The Best Things To See On The Amazing East Coast Of Tasmania

East Coast Tasmania should defiantly be on your list to visit and is best explored by car. There are many places to stop along the way and snap some amazing photos, The white sand, the crystal clear blue water and spectacular views. It will make you want to stop at one of the best beaches in Tasmania.

Bay of fires

At The bay of fires is a stretch of white sandy beach and crystal blue water that goes for 50 km from Eddystone point lighthouse to Binalong bay. There is a number of campsites check it out Here, We were lucky enough to find a very quiet campsite that I don’t believe many people no about click Here for the location. We absolutely loved our stay at the Sloop reef campsite and it was a very convenient location to the other attractions in its surrounding area such as The Gardens which is a point where you can view all of the bay of fires, Peron Dunes and St Helens mountain bike tracks.

East Coast Tasmania- Taylors beach bay of fires
Sloop Reef Beach
The Gardens at Bay Of Fires

Freycient National park

You will need to purchase a national park pass when you come here to avoid a fine you can purchase one online or as you enter the national park you will pass the visitor center and can purchase one here. There is loads to explore Here and you can either camp at the national park from $16 per night or stay at one of the many resorts here. We decided to stay at Pondering frog café which is about a 30 minute drive to the national park.

Mt Amos peak
On our way to the top of Mt Amos


One of the main towns along the East coast. In Bicheno there many short walks in the town and beautiful coastal scenery. One of the walks I would recommend is the whale scenic lookout the walk has a steep incline but wont take too long about a 15 minute circuit, you will be rewarded with Panoramic views of Bicheno. A place to eat in Bicheno that I would recommend is the lobster shack, We enjoyed the fish and chips and salad and a lobster roll they were both very tasty, you can sit outside looking over the ocean.

The Lobster Shack

Maria island

A 30 minute ferry ride from Triabunna, Definitely worth a trip over to this island. You can either take your bike over on the ferry or hire a bike for $30 a day or you can walk on the island beware the walks are quite long and you will definitely be able to explore more on a bike. I would recommend the hike up Mt Maria it is a 4 km walk up the summit an take the inland track on your bike to get to the bottom of the summit. It is quite a difficult hike with many rocks to walk over when nearing the top but the views make it worth it once at the top. You are also able to camp on the island for the night or a few nights, there is dorm rooms from $44 for 2 people in a 6 bed dorm or Camping is from $13 per night for 2 people.

Painted Cliffs
Mt Maria
Friendly Locals

Port Arthur

There is Plenty to do In The Tasman Peninsula one of the main thing people come here to see is the Port Arthur Historic Centre You can find out more information and the walks to do around Here. We stayed at Fortescue campground which was an awesome spot by the beach, it cost $13 a night. This camp spot is a great base to see Port Arthur and it’s surrounds. I would recommend the Cape Huay walk if camping here. Another very popular activity in Port Arthur is the Three cape walk which is a 3 night and 4 day hike from Port Arthur and ends at Fortescue camp ground it cost $495 for this self guided expedition.

Waterfall Bay
Port Arthur
Cape Huay

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