Bay Municipality for the community, visitors and future generations. The collection of over 5000 items includes an 1880 Historic Fiddleback Blackwood Billiard Table, Thomas Bock's drawings of George and Mary Meredith, Louisa Anne Meredith's books and costumes, honour rolls, war medals, convict relics and much more.
Admission is by gold coin donation.

22 Franklin Street
Swansea, TAS, 7190

Located 0.3K from Swansea

Kate's Berry Farm

An oasis, Kate's Berry Farm is located three km south of Swansea on Tasmania's stunning East Coast.
Kate's hugely popular Just Desserts Cafe, with its mouth watering menu, Desserts and Savoury, overlooks rows of berries to breathtaking views across Great Oyster Bay to the world renowned Freycinet National Park.
Acclaimed for her truly outstanding cool climate berries, Kate offers a unique range of mouth watering quality produce and products that highlight what Tasmania does so well. Treat yourself to Kate's Handcrafted Chocolates or taste her unique range of sumptuous jams, sauces and jellies made from Kate's home grown fruits.
Everything about Kate's Berry Farm reflects Kate's personal passion for Tasmania, her town, environment and creations. Kate and her dedicated team look forward to welcoming you to their own special paradise, Kate's Berry Farm.

12 Addison Street,
(3 km south of Swansea)
Swansea, TAS, 7190

Located 2.7K from Swansea

Melshell Oysters Farm Gate

Melshell Oysters provide a superior oyster experience from the waters of Great Oyster Bay. Premium Oysters are sold at our farm gate at Yellow Sandbanks, Dolphin Sands Tasmania. Visitors have described our produce as "Blindingly Fresh" and "Dolly Parton Plump". Sit on the river bank and enjoy the freshest oysters and learn all about the growing process. Take away is also available.

7 Yellow Sandbanks Road,
7 yellow sandbanks road
Dolphin Sands, TAS, 7190

Located 9.2K from Swansea

Milton Vineyard

Milton Vineyard was first farmed in 1826 initially for fine Tasmanian wool but is now producing fine cool climate wines. We are located at 42 degrees south on the dry sunny Freycinet Coast of Tasmania. The grapes are grown on free draining red loam liberally sprinkled with dolerite rocks.
Our vineyard has a unique micro-climate that suits the ancient grape Pinot Noir. Also in our 13 hectare vineyard are plantings of the aromatics Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer. Our focus is on producing small quantities of handmade wine. Close attention is paid to every detail in the vineyard and the wines represent this exacting work.
The warm summers and modest cropping levels typically found on the Freycinet Coast of Tasmania provided the Dunbabin family with an excellent Pinot Noir, superb Riesling, lively Ros?, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, a complex and distinguished Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay, and an award winning Iced Riesling. All grown at our Milton Vineyard on Tasmania's East Coast. The vineyard is meticulously maintained and cared for with attention to detail being paramount. The fruit is hand-picked from mid-April and made into wine by award-winning contract winemakers Julian Alcorso, Greer Carland, and Glenn James at Winemaking Tasmania.

14635 Tasman Highway
Swansea, TAS, 7190

Located 11.4K from Swansea

Freycinet Marine Farm

The Freycinet Marine Farm Sales Room is located near Coles Bay on Tasmania's east coast.
The sales room is open every day from 0900 until 1700, offering freshly harvested mussels, oysters and local Tasmanian Rock lobster, Abalone, Scallops, Calamari and salmon all from Tasmanians waters. You can sit at one of the picnic tables or enjoy lunch on one of the coastal beaches. Tasmanian wine and beer is also available from the sales room.
The farm is made up of six different growing regions totalling just less than 185 acres and is a mixture of estuarine and fully marine growing areas. The estuarine areas are in the Great Swanport river estuary. The marine zones are offshore from the Freycinet National Park and are open to the Southern Ocean to the south.
Our farm is located on the Freycinet peninsula, on the east coast of Tasmania, we are a two-and-a-half hour drive form Hobart and two hours from Launceston - part of the very popular East Coast Touring Route.
Come and join us to taste the Love from the Ocean at our farm gate shop.

