Things to do on the east coast of tasmania
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EXPLORE The East Coast of tasmania
Here are our suggestions for things to do on the East Coast of Tasmania.
These are a few of our favourite places we love to take our visitors.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Take a walk down to the spectacular ST COLUMBA FALLS. At 90 metres high they are one of the highest in Tasmania. About a 15 min walk one way through a mystical forest of giant tree ferns and moss covered trees.
The East Coast of Tasmania is not complete without a trip to the BAY OF FIRES Region. On a perfect sun shiny day you can gaze out at the crystal aqua blue seas whilst sitting on the pristine white sandy beaches. If you are looking for photo opportunity the contrast of the orange lichen covered rock and blue waters make for the perfect background of any photo.
Take some time and go a little further South. The FREYCINET is a must with leisurely walks and overnight treks. Wine Glass Bay being is one of the most popular walks, you will need 2.5 – 3.5 hrs (6km) for this return hike. It’s well worth the walk to see the crystal blue water and pristine white beaches. At the FRIENDLY BEACHES either walk 100 metres from your car or take a leisurely 5km walk along one of the best beaches in Tasmania. There is plenty of room for everyone, you may not see another soul for the whole walk. Take a moment to stop and enjoy the tranquillity.
THE bEST places to Eat
With so many things to do on the East Coast of Tasmania….Eating maybe one of our most favourite things! When we find somewhere we love we want to share it with you.
HERE ARE OUR FAVOURITES FROM PYENGANA TO THE CRANBROOK WINE REGION…
Pop into the PYENGANA DAIRY FARM GATE CAFE where you can have a devonshire tea and delicious cheese tastings boards.
At MERESTA EATERY not only are their freshly made pizza bases soft, fluffy and super tasty. You can enjoy them whilst gazing out over Binalong Bay. With all your favourite local wines your sure to love it here. If you love seafood LEASE 65 harvest their own oysters so you know they will always be fresh. Pick up a dozen or two whilst visiting the East Coast.
EAST COAST VILLAGE PROVIDORE has it all! They source Beef, Lamb and Pork from local farmers and sell house made pies, cakes and quiches. There is something for everyone here. PARKSIDE BAR & KITCHEN overlooks Georges Bay, they serve a modern cuisine in a relaxed family environment.
At SURFSIDE you can grab a burger and fries, have a beer and a game of pool. Situated in the small seaside town of Beaumaris on the main road. If you are heading south you can’t miss this popular location loved by the locals.
SCAMANDER SPORTS COMPLEX is a hidden gem, chef John T Bailey has put together a great menu that is sure to tantalise your taste buds. With their popular parmi’s, spicy chicken wings and succulent beef cheeks you can’t go wrong. Check them out, they are definitely making a name for themselves on the coast with locals and tourists.
BREW HAUS CAFE & BAR has the perfect view for a lazy lunch with friends or family whilst enjoy a house made beer or bubbles.
MEL’S KITCHEN is definitely one of our favourite places to eat. Located at Spring Vale Vineyard this quaint little restaurant uses local produce and is owned and run by Chef Mel. Mel’s Kitchen is a must whilst on a Premium Wine Tour. CRAIGIE KNOWE not only has the best cheese AND chocolate boards to have with your wine tastings you can also grab a bite to eat. MOPOKE MUNCH are all about happy tasty colourful food using fresh Tasmanian produce.
The FREYCINET MARINE FARM is for the lovers of fresh seafood. Their farm fresh oysters and mussels are harvested daily. Scallops, abalone, rocklobster and salmon are sourced from local fisherman ready for you to enjoy on the deck with a glass of local wine.
Tasmanian East Coast Wines
Whether it’s fine wine tasting or flavoured Gin the East Coast of Tasmania has what you are looking for. Explore the local regions and the history behind the vineyards.
PRIORY RIDGE WINES are located a short distance from St Helens. Priory Ridge vineyard is a small family owned business producing award winning wines on the East Coast. Pop in to see Julie and David at their quaint boutique winery.
The IRON HOUSE BREWERY they definitely have it all. Pop in for a taster, whether it’s a Sparkling Cuvee, Wine from the Vineyard, a Beer brewed onsite using local ingredients, a single malt Whisky which they have been creating for half a decade or Brandy, Gin and Vodka. Most of which are distilled on the premises, you will definitely be leaving with something you love.
At THE FARM SHED EAST COAST WINE CENTRE you will find wine from local vineyards through to Tasmanian Whisky and Gin tastings. Take your time after a leisurely look around the small East Coast town of Bicheno. Sit down and see what they have to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised by their extensive range.
CRAIGIE KNOWE is the oldest vineyard on the East Coast, experience the passion for their handcrafted wines. Craigie Knowe provides seated tastings, you will learn how each wine has been crafted, hear snippets of the vineyards history.
A little further down the road is SPRING VALE VINEYARD which has a cellar door inside a renovated stable built by convict labour in 1842. It is now the perfect place where you can taste award winning wines. If your’e not into wines they also offer Tasmanian Gin tastings.
Not too far away you will find MILTON VINEYARD with their fine attention to detail. Their focus is on producing small quantities of handmade wines. Located in the Cranbrook wine Region Milton has a lovely homely feel overlooking 19 hectares of vineyards.
ENJOY A PROPER CUP OF COFFEE IN A PROPER COFFEE CUP….
A few more things to do on the East Coast of Tasmania…. Drink cups of tea and coffee. SWIMS EAST COAST COFFEE has a relaxed environment across from Scamander Beach you can sit and watch the day go by or takeaway your favourite coffee and treat. THE SANDBAR BICHENO is a great place to stop whilst visiting the seaside town of Bicheno. One of our regular stops on our Premium Wine Tour.
Accommodation on the East Coast
After a long day of Exploring, Eating and Drinking with Tassie East Coast Tours…what’s next? Sleep time.
Whether you prefer the social environment of a caravan park or a quaint Air BnB we have a few suggestions that may help you out.
The BIG 4 HOLIDAY PARK offers a variety of award winning holiday choices located only 300 metres from the waterfront of St Helens. At NRMA ST HELENS WATERFRONT HOLIDAY PARK you overlook the stunning Georges Bay where you can kick back and relax in a modern cabin or studio. You also have the option to enjoy the great outdoors on a caravan site or campsite.
BEAUMARIS BEACH GUEST HOUSE has spacious and comfortable guest rooms which provide for quiet relaxation. The walls are adorned with original art works including pieces offered for sale. You can take in the spectacular colours of nature from the deck with an early morning sunrise. And before a big day out of exploring enjoy a breakfast using local produce in a shared dining room.
THE SURFSIDE is a clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation. It has self-contained Queen, Triple and Twin or Family rooms. If you are with a group they have larger rooms for groups travelling together. Surfside is in one of the best locations the area has on offer.
The BLUE SEAS HOLIDAY VILLAS whether you would prefer views of the slow moving waters of the Scamander River or see the crashing of waves on the shoreline. Blue Seas Holiday Villas in Scamander have you covered. Providing self-contained accommodation and featuring a free heated indoor swimming pool. it is only a five minute stroll to the beach. This is a great central location, perfect for your holiday on Tasmania’s famous East Coast!
At PELICAN SANDS SCAMANDER You can open your door to a breathtaking view of the beach and ocean that is literally so close you can smell it. The beach is within a few steps off your own private deck. Pelican Sands have the ideal modern and self-contained units to relax and enjoy your holidays.