• A Historic seaside township of Swansea Circa 1821

    Swansea Tasmania .

    The picturesqe and stunningly beautiful and idyllic historic seaside town of Swansea is nestled on the NW corner of Great Oyster Bay., midway along the Great Eastern Drive.

    Typical of the East Coast region, Swansea has dazzling clear blue waters and white sands combined with breathtaking views across the bay to the pink Hazards Mountains of Freycinet National Park

    Swansea is the ideal location on the east coast, approximately 110mins from either Hobart of Launceston (via Campbell Town) or 4 1/2hrs via Scottsdale/St Helens.

    From Devonport and the Spirit of Tasmania it is approximately 2 1/2hrs.

    Swansea is a great town to base yourself in to explore the east coast and in particular the Freycinet Region as it is centrally located to all.

    It also was the first rural municipality to be established after Sydney and Hobart in 1821. Many of the original historic buildings remain and are still in use today.

    In a sheltered position towards the north of the expansive Great Oyster bay Swansea has a plethoria of amazing beaches, so many points for boaters to access for recreation activities, surf breaks nearby as well as being on the doorstep to the world renowned Freycinet national Park.

    Seeing the sunsets on the amazing pink granite Hazards mountains is a" must see" and one to not miss and  photograph. This is best viewed from Swansea.

    Great accommodation choices at Swansea Cottages include motel suites, deluxe chalet and fully self contained cottages.

    Restaurants, cafes, bakeries, galleries, Tavern, Berry Farm, Museums, Vineyards and magnificent beaches. Swansea is the place to base yourself and spend at least a few days.

    Whether you drive, cycle or bus all roads lead to Swansea.

  • Swansea Barkmill, Tavern and Bakery

    82 Tasman Highway, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Historic Swansea Museum Tavern and Bakery Circa 1885

  • Kate's Berry Farm

    12 Addison Street, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Kate's hugely popular Just Desserts Cafe, with its mouth watering  menu, overlooks rows of beautiful berries to breathtaking views across Great Oyster bay to the world renowned Freycinet national Park

    -Superb melt in the mouth freshly baked scones served hot accompanied by a selection of Kate;s own jams and freshly whipped cream.

    -Hot crisp Belgium Waffles and French Canapes witha luscious compote of poached berries and rich creamy ice cream - an absolute delight

    -Kate's famous fabulous fruit pies with rich creamy vanilla bean ice-cream

    Hot Savoury options

    Gluten free options also made in her own kitchen

    Rich mellow expresso coffees, hot chocolate, fine leaf teas in heated china teapots, milk shakes and assorted soft drinks and juices

    And of course Kate's famous rich creamy ice cream in cones or tubs ready to eat or take away.

  • East Coast Heritage Museum

    22 Franklin Street, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    The East Coast Heritage Museum and War memorial collects. exhibits and preserves artefacts from the Glamorgan Spring Bay Municipality for the community, visitors and for future generations.

    Open Tuesday - Friday 10.00AM - 4.00PM

    Tele:- (03) 6256 5066

  • Jubilee Beach

    Swansea Tasmania, Australia .

    Jubilee Beach is the main swimming beach in Swansea. It is a safe swimming beach for all ages as well as where the Swansea Jetty is situated as well as the boat launching facilities. 

  • Swansea Boart Launching ramp and Jetty Complex

    Franklin Street Swansea .

    This facility allows boats of all trailerable sizes to be launched into Great Oyster Bay. Large 7M+  vessels may need a marginally higher tide to launch and retrieve..

    The jetty or Pier also allows for fishing with a wide range of fish often caught from flat head, trevalley, bream, cod, salmon, squid etc to name but a a few varieties that inhabit and move around the bay.

    Fishing rods are available from Reception at Swansea Cottages & Motel Suites and all tackle requirements available from Morris' Store in the main street adjacent Jubilee Beach

  • Morris' General Store

    13-15 Franklin St, Swansea Tasmania, Australia .

    Morris' Store Circa 1838 is an icon in itself and a must visit when visiting Swansea.

