Things to do in East Coast Tasmania

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East Coast Tasmania Tourist Attractions & Activities

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1. Freycinet National Park

Enjoy the scenic coastline and pristine habitats of Freycinet National Park. Relax with a glass of Tasmanian wine and oysters fresh from the farm as you watch the sun set over the Hazards mountain range. Keep an eye on the horizon to spot whales. The park is also home to some of Australia’s other iconic species, such as potoroos, echidnas, quolls and wombats.
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Taste fresh oysters, climb pink granite mountain cliffs, laze on stunning beaches and swim with dolphins at this national park on Tasmania’s east coast.

2. Port Arthur Historic Site

The UNESCO-listed Port Arthur was one of the British Empire’s most brutal penal settlements. Located on the stunning Mason Cove, the natural beauty of the landscape stands in stark contrast to the history of convict prisoners who were sent here, condemned to hard labor. See these stunning ruins at your own pace or on a guided or themed tour.
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Step back into Tasmania’s past as a penal colony and learn about the lives of convicts who were sent to one of the harshest settlements in the British Empire.

3. Wineglass Bay

Gleaming white sands and aquamarine waters form the wide arc of Wineglass Bay, a breathtaking beach on the Freycinet Peninsula. This remote paradise is renowned for its beauty and is an idyllic spot to stop for a swim or a beach stroll. Accessible only via a bushland walking track or a scenic cruise, Wineglass Bay is an ideal daytrip within the pristine Freycinet National Park.
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Hike through native bushland and be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of this sweep of white sand protected by pink granite mountains in Freycinet National Park.

4. St Helens Waterfront

From the mouth of Medeas Cove to Colchis Creek at the northern end of town, the St Helens Waterfront precinct is one of the most picturesque parts of St Helens. Here, the peaceful water of the protected George’s Bay is lined by soft, green grass and picnic tables are scattered around the Percy Steel Reserve. Stroll along one of the many jetties that jut into the water or take a seat at a waterfront restaurant to watch the water change colour as the sun disappears.
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Relax on a grassy reserve or take a seat at a restaurant overlooking George’s Bay to enjoy the views of St Helen’s marina precinct.

5. Bicheno Blowhole

Bicheno Blowhole is a spectacular natural phenomena that is powered by the waves of the Tasman Sea. Millennia of erosion has caused this coastal fountain to be moulded out of solid granite. The large, upright boulder that towers right beside the blowhole is a dramatic addition to this fascinating scene.
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Get sprayed by salty water from up close or witness the power of nature from a safe distance at this powerful natural water feature in a dramatic coastal setting.

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