Tasmania’s landscapes are diverse and full of surprises, so take your time to explore and enjoy the journey.

The breathtaking coastal views are merely the first taste of the adventure that awaits you.

We are conveniently located off the Tasman Highway just 3kms south of Swansea.

Driving from Hobart  –  1hrs 30mins
Driving from Launceston  –  1hrs 30mins
Driving from Devonport  –  2hrs 45mins

 

Driving from Hobart

The drive from Hobart to Swansea is a beautiful journey filled with scenic landscapes, historic sites, and charming towns. Here’s a list of things to see and places to explore along the way:

  1. Richmond: A historic town known for its well-preserved Georgian architecture, Richmond features Australia’s oldest bridge, the Richmond Bridge, as well as quaint shops and cafes.
  2. Richmond Gaol: This former convict gaol offers insights into Tasmania’s convict history and provides guided tours through its cells and facilities.
  3. Coal River Valley: An acclaimed wine region with numerous wineries and vineyards, perfect for wine tasting and enjoying local produce.
  4. Orford: A coastal town with pristine beaches and the nearby Maria Island National Park, accessible by ferry, offering hiking and wildlife viewing.
  5. Triabunna: The gateway to Maria Island, Triabunna has cafes and galleries to explore before catching the ferry.
  6. Maria Island National Park: A must-visit island with stunning landscapes, historical ruins, and a variety of wildlife, including wombats and kangaroos.

Driving from Launceston

The drive from Launceston to Swansea offers a mix of charming towns, natural beauty, and historic sites. Here’s a list of things to see and places to explore along the way:

  1. Cataract Gorge: Start your journey with a visit to Launceston’s iconic natural attraction, featuring walking trails, a chairlift, and stunning views of the gorge and the city.
  2. Evandale: A historic village known for its well-preserved Georgian architecture, antique stores, and the Sunday market.
  3. Ben Lomond National Park: If you’re up for a detour, this park offers alpine scenery, walking tracks, and skiing in the winter months.
  4. Campbell Town: A heritage town with well-preserved colonial buildings, including the Red Bridge and various historic sites.
  5. Ross: Famous for its historic sandstone bridge and the Ross Female Factory, a former convict site that offers insights into Tasmania’s history.
  6. Oatlands: Home to one of the largest collections of sandstone buildings in Australia, Oatlands also features a historic windmill and a quaint village atmosphere.
  7. Tunbridge: Known for its unique topiary maze, this small town offers a charming stop for a break.
  8. Little Lake and Great Lake: Scenic stops along the way where you can enjoy the serene landscapes of Tasmania’s highlands.
  9. Lake Dulverton: A picturesque lake near Oatlands, perfect for a peaceful picnic or a short walk.