    Servicing the needs of both the local community and visitors since 1838, this business retains the character of the past combined with the facilities of the modern generation.

    Although not a museum, there is free entry to to their visitors rooms which displays some relics of the past.

    It is an old fashioned General Store, renowned for having a massive variety of products at very fair (and often surprising) prices.

    Simply a must do!

  • Teller's Gallery and Cafe

    7 Maria St Swansea Tasmania .

    A wine bar situated in the Old CBA Bank on the corner of Maria and Franklin St,  serving cheese platters, toasties, cakes, coffee and of course a variety of local wines.


  • Artifakt Gallery and Cafe

    26 Franklin St, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Open:- 9.00AM - 4.00PM Mon - Sat

    Tele (03) 6257 9095

    Also open for occasional events, drinks and platters.

    A surprisingly large range of well priced East Coast Wines and Spirits


  • RSL Club Bistro

    2 Noyes Street, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Great Budget Meals for both locals and holiday makers and extremely popular.

    Supporting local businesses. Mel Shell Oysters, Boomer Creek Olive Oil, Tasman Sea Salt

    Tel:- (03) 62578188 for bookings (highly recommended as very popular)

    Lunch Thursday - Sunday Noon tp 2.00PM

    Dinner Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 5.30PM - 8.00PM

  • The Horny Cray

    14 Franklin St, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Serving Fish n Chips and Burgers

    Triabunna crayfish, Melshell Oysters, fresh fish, Milk Shakes, salad rolls and wraps. Plus pre prepared meals (curried scallops etc) menu changes daily.

    Open 8.00AM - 6.00PM

  • Salt Shaker Restaurant

    11A Franklin St, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Known for their seafood chowder and  their outstanding views over Great Oyster Bay.


    Lunch 10AM-2PM Dinner 5PM- 7PM

    Tele- (03) 62578488

  • Piermont Homestead Restaurant

    Tasman Highway (3km south of Swansea) .

    The Homestead Restaurant invites guests to taste authentic dishes crafted with the freshest local produce, in a casually elegant setting beside the bay.

    Open for dinner 5 nights a week

    Prices from $85 pp 

    Bookings essential.

    Tele (03) 62578131

  • Melshell Oyster Shack

    9 Yellowbanks Road Dolphin Sands .

    Fresh premium  oystesr served straight from the farm, eat in or takeaway. A new menu offers toasted sandwiches for the kids. The family story of oyster farming through nearly four decades will soon be on display in a new covered dining room.

    Tele (03)62570269

    Open 10.00AM - 4.00PM daily

  • Bark Mill Tavern

    96 Tasman Highway, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Restaurant: Thursday - Sunday evenings 6.PM - 8PM

    Bakery: 8AM- 4PM

    Wood fired pizzas available all day, eat in or takeaway from bakery or bar.

  • Oyster Bay Seafoods

    40 Franklin St, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Fish'n chips, local oysters and Asian stir fry.

    Known for great "fat chips" 

    Tele (03) 6257 8998

  • Felicity's Antiques, Vintage & Tea Rooms

    1 Maria St, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Open most days 10AM - 4PM

    All day breakfast & lunch: afternoon tea and cakes.

    Highlight: Felicity's homemade scones and the best garden cafe view in Swansea

    Vintage and Antiques

    Tele (03) 62578 702

    Mob 0438 180 028

  • Swansea Tennis Courts & Ball & Racket Hire

    43 Franklin Street, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Reception Swansea Cottages & Motel Suites.

    Sorry but only available to "in house" guests staying at Swansea Cottages & Motel Suites

    Non Swansea Cottages guest will need to contact the Swansea Tennis Club to arrange access. Non guest parking is at the Swansea Primary School Carpark in Franklin Street

  • Freycinet Vineyard

    Freycinet Vineyard, 15919 Tasman Highway, Apslawn TAS 7190, Australia .

    Open 10AM- 5PM daily

    Ashgrove cheese platters, home grown extra virgin olive oil and traditional coffee. Garden seating in the vineyard: BYO picnic.

