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Swansea

Swansea is a classic Tasmanian beach holiday destination. Established in the 1820s as Waterloo Point, this is one of Tasmania’s oldest towns, with a rich history. Pick up a copy of the Heritage Walk booklet and take a self-guided walk through the town (taking time to browse the town’s shops and galleries along the way), or visit the East Coast Heritage Museum at the Visitor Information Centre. Or, drop in to The Bark Mill Tavern, Bakery and Museum for lunch and a deeper insight into local history.

Swansea sits on a beautiful stretch of coastline. Take a swim or walk at one of the great local beaches—Jubilee, Nine Mile, Kelvedon or Spiky—or drop your line in Great Oyster Bay to catch your supper. You can also whet your appetite at one of Swansea’s great cafés or restaurants, treat your palate to locally grown berries and hand made chocolates at Kate’s Berry Farm or visit a local winery to sample fine, cool-climate east coast wines.

Amos House & Swansea Ocean Villas

In the heart of the village and overlooking Jubilee beach, Amos House & Swansea Ocean Villas, are central to much of Tasmania’s natural and cultural heritage. Less than two hours drive from Launceston or Hobart, we offer a variety of quality accommodation to suit and provide convenience for each and every traveller. Amos House & Swansea Ocean Villas has it all for you.

Bark Mill Tavern & Bakery

The Bark Mill Tavern offers bistro meals and a bottle shop. Stop by for one of our great value $14 lunches. The bakery café opens at 6 am. A museum and safely enclosed children’s playground complete the Bark Mill complex.

96 Tasman Highway, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8094
[email protected]   W www.barkmilltavern.com.au

Bear Cottage Crafts

Eclectic and interesting gifts, homewares, jewellery, scarves, teddies, fabrics and French Provincial furniture. Very special greeting and gift cards for all occasions. Open 7 days 9 – 5. Only closed Christmas and Boxing Days.

18A Franklin Street, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8091   M 0418 413 676
[email protected]   W www.bearcottagecrafts.com.au

Dragonfly Lodge

Dragonfly Lodge is an award winning luxury house in Rocky Hills on the east coast of Tasmania. Situated only one and a half hours from Hobart and twenty kilometres south of Swansea the lodge has great views over Great Oyster Bay to the Freycinet Peninsula and Schouten Island.

The lodge sleeps six in three master bedrooms all with king beds and large ensuites.

Dragonfly Collage

Felicity’s Antiques, Vintage & Collectables

Interesting antiques and old wares for sale. Come and browse our collection of old and interesting items from bygone days – china, bric-a-brac, glass, small furniture, vintage clothing, buttons, lace, jewellery and accessories, retro, other collectables.

“We have now closed for the winter. and will be reopening for the summer season in December. We look forward to serving you then in the Tea Rooms and/or the antique and vintage shop.” Thanks for your help this year, and we will see you in the Summer.

1 Maria St, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8702   M 0438 180 028
[email protected]   W www.felicitysvintage.com

Felicity’s Vintage & Tea Room

Please note: Felicity’s will be temporarily closed this season, reopening approx. December of 2016. Notwithstanding our temporary closure,  we can be reached on 0438 180 028 in the event of any special requests regarding particular antiques or collectables.

1 Maria St, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8702   M 0438 180 028
www.felicitysvintage.com

Freycinet Waters

Looking for B&B accommodation with a full ‘English’ breakfast and water views that will keep you lingering over your coffee? You need look no further than Freycinet Waters

16 Franklin Street, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8080    Tariff from: $160 – $180
[email protected]   W www.freycinetwaters.com.au

Gala Estate Vineyard

Friendly, relaxed and oozing character! Gala Estate Cellar Door was home to legendary old timer and Pioneer Theodore Castle or “Ted” to the locals. Come an enjoy the beauty and simplicity of Ted’s business, a photographer`s dream. Why not kick back with a glass of our award winning wine and a little morsel from our Tasmanian Picker’s Fridge or grab a bottle and a Hamper to Go! Just be at Gala Estate, unforgettable.

Hamptons on the Bay

Hamptons on the Bay is located ten minutes south of Swansea on the East Coast of Tasmania. There are six one bedroom cabins and a one two bedroom cabin perched high on a cliff looking over Great Oyster Bay to the Freycinet Peninsula.

Each cabin has a separate bathroom, kitchenette, living room and bedroom.

