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.