  • Craige Knowe Vineyard

    60 Glen Gala Rd, Cranbrook TAS, Australia .

    Open 11AM- 4PM Saturday and Sunday, Friday - Monday from Oct 26th

    A hugely popular vineyard and venue with food van and  live music often operating.

  • Mel's Kitchen at Springvale Vineyard

    130 Springvale Rd, Cranbrook TAS, Australia .

    Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11AM-4PM (daily in school holidays)

    Serving Tasmanian Scallops. Spring Bay Mussels, local vegetables from Cranbrook, St Mary's smoked wallaby and porterhouse from within Springvale Vineyard.

  • Alm Restaurant At Milton Vineyard

    14635 Tasman Hwy, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Open Fri - Sun

    Lunch 12- 3.30PM

    Snacks 3.30PM- 4.30PM

    Chef Zak Green

    Locally sourced (hunted, gathered, foraged) seasonal Tasmanian produce served with a European take.

    Highlights: Smoked Lake Leake trout terrine with horseradish and soda bread: baked cheesecake.

  • Boomer Creek Vineyard & Cellar Door

    10922 Tasman Highway, Little Swanport TAS, Australia .

    Friday - Monday 11AM - 4PM

    Tele 0439 654 279

    Choose your own platter from all Tasmanian produce including Long Name Farm chorizo and prosciutta and cheeses from Tamar Valley Truffles.

    Stunning views from cellar door and deck across Little Swanport to Schouten Island.

  • Swansea Bowls Club

    1 Franklin St, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Tele 0427 688 016

    A beautiful water front local bowls club that welcome visitors to their club.

  • Wineglass Bay Cruises

    61 Jetty Road, Coles Bay TAS, Australia .

    Discover Wineglass bay from the Water with Wineglass bay Cruises and Experience the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet peninsula. Beautiful, remote, this is the place that only a few will ever visit.

    Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and a rare intimate perspective of one of Tasmania's most extraordinary places.

    Schouten Passage !! is a 150 seat eco-adventure catamaran that will take you on this 4.5 hour award winning cruise.

    Includes seasonal ploughman's lunch in Vista lounge and morning tea, freshly shucked oysters, canapes, lunch and beverages in the Sky (upstairs) lounge

    Tele (03) 62 570355  two licensed bars.

    Departs 10AM Returns 2.30PM

  • Maria Island Cruise and Walk

    Triabunna Marina Triabunna Tasmania .

    Oct - May

    Tele (03)62571300 Departs Triabunna Marina

    4hr coastal cruise: 2 hours on Maria Island. Guided walk. Gourmet lunch

    Visit Maria Island and see wombats, kangaroos and wallabies in the wild.

    Also available:-

    TOUR 1 Ile Des Phoques (Islands of Seals)

    TOUR 11 Circumnavigation of Maria Island



  • Swansea Cottages & Motel Suites

    43 Franklin St, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Holiday and tourist accommodation set in its very own "village" centrally located in Swansea and adjacent the beach, 50M from the local Cafe/bakery and Tavern.

    Extensive range of accommodation including Motel suites (double, family and attic spa), Deluxe Chalet (1 bedroom)and fully self contained 1,2 & 3 bedroom heritage styled cottages are available. 

    Quiet location set amidst expansive cottage gardens, safe parking at your door, tennis courts, fishing rod and bicycle hire.

  • Track (Waterloo Point)

    Waterloo Point Track, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    This interpretative walk around the Waterloo Point headland offers stunning views over Great Oyster Bay and across to the pink Granite Mountains of Freycinet National Park.

    An ideal location for photographers to capture the magnificent sunsets over Freycinet.

    Also home to our seasonal Shearwaters who nest around the headland. You may know them by their common name - Mutton Birds.

    They are not shy and may well "crash land" between your legs if setting on one of the headland park benches.

    A truly great experience not to be missed.

    Seasonal Oct - Nov.

  • Nature World - On the Great Eastern Drive

    18356A Tasman Hwy, Bicheno TAS, Australia .

