Tasmania is an outdoor paradise, making it the spot to go for a coastal hike or to play on the world-class coastal golf courses in the north of the state.
As Australia’s island state, Tasmania has an abundance of fresh seafood, eco cruises that get up close to sea cliffs and migrating whales, premium rafting and canyoning experiences, world class fishing and a maritime culture that provides a strong link to the sea and island waterways.
Drive north along the island’s eastern coastline and find sandy stretches of beach and the luxurious Saffire Freycinet as well as other aquatic plus food and wine experiences.
Two and a half hours drive north of Hobart, Saffire Freycinet has more than amazing views on display. There’s world class dining, a multi-award-winning spa, one of the world’s top ten beaches to explore and a range of signature experiences available.
- Meet a Tasmanian devil in Saffire’s private enclosure
- Join a Saffire Aboriginal guide on a coastal walk of stories, bush tucker and tradition
- Eat oysters fresh from the sea at Freycinet Marine Farm
- Visit Saffire’s exclusive La Prairie day spa
Great Eastern Drive
From St Helens in North East Tasmania to the seaside town of Orford, just north-east of Hobart, Tasmania’s Great Eastern Drive stretches for 176 km (109 miles) and has white-sand beaches, distinctive headlands and one of Australia’s most famous bays which combines with food and wine to create a memorable experience.
- Try oysters at Barilla Bay Oysters
- Go wine-tasting at Springvale Cellar Door and Gala Estate
- See local penguins with Bicheno Penguin Tours
- Take a Wineglass Bay Cruise or paddle with Freycinet Adventures
- Stop in at Kate’s Berry Farm for a delicious treat
- Explore the region by sea and foot on the Wineglass Bay Sail Walk, for a stunning coastal experience
Long sections of Tasmania’s shoreline are best seen on foot, and for every stretch of coast there’s an operator providing an experience where the scenery is matched by the local food, wine and private pieces of coastal luxury.
- Three Capes Track: a four day trail along the top of Australia’s highest sea cliffs
- Maria Island Walk: this island national park has a host of wildlife and ambles among the relics of a former convict station
- Freycinet Experience Walk: walk sections of Freycinet National Park, as well as along the famed Wineglass Bay, staying each night in the walk’s private lodge
- Bay of Fires Lodge Walk: wander along empty white-sand beaches and over granite headlands on this remote four day guided walk
- Bruny Island Long Weekend: this four day experience passes through a variety of environments including bush trails and rainforest. Bruny Island is a foodies paradise.
- The South Coast Track: a nine day guided hike through some of Tasmania’s pristine wilderness areas, following in the footsteps of early indigenous Australians and ancient seafarers
More Aquatic & Coastal Experiences
Tasmanian Seafood Seduction
Departing from the Hobart waterfront, the Tasmania Seafood Seduction is a gourmet seafood cruise that travels down the Derwent River to the beautiful sheltered waters of D’entrecasteau Channel that surround Bruny Island. The guide will jump overboard to catch the likes of crayfish, sea urchins and abalone before dropping anchor to prepare and serve a seafood feast accompanied by Tasmanian wines and boutique beers.
Coast Golf Courses
Barnbougle is located in Tasmania's North East, 90 minutes drive from Launceston Airport. The course has two traditional links courses, the Dunes and Lost Farm, both of which have been rated among Australia’s top ten courses. Not far away, King Island offers two coastal courses with stunning scenery and views, Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes.
Southwest Wilderness Camp
Fly with Par Avion into Tasmania’s wilderness and enjoy two nights in a tented camp on the shores of the magnificent Bathurst Harbour, exploring the area on foot and by boat. During the flight, witness the grandeur of this lost world and see some of the icons of Tasmania’s world renowned wilderness such as Federation Peak, The Western Arthur Range, Precipitous Bluff and Tasmania’s rugged South Coast.
Cradle Mountain Canyons
Experience places only accessible by canyoning with half and full day tours at Cradle Mountain offering wilderness, adrenalin and adventure. Launch off waterfalls, abseil down cliffs and shoot through nature’s water-slides or float along seeing the world from the point of view of a platypus.
Great Eastern Drive
- Barilla Bay Oysters
- Springvale Cellar Door and Gala Estate
- Bicheno Penguin Tours
- Wineglass Bay Sail Walk
- Three Capes Track
- Maria Island Walk
- Freycinet Experience Walk
- Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
- Bay of Fires Lodge
- Bruny Island Long Weekend
- The South Coast Track
- The 60 Great Short Walks