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Swansea

Travel Guide
Swansea

Delve into colonial history, discover secret coves, sail around the bay or sample excellent local seafood and wines at this town on Tasmania’s east coast.

Sheltered by the scenic Freycinet Peninsula, Swansea is a laid-back seaside village where you can enjoy excellent seafood, local wines and fascinating colonial heritage. Hit Swansea’s local beach to sail, swim or go on relaxing walks. The beach’s position makes it an ideal base for discovering the east coast’s natural beauty.

Check out the Glamorgan Spring Bay Heritage Museum and the Bark Mill Museum to learn about the region’s history. Explore the compact town centre on foot to find interesting examples of convict-built buildings and bridges. As you wander around the town, pick up local produce, such as cheese, wine and oysters, to enjoy as a seaside picnic. Kate’s Berry Farm, just outside of central Swansea, sells a selection of fresh berries as well as desserts, chocolates and ice creams. There are six vineyards between Swansea and the Freycinet Peninsula, so visit a local winery to sample the region’s cool-climate pinot noir and chardonnay.

Explore Swansea’s surrounding coastline to find secluded coves and long, sandy beaches. Take in stunning views of Great Oyster Bay and the distant Hazards Mountains from Swansea’s shoreline. To the north, you’ll find Dolphin Sands and the spectacular Nine Mile Beach, a narrow finger of land that almost touches the Freycinet Peninsula. Travel south of Swansea to visit Kelvedon, Cressy, Jubilee and Spiky beaches. Protected by a rocky dolerite headland, Spiky Beach has fascinating rock pools and gorgeous ocean views.

Travel 30 kilometres (18 miles) northwest to see the cascades of Lost Falls and Meetus Falls. Within an hour’s drive, you can reach Bicheno and Coles Bay nearby the Freycinet Peninsula National Park, as well as Triabunna, the gateway to magnificent Maria Island.

Swansea is connected to Launceston and Hobart via coach but has no local bus or taxi services of its own. Consider renting a car at the airport so you can enjoy the scenic journey to Swansea at your own pace. Investigate the town on foot.

Swansea Motor Inn
Swansea Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
1c Franklin Street, Swansea, TAS
The price is AU$104 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Situated in Swansea, this beach motel is steps away from Kates Berry Farm, Waterloo Point and Bark Mill Museum. Spiky Bridge and Jubilee Beach are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (487 reviews)
"The owners were very friendly and eager to help in anyway. The property had a wonderful view. My only negative comment is, the property could do with update."

Reviewed on 1 May 2021

Swansea Motor Inn
Swansea Beach Chalets
Swansea Beach Chalets
3.5 out of 5
Shaw Street, Swansea, TAS
The price is AU$152 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Nestled on the beach, this Swansea apartment building is steps away from Kates Berry Farm, Jubilee Beach and Waterloo Point. Spiky Bridge and East Coast Heritage ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (637 reviews)
"I loved that it was situated right on the beach , short walk to town Easy access to the beach for a early morning /sunset walk . Units were nice & clean."

Reviewed on 7 May 2021

Swansea Beach Chalets
Piermont Retreat
Piermont Retreat
4 out of 5
12990 Tasman Highway, 3km S of Swansea, Swansea, TAS
The price is AU$347 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Situated in Swansea, this beach hotel is steps away from Kates Berry Farm, Jubilee Beach and Waterloo Point. Bark Mill Museum and Spiky Bridge are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (412 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2021

Piermont Retreat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Swansea Beach Chalets
Swansea Beach Chalets
3.5 out of 5
Shaw Street, Swansea, TAS
The price is AU$152 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Nestled on the beach, this Swansea apartment building is steps away from Kates Berry Farm, Jubilee Beach and Waterloo Point. Spiky Bridge and East Coast Heritage ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (637 reviews)
"I loved that it was situated right on the beach , short walk to town Easy access to the beach for a early morning /sunset walk . Units were nice & clean."

Reviewed on 7 May 2021

Swansea Beach Chalets
Swansea Cottages - 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom. Adjacent the Beach
Swansea Cottages - 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom. Adjacent the Beach
43 Franklin St Swansea, Swansea, TAS
The price is AU$293 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
This family-friendly Swansea cottage is located on the beach, steps away from Kates Berry Farm, Kelvedon Beach and Jubilee Beach. Waterloo Point and East Coast ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Comfortable stay
"Easy is the best word to describe this, everything was easy. Good location, clean , friendly and within easy each if everything."

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Swansea Cottages - 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom. Adjacent the Beach
The Hideaway at Swansea - Absolute Beachfront
The Hideaway at Swansea - Absolute Beachfront
41 Shaw Street, Swansea, TAS
This family-friendly Swansea holiday home is located on the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Jubilee Beach and Bark Mill Museum. East Coast Heritage Museum ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Amazing!
"The most wonderful couple of days in Swansea! The house was perfect and the views were incredible! The weather was not great and we walked in and the fire was ready to be lit with plenty of firewood - so nice to sit in front of the fire looking out to the ocean! Andrew was wonderful offering some ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2021

The Hideaway at Swansea - Absolute Beachfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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