Bay of Fires Conservation Area

East Coast


World famous beaches, great seafood, fine wines, wildlife and spectacular scenery sum up Tasmania's East Coast. With its natural beauty, spectacular landscapes and secluded beaches, Tasmania's East Coast offers a completely different Australian beach experience, not to mention one of the best scenic drives in Australia. Five national parks spread along the coast, including the stunning Freycinet National Park with its pink granite mountains, pure white beaches and clear sea. Freycinet is home to Wineglass Bay, possibly the world's most photographed beach. Travelling further north you'll find the beautiful Bay of Fires, rated as one of the 10 best beaches in the world. Guided multi-day walks are available. The two largest towns on the East Coast are Bicheno and St Helens - both busy fishing ports with some of the freshest seafood around. There's also some of the best diving in the world with sheer rock walls, deep fissures and wold-famous kelp forests. Back on land you'll find a range of cool climate wines at vineyards where you can stop and sample some of the best Tasmania has to offer while inland are forests, fresh grown produce and the rich heritage of the boom days of tin mining. Whether you drive ride or walk, you'll find lots to remember on Tasmania's East Coast.