Hamptons on the Bay Collage

Information Swansea Visitor Information Centre

Swansea Visitor Information Centre offers tourism information, souvenirs, National Parks Passes and can assist you with booking tours and accommodation. Visit the fascinating East Coast Heritage Museum in the same building. Open seven days a week from 9am-5pm in summer and 10am-4pm in winter.

corner of Noyes St and the Tasman Highway, Swansea
03 6256 5072
[email protected]   W www.tasmaniaseastcoast.com.au

Innkeepers East Coast Accommodation

To truly experience Tasmania – you need to spend some time with the locals! Let Innkeepers unlock our island’s secrets. Contact us on 1300 130 269 or Fax 03 6224 3579 to find out about the latest deals or see our website for more details

  • PO Box 18, Battery Point, TAS  7004
  • 1300 130 269
  • Fax +61 3 6224 3579

Kate’s Berry Farm

A Tasmanian treasure with truly outstanding berries, jams, ice creams and produce. Handcrafted chocolates, confectionery and sumptuous desserts are available from Just Desserts Cafe.

12 Addison Street, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8428
[email protected]   W www.katesberryfarm.com

Keefer’s Cottage

Tranquillity and relaxation is our promise when you stay in this idyllic 1850s stone cottage with its mesmerising firebusiness, sumptuous double spa and secluded, private gardens. A fully self contained, tranquil escape, Keefer’s Cottage is just a stroll to Swansea’s pristine conservation beaches and a short drive to the world famous Freycinet National Park.

RA 74 Tasman Highway Swansea TAS 7190
Tariff from: $190 – $210
[email protected]   W www.keeferscottage.com.au

Little Schoolhouse Chapel

The little schoolhouse chapel is used for short-term accommodation from 2 days to 4 weeks stays, and is fully equipped with modern kitchen and bathroom facilities. Clean and open throughout still retaining the charm and features of the period of the property. Wheelchair friendly and it is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children max – or 4 adults.

Melshell Oysters Farm Gate

Enjoy freshly harvested oysters at Melshell Oyster Farm. Experience the views of the Swan River  while watching on shore operations. Take away 1/2 shell oysters or shuck your own, enjoy at your shack knowing you have gathered the freshest oysters available. Be the expert at the dining table or around the BBQ with all the oyster farming facts you will learn at your visit.

Meredith House and Mews

Centrally located in Swansea, Meredith House and Mews is the perfect base for exploring the East Coast, with all the comforts of home, complimentary wifi and our legendary breakfast included.

Meredith House, 15 Noyes Street, Swansea, Tasmania 7190
03 6257 8119   M 043 842 3370    Tariff from: $180 – $230
[email protected]   W www.meredithhouse.com.au

Milton Vineyard

The Freycinet Coast is perfect for producing award-winning pinot noir, riesling, pinot gris and our delicious sparkling. Visit our cellar door and enjoy a glass overlooking our lake and vineyard. Open 7 days 10 am–5 pm.

14635 Tasman Highway, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8298   M 0438 578 298
[email protected]   W www.miltonvineyard.com.au

Morris’ General Store

Servicing the needs of both the local community and visitors since 1838, this business retains the character of the past combined with the facilities of the modern generation. We are not a museum although our free entry visitor’s room does display some relicts of the past but we are an ‘old fashioned General Store”, renowned for having a massive variety of products and fair prices.

Morris’  at Swansea.   The IGA store with a whole lot more.

Oyster Bay Seafoods

Great fish and chips plus a full range of fresh local Oysters and seafood’s including Crayfish. Eat in or take away, outdoor seating. This popular fresh seafood outlet is a favourite for locals and visitors alike and is open 7 days for lunch and dinner.

  • 40 Franklin St, Swansea (Opposite the BP service station)
  • P 03 6257 8998

 

Pettit Cottage

Pettit Cottage is a charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage centrally located in the historic Swansea township a few minutes walk from the beach, shops, tavern, restaurants and other facilities.

19 Franklin Street, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8209   M 0488 578 282    Tariff from: $170
[email protected]  W: www.pettitcottage.com.au

Redcliffe House Colonial Accommodation

An 1830’s convict built farmhouse on 5.27ha, bordering the Meredith River. Comfortable large ensuited rooms overlooking beautiful gardens and the vineyard. Cooked breakfast included, with eggs from our own girls.

