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Great Eastern Drive


Hobart - Maria Island National Park - Orford -Swansea - Freycinet National Park - St Helens -Bay of Fires

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tasmania's east coast on this attraction-packed drive. Sea kayak and hunt down history on Maria Island, sample farm-fresh berries and wine near Swansea and take in the perfect contours of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Stop in Bicheno, where you can cling to the coastline on a motorised trike ride or see fairy penguins waddle home at dusk. Bushwalk in the rainforest of Douglas-Apsley National Park and game fish or dive from the picturesque port of St Helens Park. Swim in the calm, clear waters of Binalong Bay and follow the Bay of Fires walk past Aboriginal middens, woodlands and powder-white beaches. Finish your journey in a remote eco-lodge with soul-stirring ocean views.

At a glance

  • Hobart - Maria Island National Park (1.5 hour drive + 30 min ferry)
  • Maria Island National Park  - Orford  (30 min ferry + 10 min drive)
  • Orford - Swansea (45 min)
  • Swansea - Freycinet National Park (30 min)
  • Freycinet National Park - St Helens (1 hour)
  • St Helens – Launceston (2 hours)