    A Collection of Tasmanian Widlife. A 150 acre park - a place where the animals feel relaxed and at home in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by lagoons, forest and ocean. A sanctuary where the animals come first. A must visit location on your Tasmanian journey.

    Tasmanian mammals, reptiles and birds.

    Devils in the Dark - An unforgettable after dark experience to see devils in their natural habitat.

    Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, pademelon, wallabies, kangaroo and Forester kangaroos, gallahs, cockatoos, snakes, platypus etc.

    Open 9.30AM - 4.00PM daily

    Tele- (03) 6257 1311

    Wildspot Cafe for a large breakfast and lunch menu and wildlife photography display.

    Offering morning and afternoon teas as well as light lunches!

  • All 4 Adventure "quad bike tour"

    1 Reserve Rd, Coles Bay TAS, Australia .

    Take an adventurous ride exploring stunning white beaches and striking granite peaks of Freycinet

    Half Day Tour 8.00AM

    2 Hour Adventure  1.00PM or 4.30PM

    Tele (03) 6257 0018

  • Freycinet Aqua Taxi

    Garnet Avenue, Coles Bay TAS, Australia .

    Take the Aqua Taxi into the Heart of Freycinet National Park. The fastest way into Wineglass Bay. One way or return.

    Tele (03) 62570500

  • Freycinet Paintball

    961 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay Tasmania, Australia .

    Bushland Paintball with bar and venue

  • Penguin Tours - Bicheno

    Tasman Highway, Bicheno TAS, Australia .

    An Educational and Exciting Wildlife Experience

    Included transport from the Penguin Shop in Bicheno to private rookery


    Time 1 hour

    Tele (03)6375 1333

  • Freycinet Paddle

    Muirs Beach, Coles Bay TAS, Australia .

    Discover Tasmania's ultimate sea kayaking destination on this tranquil guided tour of the Freycinet National Park. Tasmania's oldest National Park from a whole new perspective.

    Duration 3 hrs

    Stable Double Sea Kayaks

    Experienced Guides Families welcome

    Bookings Essential

    Tele (03) 6257 0500

  • Freycinet Air

    Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS, Australia .

    The best way to see Freycinet and Wineglass bay is by air. Book a breathtaking scenic flight, day tour, private charter and more with Freycinet Air.

    Tele (03) 6275 694

  • Freycinet Marine Farm

    1784 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS, Australia .

    Farm gate sales outlet. Taste some of Tasmania's best fresh seafood- enjoyed on our deck or taken away.

    Oysters, mussels, scallops, abalone and rock lobster, harvested fresh from our farm daily.

    Open daily - 10AM - 5PM 

    Tele (03) 6257 0140

  • Swansea Cycle Tours

    Franklin St, Swansea Tasmania, Australia .

    Experience Cycling through vineyards north of Swansea. Select your favourite tour or cycle the 4 vines in a day.

    Indulge in the Oyster Experience at Melshell overlooking Moulting Lagoon. Enjoy the scenery, wine tastings and local produce.

    Tele 0400 899 956

  • The Pondering Frog - Cafe Ice-Creamery

    16494 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno TAS, Australia .

    - Meals/Licensed

    -Devonshire Tea/Coffee

    - Homemade ice-cream

    - Gifts & Souvenirs

    - Liqueurs

    - RV Stopover

    - Children's Playground

    -A variety of  farm animals for children


    Winter Hrs    8.00AM - 5.00PM

    Summer Hrs 8.00AL - 7PM

    Tele 0421 631299

  • Milton Vineyard

    14635 Tasman Highway, Swansea TAS, Australia .

    Milton Vineyard was first farmed in 1826 initially for fine Tasmanian wool but is now producing fine cool climate wines.

    In the 19 hectare vineyard are plantings of the aromatics Pinot Gris, Reisling. and Gewurztraminer.

    Our focus is on producing small quantities of hand made wine. Close attention is paid to every detail in the vineyard and the wines represent this exacting work.

    ALM Restaurant Open for the summer season, Friday - Sunday 12.00PM - 3.00PM

    Bookings necessary for groups of 6 or more.

    Tele (03) 62 578 298