Tasmania’s east coast, with its natural beauty, spectacular landscapes and long beautiful beaches, offers a completely different Australian coastal experience. Around every gentle bend lies more jaw-dropping scenery!
Embark on one of the country’s most exciting driving experiences: the Great Eastern Drive.
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Drive along the Bass Highway before travelling part of the Tamar Valley wine route, which follows the river, taking in all the art, crafts, museums, pubs, and multitude of vineyards this region is famous for.
It is a short drive today from Launceston to St Helens, so you have more time to explore Launceston and take your time on the drive today.
About 100km south of St Helens is the stunning Freycinet National Park, home to the magical Wineglass Bay.
Prepare to enjoy one of the country’s most scenic coastal drives towards Orford. Enjoy the stunning view across the long curve of Great Oyster Bay, encompassing Maria Island and the rugged Freycinet Peninsula, tipped by remote Schouten Island.
Though not far from Port Arthur in a straight line (about 40 kilometres – 25 miles, but there is a lot of water you have to drive around) , the driving distance to Hobart is over 100 kilometres (62 miles).