Swansea

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Swansea

Delve into colonial history, discover secret coves, sail around the bay or sample excellent local seafood and wines at this town on Tasmania’s east coast.

Sheltered by the scenic Freycinet Peninsula, Swansea is a laid-back seaside village where you can enjoy excellent seafood, local wines and fascinating colonial heritage. Hit Swansea’s local beach to sail, swim or go on relaxing walks. The beach’s position makes it an ideal base for discovering the east coast’s natural beauty.

Check out the Glamorgan Spring Bay Heritage Museum and the Bark Mill Museum to learn about the region’s history. Explore the compact town centre on foot to find interesting examples of convict-built buildings and bridges. As you wander around the town, pick up local produce, such as cheese, wine and oysters, to enjoy as a seaside picnic. Kate’s Berry Farm, just outside of central Swansea, sells a selection of fresh berries as well as desserts, chocolates and ice creams. There are six vineyards between Swansea and the Freycinet Peninsula, so visit a local winery to sample the region’s cool-climate pinot noir and chardonnay.

Explore Swansea’s surrounding coastline to find secluded coves and long, sandy beaches. Take in stunning views of Great Oyster Bay and the distant Hazards Mountains from Swansea’s shoreline. To the north, you’ll find Dolphin Sands and the spectacular Nine Mile Beach, a narrow finger of land that almost touches the Freycinet Peninsula. Travel south of Swansea to visit Kelvedon, Cressy, Jubilee and Spiky beaches. Protected by a rocky dolerite headland, Spiky Beach has fascinating rock pools and gorgeous ocean views.

Travel 30 kilometres (18 miles) northwest to see the cascades of Lost Falls and Meetus Falls. Within an hour’s drive, you can reach Bicheno and Coles Bay nearby the Freycinet Peninsula National Park, as well as Triabunna, the gateway to magnificent Maria Island.

Swansea is connected to Launceston and Hobart via coach but has no local bus or taxi services of its own. Consider renting a car at the airport so you can enjoy the scenic journey to Swansea at your own pace. Investigate the town on foot.

Swansea Motor Inn
Swansea Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
1c Franklin Street, Swansea, TAS, 7190
The price is £75 per night from 4 Jun to 5 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star beach motel in Swansea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (510 reviews)
"Good size room."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Swansea Motor Inn
Swansea Beach Chalets
Swansea Beach Chalets
3.5 out of 5
Shaw Street, Swansea, TAS, 7190
The price is £96 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Swansea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a private beach. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (654 reviews)
"Great. Screen doors didn't slide/open/close properly. Could have used netflix."

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2022

Swansea Beach Chalets
Waterloo Point
Waterloo Point
3.5 out of 5
1A Franklin Street, Swansea, TAS, 7190
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night from 4 Jun to 5 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star beach motel in Swansea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (342 reviews)
"The property is in a great location but is very dated"

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2022

Waterloo Point
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Swansea Beach Chalets
Swansea Beach Chalets
3.5 out of 5
Shaw Street, Swansea, TAS, 7190
The price is £96 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Swansea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a private beach. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (654 reviews)
"Great. Screen doors didn't slide/open/close properly. Could have used netflix."

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2022

Swansea Beach Chalets
Wagners Cottages
Wagners Cottages
4 out of 5
13182 Tasman Highway, Swansea, TAS, 7190
Stay at this 4-star cottage in Swansea. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bathrooms in their reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (208 reviews)
"The property was immaculate. The owner provided very clear communications and great recommendations for activities. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Wagners Cottages
Swansea Cottages - 1, 2 and 3 bedroom. Adjacent the beach.
Swansea Cottages - 1, 2 and 3 bedroom. Adjacent the beach.
Swansea, TAS
The price is £196 per night from 4 Jun to 5 Jun
Stay at this family-friendly cottage in Swansea. Enjoy a beach locale, breakfast and WiFi. Our guests praise the family amenities in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Comfortable stay
"Easy is the best word to describe this, everything was easy. Good location, clean , friendly and within easy each if everything."

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Swansea Cottages - 1, 2 and 3 bedroom. Adjacent the beach.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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