BEACHES of the EAST COAST
EAST COAST of Tasmania has some world class beaches, plus other attractions. These are WINEGLASS BAY, the FREYCINET Peninsula beaches, as well as the beaches of the BAY of FIRES, BINALONG BAY and MARIA ISLAND.
Best of all, the east coast is a distinct geographic entity, which makes driving from the north to the south on the A3 Tasman Highway quite easy, unlike in other areas of Tasmania. If you locate yourself appropriately, it is quite easy to drive to many top attractions.
View Region East Coast of Tasmania 3 in a larger map. Unfortunately, you need to go to the Google Page 2 map to see some of my marked features.
SIGHTS: Beautiful beaches with clean white sands are what the east coast of Tasmania is most famous for. The popular water activities of fishing, surfing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking are done in many areas. The towns sell sea food which is world class.
BICHENO has NATURE WORLD and is close to the DOUGLAS ASPLEY National Park.
BUCKLAND south of Orford has a heritage church with a 14th Century stain glass window.
FREYCINET Peninsula has WINEGLASS BAY, which is rated as the most beautiful beach in the world. There are also some great beach walks on the Peninsula.
MARIA ISLAND has impressive convict ruins, as well beautiful beaches and walks.
St COLUMBA FALLS is one of the largest falls in Tasmania.
St HELENS is famous for its beaches and the BAY of FIRES.
SWANSEA also has great beaches.
WIELANGTA forest is a great drive south of ORFORD.
ACCOMMODATION: There are many places to stay in the following towns: BICHENO, COLES BAY, ORFORD, St HELENS, St MARYS, SCAMANDER, SWANSEA
ROUTES; From Hobart you enter the East Coast on the A3 Tasman Highway.
Access to east coast from the north east is through the winding roads of this mountainous region. They finally access the east coast near St HELENS.