13569 Tasman Highway, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8557   M 0413 211 067    Tariff from: $125 – $180
[email protected]   W www.redcliffehouse.com.au

Sandcastle Beach House

Amazing outlook from a comfortable, fully self-contained beach front holiday house. The 3.5 acre property enjoys 55 meters of beach frontage, with only a narrow reserve between the house and the beach. Large open plan kitchen/dining/living area is on the first floor with access via internal staircase or external ramp. Sleeps maximum 6 people. Bedding, kitchen and laundry facilities.

Schouten House

Heritage charm; timeless hospitality. Stroll to the beach, golf, museums or restaurants in historic Swansea. Comfy antique beds, delicious full cooked breakfasts, a warm welcome by hosts and homeowners Cameron and Jodie, and all the extras including free WiFi. Home made, home grown and locally sourced produce. Metres from the beach in a peaceful setting. Relax in living history!

 

Skipping Stones at Swansea

Centrally located in the township is Skipping Stones, full renovated this charming three bedroom home accommodates up to 6 people.  We are in easy walking distance to local cafes, restaurants, shops and the beaches.  The house has a fully equipped Kitchen, Reverse Cycle air conditioner for heating/cooling, main Television in Lounge area, and another in one of the bedrooms. Washing machine and clothes line in the back yard.  There is plenty of off street parking available.

Spring Vale Vineyard

Spring Vale is a small, family-owned winery at Cranbrook. It is known for its intense varietal wines. All vineyard operations are by hand, and made on-site. You can taste fine wines at the cellar door and sales room.

130 Springvale Rd, Cranbrook
03 6257 8208
[email protected]   W www.springvalewines.com

Swansea Backpacker Lodge

Modern, purpose built stylish and comfortable affordable accommodation in great location only 5 minutes walk to beach. Singles, doubles and dorms available and special discounts for multiple nights stay – stay 4 nights and pay for 3. Group discounts also apply and group catering is available if required although first class kitchen for guest use is popular.

 

Swansea Beach Chalets

Swansea Beach Chalets provide spacious indoor and outdoor living promoting a casual beachside atmosphere. The chalets offer comfortable accommodation, views over Great Oyster Bay and all the comforts of home!

27 Shaw Street, Swansea, 7190
03 6257 8177    Tariff from: $180 – $240
[email protected]   W www.swanseachalets.com.au

Swansea Cycle Tours

Cycling is such a great way to see the country, stay fit and keep your mind and body happy. We have the most amazing vineyards, farms and coast to see. These tours are unique. You will meet the most wonderful people farming this land, growing grapes, farming oysters, and living life to the full. They have invited us onto their land. Come on my tours and experience a new way of seeing the East Coast.
Purchase products from the cellar doors and Oyster Farm Gate. We will pick up your purchases and drop them to your accommodation. We will also drive you home after a yummy lunch and local wines! See you soon, Sally.

There are 7 options to choose from. These include:

  • Melshell Oyster Farm, Milton Vineyard, Springvale Vineyard, Gala Estate Vineyard, Craigie Knowe vineyard, Wine tastings, oyster tastings, gourmet Tasmanian food and a glass of wine with lunch.

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Swansea Motor Inn

Absolute beachfront motel in the centre of town, surrounded by restaurants and a stone’s throw from the golf and bowling clubs. Across the bay from Freycinet National Park. Relax, unpack, unwind, explore.

1C Franklin Street, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8102    Tariff from: $105 – $145
[email protected]   W www.swanseamotorinn.com

Swansea Online Access Centre

Franklin Street, Swansea 7190
03 6257 8806
[email protected]

The Beach House Dolphin Sands

Wonderful, light filled spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on two levels situated on lush bush block. Two outdoor entertaining areas and swimming pool. Absolute beach frontage with stunning views of the Hazards, Freycinet and Great Oyster Bay. Extremely comfortable living, close to Swansea.

Wagner’s Cottages

Wagners Cottages (c1850)

The estate offers 4 elegantly furnished fully self contained cottages.
Experience Heritage listed accommodation enjoying the tranquillity of the extensive private gardens, spas & open log fires.
Wagners Cottages does provide the perfect base for exploring the East Coast.

: 13182 Tasman Highway, Swansea, Tasmania 7190
03 6257 8494   M 0419 882 726    Tariff from: $195 – $285
[email protected]   W www.wagnerscottages.com

Innkeepers Accommodation

Accommodation at St Helens, Four Mile Creek (north of Bicheno), Freycinet and Swansea. Book online or call 1300 130 269

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