The East Coast of Tasmania is a magical place for a holiday so whether you are a couple, a family or a group, and whether you are staying for a weekend, week or month, here are some of our favourite things to do on the East Coast.



Known as the ‘heart of the East Coast’, make sure you visit Redbill Beach, Diamond Island, Waubs Beach, the Bicheno Blowhole and Whalers Lookout while you are exploring this seaside town. 

Bicheno Glass Bottom Boat

A not-to-be-missed boat tour of the local marine life and history of Bicheno. Open between spring and autumn.

Bicheno Glass Bottom Boat

Bicheno Penguin tours

The best way to see penguins in the wild! Tasmania’s original penguin experience, see the local penguins in their natural habitat and learn about these amazing birds.

Bicheno Penguin Tours

East Coast Nature World

Feed kangaroos, see Tasmanian devils being fed and meet other friendly, Australian animals while learning from the zookeepers. See Tasmanian Devils in action nightly in the ‘Devils in the Dark’ tour.

East Coast Nature World

Waubs Harbour Distillery

A unique whisky experience on the edge of the ocean. Tours and tastings by booking only.

Waubs Harbour Distillery

Lobster Shack Tasmania

Imagine eating freshly caught, local Tasmanian seafood, overlooking the ocean. Lobster Shack Tasmania is the place! Don’t miss the famous lobster roll.

Lobster Shack Tasmania

Other Bicheno things to do: 

The Farm Shed East Coast Wine Centre

Bicheno Golf Course

Douglas-Apsley National Park

Maclean Bay Wines

Harvey Vin



Swansea is a town perched on the edge of Great Oyster Bay with arguably, the best views on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Swansea Cycle Tours

A spectacular cycling tour, on private land. Meet the wonderful people farming, growing grapes, harvesting oysters, and enjoy this unique agricultural tourism experience.

Swansea Cycle Tours

Swansea fishing charters

Fishing packages for groups, families and individuals. Experience the coastal scenery, ocean wildlife and dramatic granite cliffs as you travel between Great Oyster Bay, Schouten Island and the world-famous Wineglass Bay.

Swansea fishing charters

Other Swansea things to do: 

Kate’s Berry Farm

Spiky Bridge

Bark Mill 

East Coast Heritage Museum

Swansea Golf Club

Melshell oysters (Dolphin Sands)


Coles Bay

The gateway to the world-famous Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is not to be missed.

Freycinet Adventures

Morning and twilight kayak tours operate daily. A unique way to see Freycinet National Park from the water.

Freycinet Adventures

Freycinet National Park

Take your time and enjoy the spectacular and pristine Freycinet National Park, including Wineglass Bay. Plan ahead, wear comfortable walking shoes, and pack enough food and water for the day. Visit the Parks and Wildlife office on your way into the park to organise your park pass and to receive accurate safety information about the conditions.

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet Walking Tour

Join a guided walk to Wineglass Bay and beyond with the walking experts at Experiential Tasmania. With morning tea and lunch included and experienced guides ready to teach you about the flora, fauna, geology and history of this spectacular place, this is a tour not to be missed.

Freycinet Walking Tour

Other Coles Bay / Freycinet things to do: 

Wineglass Bay Cruises

Freycinet Paddle Boards (SUP)


Freycinet Air (scenic flights) 

Freycinet Marine Farm 


Further destination information: 

East Coast Tasmania

East Coast Wine Trail

Discover Tasmania

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