1784 Coles Bay Road
Coles Bay, TAS, 7215

Located 14.2K from Swansea

Freycinet Golf Course

The Freycinet Golf Course is situated on the Freycinet Peninsula, 6.5 km west of Coles Bay. It is a well wooded course with tight driving holes and several man-made lakes. Added to this, the prevailing sea-breezes can make this course quite a challenge. The course features views of the Swan River and Oyster Bay.
Competition days Wednesday and Saturday. Visitors welcome. Holes: 9, Par: 72, Length: 5880m, ACR:70.

11 Swanwick Road,
Coles Bay, TAS, 7215

Located 14.3K from Swansea

Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve

Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve is a conservation area south of Swansea on Tasmania's east coast and a great spot to break your journey along the coast, unpack a picnic and get out your camera.
Mayfield Bay's sandy beach and coastal area offers good camping, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving, as well as wonderful views across Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet Peninsula. The reserve has shady trees and toilet facilities but you'll need to bring your own drinking water and camping gear.
A little further north from Mayfield Bay is the convict-built Spiky Bridge. This unusual looking bridge was built in the 1840s by a convict road gang. The bridge was built from local fieldstone with stones placed vertically along the parapet, giving the bridge its spiky appearance. It's been claimed that the spikes were designed to prevent cattle falling over the sides.
There are also interpretation signs with information about the nearby Rocky Hills Probation Outstation convict ruins.
The reserve is a 15-minute drive from Swansea and one-and-a-half-hour drive from Hobart.

Swansea, TAS, 7190

Located 15.6K from Swansea

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park, with its stunning pink granite peaks is located on Tasmania's east coast. The park is famous for Wineglass Bay, rated by Outside magazine as one of the ten best beaches in the world.
The park offers climbing, abseiling and mountain walking and the coastal heathlands have wonderful day walks.
For bird lovers there's the chance to see a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead or a large Australasian gannet diving for food in the ocean. Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve, just outside the park on the Coles Bay road, is a wetland of international importance.
The town of Coles Bay on the edge of the park offers a range of accommodation and campsites are available just inside the park boundary. Because the area is so popular over the Christmas-New Year period there's a ballot system draw for campsites, so please check the Parks and Wildlife website before making plans.
The park offers a variety of basic powered and unpowered campsites, some with cold showers.
Bookings are not necessary outside the main summer-Easter period, though visitors must check at the visitor interpretation centre before setting up camp.

Coles Bay, TAS, 7215

Located 18.3K from Swansea

Swansea: Events

Great Eastern Wine Weekend

Join us for a celebration of Tasmania's exquisite East Coast wine with numerous activities, special events and discount offers across the two days. Make your way to a number of key vineyards and cellar doors and stay overnight at Freycinet Lodge to take advantage of a weekend getaway.
Events are being held at Iron House Brewery and Freycinet Marine Farm as well as the wineries. See our website and Facebook page for details.

Event Dates
      10th Sep
      11th Sep

East Cost,
Freycinet National Park
Coles Bay, TAS, 7215

Located 17.5K from Swansea

Swansea: Travel Tips

Swansea Visitor Centre

The East Coast Visitor Information Network comprises of four visitor centres located on the stunning East Coast of Tasmania at St Helens, Bicheno, Swansea and Triabunna. Our friendly and professional staff offer tourism information and can assist you with booking tours and accommodation whilst also offering the best unbiased local knowledge.
Discover the pristine beaches of our iconic Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay. Take a cruise, a penguin tour, visit one of the museums or experience a bird's eye view of the Freycinet coast with a scenic flight or discover the beauty of Maria Island all of which our friendly staff can help you to arrange.

Corner Noyes and Franklin Streets
Swansea, TAS, 7190

Located 0.3K from Swansea

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