Swansea makes a great base for touring Tasmania’s east coast and its hinterlands, being less than two hours’ drive from Hobart or Launceston. Within an hour’s drive you could soon be exploring the beautiful Freycinet Peninsula, or the historic charms of Campbell Town, Ross and Oatlands along the Heritage Highway, or taking the ferry to beautiful Maria Island.

There are so many things to see and do on this part of the coast that visitors quickly realise that one night is just not enough! Enjoy stunning coastal views, a warmer climate than many would have thought, and a relaxed ambience that draws visitors here time and again.

Swansea offers a great range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, cafés and restaurants, shops and services, medical and banking facilities, as well as beautiful beaches, secret coves and an ever-changing seascape making it the ideal location in which to relax, live, work and play.

Distances and travel times

Hobart to Swansea              135 km (1 hour, 47 minutes)
Launceston to Swansea     135 km (1 hour, 47 minutes)
Swansea to Coles Bay        58 km (57 minutes)
Swansea to Bicheno            43.1 km (35 minutes)
Swansea to Port Arthur        178 km (2 hours, 15 minutes)
Swansea to St Helens         119 km (1 hour, 32 minutes)